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I Feel Like The Little Girl In Me Still Hasn't Grown Up

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    She Hasn't Grown Up And Never Will, But I Love Her!

    The little girl in me hasn't grown up and I do know why. She's still hurt, afraid and feels lonely. She is the part of me that split off when I was at her age, thanks to my miserable abusive parents. I didn't understand when she took over at times, but now that we've arranged...
    Perturbee Perturbee 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    She Doesn Grow Up.

    she believes inthat castle in the sky ,the parents that will hug her n the children that ll b laughin.is a fairytale someone wrote for me n ibelieve it.she doesn grow up,she still wants someone to b by her side till sleep,tofeel protected..is like that.
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 30 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Fur Elise

    *The Beginning of the Fur Elise is playing* I envision a girl , the age doesn't matter but just see the girl moving here , to that direction there...Fore she has the life of the boxed ballerina . That Most parents striven for their girls to be.."Perfect"?yes Mentally? no.Many...
    theadventuresofalexus theadventuresofalexus 18-21, F Dec 28, 2012

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    Obviously..

    idk if she ever will.. its like that fairytale '' i aliki stin xora ton 8aumaton'' , falling in a hole sometimes discovering things..but shes afraid many times.. the noises ,even simple things.. shes different.. what she would need would be that magic room where she would be...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Big Girls Don't Cry.

    Maybe this is a good thing, always keeping that inner child..still when you feel like that little girl is in pain..then maybe not. I am mature, I think. I try..constantly try to be an adult. My head tells me that I should be able to do so much more by now, that I am an adult...
    Incognitoisme Incognitoisme 18-21, F Sep 14, 2010

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    Still A Kid

    Many people in real life think that I am mature because I act proper and try to make the right decisions. I interact well with adults and seem focused. I have decent grades and have a high potential for success. I didn't goof around much and act like most of my peers do. ...
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2010

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    Precious Quote.

    "Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age, The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies." -Edna St. Vincent Millay IncognitoX
    Incognitoisme Incognitoisme 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

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    The Boy That Is In This Catagory.....

    Well my early childhood was great. But I was sorta a little girl back then. I was never in to boy stuff. Im not getting into that part. But I might be able to become the girl I always wanted. I have plans and stuff about that. But Im also not gettin into that right now. But you...
    confessionstotell confessionstotell 13-15, M Nov 21, 2011

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    Can A Stinky Boy Play Too

    From that first weekend when my mother and my best friend’s mother set it up me to stay the next weekend at his house my life changed in many ways. One I was a wetter and I have been all my life and back then it was way worst as I was still taking cancer drugs. As my mother did...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jul 2, 2011

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    Childlike... Childish

    ...and immature. my family still sees me in pigtails and i can't really blame them.   i feel like i haven't grown up.   but i'm not the innocent type though.  just simple, trusting and very transparent. and i think occasional foolishness is inevitable...
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Sad Little Girl Inside Me Obsessed With Mother Figure.

    The sad little girl inside me is obsessed with having an ideal, affectionate and caring mother figure that would hold her, love her unconditionally and would never rejected or abandoned her. Those women are always heterosexual women in their 30-40s. Right now i am having a...
    StephanieloveJenniferBeals StephanieloveJenniferBeals 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    But Why Is This So Unusual?

    Why are so many adults so unexcitable? Why don't more people grin from ear to ear, itching to act on an idea, bubble over with excitement....?
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure She Ever Will.

    The little girl in me is definitely still there. The side of me that still wants to be adored and cuddled and tucked into bed each night. The part that wants to lie in my bedroom floor with my crayons and color in coloring books. The child with the unruly brown hair, laying in...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F Dec 10, 2012

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    .....

    did she grow up?i dont think she did..maybe shes afraid..maybe she didn have the chance to feel ok by being herself..maybe she needs to be like that.. she gets sad n lonely and afraid but she also smile and laugh and want to show  to others how its to imagine and play...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 19 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    The Mystery Of Girls

    Dave always says, "you're such a girl!"And that just makes me smile.with a secret little giggle,I'll hold close  inside awhile.I want to make him notice me,I need  him now to play!I'll not wait another moment!"Let's Go! Right now!" I say!When Dan would call me 'Silly girl'in...
    mellodie mellodie 51-55 3 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    How?

    Im just Being myself how do i grow up? i learn and gone through so much i made myself as tough as ever. but still i like playing on the playgrounds, swinging on the swings, running with the little kids. climbing monkey bars. its the best thing ever to have a kid in you will make...
    shockness shockness 22-25, F Sep 16, 2012

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    On My Own

    I am now 18. Inevitably, I'll have to adjust to the change I will soon encounter, but still, I am hesitant. This is all I've ever known and although I REALLY want to get on with my life I am unsure if I will be able to handle all of this on my own.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Little Girl

    Flying kites, playing with sand on the beach, watching anime and fairies it's all fun!   Perhaps that little girl who enjoys the simple things in life, will grow up one day and notice, life is not as magical or enchanting as I see it.  Yet...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23, 2010

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    As Much As I Learn Things I Still See Her...

    Maybe learning doesn have to do anything with this.... maybe is something i always want ..but idk what is it exactly.. there is a feeling..it comes in the form of tears ,like a complain.... and that girl wants a hug.. i guess i can think and tell her its going to b ok,like...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    Still Believe

    i look at the world with all the hope and confusion of a young girl, i believe that in the end the good will prevail and the bad will get what it deservis, eventhough i know that it is not the case "allways", its like i know it but deep inside i dont believe, so thus the result...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14, 2010

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    Rainbows And Butterflies...

    I often think, sorry should be good enough I often think, if you change your tone you change the situation I often think, positive thoughts equal a positive outcome I often think, that things will work out right I often think, there is good in all people I often think, my...
    RockinRoxanneRussianRoulette RockinRoxanneRussianRoulette 31-35, F Feb 24, 2011

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    And

    it feels so amazing to be me again. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2010

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    Little Girl In Me

    We all have an inner child in us, in my case, I don't want her gone.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    As A Little Girl I......

    Got away with all manner of things where my parents were concerned! I still do, and my parents still don't lecture me about the things I do, people I see. I think gone way a person develops should be guided by parents but in a very relaxed way, to coax rather than berate.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    Childhood..

    I know what I really want for Christmas. I want my childhood back. Nobody is going to give me that … I know it doesn’t make sense, but since when is Christmas about sense anyway? It is about a child of long ago and far away, and it is about a child of now. In...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 15 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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    She Needs To Though

    I still feel like a little girl sometimes inside...even though I'm 43. Time goes by a lot faster after like 21 that's for sure. I would still love to have someone take care of me, not have so much responsibilities, be able to just worry about who I'm going to get up & play with...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Oct 15, 2012

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    How wrong is that. I mean come on let the girls be little girls and I'm not saying there's nothin wrong with dress up but these silly pageants are just away parents try to live...
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    I feel like nobody will ever live me like I want them to love me. It sounds crazy right, like I want them to love me. But I was neglected and emotionally abused as a child and I...
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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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