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I Know That Words Hurt

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    Teaching Words

    The old saying is..."If you cannot say something nice don't say nothing at all! I am no stranger to the power of words... it's part of my craft. Words come to life. Be careful what you say. Mean what you say and say what you mean!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    For Sure

    Words hurt worse than anything ever....they hit harder than a fist,sting more than a slap,cut deeper than a razorblade....words go where violence can't go...they eat you from the inside out....words are like teeth,they eat my very flesh...and they drain the life out of me...they...
    MindyBear95 MindyBear95 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    Please Take 32 Seconds Of Your Life To Watch This...

    I am not asking okay, you need to watch this.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Word And Arrows

    The spoken word just like the arrow can never be redrawn! DrSoapbox 8/19/13
    DrSoapbox DrSoapbox 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Has anyone ever called you ugly

    and made fun of you just of how you look like? People are so mean...and it hurts ..really bad!!! Someone told me that I was ugly that it looked like I got ran over with a bike 72 times and hit me in the face with my ugly cheeks like how can somebody think I'm so ugly?? I don't...
    LolitaxLana LolitaxLana 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I Know Hurtful Words All To Well

    I have been married twice and both times it was abusive. The first was physical & emotional the second time it was emotional. I finally divorced 3 years ago & have been going it alone. It is much more peaceful alone. I literally wasted most of my live in bad relationships. I use...
    onnmyown onnmyown 51-55, F Nov 27, 2011

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    Understanding A Girl

    I didnt write this, but i think every guy should know this : To understand a Girl is really so much difficult.....! ! She says.. " I don't love you... " Her eyes.. say " I'm crazy about you.. ♥ .. " She says.. " I'm happy without you.. "Her eyes say.. " I'm nowhere without you...
    HakujitsuSeiten HakujitsuSeiten 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Why do words have to hurt

    so damn much? When are people gonna realize if they don't have anything nice to say, they should keep it to themselves?
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    My mum thinks I'm kidding

    when I say I want to end my life She encourages it as if I won't
    beccah1234 beccah1234 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    Of course they do, the effects are far more

    longer lasting than physical injuries, and can be more debilitating! I think this explains why I am so careful when I choose the words I say - I fully appreciate the impact they can have. And I'd never want to hurt anyone intentionally.
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    Bruises Go Away....

    Personally, since I have been a victim of both physical and emotional/verball abuse, I would much rather, have someone beat the crap out of me, leaving me an inch for death, than to say hurtful words. Bruises can go away, but words that scar your heart, can stay their for a life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Rather Be Beaten

    I would literally be physically pounded than be verbally abused.   Bruises on my body will heal fairly quickly...not so much the ones on my soul caused by cruel words.
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    The Girl With Many Names

    There is a girl who is so lost in this world. She looks through her tears to see a constant changing world. No one knows how much she is hurting on the inside. Most do not know that the "game" they like to play is killing her inside out. With every word said to her, ugly, fat...
    TearsBecomeSnow TearsBecomeSnow 16-17, F Jun 1, 2013

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    Sticks And Stones My Butt, Words Hurt Like Hell!

    Since i've been through both physical and emotional pain due to being hated by the so called 'cool kids' at school. I would rather be beaten half to death than have any more hurtful words thrown my way. There is so many reasons words are worse. Its easy to say "sticks...
    CGFE CGFE 16-17, F Mar 27, 2010

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    So very true the stupid saying sticks

    and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me Words hurt mad tmre
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F Feb 25

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    Sticks And Stones.... Baloney!

    I was brutally bullied most of the time I was in school, so I know very well how deeply a word can cut.  Even a casual comment can draw blood if it hits a sensitive spot.I'd rather be physically beaten; wounds to my body will heal faster than those made by words.
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Jul 10, 2011

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    Words Can Heal The Human Soul

    Words are very powerful. It takes a second to say things that take a life time to heal. Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. We all love to be right but its...
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Some People Just Dont Know

    Ive been called stupid, dumb, retarded. I honestly HATE the word retarded. My friend always called me stupid all the time because i have alot of "blonde" moments. . i dont really try to. Its just I learn things more slowly than others and most of the time i dont really get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    When you just wanna say: Excuse me,

    but does this smell like chloroform to you? That.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Details To Follow

    I need to get it all down in my head first.I've got to figure out what to say about this.What examples to choose.How much to reveal.Words are powerful weapons.They can be excellent teaching tools.I just need to do some planning and organizing.I'll be back to share soon.Love,Milky...
    milkynips milkynips 46-50, F Sep 24, 2011

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    'Be careful with your words.

    Once they are said, they can be only forgiven but not forgotten'. I had a so called friend who I thought I could trust. I was mentally abused by a family member, and I confided in her and told her everything. Eventually I stood up to my abuser, and told them enough is enough...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F Mar 5

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    Related Experiences

    I know Love is risky. You have so much to lose, but with the right person you can be really happy. I did not knew Love was this difficult. I never figured out myself and my...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    A little story about a heartbreak... She was in love with him. He did not love her back the same way. His presence made her fall in love with him more thinking he wanted to stay...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a type of person, who is hard to fall in love , but once i do, it will be really hard for me to move on.. Well there's a guy, he treated me like a princess, every girl loves...
    CamillaMillys CamillaMillys 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I know this from YEARS of experience
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jul 11

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    but they can ease in ur senses and make u loose ur mind in a positive way as well.... Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon, dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light, what...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F Jul 14

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    My powerful tool...my tongue is a sharp katana.I always use it responsibly because I can go really deep to what really matters.However,if I get to hear an a**hole touching my moral...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 8

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    Right now it feels like a deep punch in the guts...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Jul 10

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    I started crying today, thinking about my absent dad. I'm in his country, the whole reason I came was to come find him. The last time I saw him I was 15. He didn't recognize me...
    paolacastillo paolacastillo 26-30, F a week ago

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    Im not sure if its true. I was hurt all my life by several people. They werent unhappy, not all of them. The biggest emotional pain i had as my ex- boss female started to be rude...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It’s always about love. People fall in love. You fall in love. I fall in love. I have not found the real description of something that makes people fall. Something that makes...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I got hurt in my first relationship so I did not want to get hurt again. Instead I accidentally hurt someone else. I never meant for it to happen as I know how hard and painful it...
    fragilityelegance fragilityelegance 13-15, F 1 Response 48 mins ago

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    This is a big part of who I am. I never want to hurt anyone. I've always put that before myself, always watching what I say and how I react and do things so I don't hurt others. I...
    KilljoyTillTheEnd KilljoyTillTheEnd 16-17, F 46 mins ago

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    Words- they have the power to destroy. It amazes me how powerful words are. How they can make you feel and what they can make you do. My greatest pains and hurts come from words. I...
    WistfulSigh WistfulSigh 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    We met at an event.. A year ago .. If a year ago you would've told me that today I would've been crazy in love with that man I would've laugh at you .. And on top of that, I...
    muyakaa muyakaa 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Its "Thiri San," "Thiri" means "elegant" and "San" means "standard". In other words, "Standard at Elegancy."
    jaguarkuroclown jaguarkuroclown 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Can you forgive me again? I don't know what I said But I didn't mean to hurt you I heard the words come out I felt that I would die It hurt so much to hurt you Then you look at...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F Jul 15

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    they hurt me first. They always say the wrong things, they spit hateful words and the worst part is that they have no idea how much it hurts. They think they're being "helpful" by...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Harsh words can hurt. Makes me nuts to know that people "choose" to use harsh words knowing they can do damage more than they realize.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Jun 28

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    I hear your words of anger....your words of disappointment....I try to render them with my words of praise and apology....your words return with fire and ice, melting away of what...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 15

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    Every night at around 1 am my father comes to pick a fight with me. Wether it is just verbal or physical it is always terrible. This has now become routine whenever I'm not working...
    snowunderthestars snowunderthestars 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Basically how I felt about my best friend/now girlfriend involving her jerk ex boyfriend c: ~~~~~ You call me up, It's like a broken record Saying that your heart hurts That...
    Saudabell Saudabell 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    and he thought i would cry wtf? seriously the guy thinking he could call me names would make me whimper........ or the fact that he says i was abused as a child would make me...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    So going through a break up... I have an auto immune disorder and while I'm normal I get sick somewhat easier, and additionally get break outs sometimes caused by my body's hyper...
    Bayblood Bayblood 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I just don't know why everyone pick on each others and always make themselves like life centered when talk. I have had it for real as no one can go through a lot and even get...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I used to feel sad when he would use harsh words with me. Now I am numb to his words and they don't have the power to sting. He has hardened my heart. I miss the sting because at...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am scared I feel lost in crowded places and lonely no one asks if I'm okay so I don't tell, my secrets are drawn on my arms no words or pictures to show ,but its there to show no...
    angelmistake angelmistake 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I started working for my grandmother last week, to cover for another lady. My grandmother was thinking of hiring me to do the work full time anyways. I loved the idea of working...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 1 day ago

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