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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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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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    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
    BloodyNight BloodyNight 13-15, F Feb 8

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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 lots of scars ( on my wrist) they tell

    lots of stories. I'd love to share my stories!
    valerybmv valerybmv 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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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    Scars tell stories? If you got them without

    your own hand then they probably do. If you do it to yourself then be an actual writer and use a pen to tell the story next time
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2

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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
    OkayQuestionMark OkayQuestionMark 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 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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    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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    iamsodead iamsodead 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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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    They are so ******* ugly.

    But I know I did it to myself. There is no one to blame but myself
    BeautifulBeginnings BeautifulBeginnings 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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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 2 Responses Feb 17

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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 hate saying "battlescars".

    My scars are a sign of weakness and a memory of desperate times. That's just how I see them.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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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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    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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    I have lots of scars.

    . Big ones and small ones. They tell a story.. I love to share my scar stories.
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Jan 5

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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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    I have cuts, burns and scars,

    each set tell something new
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 7, 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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    vinvicau vinvicau 66-70, M Dec 9, 2014

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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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    It's great that there's an experience

    for this. But, I would like to add that self-harm is a serious thing. Don't go posting pictures of your cuts, because you give those with a real problem a bad reputation. You just want attention. Seek professional help. I struggled with slicing my wrists open when I was young...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    1) Wing-like scar on my chest - surgery to take

    out a bullet. 2) Scar on my waist - very personal. And other tiny scars from my life in Syria. I like it that way :)
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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 have new cuts and old scars they all tell a

    story of the depression I went through and the sadness that was almost every day . Sometimes I would be weeks, days clean . My parents found out about 3 times and I still do it but whyy is the question . It takes all the pain away when I do it . I made a mistake about telling my...
    Heyitsjalenn Heyitsjalenn 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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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...
    Michalb Michalb 41-45, M Mar 1

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    I promised i wouldn't hurt myself.

    But its okay, don't worry. It doesn't hurt anymore.
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F Feb 2

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    i got new blades today yay.

    .. (hint no enthusiasm what so ever)
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Hi , I'm new here . I not actually new to this

    website as I have read some of the post before . I remember how I find it so sick when I read someone post about how they cut themselves for multiple reasons . I just can't think of reasonable reason why they do that kind of thing . Until , I start to pick up the blade , and cut...
    triplexA triplexA 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    The bigget one is on the side of my hand

    and that was from last year when I had a seizure and landed on a radiator.. Which melted it. It reminds me to look after myself. Sometimes I fall into old habbits and that's where my seizure threshold goes wack. I use to cover up the old self harm scars on my arms but I...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F Feb 8

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    itsawish itsawish 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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 4 Responses May 7, 2014

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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 16-17, M Jun 26, 2014

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    If you pointed to any one of my scars I could

    tell you exactly when I did it and why I did it. A year and a half ago my self-harm was worse than it was now. I'm slowly geting better and its because of a teacher I had (you can read that experience of mine "I had a favorite Teacher"). Its still a struggle and sometimes I get...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    Scars on both sides of my chest

    that remind me everyday to fight and never give up
    jgeorge68 jgeorge68 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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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 1 Response Feb 23

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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...