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I Feel Fortunate to Be Alive

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    I Am

    I feel like I've been writing a lot of silly stories recently and it's been nice to exercise my sense of humor but I think I'm getting away from what is most important in my life.  Not only here on EP but in my personal life.  I think it's really great that I'm no...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    It's Been Hell, But I'm Grateful.

    I have wasted much time, energy, and resources in my life. Some would say: "You're a waste." They might be right. Typically, I have been an ungrateful *****. Never enjoying all the small things. Never taking a moment to say "thank you" to whoever or...
    EricS EricS 31-35, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    What Ifs and Near Misses

    When I'm feeling positive and i think about it... i mean _really_ think about it, i am reminded on how lucky i am to still have a pulse. When my mom was pregnant (not with me- but with my older sibling) she was Given an Anti-miscarriage Drug called DES (yeah, I'm not gonna even...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Jun 3, 2009

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    ffs, will it never end? I don't know about anyone else but I have this resounding feeling of disappointment every time I wake up and realise I am still me...............
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    InnerWars InnerWars 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    i lost my sences.numb i'll do anything for feeling alive again.
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    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jan 12

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    ECESES ECESES 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    MadAsAHatterXII MadAsAHatterXII 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Jan 2

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    minniecc11 minniecc11 26-30, F Jan 15

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    minnieccaa minnieccaa 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    why am I such a disappointment...i really want to run away from home and not give anyone else problems or struggles I just want to disappear. I just want to feel alive ! I hate...
    bunnypop bunnypop 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    hmmm I got hit by a train..... overdosed 3 times..... I don't know someone wants me alive
    solarenergy solarenergy 31-35, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    To be honest, I shouldn't be alive. There have been times where death was right before my face. Somehow by God's mercy it hasn't happened yet xD
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    C loser I feel you in H eart always. R emembering You & precious moments I make my pen bleed. S olace is what I get ,I know T ime doesn’t belong to me M emories only I have to...