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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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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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    (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 3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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 of hers not be so fake A dream of not crying every night in her bed Dreaming of the sanctuary of happy images in her head She struggled each day...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F Feb 11, 2014

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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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    There are two types of pain the one

    that hurts you and the one that changes you. I unfortunately experienced both. I hurt myself every day and no one understood any of the pain that I went through and nobody understood what I was going through. Then one day of a good friend of mine killed himself and it hurt so...
    moon98 moon98 18-21, F Mar 13

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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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    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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    I don't regret the painful times; I bare my

    scars as if they were medals...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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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    Everyone talks about depression

    as if they know it. But what they don’t know is that depression is a hooded figure standing just outside of a wooden doorway, it’s feeling the blood dripping down your skin and having the sick thought of “Oh, look how beautiful the red is” (they always say red is...
    Sorao88 Sorao88 22-25, M 2 Responses May 4

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    when i was 5 on my birthday i was in an accident

    and almost die from it. well i have a huge scar on my right leg and i'm really self conscious about it. i don't wear skirts, shorts or dresses or do any water activities. i'm now 26 and ready to get pass all this. i need help with finding courage to show it off and not feel...
    monsay89 monsay89 22-25, F Mar 29

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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 Jun 27

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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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I'm sure that every wound tells a story.

    Whether it be that one time your cat scratched you, or being burnt after escaping a deadly fire; wounds of self-harm bear the most heartfelt stories. All that differs between each of us is how many pages that story may be? I conclude by saying that my story is way too long to...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 18-21, M Jun 26, 2014

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    Me and my big sister was walking outside

    and we had a deep conversation and she said that my cuts would remember my pain but I said that when I get through life and when I'm finally happy I'll look at them and think that I was so sad and down but look at me now, I am happy again
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17

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    So if I can last another half an hour,

    Itll be my 4th month being cut-free. I'm so very glad. You guys have helped me so much. Thanks EP.
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Nov 3, 2014

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    DontKnow2013 DontKnow2013 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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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 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have more then 30 scars i have some on my

    wrist & some on my thighs. Each scar is for the times i feel lonely & sad & ugly.
    xxxbutterflyy xxxbutterflyy 13-15, F Apr 26, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    i scars on left hand.

    . wen dey fade i make new one to remind myself y i cut myself in the first place so dat i do not repeat the same mistake i made from which i suffer till now. every single sec is like knife stabbing in my heart
    mannankaur3 mannankaur3 18-21, M Feb 23

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses May 7, 2014

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    Umm as I read the stories here u all come from

    f*cked up families or backrounds, or have been mistreated in some way so I feel like a joke.. I have a normal family parents are scientists they smoke but rarely there is my brother too he's a normal person I however am not. From young age as my dad would say i controled myself...
    browndeadeyes browndeadeyes 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Scars are beautiful. They show you

    who is strong and brave enough to stay On this fu#ked up place called life.
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 May 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    Plz don't ask me to stop cutting

    because I won't I finally got a scar yay it's not on my wrist though it's more up on my arm I finally have a battle scar
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Mar 29

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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 2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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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 18-21, M Jun 26

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    They're like snakes on my back,

    run from my neck downwards, from left to right, the length of a belt. The pain of your skin bursting isn't something you forget easily. Hearing your father yell at you while the blood shoots into your head and you grow dizzy. Trying not to cry. Because if you cry, you lost. But...
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