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I Know Pain

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    Pain is not an emotion I know Yet it's all I

    know I can't feel it Nor can I heal it It happens all the time For me, it's all I know I've experienced first hand a fathers abuse Yeah, sometimes it hurt But I grew numb to the pain I've witness my mother cry And every time I wanted to die That's all in the past now But...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    24/7

    “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.” - Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Boys...

    So ok i liked a boy named Austin. He is your typical guy but for some reason i started to really like him. So in our junior year in highschool i constantly saw him staring at me and wanting to talk to me. He put his name into my phone with hearts by it. I just rolled my eyes but...
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F Oct 27, 2013

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    We are old friends, pain

    and I. We go way back to the beginning of my life. Physical, emotional, mental, soul wrenching sadness, it's all the same. Pain is the only constant in my life, the only thing that is always there and never leaves. I don't want to be in pain but I can't even imagine how my life...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I Dont Want To Go On

    I'm misserable with the life I have now and when I found this website I thought people would actually understand me. Most of the people here don't and make the worst answers. I just don't want to live in a place were I'm not wanted and people don't take me seriously.
    et1432 et1432 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    It's The Kid On The Block That Won't Stop Knocking On My Door.

    I try to tell it to leave me alone, but it won't. So my only choice is to laugh at it and taunt it to give me more. Here's what that kid named pain has given me so far- Bone fusion surgery in my wrist 20+ car accidents as a passenger. Head-on, rear-ended, t-bone, rolling, 7 car...
    DesmoCp DesmoCp 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    Chivalry Is Not Dead.

    Hello, what follows is the story of why I live a life of depression, why I joined the Military, why I have troubles trusting women. It's a love story. I was 14 years old, and I met a girl. She was, and is, the most beautiful girl I have ever met in my life. We were friends for...
    CaptainBrokenHeart CaptainBrokenHeart 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Love Never Dies

    I do my best to forget everything about her. I try to forget not out of want, but out of need. It's been a while since my mind last drifted on the clouds and found her shining like the morning sun in the depths of my writhing soul. It seems like there's always a trigger to it...
    Santos2Jew Santos2Jew 18-21, M Aug 25, 2013

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    That Feeling...

    That painful feeling when you first wake up your heart drops to pit of your stomach..you dread the day ahead of you because you don't want to deal with pain..if you could sleep through the pain you would..because when you're sleep it's the only time you don't think about who or...
    smilewhenitrains smilewhenitrains 22-25 Aug 11, 2013

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    Tired Of It

    I mean, a lot of things hurt, you know? We've all had a at least a fiar share but sometimes I'm just tired of it. The injury that never goes away, it just stays with you, I mean me, forever. Pain that kind of creeps in a little at a time so I don't even notice it at first. But...
    GrieviousMischief GrieviousMischief 18-21, M Jul 16, 2013

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    Sal786 Sal786 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Emotional and Mental Pain When my mom left

    that was the most painful thing ever, losing my grandfather, when my boyfriend broke up with me, being stabbed in the back by ppl you thought were your friends, when people hate you for no reason but because they are jealous and envious, when people do obeah, hexes and spells on...
    Coolrocker Coolrocker 22-25, F Mar 12

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    Intimately Familiar

    I am quite familiar with pain. I know it very well for I've experienced all kinds. I feel like I should almost thank those who made it a life mission to defend and then betray me in abandonment or attempts at sabotage. In the comics, whenever Bruce Banner gets angry or hurt - he...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Apr 2, 2013

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    jackdahliamurder jackdahliamurder 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I can't do this anymore.

    I can't live anymore, it's too painful. After 9 years, all I want to do is lie down and never wake up. I have no one to help me and no one who cares. I can't do this on my own anymore. I feel like I'm in quick sand, sinking deeper and deeper, suffocating. My head feels like it...
    xXc93Xx xXc93Xx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I know pain so well that I don't remember what

    not having pain feels like.. Form finding out I had scoliosis, arthritis, to my father passing away, do be diagnosed with dyslexia.. I feel like the pain never stops.
    xgabbersx xgabbersx 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    It Hurts

    People say that I'm young that I couldn't possibly now wat true pain feels like. Well I can say this idk one other person that did cut and stopped that could face wat Iv faced without there blade. Iv been hurt in the past week and I cant take it anymore. I haven't cut yet but Iv...
    Lilwolf12 Lilwolf12 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    Mental. Physical. Emotional.

    You name it, I've probably felt it or been through it. I've loved. I've lost. I've seen death first hand. I've been hurt by people who were suppose to love me. **** happens. But I am still here.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 3

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    Have you ever felt as

    if your drowning. I feel as if my dad is more focused on my mother then us. I feel like I lost my father... That he loves and supports this other girl who is in collage. I feel as if I lost him.... My boyfriend who love so much. I feel as if he's slipping away.. I feel like...
    Cookiemonster1221 Cookiemonster1221 16-17, F Jan 9

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    Pain Has But One Acquaintance By Emily Dickinson

    Pain has but one Acquaintance And that is Death -- Each one unto the other Society enough. Pain is the Junior Party By just a Second's right -- Death tenderly assists Him And then absconds from Sight.
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    I Survived.

    As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I know the feeling of pain, but I survived. As an only child growing up on a large isolated farm with alcoholic parents that would leave me alone on weekends, I learned to survive on my own at an extremely early age. Our nearest...
    KingSnarky KingSnarky 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    How I Am

    Why is it that I can take quite a bit of physical pain before it becomes too much, yet the emotional pain is excruciatingly hard....even the the tiniest bit cuts right through me.
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I can't take it anymore, does anyone understand, no one knows that all of my worst nightmares have come true. How much suffering can one person take. I miss you dad grandma papa...
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    I'm fairly insecure and tend having a hard to feeling confident as a gay man when the stereotype of being attractive is held upon us...I want to be attractive,have a great body,and...
    RakeusG RakeusG 18-21, M a week ago

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    oh the battle with the body has been a living nightmare from hell as you all know so well. I have so many physical problems, I just get that look from the doctors. urggg So I have...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    I think a lot about how much better my life would be if/when my fiancé would commit suicide. She suffers from CRPS which causes her to feel burning pain 24/7 and after 2 years...
    WishThingsWereBetter WishThingsWereBetter 31-35, M 1 Response 35 mins ago

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    Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see... That suicide is painless it brings on many changes and I...
    Greywlf Greywlf 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Pain Pain is what we get. pain is there just waiting for Us. It sneaks around waiting it sneaks around watching It can tell when we are at our most vulnerable. It strikes...
    Greywlf Greywlf 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Physical pain is something that I can see, therefore I know given time the scars or bruises will go away. But emotional pain, I know it's there but I don't know what to do. No...
    AriannaG AriannaG 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My battle with chronic pain goes back 18 years to my first attack of acute hemorrhaging pancreatitis - a disease caused in my case by gall stones that blocked my pancreatic duct...
    ericgaudion ericgaudion 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    A painter from Maysel, West Virginia, Ronald Ravesky is acknowledged for his landscape paintings. His art work is a perfect blend of creative expressions, colors and fabulous ideas...
    ronald01 ronald01 22-25, M Apr 10

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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    How I wish I could. :( It's been almost a week the first time I joined on EP and since then, I started knowing numerous experiences of people (that captured my heart) coming from...
    MissPurple912 MissPurple912 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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    Are you very upset on your back pain? As more and more body problems,such as back pain,joint pain and so on I think everyone always wants to have a healthy body. So we should do to...
    mbtshoes2011 mbtshoes2011 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Wearing a heavy book bag has finally caught up to me. Since I moved off campus, I have to bring all my books with me for the day, and it gets pretty heavy but I'm use to it. The...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Different moods have different pain though. I'm not suicidal or anything. When I'm riding my bike, I crash. Sometimes I get road rash or sometimes I slip a pedal and get a...
    goofybmxerdan goofybmxerdan 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    To persuade means to convince someone to do something, to coerce them into doing what you would like them to do. Sometimes it may be selling a product, you offer the advantages...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I was diagnosed with DDD in 2004. They also found a bulging cervical disk. I was told that I needed a fusion from C3 to C5. I had that done in December of 2004. A month into...
    ChicagoSparky ChicagoSparky 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I met someone about 4 months ago. I was single for almost two years. I dated someone for about 7. It was intense and unhealthy, and although I have moved on,I wont lie sometimes...
    allthebeautifulthings allthebeautifulthings 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ronald Raevsky is a landscape painter from Maysel, West Virginia. He started painting at a very young age and he was just 8 years old when he completed his first painting. He grew...
    ronald01 ronald01 22-25, M Apr 10

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    ~Everyone has wounds, some just cope with them better~ The pain is in everyone, some just find a way to replace it. I have become an expert in this. I am sensitive. Actually, I...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I know it's the reason that tells me I'm still alive, it's better than feeling nothing. I know it's real, it's existence is filled with meaning. No living being can escape it, as...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F Mar 24

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    The whole thing is shot, or so it seems... I damaged my knee skiing a long time ago and sustained a hip injury while rock climbing. Now many years later the knee, hip, bursitis...
    epjoni epjoni 56-60, T Mar 20

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    Slaying souls, danse macabre >From within and still unscarred I stand alone and solemn as thy distant lights frey to death And all around fore none as demon shall be found Out...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    I fell on ice in November 2013 and ever since then my knee has had a dull pain on the right side of my kneecap. It is weak and hurts more when I walk up and down stairs. It also...
    username1230 username1230 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...