I Have The Kind Of Scars You Cannot See

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    I feel that for someone like me

    who had such a traumatic childhood as a result of my dysfunctional family of origin (i.e., both my mother and father) it is more difficult to accept the cards you have been dealt in this part of life. I often wonder if I would have had a shot at a healthy being and life if only...
    Aimee17 Aimee17
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2014

    Pains, sadness, humiliations,

    ridiculed and belittled are the type of scars that i've been keeping inside me. Yes, there's someone who knows about them but doesn't know how deep they really are. Covering myself w a mass to hide these scars from other people is not really that helpful. I'm just fooling...
    hawksnravens hawksnravens
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2016

    When you realize that your definition of love

    is not that. When you realize that people would rather ignore you than to deal with all the mess and weed through the choas to create peace. I have suffered throughout this war I never wanted to participate in and if I'm to die here then so be it. No one cares about right and...
    KiaLenMix KiaLenMix
    26-30, F
    Nov 6, 2015

    There are wounds that never show on the body

    that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    They are from the wounds

    that take the longest to heal... and they oftentimes don't heal completely.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    May 27, 2014


    I have been emotional abused for years, leaving me a mess. I've recently cut myself in an attempt for help. my friends tried to stop me but all I could think of was that I needed visible scars to match my invisible ones. It's been a week and I still have the marks. im torn. I...
    FreeMyHeart FreeMyHeart
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2013

    Too Many

    As months go by I find I have more scars than I could imagine. As time go on new fears, anxieties and doubts all surface from within. Scars festering beneath my skin. Only I know they exist and only I can feel their irritation and pain.
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    Jan 27, 2013

    I hate myself. I hate my temptation.

    I hate how I allow myself to be so fragile. I hate how I let people take advantage of me. I hate how everyone think that I'm this great person who's perfect and I'm not. I hate how I break so easily. I hated every time I let myself cry. I hate how I always messed up and how...
    ashlenamya66359 ashlenamya66359
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2016

    Missing My Kids!

    I left my Husband (3) years ago, he makes more money than me I let him keep my (2) young kids.   It’s been hard for me to get on my feet after the Divorce, I don’t have an apartment yet, and I am currently living at home with my Mother. Me and my Oldest Daughter who is...
    kitaluvsteve kitaluvsteve
    1 Response Apr 21, 2012

    My scars are expressed through my ink work.

    ... there is no upside-down frown on me.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs
    36-40, M
    Jan 31, 2016

    As a child I had red hair

    and freckles, and I was obnoxiously taller than the other girls at a stage. I also didn't like to wear dresses and try to impress the boys. I suppose that made me a target and I was bullied, sometimes even by my supposed friends. I cried when I got home and I crawled deeper into...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 7, 2015

    From an early age I noticed something wasn't

    right with me. I was bullied at school and I guess I looked different to the other kids. My bullying went on for a few years and in that time I admit I did try and end it all with pills. I was so scared and lonely. In my last year of school my bullies gave me a choice either...
    xxxMickeyMouse22xxx xxxMickeyMouse22xxx
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    Mine And Hers

    For 17 years, I have kept quiet from telling ANYBODY what had happened to me. "what happened to her?" -they ask about my daughter "why are you the way you are?" -they've asked me "those are VISIBLE forever tho!" -they say about hers "you need to get over YOURS, and be there for...
    iheartmytherapist iheartmytherapist
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013
    Chokibear Chokibear
    18-21, F
    Nov 6, 2015

    My dad said I'm not his son multiple ad a kid

    for stupid reasons too like when I said I don't like baseball and for stupid reasons like that but it's ok I always hated that son of a ***** anyways
    Sadness3 Sadness3
    22-25, M
    Nov 6, 2015

    And some you can. I think scars are examples of

    a life lived hard. And I won't apologize for them.
    Spoticus Spoticus
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    Sometimes I just sit back relax to just

    remember. Thinking back on younger days and everything I weathered. Cause yeah they were the younger days but I don't call em better. Or dress em up in pretty words to try and sound all clever. Back then life was heavy it was leaden like a weight. Broken and abandoned a cracked...
    sharperthanyoursilence sharperthanyoursilence
    31-35, M
    May 14, 2014

    I've been in this school

    where all the rich kids go. I don't consider myself rich but I was just thankful that my mom could afford to send me there. I wasn't called the typical rich kid because I would always walk to school while my classmates would arrive in nice, shiny cars. I'm in college now and...
    cortanazetrog cortanazetrog
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    The internal ones will take much longer to heal,

    but I know that I can overcome the pain of the past and move forward to a better future.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    inside me. You cannot see it on the outside

    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    From people constantly messing with my emotions.

    ....Friends, Family, Peers and all. Mostly when i was younger but it still happens now. I sometimes cut myself to show how i really feel on the inside
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014
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