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I Know That Words Hurt

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 16-17, F Jun 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    In disagreements, fight fairly.

    No name calling(, you dickweed).
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Do not argue with an idiot.

    He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 13

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Even though I know it hurts it hasn't stopped me wanting to have a special person in my life it's just stopped me from ever letting myself like someone and I think that is hurting...
    AmberFenning AmberFenning 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    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 Jul 25

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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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    When it comes to love,i believe humans did not evolve to live together more than the time needed for the offsprings to be raised.Thats why long-term relationships take a lot of...
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    People, stop making your children into little pansies.
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M Jul 28

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    I have been judge so many times just for be black. I have been told that I won't amount to any thing, I'm just a waste of space, and so many more hurtful thing. The saying "sticks...
    Frannyj Frannyj 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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 2 Responses Jul 30

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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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    I accidentally read words written by someone I care about a lot to someone he cared about a lot in the past. It was years ago when these messages were sent, but it still affects me...
    XxTINYAZNxX XxTINYAZNxX 18-21, F Aug 6

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    "You Promised" She was crying out my name Standing in the driveway Little bare feet wearing her cotton dress in my way I still see the rain chasing tears down her face It was...
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F Aug 7

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    I don't know if I should answer him "yes", because I don't know which is which, is it because I love him or pity him? I don't even know what should I feel about him right now...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 4 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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    The island‘s shores are rocky but Previous Skuli is especially made to get us as near to the islands as feasible due to its shallow draught. When we arrive on the islands we...
    Burtctk215 Burtctk215 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Silence can speak louder than a scream or shrieking cry, a dream can take you higher than the stars up in the sky. Words can't tell you everything that you need to hear, and only...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F Aug 7

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    I was cold, and unattached from the world. I did not want to love anyone. Then I met him. He made me feel a way I can not even describe. How do you articulate something so perfect...
    ThatsSuze ThatsSuze 22-25 1 Response Jul 31

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    I just wanted to let you know that I've never want to let you go... But I did say that I give up a couple weeks ago and we haven't talk for more than 2 weeks. It's not the longest...
    Areddreamgirl Areddreamgirl 26-30, F Aug 5

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    :L Me and my step brother have had a very complicated relationship (romantic/sexual) in the past, but it stopped (please look at my other posts for further details on that)Anyway a...
    OtakuGirl911 OtakuGirl911 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I question myself of why I use EP. To get my emotions out? To help other people? To just get the words out of my head that I have to say? I guess all three of those things are...
    SpecialKind SpecialKind 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The past few years we've been through a lot - there have been tears and smiles, cries of joy, and cries of pain - there's been so much! Life has been one heck of a roller coaster...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 Jul 23

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    I am under the impression that all men are the same or at least most of them are..They say and do things that **** you off to the point that you want to literally slap them for...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Trigger Warning I like carving words because to me it hurts more. I am not making random slashes across my legs. It's a different kind of pain that I have found myself become...
    DontCallMeSunshine DontCallMeSunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I dont hate you... I dont dislike you either. I guess i miss you.. Sounds silly huh? You had a way with ur words.. U said things that made those words come to life and it just...
    TilDeathDoUsApart TilDeathDoUsApart 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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