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I Know That Words Hurt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When you just wanna say: Excuse me,

    but does this smell like chloroform to you? That.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 2 Responses 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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    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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    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 days 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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 22

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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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    People, stop making your children into little pansies.
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 2 days ago

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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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    Most people wouldn't understand and I don't expect you too. No one knows I hurt myself not even my closest friends, I only punch myself in the ribs and punch walls and throw...
    heyapple69 heyapple69 66-70, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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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 Jul 17

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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 Jul 22

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    Tonight I write the saddest words How I loved him, God I loved him Tonight I am without him, Tonight I do not read his words There is no electricity to light up my room That...
    Liberty21 Liberty21 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    I would like to impart some pearls of wisdom, but the young don't listen the middle aged know it all, and the older ones just don't care..! So my final words will be " thank...
    faceily faceily 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    My last words for real would be "Mom I Love you"
    ClassicLady ClassicLady 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I hate letting people know when they've hurt me..I don't want to show them my weaker side I would rather walk away for good and shut the door behind me than offer an explanation
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs 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...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    When I was 17, I got pregnant with my oldest. He was a premature baby, so I got little to hardly any time to bond with him the first 3 months of his life. I spent 6 days a week...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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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 Jul 22

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    me, the writer.. lost for words... so I will keep it short... She died today, at noon... surrounded by her family.. she went peacefully... as I sit and stare at the keys... I...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F 1 Response 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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    I hand just split up with my girlfriend of a few years and felt very vulnerable. The night before I had stayed up late playing computer games and smoking weed, something that often...
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    This would have to be one of the hardest things for me to do. Sometimes when people give me compliments, I think they're lying. It's not their fault, it's just somethingI have to...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Tenacity... “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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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 Jul 21

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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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    This has been haunting me for six months now. I can't stop thinking about it. It never stops hurting... I had not been married for more then a week. My wife and I had gotten...
    Glasswalker Glasswalker 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    They really are! Even though they are just words they can hurt like a B! It's crazy how we don't even know how much words can Do! But words are also powerful in making a point...
    Kdespite5 Kdespite5 18-21, F 2 days ago

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