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

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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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    I've been told a couple times

    that I don't look like the type of person that does the things that I do If you saw me would you ever guess I was molessted as a little girl? That I spent half of my life believing lies I was being fed to mask the disappointing truth? That at the age of 10 I began to show...
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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