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I Have a Scar

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    When it all is done and everyone is gone I sit

    here and ponder of what is really real Listening to a song Over and over Now laying on the floor My heart feels sore Me looking up at the sun, the moon, the stars Hugging myself close I can feel my scars What is real These are real I'm here I'm real
    vvebcame vvebcame 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    i have one close to my eye

    when i ran into the edge of table when i was little
    CESARR7 CESARR7 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Battle Wounds. Hundreds,

    make that THOUSANDS of them. Granted, a lot of them are on top of each other or have faded so it doesn't look like that many, but they're there. Every scar shows a struggle, symbolizes a pain so deep and so rough that I dug into my skin with a razor and watched my own blood pour...
    TheCrookedYoung TheCrookedYoung 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    18 Scars And Counting

    I'm 20 years old and have 18 scars from 5 surgeries in the past 2 years. I have three more surgeries scheduled and will have many more following for as long as I may live. I'm not writing this for sympathy but to tell you to embrace your scars. Scars are badges of courage not...
    Lcervetto Lcervetto 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    I have several, I have one along my lip,

    one on my neck, one round one on my face, one on my thigh, ankle, hands, arm wrist (from an operation i know what you were thinking). And really strange one on my knee, which i cant figure out what it is, its not like normal scars, but it happened after i ruined the ligements.
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    On my mouth a very small one you can't see it

    if you didn't stare a thin white line. My left arm there's a small patch of a square shape with uneven skin color. It's all unnoticeable if I didn't tell you, you'd never notice it.
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have a lot of scars from self harming,

    being shot twice, and from being stabbed
    onomaine onomaine 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Yeah, when I was in high school a semi–truck

    hit me and i put my head through the window. I was knocked out but then I came to and started driving again. I was unaware of what I was doing and I drove into some other cars and then through a big fence onto someone's lawn. I was later told that there was so much blood from my...
    ZeroCircle ZeroCircle 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I've looked at it (even they did)

    and seen the heart I carved on my wrist. What separates it in two.. is the red arrow that goes through. I remember when it bled out how much it meant to me.. I was seeing red at that moment. There wasn't going to be a friend to get me out of this and tell the world I almost...
    Jakalope Jakalope 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I got my scar while serving in Iraq.

    I was near an IED explosion and naturally when it happened, i tried to cover my face with my right arm. Well, i caught some shrapnel to my wrist and forearm area. The forearm cut was not bad, but the wrist cut was pretty deep and open. Being a combat medic, and since a firefight...
    username407 username407 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I have two scars, and how I got them

    both are a little embarrassing hahah. Once when I was laying on my tummy, writing with a double ended pencil, I sneezed and stabbed myself on the cheek with the pencil. Now I have a little scar right in front of my ear. The other one is from when I was helping my parents put...
    lilqueenbee lilqueenbee 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    When I was in 5th grade I wasn't feeling too

    well. I had a fever and I was throwing up all the time. Turns out I had to have surgery to take out my swollen appendix. Now I have a scar. I used to hate it but now I don't care:) I love it! I tend to wear a lot of crop tops and it shows. I also want to get a couple of tattoos...
    conzy112 conzy112 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Every Scar Tells A Story

    I cut for a true reason. Not for attention and not to copy anyone. I cut because the physical pain feels a thousand times better than the emotional pain. Every time I see my cuts I see the story they tell. I just wish other people would see it that way instead of judging people.
    BKenney BKenney 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    ... on my chin from when I was a teenager

    and I fell off my bike. It was a pretty bad wipe out. I was riding really fast down a hill and somehow lost control and went flying over the handle bars. His my chin on the asphalt and got road rash on the my cheek. My cheek looks fine, but there's a scare on my chin from...
    dub000 dub000 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Proud Of My Scar

    I decided, many years ago, that I'd make my wreck a cool thing. This was tricky since I was hit by a drunk driver and it wasn't my fault (except if you listened to all of my older Christian relatives-"What was she doing out so late?").After some years of people looking down on...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 19 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    I have a few scars One is on my head

    and it used to run from the back of my head almost to my neck all the way to the front about 3 inches from my hair line. I have a dent in my skull to go with the scar. I got these when I was 4 I fell out of a truck and the doctors drilled holes and inserted tubes to relieve...
    skeeter0079 skeeter0079 31-35, M a week ago

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    I have 300 scars. 200 on my wrists to my

    shoulders. 57on my thighs and 43 on my stomach. Just because of 13 years of life... I tried to kill myself in my last year of primary school (12). I had a counsellor sent I for an hour a day but I never talked. Do you want to know why? Because at 12 I had so many problems that...
    monster04 monster04 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    When I was small child,

    I had open heart surgery. I was only 3 years old and I had a septum dysfunction. My family and all my loved ones almost lost me forever. I almost died. What happened was my heart functioned like anyone else's. But when it came to pressure, my heart didn't pump hard enough to...
    Shoptaw Shoptaw 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    My Dad Died

    Everyday i have to live with it and think i could have done something , i blame myself every day . When i was 12 ( a year and 3 quarters ago) my father died . He was 44 when he died . You know the small teeny words on a prescription bottle , the side effects ? Well unfortunately...
    mckenziecierraa mckenziecierraa 13-15, F 12 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    My ex boyfriend once gave a 2 roses.

    11 were real and one was fake, and said that when the last rose dies I will stop loving you.
    roella roella 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    i have a tiny scar on my wrist

    but my parents say its a birth mark but i dont think birth marks bulge but it looks like a l and i think my sister bit me really hard when i was younger so thats how i think i got it
    wwefan332 wwefan332 13-15, M Apr 9

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    I have a huge scar near my groin from

    when I was in the military but I saved a lot of lives that day
    bubba2069 bubba2069 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I had surgery on my bright breast

    when I was 11. Now I have a ugly scar. I hate it. I don't wear bikinis anymore because it's visible
    princesskatara princesskatara 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Scars

    I have a small one in my eyebrow which you can't see unless you really pay attention to it. I got it while I was trying to protect my first dog. My dad goes arching a lot (it's his main hobby still) and when we got our dog Bronco, my parents decided to take him with us to an...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    Most are on my legs and arms.

    And they all came from an amazing childhood!
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Quite a few actually.

    I'll never cover them or have them removed, each one tells a story, and makes me nostalgic. 1" gash above my eye, three below it; 4" cut down my forearm, a few small cuts on my knees and shins; one 6" light scar that twists down from my wrist to mid-ulna. 8-9 small ones on my...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    It's On My Heart

    Not all scars are visible, some are deep inside, not showing where others may see, until they are in your heart.
    308shooter 308shooter 56-60, M 13 Responses May 16, 2012

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    I have many but one is the most obvious

    but often missed. I was 4 yrs old, telling friends I would see them soon at the lake. I started back to my grandma's house as mom was getting ice for the day out. I heard them leave on the go-cart as I ran. Then I heard another sound. I started to turn and don't remember...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Whenever I injure myself - no matter how little

    it seems to scar, but I am going to tell you about a specific one I remember. Back in December 2008 a few days before Christmas I was cold in bed. I put the hot water bottle between my ankles to keep my feet warm. I remember that its cover had lifted slightly and so the bottle...
    oldfashionedromantic oldfashionedromantic 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I could not read my book,

    I still can not recall what I have learnt, I had inability to write any notes, it is hard to think clearly with gloomy thoughts and unable to focus to anything since what had happen.. i'm so out of my mind and can't get back to reality, I'm a little vague and dismal..Now I will...
    TrueServant TrueServant 22-25, M Mar 28

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    umm ok so. recently broke out a bit

    and I'm more light complected so a lot of my acne scarred. like bright red blemishes. any advice in getting rid of them? Right now I just exfoliate occasionaly and get a little bit of sun (Not a whole lot). PLEASE I DONT NEED ACNE ADVICE MY ACNE IS CLEARING EASILY. I need advice...
    AndyOceans AndyOceans 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    As I cut deeper and deeper then tears stop all

    I feel is num I hear her voice in my head telling my I am a mistake over and over I pick up the blade and cut another time as it goes in to my skin the blood starts to flow I can't stop I tell my self I'm soo hurt by my family I asks my self why why me all I want to do is make...
    alina10912 alina10912 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I have many scars. Most notably the ones on my

    chest. I was in the marine corps and a friend of mine stepped on a IED. He's gone and they dug pieces of it and him out of my chest. My hands are covered in scars. I fought in martial arts professionally in and out of the corps. I have a scar on my leg from cutting it on...
    largemuscledmale largemuscledmale 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I got necrotizing fasciitis in my right arm,

    back and shoulder, AKA, the flesh eating bacteria, 2 years ago. Doctors suspected I got it from the mouth during some intense root canals. but the cause remains a mystery. It started off with a simple soreness in my shoulder, and rapidly became extremely painful, resulting in...
    tikimon tikimon 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Scars

    Some people go to the dermatologist to get rid of a scar. Others use concealer and makeup to hide their scars. The lengths we go through to hide ones scars. But not to understand and learn to appreciate that very scars purpose in ones life. A scar is an experience. It describes...
    ash1a ash1a 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I can't even believe i can say this

    but it's been 5 months with no self harm n all the scars are starting to fade. Life feels finally worth it
    laceyaliyah laceyaliyah 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 10

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    I have so many scars on my body I've lost count.

    I've battled self injury since I was thirteen, now 22 and I can still remember why each scar is there. I wish I could erase them sometimes but other times they remind me how strong I am and how I've been able to survive and cope through life's struggles.
    CatRescuer22 CatRescuer22 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Scars

    We all have scars, inside and out. We have freckles from sun exposure, emotional trigger points, broken bones, and broken hearts. However our scars manifest, we need not feel ashamed but beautiful. Alexander Foss Tiny Buddha
    Curiouscee Curiouscee 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Had a tumor removed from my right breast.

    So I call it "Frankenboob".
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Lucia And Me.

    One day i was babysitting my three year old cousin Lucia. We were laying on the couch watching barbie princess, and i was holding her in my arms. Lucia:Han-han, what are these?*points at my wrist* Me:Theyre battle scars. Lucia:From what? Me:From a very bad war that never hould...
    SilentlyLost SilentlyLost 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    I call my scars, battle wounds

    because it shows that I have fought something and conquered it. For me all of my scars are from surgeries. I have 5 scars all made in the same month. The biggest scar is on my back from scoliosis surgery. I thought that would be my only scar. Well, I had complications and I...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F 8 Responses Feb 1

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    An Old Story - Revisited And Reposted.

    I possess a whole medley of scars, not just one. Some through accident, some through blatant tomfoolery and others through choice and curiosity. I don't look upon scars as ghastly disfigurations of the skin but as memories and lessons. The first is the star shaped bruise on my...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 4 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I have scars you can see on the outside

    and scars you cannot see on the inside.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    It was the week before my senior year

    that it happened. I lost the tip of my left middle finger. It's was all over. All of the countless hours struggling over the piano, viola, and guitar, wearing out my calloused fingertips. It was over. My whole life shut down in one single crash of the boat against the dock. Or...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    A Scar? More Like Many...but Here Goes.

    I am accident prone and a little clumsy..just call me grace :) I have a scar under my left eye that I got in my childhood when my graceful nature kicked in and I fell flat on my face at school. Yeah..that's the way to attract the boys :) One on the back on my head that I got...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 183 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    When i was little, like 12

    or something a dog bit me in the arm, it was a french poodle; Honestly today when i remember that bite i laugh a lot also the people that get to know the story; is not a bad scar just a little one.
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    When i was shot the had to stich it up

    but know there is a scar there that any time i touch it hurts like ****
    Nikki978 Nikki978 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    mlava mlava 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I have a love heat shaped scar on my knee from

    when I slipped and dropped a jug of juice when I was little 💗
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F a week ago

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    A scar? More like scars I like to call them

    battle wound , cause depression is one hell of a mind **** fighting back and forth for your life, frustrated and all I wanted was the calming release I never thought of myself as a cutter, till I'd come home to do it everyday , the more blood the more intrigued I came, I...
    Lustedluna Lustedluna 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I have been cutting myself

    for 2 years now and nobody has noticed. I'm happy about it so nobody will worry but I think to myself. Wow. Nobody cares to look or ask of I am okay. But anyway I cut because I am bullied a lot about my face and because I'm bisexual and because of my thighs (thunder thighs) but...
    LyricalLifee LyricalLifee 16-17, F 16 Responses Jan 7

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    I have scars on my arm from Self-Harming.

    I don't hate them. Yeah, I wish I had less, but I wouldn't trade them. In fact, I think they're pretty ways of reminding me that I overcame the pain. I fought the depression and I won. They remind me not to cut again and remind me that I have a bright future. 4 and a half...
    AmberJoy96 AmberJoy96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Dont Be Ashamed

    i have about 290 scars that cover my wrists and parts of my upper arms.i am not proud that i used to cut myself but i am not ashamed of my scars.in my opinion no one should be because you shouldnt see them as all the times that you've failed but as times that were bad and were...
    alex1999 alex1999 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    I'm covered in scars.

    Tangled in barbed wire fence marks on my legs. Razor blade took off the tip off my left index finger and a knife on my left thumb. I have rope burn scares on the palms of my hands on my fingers and in the curve of my thumbs. Rope burn scar on the back of my neck. a removed...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    cyma2911 cyma2911 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    I have a lot actually.

    Covering my left wrist, part of my right. On both thighs, hips, my left rib cage, and my left ankle. I'll never be able to explain the pain that it took for me to bring a razor to my skin, but I regret every scratch, scrape, gouge, or gash I ever did to myself. I wish that I...
    TheUglyBelle TheUglyBelle 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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