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I Have a Place In My Heart For Broken People

...cries she with silent lips, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore"... 5,924 People

    My Best Friend

    Amy, who once was a man's shell, has a special place in my heart.amytheinvalid, as she calls herself, is one of the most blatantly abused people I know, and deserves far better.I've seen the woman in her screaming to be released for many years, and though I never said anything, I...
    whitemagenurse whitemagenurse 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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    I've been broken a time

    or two myself. I think most of us have.  Sometimes it's just a little chip around the edge and sometimes a crack to the very core that makes you stop and wonder if you can even be fixed again.  And if you are fixed are you going to put together as someone quite different from...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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    Concerned About What This Means About Me

    In part, I love that I have compassion for "broken" people. But, does it mean that I have some sort of psychosis for this? I suppose as long as I not exclusively drawn to these types I'm ok. Afterall, I think everyone is "messed up" in some way or another. It is another trait...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    I have been there numerous times in my life

    so like to help them in their healing
    sDg95212 sDg95212 61-65, M Feb 9, 2014

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    I Realize This Might Sound Condesending To Some...

    but whenever someone is telling their life story that involves so much devastation and misery that it's palpable in their voices, I find myself wanting to reach out and hold them like a mother does a child. It breaks my heart to see that kind of deep rooted pain and it totally...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2012

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    Acceptance

    I can be annoyed and angry with the way some people behave - but I try to always have compassion for them. I don't know what circumstances they come from, what they deal with day to day in their lives and in their head. And I really believe that people do the best they can with...
    applethunder applethunder 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Those Tragic Souls...

    Anyone with an air of tragedy about them draws me like a moth to the flame. Perhaps I like people who openly display their flaws. Perhaps some part of the darkness in myself seeks the same in other people.  It is not so much a sympathy....it isn't my place to fix them...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 3 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a

    well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him...
    AJAY2404 AJAY2404 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2014

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    Being broken is an opportunity.

    It is a chance to take your spirit and become something new, To not just grow, but to change. Some take the opportunity to build themselves into something stronger and better. Some wallow in despair and fill theirselves with sadness or hate. But anyone who survives being...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Its 2 in the night and I have been crying

    for an hour now. I feel the pain all over again after another year. The first man whom I really loved, the first man who touched me, the first man with whom I held hands and hugged had turned me down. That was a year ago, a year ago when I literally begged like a pathetic...
    phdgirl86 phdgirl86 26-30, F Jan 29, 2014

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    Of course you would have to be truly broken to

    understand how someone who's broken would feel.
    Amethyst09 Amethyst09 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    "the Hour Of Truth"

    One hour devoted to the pursuit of beauty and love is worth a full century of glory given by the frightened weak to the strong. From that hour comes man's truth and during that century truth sleeps between the restless arms of disturbing dreams. In that glorious hour the soul...
    purpleparrot purpleparrot 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    My Experience as a Sub

    I started venturing into the dom/sub lifestyle back in June. I met someone that I instantly had chemistry with, developed a deep relationship with and became best friends. It was complicated, us both being married but we did our best to make it work. As we became closer, i did...
    tinkerbell71 tinkerbell71 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    It's not hard to find "someone",

    but it's almost impossible to find "the one". And the person you choose to love...will they love you back with the same passion and intensity?
    vincentriver09 vincentriver09 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    The Gift To Help Heal

    For as long as I can remember broken people have been drawn to me. It use to freak me out when people I didn't know would share their pain with me. I didn't understand because I don't trust people so It always surprised and amazed me how much people always trusted me. After...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 14 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    I have a place for them.

    ...I can relate what they are going through....familiar with the pain...being through so much hell myself, the similar language is spoken. I will never say I understand but can relate.I try and offer my help if I can, reaching out to the ones that are broken. I am always here to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Dec 2, 2014

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    I have been broken, still am,

    and almost everybody is in some way.
    Krc5 Krc5 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    When I was broken I had nobody to listen to me

    I have become strong because of what I have been through I know how it hurts when your pals have no time for you I know how it kills and make us cry I don't want you to have the same feeling I don't want you to get hurt I don't want you to cry all alone you are not alone if you...
    meninwomen meninwomen 22-25, M Oct 5, 2014

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    if anyone ever feels the need to talk to

    someone i am a open book and a good listener msg me here or add me on bbm:7924971A
    Noobdemolisher19 Noobdemolisher19 16-17, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Yesterday a close friend was telling me about

    his personal problems.His wife passed away in 2011 and his Mom recently.Now there is no one to care for him.I told him that I think it is our struggles that make us more aware that we are still alive .Also that we have great strength to overcome our problems.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Strangely Comforting..

    Broken people. I know so many. Maybe thats why my heart is so full? Its taken up by all these damaged souls. I think everybody is broken, in some way or another. I find it comforting, as strange as that may sound, because it makes me realise that we all have a past that we may...
    FinallyBeingReal FinallyBeingReal 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    When I was a little girl I had an experience,

    a nightmarish, skincrawling experience with someone who was a friend of my dad's. This man must have been 100, at least in my tiny mind he looked like it. His face bore the tale of years in the sun and his teeth were a few rotten knobs of yellow wood. He was friendly but...
    bfwife2 bfwife2 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Shattered Dreams

    how can i not have a place in my heart for all the broken souls, when i am too, a broken person? the greatest lesson of suffering, is that it gives us a brutal recognition that we are all fragile,all incomplete and we all experience the devastation of loss. but no matter what...
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    There are many around me with broken hearts.

    Those who have loved someone and gave completely of themselves, only to be told it wasn't good enough. I to am one of these... I wish I could take the pain away and mend their broken hearts. Each one so beautiful, each one so unique, each heart a gift to this world and...
    vincentriver09 vincentriver09 31-35, M 4 Responses May 15, 2014

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    2 Tails Of Christmas

    Wish you were here,... every year i play this song and reflect, this year i write it and hope for the best.. my worst, I found myself going through Portland, it was about a year into my adventure and the heaviest of my addiction. I had hoped to find some family there, shake the...
    sadfish sadfish 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    he's a broken keychain.

    no matter how hard you try to fix him, he still remains a broken keychain. you can bind him back together with a string or some glue but whatever you do he'll still be a broken keychain. i fell in love with a broken keychain so i guess i have only myself to blame. i knew he...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    The Broken Can Heal The Broken.

    I myself am a broken person working hard to make herself feel whole again. I used to be angry about why the things that happened to me happened, Id cry and scream that it was unfair. It took a long time for me to come to the realization that the broken can best help the broken...
    CassieWritesLove CassieWritesLove 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    I see it in them, their eyes dull,

    half lifeless, a slight sadness to their beauty, a hidden language of their own their body tight, ridged at times, they move in an uncomfortable way at times, and other times they are at ease, but there is something slightly a miss about them, They move around people...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    I dont know why but i Love hearing peoples

    storys so if you need help or advice im here to help😊
    LeviCroll LeviCroll 13-15, F Jul 8, 2014

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    YeeEn YeeEn 13-15, F Jun 30, 2014

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    I know how it feels. I would love to help

    someone who is broken. I know it will comfort my heart too. <3
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    They Need Some Love. Don't They?

    I always believe that we humans (even animals) have inherent nature to care for other people. We all are born with this quality. If is just after the social conditioning that we somehow suppress this quality. Some of us become emotionless. Some of us become too emotional. Most of...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Well I met a beautiful soul

    and she was so broken . Reaching out to whoever she could hold on to . I never knew how that was until she chose me . It was a full time job but I couldn't let her down. I now know that you can be there for someone but telling them I love you or saying I will always be there won...
    Saras905 Saras905 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    How Could A Mother Be So Cruel?

    - A coworker in her 40s though she honestly doesn't look over 30 arrived at work in tears today. 2 yrs ago her only child moved from their home state here to attend university&kindly invited her mother along for a fresh start. My coworker began working here 6 months ago and at...
    thankfullykinderfree thankfullykinderfree 66-70, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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    everyone is broken. Some are just worse

    and others can't even be fixed. But we learn to be like that and live like that because maybe, being broken is actually what life is and if you aren't broken then you are not living. Maybe brokenness is tragically beautiful. Maybe we are all meant to be broken.
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    A Nice Quote I Found...

    It's okay to ask for help sometimes. It's okay to admit that you're carrying a burden to heavy to take on alone. We're meant to live life together, and to open our arms in compassions when we see someone stumble. We are meant to be wrapped in someone's arms when we are the ones...
    in0centbeauty23 in0centbeauty23 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    I would consider myself broken at this point.

    Especially emotionally ): I am trying to raise money to go into treatment for my eating disorder. I have no immediate relatives to help as I was in foster care. I cannot afford this on my own and my insurance doesn't cover the fees. Anything would be so much appreciated even a...
    lonelygurl92 lonelygurl92 22-25, F Jan 18

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    BeautifulUs BeautifulUs 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    My Pain

    there are many broken people walking this planet every day, i once was one of them, and now my son is another.he is suffering deeply, and is in the throes of a major depression. i too have been there, and i would take his place now if i could, knowing fron experience that it is...
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Because...

    I can feel what they go thru...makes me sad. Maybe since I feel I have had some similar experiences. But I don't think 'broken people' is a right word to describe someone who feels broken.Someone who feels lost or broken or shattered or depressed is due to circumstances...only...
    papri papri 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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    Who wouldve known ? But did you know

    that other people need love too. Practice being more affectionate just an idea.
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    Once you've been broken yourself,

    and have in most ways recovered...you never forget what it was like, and thus, anyone you sense is going through some rough/emotional/painful stuff is someone to be helped...It's as simple as that.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Only those that have been truly destroyed

    understand the value of life and love. They know how fragile it is and how fast it can be to lose it all. I think they fight to fix what is broken instead of throwing it away. But for some reason I've also met broken people that don't correspond to this image at all.
    Infinitynova Infinitynova 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I Have A Special Place For Those Of You Who....

    Have been picked on for being different, or having different interests, those of you who have loved with your whole heart and gotten hurt, those of you who keep trying even though you say you're ready to give up, those of you who feel like no one supports you or understands you...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    My Heart.

    I have always had a place in my heart for broken people. I empathize with them. I know how it feels to hurt. I can always tell by the look on their face, or the tone of their voice, that something is wrong. So I try to make them smile. I might be the only person that tries to...
    MissLefroy MissLefroy 18-21, F 28 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    In most cases, people would embrace the dodging

    of the bullet from a sociopath. That's not the case. You're not just "broken" you're mentally ill and you don't know it. I'm not saying it because I was hurt by his actions, I'm saying it because it's a given fact. You express your emotional instability to me everyday...well...