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I Laugh to Cover the Pain

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    BUAHAHA... - ok, that laugh jst sounds evil..lol.. I look for laughter or try and make others laugh. Both on EP and here. It's way better than medications, it's free, you make...
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    At Work And At Home - i make up jokes or laugh just to force a smile. i don't want anyone except E knowing that i am in that much pain . but sometimes you just have  put on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2010

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    Laughter - When people make jokes about me, i try to laugh it off to show it doesn't bother me. when really in the inside it hurts alot and i am getting mad. I don't want to show...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    Only Two Shoulders - Yeah, I joke about him, but it really hurts. He left me not 3 weeks ago after finding out he'd gotten me pregnant. I'll get over him, but right now it hurts...
    Ringwraith Ringwraith 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Wer Are My Meds? - I need a high dosage of laughter.. I need it now.. No weed for me.. though pretty easy to find.. I think I'll go look for my Ace Ventura impersonator buddy. Wer...
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    Everyday.... - everyday i laugh to hide the pain, weather it be physicall pain, or emotional pain, there is usually some kind of pain there, and i very rarely will show it in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    Pretend - i laugh , i smile, i wear my happy face, people ask how r u? i smile n say am fine, but inside am dieing, am crieng, i cover the pain. noone really seems to see how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    Heh Heh Heh...ouch. - lol...(i hate that word now) my friend and i were skate bording. we were in my faveriote skate park. there was a big ramp i had defeated several times. my...
    FalconPawnch2000 FalconPawnch2000 31-35, F Aug 8, 2011

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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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    It may seem odd to people to see and hear others laugh randomly out of the blue. I do not always do this but I do sometimes laugh out loud about something I remembered witnessing...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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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    I am feeling pretty happy these days and overall have good days but there are sometimes those bad days when I feel down...which is not often but when Im down I can still smile and...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F a week ago

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    So I expect others to be able to laugh when I make fun of them too. This is mean I know, but why so serious? I can laugh at myself because it's the only cure for pain. If you'd...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I love drawing......its the one thing that even when I so sad I can still grab a pencil and draw. I have to draw to keel my feelings from going overboard otherwise I wouldn't be...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I was walking back to my apartment from class during the winter with a friend. We started to walk over some ice; I didn't think much of it as I had walked over this particular...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    A hobo (wanderer) comes up to the front door of a neat looking farmhouse and raps gently on the door. When the farm owner answers, the hobo asks him, "Please, sir, could you give...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Mar 26

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    I've been sick and I've been tired Of faking all my smiles Seems as though its come to this It feels all like a lie Every time I look within There's chaos no respite All the walls...
    Eli678 Eli678 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So this is my life. I'm a very shy girl and I was happy until I was 9. After what happened when I was 9, my life became very bad and painful. And then I wanted to suicide. But...
    DarkEmoAngel06 DarkEmoAngel06 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    This is easily one of my favourite jokes. (cracks knuckles) No pressure, then. One clear-skied evening, Sherlock Holmes and the trusty Dr John Watson were camping, presumably...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 5 days ago

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    I love to laugh. I laugh. I giggle. I am so easily amused. Its so fun to really laugh and not just some polite phony laugh either. I really laugh, its my trademark. I love to smile...
    aprylshowers330 aprylshowers330 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I need a good laugh, I mean a good laugh that is contagious and makes you cry. My uncle started living with my parents and I, he laughs all the time and doesn't even try to filter...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be ashamed of laughing as a kid, my older cousin was so funny and would make me laugh so much. I couldn't stop! But, once when I couldn't stop thinking of something funny...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 5 days ago

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    Im Weird! And I DONT CARE! So I have several weird laughs idk y but i do. One of them is a normal laugh, This only happens when i think something is really funny its basically "LOL...
    AMcC12 AMcC12 13-15, F Mar 25

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    My friend Graeme has been friends with a kid named Justin since first grade. Recently they've had a bit of a falling out. Justin is the most arrogant person you've ever met, and...
    hatandboots10 hatandboots10 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I found out that life sometimes isn't perfect the hard way via various encounters i've had with people who just wanted to see me suffer or just used me for the purpose of laughing...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 28

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    Yes I love to laugh and makes others laugh even if its at my own expense. I have on many occasions told the guys I work with that if they are going to make fun of me then they...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    ITS THE ONLY PAIN I LIKE!!!!! lol
    Samcoyou Samcoyou 13-15, M Apr 5

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    There are lots of reasons why I might laugh in an inappropriate time. It might some silly thought that pops into my head, that I personally find HILARIOUS (although I'm not sure...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I laugh a lot. There is hardly a day that I go without laughing. I'm pretty frank so what I say sometimes can be considered as sarcastic but people often laugh at what I do or say...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I think laughter is a cure, a cure in a form that we can hardly even begin describe. Moods can change like weather because of Laughter, laughter is a great thing. I always enjoy...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    It invokes a certain happiness deep in me knowing I brightened someone's day, it's just a wonderful feeling. I bought one of those unicorn masks and wore it to several different...
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Laughter boosts our immune system.It protects the heart.Laughing with others is better than laughing alone.No wonder laughter clubs are becoming popular. :)
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    No one makes me laugh harder than me because I am hilarious and the best ^w^ Hector: Your also modest ~_~ Quite modest actually o_O Brain: Hey that's my line ^_^' Hector: too bad I...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Mar 28

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    I laughed at the worst possible time. I was 30 years old at the time and my in-laws were over for dinner and we were sitting on the couch watching TV and a commercial that I hadn...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M Mar 29

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    Ahah, yeee, I too love to laugh. xD I'm an optimistic person and good emotions are better than to cry. I hate to cry. I wouldn't love to have events because of which I could have...
    Korsika Korsika 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Me: By the time you had done it I had finished all I needed to do and walked from my house to here. Friend1: Well, because I was waiting for you to stop minging about! Friend2: To...
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 13-15, M Apr 4

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    I think I annoy people because I laugh so much. I don't care though, there's no way I'm going to try to laugh LESS. I love a good laugh.
    justsayyes2 justsayyes2 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Laughing is what keeps my life going. People usually think I'm on drugs b/c I laugh so much. But no, I just love laughing and find most things funny.
    nordicgirl nordicgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I've been feeling a little down lately with all that it's going on in my life. Leave it to a 7 year old to make me laugh and brighten my day. We took our dogs out for a walk (we...
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    It is when you laugh I love you most Your head thrown back Green eyes shining No It has got to be your eyes When you are happy That is when I love you most The sparkle in...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 28

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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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    I was at my grandma's funeral, and while I was distraught by the death of one of my favorite people on this planet, the lady behind me just kept saying "yes lord" over and over and...
    cjkord cjkord 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm a married woman, and my three best friends are male. One has been my bud since high school, another has been my friend since college. My third male best friend always makes...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    who doesn't love to laugh? It is healthy for the body and it makes everything better. I love the feeling of laughing so hard my tummy almost feels like bursting, and I can't even...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I want to laugh more, but I don't know how anymore. And I've gotten do good at faking a laugh so no one sees, that I don't know what my real laugh sounds like anymore.
    Kat51 Kat51 18-21, F 1 day ago