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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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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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    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 when I earned each one. In a way, they serve as little reminders of where i have come from and how far I still need to go...
    rmr rmr 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2008

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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 can help others.. One day at a time
    Blessedbe314 Blessedbe314 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 them at all and she didn't look the least bit embarrassed. Not only did I admire her but I also felt calmed that someone (even a...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    At first I use to cut

    because everyone seemed to enjoy hurting me and I thought it'd be better if i were dead. However, i was too afraid of what my mom would do and afraid of the pain. Now, i cut for another reason. Is it weird i enjoy it? I like the feeling of the blood seeping out and it makes me...
    paradox5 paradox5 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 night trying to sleep. That thought you tried to distract yourself from, comes back with a rage.
    princessxk96 princessxk96 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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 a large-apple-sized tumor in an essential organ has relatively slim survival chances, so I wasn't in the greatest of positions...
    Melisande96 Melisande96 16-17, F Mar 7

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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 like school, in fact I like it alot. But the pressures are just too great. Im am currently running track, and its a pain in...
    Livefree12 Livefree12 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    BrowningBrownie BrowningBrownie 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 20

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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 flow out of my body.
    SirenofScarlet SirenofScarlet 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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 disgust but when I find my way to the blade marks I find a sense of comfort. The only way I can escape reality, anxiety, myself, others. It...
    mindofalonely mindofalonely 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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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 fingers.  I spent years trying to hide them, now I know they aren't a disfigurement or a defect, but a badge of honor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 5, 2008

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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 piece of wood that slid and got me as the ram came down. My thumb hurts and I'll need stitches, but Im more concerned...
    valiant62 valiant62 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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 want anyone to know. But that's all going to change. I had this really good friend and she was always there for me and I was...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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, that bottle will blow. Cutting is not needed. It's a temporary fix to a temporary problem. The way I look at things is...
    Tatteredheart Tatteredheart 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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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 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 your scars if I could :) Stay safe and remember.. It will all get better :)
    akaShaun akaShaun 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 10

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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, I'm struggling with everyday life and having people around me that don't understand what I'm going through, I struggle everyday not to cut and I...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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 your self from one pain by adding another ~7 years later girl is now 14~ Girl: *walks into the bathroom at 1:36AM and...
    TooYoungToFeelOld TooYoungToFeelOld 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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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, My anxiety levels drop back down, I feel almost normal, I feel calm, and somewhat happy I'm so stressed...
    staystrongandbrave staystrongandbrave 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 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 I didn't even knew I had parents I was hurting so much inside I didn't know what do to do, I started to cutt It substitute the pain i had in my...
    greeneyez01 greeneyez01 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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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 sorry I knew she was luring but I couldn't help but hug her.
    NaturalDisature NaturalDisature 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 9

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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 While using her sharp paintbrush She ends up finally dead Her pretty picture fading Quite slowly on her arm Her...
    chaoscandy chaoscandy 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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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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    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 reminders of the damage I can do to myself They are reminders of a night gone terribly wrong They are reminders of the worst mistake I've ever...
    sugarcoatedchainsaw sugarcoatedchainsaw 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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 moms drug addictions. my mom would take her anger out on me. she would yell or hit me and i took it for years but i...
    KaitieBabyCakes KaitieBabyCakes 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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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 and unexplained story behind every scar that marks the body. Some people have scars from animal attacks, some from being in a fight...
    imjustemma imjustemma 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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 sixteen but I was seeing life with opened eyes for the first time when I was fourteen. When I started seeing the evil in this world. I saw...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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 . Society boos it but I don't care it give me control and they will never go away I cut today for the first time in 2 months. It...
    slutyteen slutyteen 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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, then got mad at me for crying and hit my head on an edge of a table that was leaning against the wall.. The second one was on my arm...
    SarahBear907 SarahBear907 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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 is like?" my response, "the best way to describe cutting is like a hot shower. you know that whole thing where you don't wanna...
    ImMalificent ImMalificent 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 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 against a thorn, You know the pain that they have borne. Silver metal shines so bright, Scarlet blood that feels so...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 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 my mistakes and I certainly wouldn't understand the pain that certain individuals feel in the modern day. 2 years ago...
    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 cutting herself for a year! I went to her room and we hugged and cried together. I knew she was struggling with life, middle...
    BigE47 BigE47 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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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 and making them hate me. All I really wanted was friends, someone to notice me, someone to talk to. My past actions, a few...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    My best friend found out

    that I cut. She called me pathetic and I know she didn't mean it to hurt me but it still did. Lately, she's been really cold to me. I love her dearly and I hope that our friendship hasn't turned toxic because of what she found out.
    Keppclam Keppclam 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 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 that yeah I had problems, problems I couldn't deal with, but I made it. I got out alright. I didn't let it win. Scars to me...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, 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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    The picture above is of my wrist.

    My story didn't end and neither did yours if you're reading this.
    NemoNoMore NemoNoMore 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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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 were always the happy one! Nooo!" Well actually no, I was depressed all of 8th grade. Just an act to keep others from not...
    flinm flinm 13-15, M Apr 2

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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 once perfect canvas. You don't gotta be an artist. Just bandaids and a locked door as tears drip down your face from your...
    HopelessAbandoment HopelessAbandoment 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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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 that only angels harm themselves because they dont like life on earth. this world is destroying them so they try to return to...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    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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    Will this is a start plz tell me what you think. And this is a first half of the start the go to my page and get the other half. “Samantha, Samantha are you listening to me...
    XFallinAngelX XFallinAngelX 13-15, F Apr 3

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    Ok this is the other half. She nods and writes something down on a pad. “Ok, now we need to know one thing. Why did you do this?” “Do, what? I dont know what you're...
    XFallinAngelX XFallinAngelX 13-15, F Apr 3

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    It was a difficult time in my life. I think they call it a midlife crisis. Having recently gone through the divorce, I was unhappy with my life - bored, tired... alone. So many...
    esmeraldream esmeraldream 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have scars all over my body, cuts on my hips... I can't stop.
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I wish I could have had someone to hug me and tell me everything was gonna be all right as I got older, but instead I suffered thinking the scars inside would never heal. Now I...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 30

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