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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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    My wounds a fresh.. There not scars yet.. I just lost my fiancé to cancer.. Just looking for anything to help.. Once I collect my thoughts I can share our story and hopefully I...
    Blessedbe314 Blessedbe314 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I've found myself swallowed by depression, to the point of while my boyfriend pumped gas I cut myself with his switchblade
    Deweybird0016 Deweybird0016 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I Knew I'd Marry Him - The day my boyfriend kissed the scars I'd carried for years, I knew I'd marry him.  We've been together 15 years, and he still traces my scars with his...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 5, 2008

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    Why do u just sit there not talking to me when u see I need help when I beg for your help and your love all I want is to be ok but I'm not I try so hard to be prefect for u but I'm...
    alina10912 alina10912 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I have scars from cutting all over my arms and they tell a story that needs to be hidden.
    Claudi1802 Claudi1802 18-21, F Mar 7

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    The Woodsplitter - Sitting in hospital texting with one hand. A simple and common accident yet still annoying. I crushed my thumb between a log and the base plate. It was a gnarly...
    valiant62 valiant62 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    I have multiple scars on my body, 3 on my head and one on my arm. The first one was on my forehead, which I got when I was 3-4 years old. My mother put me in the corner in my room...
    SarahBear907 SarahBear907 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    My drawings are amazing. There not with paper or a pen...there in my gallery with the hurt and the pain and the mess I made. Wanna see? Ya...I know you. There written in red on a...
    HopelessAbandoment HopelessAbandoment 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I have so many scars. All over my legs n waist my sides n back. :(
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My scars don't only show my pain and suffering, but they show my will to survive
    SirenofScarlet SirenofScarlet 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I have scars on my hips. There are 48. I started when eight. And I only used the Tip into my hip . I never yelled I haven't told . Its like a don't. Have a hold on what I do...
    slutyteen slutyteen 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Scared Body and Broken Soul . - I Have so many scars on my body and on my soul that you can't see where they start and where they end. First time I cutted my self was at age...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    What if I told you that lighters and razors used to be my only friends? Would you care? Or would shoot me nasty looks and stare?
    BeautyOfTheBeast BeautyOfTheBeast 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I have scars and fresh cuts. I have no friends my family calls me names. I have anxiety and depression cutting is the only thing that helps.
    lilmisssme lilmisssme 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    Distract yourself. That's what they tell you to do, to prevent you from picking that blade up again. The problem with that theory, it's only temporary. And when your alone, at...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    A Little Story - I indeed have cuts and scars , but they make me the person I am today , I do look at them and hate them with a passion but without them I wouldn't of learnt from...
    Constantserenity Constantserenity 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    What Would You Do? - So about 6 months ago my 13 year old daughter gave me a letter. She was in tears and said read this! So the letter went on to tell me that she had been...
    BigE47 BigE47 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Cut... - The feel of that blade on my skin I slice it open, I see the blood, the world stops, my anger subsides, my stress is temporally alleviated, I don't feel quite so alone...
    staystrongandbrave staystrongandbrave 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Girl: *crys out* oww!! daddy I stubbed my toe! Father: Bite your finger until you forget about your toe, Girl: *bites down on her finger* I works! Father: Because, Your distracting...
    TooYoungToFeelOld TooYoungToFeelOld 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Something To Be Proud Of - I was at a public pool last week and I saw a woman with scars on her thighs, arms, and shoulders, they were clearly self harm scars. She wasn't hiding...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    My name begins with a scar. A few months into the pregnancy, it became clear that I had a tumor in my right lung the size of a golden apple. As you might guess, a tiny fetus with...
    Melisande96 Melisande96 16-17, F Mar 7

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    I have a lot of scars and in the strangest of ways, I think my scars are beautiful because they tell a story. A story that is completely unique in its own way. They show people...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Every Scar Is a Memory - I have at least one scar from every job I've ever had (and I've had a lot of jobs). Some are small, and some go all the way to the bone. I remember how and...
    rmr rmr 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2008

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    little boy: are you an angel? me:what? little boy: my mum told me that those who have marked wrists are angels. me. I am not an angel. little boy: of course you are. mum said...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Cutters Lullaby - I didn't write this but I thought id share it since its so well written. Go to sleep and close your eyes, And dream of broken butterflies, That tore their wings...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I was raised bye foster parents my whole I was beat I was almost killed I was called names I didn't have friends I couldn't even stay at any foster home for a month with out moving...
    greeneyez01 greeneyez01 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I have battles scars. Days and years standing against jokes and bullies, names and abuse. The scars might be healing but inside me there's a war.
    triskelionitis triskelionitis 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I have so much of scars and cuts that can say first one was at my leg bottom leg between foot and leg as my older sister in purpose closed the car door on it...she gave me a look...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Feb 19

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    She had a dream, and it wasn't martin luther kings. She had a dream that one day... She could wake up and be happy she was awake. A dream of being whole again and have that smile...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    My immediate family (being mom dad and sister) know that I used to cut and have seen my scars. I'm currently seeing a psychiatrist and so far things are okay you could say. But I'm...
    demondayskid demondayskid 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    (Lol. This is a stupid little essay that i wrote for english class, but I'm bored so why not post it.) Everybody has scars, and each and every scar is different. There is a unique...
    imjustemma imjustemma 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    When I look at these scars I feel ashamed of myself and I think back to the memorises of why I did it, most of the time it's because I hate the way I look and feel inside and out...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    The Deepest Cut - so i have over 345 scars on my body. im not proud of them but they tell my life story from the age of 13 to now. my mom and dad argued all the time because of my...
    KaitieBabyCakes KaitieBabyCakes 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    I have a scar on my shoulder that shows my past. When I was younger my mom took a knife through my shoulder I remember waking up in the bathroom and she kept in telling me she was...
    NaturalDisature NaturalDisature 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    -I don't have cutting scars, but everyone read this- You're beautiful in your own way.. I know you probably won't believe me because of past experiences but its true. I'd kiss...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I have a heart surgery scar, gunshot wound, a stab wound, a slice wound, scars from torn skin from fights and I have scars from my 16 years of cutting.
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Apr 9

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    Self Harm and All Its Beauty - today i was asked "why do you live that way? how? you're so dark and it's beautiful but why? why do you harm yourself? can you tell me what cutting...
    ImMalificent ImMalificent 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    I dont have many scars, but the point is that I do in fact have them. All of them are self inflicted. I am currently nearly done with sophmore year, thank god! Its not that I dont...
    Livefree12 Livefree12 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Girls my age have a pretty face, and then theres me... All I have is scars:/
    SimpleAmazing232 SimpleAmazing232 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 9

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    I've stopped cutting, but what will a few new ones hurt? Doesn't guarantee it will scar, but whether or it does or not, it will be worth releasing all my pain and watching my blood...
    SirenofScarlet SirenofScarlet 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm Usually The Problem - I have exploded so many times in foster care and destroyed so much stuff cause of the pain I feel inside. I still hate myself for hurting people feelings...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Every scar tells one story, and every story is beautiful. Ever since I was 12 I have been hurting myself physically and mentally. I try to keep it to myself because I really don't...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    When I was 12 I had back surgery I had a tumor and then on my hip to put bone on my back then I have 2 burns on my back too
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Feb 22

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    All they are are thin white lines on my thigh Many people have noticed them Their eyes widen and their lips tighten But nobody says a thing Which is what I prefer They are...
    sugarcoatedchainsaw sugarcoatedchainsaw 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have scars on my wrists, arms, upper arms, chest, and thighs. Everyone I know has only seen the ones on my wrists. A lot of my friends were shocked to find these there. "But you...
    flinm flinm 13-15, M Apr 2

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    I have "ugly" bruises dancing up my arms and seating themselves on my thighs. To me, they're so beautiful... And that's my story. My scars and cuts are my art. I look at my body in...
    mindofalonely mindofalonely 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    My Self-Harm Story - Anymore I only have scars. Scars that I didn't even need. It took me two years to realize you shouldn't dwell on the past or bottle things up because one day...
    Tatteredheart Tatteredheart 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Everyone has they're scars on the outside or the inside... Mine just have to be both... I can't sleep nowadays which is why I'm doing this I have nightmares...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 11

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    I have stitches on my left vagina lip. Don't ask...
    BrowningBrownie BrowningBrownie 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 20

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    Blood Art - She paints a pretty picture But her story has a twist Her paintbrush was a razor Her canvas was her wrist . She paints a pretty picture In a color that's blood red...
    chaoscandy chaoscandy 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    Your scars are proof that God heals. I posted this under a different experience but think it fits here as well. Scars remind us where we've been.
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F Mar 23

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