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I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through

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    "Some people don't know you're limited Because

    you've made it good with that crutch , you hop good on one leg. So good that other people don't even know that you go home and nurse a wound that they don't even see." Sermon- Bishop T. D. Jakes We all face OPPOSITION. But know that it's not the end. It's Just an OPPORTUNITY...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I Wish, I Wish, With All My Heart

    Sometimes I wish I was the complete opposite of who I am.. I wish I could go back in time and do everything different. I wish that I was more motivated I wish that I never had to go through emotional pain I wish depression didn't exist I wish I could stop feeling sorry for myself...
    Hoping4peace Hoping4peace 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    First a brief history of me so you can get to know the skeleton of my life, but not necessarily the essence. Life can still be a b-itch, but I love it anyway: it’s my imperfect...
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    At the time it was horrific - but now the dark chapter s are in the past, I can move on as a more powerful and wise person - and able to connect more closely to others. When...
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    I would have but I am soulless. How could I be strong when I don't have my SOUL within me. It runs through the SUN and the MOON to looking for it's missing Piece.
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    Dark night of the soul....gentle surrender.....Phoenix process. It's frightening and isolating to plunge into the unknown. Loneliness is your only companion. You don't know when...
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    My life has been very tough. N I keep going no matter what I don't give up. I keep doing all the things possible irrespective of I get back anything in return. But lately am tired...
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    I haven't been through many tear filled moments. No one I love has died; I never had my heart broken by anyone; I don't have any problems with depression or family issues really...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    and i don't want to lie bout myself. If people don't like me its ok. I understand.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F Jul 31

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    I'd like to think so, but having said that I don't doubt that life will continue to put that assumption to the test, but then that's how life is I guess. Gotta love it anyway :)
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    Would you know my name If I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same If I saw you in heaven? I must be strong And carry on 'Cause I know, I don't belong in heaven. ~ Eric Clapton
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    sofychan sofychan 16-17 a week ago

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    :) on the outside but :( in the inside!I've been through a lot of pain physically as well as psychologically so i've been through hell and been through a lot more than a average 21...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    You have no idea what i've been through, what i'm going through, or how I feel.
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    Don't ever judge anyone because you don't know the whole story and even then just accept them for who they are. You may not be able to know what they are going through or who they...
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    I've you're ugly so many times that I've become immune to it! The thing that people don't realize is that diamonds always look rough on the outside until they are polished. But...
    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire 41-45, M Aug 18

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    Don't, if you judge me, I will unleash my wrath upon you. You don't know me, you don't what I went through.
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 29

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    Although, I would prefer that you didn't judge me at all. Everyone is similar in that we all have gone through our own good times and struggles. We don't have to agree with each...
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    ...I wear 8.5, how about you?
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