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I Have Come a Long Way

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    Ohhh Yeah!

    And I have yet a long path to follow. I can only hope that my journey is less traveled with frowns than smiles!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Looking Back.

    Sometime after your thirties, it just snicks upon you that you have came a long ways. For me it started in my forties, The kids would soon be gone from home and have lives of their own and there was more time to think about pass events. I had came from a very poor family that had...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M May 11, 2013

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    In For Life

    How many sentences are you serving? One, two, three life sentences? Or have you lost count?  Are we any different then those who spend their day behind bars, “just” putting in their time and counting down the days till they are released?  Do our...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2010

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    From a shy little kid with braces and acne to the woman who has it going on today.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Soul Survivor. At 29, man, I've been through a lot. This song is Me. Really, I can't believe I'm where I'm at today. This song brings back all the bad memories, the hard times and...
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    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Chris1510VA Chris1510VA 22-25, M Jul 22

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    This is by the far the silliest title I have come across. *hugs both dogs*
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    Walking on the rooftops Talking of times With our eyes a glowing Like the city lights She stands on the ledge, She says, 'it looks so high' You know it's a... Long way down Feels...
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    Distance can mean many things. what we share over our phones can be special and stay at a distance.
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    Me: Why wasn't I invited!? Friend:......um... You wouldn't have come to it anyways.. Me: well no, I wouldn't have. But still, that's no the point.
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