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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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    I started cutting in 7th grade

    and am now a freshman in high school. My sister is drug addict and my dad cheated several times, so all the bullshit they put on my family got me started. My mom told me I was a joke and that I can't ever do anything right. I was challenged and bullied by people at school just...
    24wildroses 24wildroses 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    it's really the worst feeling

    when I'm laying alone in bed and I feel my body , but instead of feeling the smoothness of skin I feel the bumps of my scars . I think about what made me do that and what I was feeling . I just always wonder if the people around me really know what kind of a person I am ..
    weakandalone weakandalone 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    relasped again....sorry everyone.

    ..and if anyone doesn't get what I mean, then I'm glad for them, and hopefully they never will.
    Kit91 Kit91 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    here i m again.. as the day ends i have a new

    scar on my body that holds a story with no words but emotions that no one understand... i m sure that after few days i there will be no place left except for my face and wrist
    mannankaur3 mannankaur3 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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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...
    ItsAllASecret ItsAllASecret 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17

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    Sometimes it just feels like nobody really

    cares anymore. Every friend you once thought you had fades into the darkness. You're left to face each battle, standing as a lone wolf. You are haunted by the things of past. Nightmares that become a reality. You forget what your fighting for and grow weary. With nothing left to...
    xmoody25 xmoody25 16-17, M Jun 26

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    I doubt there is anyone

    who doesn’t… We’re human and all humans go through some sort of pain. And wounds don’t have to be physical, most for us humans are unseen… I’ve lost count of the times someone has told me “Well you look fine…” I only wish I could show them all the scares, cuts...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I have lots of scars from a horrible motorcycle

    accident. I have a giant hole where my inner thigh used to be.
    survivor04684 survivor04684 41-45, M May 31

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    I didn't know where else to put this

    but I feel like this tells the story behind a lot of my cuts... I really needed to get this out. It's super long though so sorry about that. Another addition to my long ongoing story... This is a hard one for me... Maybe because it was so recent or maybe because it hit me...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7, 2014

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    They are there to remind me of

    who i was. A loving child, robbed, forced into atrocities, that i no longer pity myself for. For all the blood i had to draw on myself to realize who i was molded into. For the vengance i seek against the disgusting, those who doomed the world for never finding strength in...
    krowbar krowbar 22-25, M Aug 16

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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 Apr 1, 2014

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    27 beautiful surgical scars

    that have allowed me to be here today
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I'm covered in scars ,

    not that I'm a tough guy or anything , just accident prone lol
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M Jul 23

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    Which ones? My self harm scars tell the story

    of my depression and adventure of diving off the deep end and my medical scars show the physical pain I've suffered. Then there's the scars that tell the stories of all the adventures I have embarked on that kept a smile on my hurting face
    Spfxartist13 Spfxartist13 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2014

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    DontKnow2013 DontKnow2013 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    Each silvery strand has their own memory,

    their own amount of pain, but also strength. Yes, the blade was all I lived for at some points in my life, but that's why the scars mean so much to me. Because they show that I got through it all. They show I am still alive, still fighting. They show that I have a past. They...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My Ugly Scars

    Each one of my scars tells a story...of a war against myself. When I hurt, its the only way I know how to deal with my pain. It wasn't to long ago...maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago, that a dear friend here on EP talked me out of hurting myself. It also helped that my husband found the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 12, 2013

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    Many of them are self-inflicted.

    .. Back from when I was deeply depressed. That depression lasted for about 4 years, and still kinda lingers. Some of my scars have healed and disappeared, but many still remain after several months since the self harm was inflicted. Every time I look at them I feel ashamed and...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    i cut myself today.. its a deep one

    and got stitches too.. i may sound insane or maniac but yes i want to do it again. i m able to forget my inner pain with this
    mannankaur3 mannankaur3 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nobody knows about the boy

    who was ached for friend. A person he could he could run to when he need help. A person he loved to see and would never want to leave their side. When he went home though, he was nothing but a tragic mistake. His family didn't care about how he felt. His mother never new that he...
    xmoody25 xmoody25 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 24

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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...
    akkikitsune akkikitsune 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I was 15 when i first cut myself,

    i was under pressured, there was this one girl, a friend of mine, she was 14 and she cuts. I asked her what she felt when she cut, she said relieved. I went back home, i unscrewed a sharperner and that was the first time i cut. At first it didnt bleed but pain, so much pain, it...
    flamedoll flamedoll 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    i got new blades today yay.

    .. (hint no enthusiasm what so ever)
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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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    i finally told my mom about my self harm.

    she wont stop crying.. i feel so sad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 28

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    Don't u ever look at your scars

    or cuts as remember what cause it? I did.. Many times over
    Soullessangel16 Soullessangel16 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    jules401 jules401 13-15, T 6 Responses Apr 3

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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 5 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    each carved cut within my skin.

    I sit there and look at every scar think back to what my weak spot look liked an how it made me stronger. I can look at them and think. "wow look how far ive come...this isn't a fresh cut.. its a scar.. every battle you fight you'll end up with a scar. that just makes you more...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Wow I Haven't Posted In Ages,

    I Thought I Was Happy But These Last Few Days Proved Me Wrong, SelfHarmed Again
    JustASkinnyDream JustASkinnyDream 13-15, F May 6

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    They are all different,

    I am far from perfect. Will anyone see past my scars and then be able to call me beautiful?
    IwillBePretty4U IwillBePretty4U 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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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 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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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...
    MatchIntoWater MatchIntoWater 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2014

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    I have many scars, but I think they are

    beautiful because they are unique to me and tell my story. I have a scar on my forehead, where my head was busted open at five years old from falling on my grandma's concrete porch, I have scars on my neck and back from having moles removed, I have a scar on my chest from chemo...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    My kitty scratched me.

    .. It's alright though, I held her paws and rubbed her belly, she got kinda mad.. And then 😾💥💥😱
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Today was a awesome day my first day cooking at

    my job. The foundation eventually washed off especially when I had to scrub off flour.I thought I could hide it. I tried my best but the people there saw it and they didn't mind.I kinda feel sometimes it's better for people to see because you see who stays in your life after...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Nobody knows about the boy

    who was ached for a friend. A person he could run to when he needed help. A person he loved to see and would never want to leave their side. When he went home though, he was a tragic mistake. His family didn't care about how he felt. His mother never knew that he just wanted her...
    obeyyyjayyy obeyyyjayyy 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16

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    Never be ashamed of a scar.

    It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses May 12

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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 16-17, M Apr 2, 2014

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    I'm a cutter. I hate seeing my own cuts

    and scars. It's like a circle, you see... Feel sad > Cut > See scars > Feel sad I need to stop.
    AnnabelW AnnabelW 13-15, T 2 Responses Jul 16

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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 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013