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I Keep Trying, That's All I Can Do

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    Again...and Again

    I will keep trying to for a smile on my face for as long as I can...
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F Aug 13, 2009

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    Again...and Again

    I will keep trying for a smile on my face for as long as I can...
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2009

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    I Had That Moment Again

    I started to get down on myself and try to drown myself in self-loathing again. BUT I kept thinking of the things I HAVE accomplished in the last two weeks. I have a really really unrealistic view of things. I have also fed the thing in me that says 'you suck'. I need to stop...
    frankkiejo frankkiejo 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2008

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    Keep It In

    You know it's funny how a smile can hide everything you feel inside. I don't really tell people how I feel. I just keep it all in. Even the things that have happened to me in the past are still inside my head. I act like I'm OK when I'm not . I know I should say something and...
    citraamalia citraamalia 18-21, F Oct 21, 2013

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    Well, I Am Heading the Right Direction

    I feel like heading the right direction is what really matters. It does not matter how many times you fail, er how many mistakes you make, er how bad they may be. What really matters is that you want to succeed and are trying..that over all you attempt to go that direction, you...
    Gelfwings Gelfwings 26-30, F Aug 3, 2008

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    I Could Lie Down & Sob

    That is something I have seen grown men be reduced to before. I just keep on keeping on. Every single thing I was ever at one time convinced was never going to get better did, so I fall back on that when I need reassurance.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 17, 2011

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    But Really...

    i suppose we really COULD choose to just up and quit.  i mean, if i really wanted to, i could just give up...  but the thing of it is, too many people have too much riding on me.  if it were just myself, i can see myself quitting.  but it is not.  i have...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Sep 30, 2007

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    Don't Quit

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will When the road you're trudging seem all uphill When the funds are low and the debts are high When you want to smile but have to sigh When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but do not quit Success is failure turned inside...
    FightingDawn FightingDawn 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Learned It a Long Time Ago

    Never give them a chance to get over on you was one of the first things I was taught a very long time ago.  The day you stop trying is the day you need to sit down, curl up in a ball and cease to exist.  OK so it didn't work the first time so just walk back, look at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    One Day At a Time

    One step at a time ... move forward. Try and try again to complete that job or achieve that dream. When knocked back, move forward again. When knocked down, get up and move on. Always forward. Always try. For when you stop ... it's over.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Don't Give Up

    Life is very difficult at times. I have friends and a good job...but I live alone. Some tasks seem insurmountable for a SWF. I am just learning to rely on self for most things...not used to it yet. I know it will be much easier with the passage of time.
    LoriD LoriD 31-35, F May 3, 2007

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    Practice Makes Perfect

    I read A story to my Daughter The Little Train that Could There is a lesson to be learned. Always Remind yourself I think I Can I think I can. If you Think you can You can. You have to keep trying.. Until you Suceed.
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F Aug 2, 2008

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    Keep "Fighting"

    I'll always keep fighting and never give up on the one that I love. Sometimes he's distant and he never says he loves me. He's in love with someone else. Yet he cant live without me. He cries if I say I'm going away. Maybe one day he'll love me and be with me forever. But no...
    julygirl julygirl 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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    I didn't win or lose But I got faster

    and stronger Without doubt It's time to show If only I could!
    jakobim jakobim 13-15, M Jun 9, 2014

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    My ex and I are trying trying to date again,

    we're trying to go do different things that we've never done before to make it even more fun for us. Usually, every time we try to be with eachother we argue about small things such as, trying to help eachother out, talking to much, overreacting a lot, on the phone to much...
    eli26j eli26j 16-17, M 1 Response May 22, 2014

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    Over and Over Again...with Feeling

    I was born to parents with middle class aspirations and a clear vision of what they wanted to provide for me. I was kept warm and safe and dry. I knew my limits with them and I was definitely loved. How I came to be so filled with dread and self-doubt is a mystery to me. I...
    frankkiejo frankkiejo 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2007

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    It's All That I Do.

    I try, It's what I do. If I didn't try, I'd be nowhere, and I'm somewhere, even if the place is unknown. Trying is my only and best suit. It's all I can do. If I didn't try, oh man... who knows where I'd be? I'd be nowhere, with nothing, alone, with nobody. But since I try, and I...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F Dec 18, 2010

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    Trying

    I keep trying,That's all I can do,If I'm to succeed, I've gotta keep trying,That's what I'm gonna do!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Oct 8, 2011

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    And Get What....

    Yes i keep trying and yes its all i can do Problem is i still end up with nothing Just more closed doors, possibilities that should be that aren't things that i though were viable suddenly not opportunities nonexistent Keep trying and all i get is lied to ridiculed and told...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F Aug 3, 2008

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    My sister's marriage is on the brink of divorce. She told me yesterday that she simply doesn't feel anything anymore for her husband. And I was so angry at her...I know it may...
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    Hi, I am fifteen. The only doctor who has not told me it's all in my head or said it's anxiety issues suspects it's POTS. For the last year, my heart randomly starts racing at 150...
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    The problem with time is I have to wait for it to pass.....while I wait I have to stay strong and and move on. Until that special time comes I have to keep trying and trying and...
    SuriAnne SuriAnne 36-40, F 19 hrs ago

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    I have heard more interpretations of this Paul Simon tune than I like to admit to,its provocative and leaves one wanting to ask the author a few questions. Many’s the time I...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's hard to explain what happened to me cause I'm not too sure myself. All I know is that I'm confused and trying to be strong. I met him through a ex friend of mine years ago. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    One moment I'm all good and seemingly content, seeing what it seems like revelations and vivid understanding but then this one comes around. The clouds and swirls of the F-ing fear...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    When you're alone, do you think of me? And my diamond ring's thrown out to sea. And when you love, do you love for me? Like harmony, a never ending dream. Oh well, oh well. I...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lost my mother and my best friend/biggest fan best supporter - God i miss her so much:( -to Cancer-. She was diagnosed in ***1986*** (stage 4) she was told she had 6 months to...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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      My Irish guide is fond of saying, "you're in the arms of the Angels and the hands of the experts." He says this to soothe my anxious moments, remind me that the divine...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes you feel like you are standing at the end of the road you've been on and no matter which way you turn you're going to explode. You can feel it in the air all around you...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    ok I try and keep this short it all started back in my hometown of Wilmington with this girl Alexis I met her in 1st grade and sparked a huge crush on her and my shyness and...
    davidnasa1111 davidnasa1111 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Hello, I'm posting here because I really don't know what else to do. So me and this girl have been friends for about 4/5 months now. We met through drama school. I'm 22, she's 19...
    EdgeOfSanity EdgeOfSanity 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My heart keeps breaking with every second that goes by. My state of mind is not in a very good position right now with everything that's going on. Most of my close friends know...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Living my truth, letting it be exposed. Raw and vulnerable for all to see. My passion is found in my photos and my writing. Both are where I express and feel my most confident yet...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    You really can’t go home again.I’m in my small apartment, a little drunk... *maybe* a little lonely. Looking at photos my Dad sent of the newest renovations that...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Every day is just the same broken record. Get up, see my mum off to work, and spend the day at home alone. I try to keep myself busy by gardening, getting some decorating done or...
    blvckhvart blvckhvart 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    My name is Jiuan. I'm 18 years old and an upcoming sophomore in college. And this is why I need $10,000. (It's a long story so sit tight) I graduated from East Central High School...
    jmou jmou 18-21, F a week ago

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    All my life I’ve stuck up for her, well she is my mother after all. There must be something decent about her otherwise why did she have me? My sister has always treated her with...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 Jun 26

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    hi guys. There are a thousand of thing in my head. I want to tell all that to a person whom I can trust who would keep my secrets safe. but sadly there's no one whom I can tell . I...
    Midnight364 Midnight364 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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    God, I’m so tired... 12:26 am. The sound of my own breathing is annoying me and I can’t sleep. Every little twitch and itch feels like a spider taking a stroll cross my arm...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    I cannot forget what others have done to me in the past. I don't necessarily keep beating them over the head with it like others do, but I also sure that the decision to keep me...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M Jun 25

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    Well I first started this during my college, the last year to be precise. I have had few friends who used to be glued to mobile with their girl friends whole night, and I used to...
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Today is too late; how long do we have to wait? Oh no, I think she knows; that's why I can't let go. I feel this burning inside, a feeling that no one should know. This could be so...
    EmbracetheInfinite EmbracetheInfinite 18-21, F Jun 24

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