I Sometimes Can't Find the Words to Say What I Mean

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    Words Don't Adequately Define The Abstract

    It's not that I struggle to find the words to say what I want to say...it's that there often aren't concrete words to describe the abstract emotions and feelings that are within me. I have a high level of emotional intelligence about myself, which is ironic given the fact that I...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2010


    I couldn't think of the word "referral" yesterday.  I wanted to say referrence.  This happens to me all the time, more so when I am upset/stressed.  When I was at my last psychiatrist appointment, this was so bad that I was stuttering!
    Sncats Sncats
    26-30, T
    Jul 22, 2009

    I Always Can Find All the Words

    I know all the words really lol, and have no difficulties expressing myself or my thoughts at all. There are MANY THINGS however ABOUT WHICH WORDS DO NOT EXIST YET. And maybe for the better.
    Thought1 Thought1
    1 Response Jun 28, 2009

    It's Hard.

    You know those special moments between you and your prey, when they're an inch from death, awaiting your final, sentencing blow that never comes and they're forced to just bleed to death?  It's in those moments that it becomes difficult to express just how precious our time...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2009


    Uhm.   Aah.   I know what I want to say but I just don't seem to be able to find the correct words to truly express my thoughts and/or feelings exactly .  I often use songs and lyrics instead.   And hope the message gets across. ...
    psyko psyko
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2009


    Sometimes,I struggle,Can't find the words,Say what I mean,Beat about the bush,Trying to get through,Still,In the end,There's always a way.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Nov 12, 2011


    Both in real life and on the internet. I've never been good at getting my feelings across. I don't know how to explain what I'm thinking. I know the gist of what I want to say, but I don't know how to put it into words to make others understand my point of view. Heck, I even have...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    Sometimes I Get Paranoid

    Sometimes I just try and say things with music.
    YBlah YBlah
    1 Response Jan 9, 2013

    Not Good At Words

    I am very shy and not good at talking. Normally I prefer to bottle up my feelings in front of people. Every time when I feel very emotional (frustrated, embarrassed, angry, anxious, depressed), I can't find the words to express myself. I either walk away without a word and...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2009

    This mostly happens when I'm upset,

    I can't find the words to explain anything because everything I'm going through is just feelings. It's hard to explain to somebody that you don't know what's wrong, and harder to explain how you feel sick, narrow throated, and heavy eyed - because it's never the right...
    qwernia qwernia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014


    Usually when it comes to my own emotions I can relate them as clear as a summer sky.Lately though it has seemed like I can't quite get what I want to say out.I don't know if it's because I can't identify the words,the feelings,the reaction I want.I can't seem to gauge...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2010

    True, Sometimes I Cant Find the Words...

    Sometimes i cant find words, but many times, i want to so badly say something that it comes out all wrong from my mouth and then too i get it... real bad Funny how words play such an important part in our lives and especially how we goof up when speaking with our loved ones, on...
    georshar georshar
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2009

    Tomorrow I am getting my youth conditional

    caution from the Police, for a crime I committed unknowingly. I am so nervous,,, but happy because a huge worry is finally going off my chest; and I am my getting a criminal record but I feel like I shouldn't be very thankful for that because its really just simple justice to be...
    taytay1401 taytay1401
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    ...Just Dont Know Why...

    ...Especially recently, its hard for me to say the things that are going on in my head, about one person in particular, i think theres just too many things going on in there to get it all out at once, and yet they all seem to try and make their way out at the same time...
    mi25ke mi25ke
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2009

    So a friend of mine asked me how to be a hatter,

    with my vast knowledge and my witts, I couldn't even come up with a proper answer. First I have to say what a Hatter is: Someone who goes in life wandering and wondering, someone who knows it is not the clothes, nor the car, nor the objects we posses that makes us who we are...
    madhatter22 madhatter22
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    Kinda Annoying.

     Its to do with the way i think. i dont really think in emotions and words, i think in colours and in sounds so when it comes to getting my ideas or the way i feel out its next to impossible. This gets me in trouble at school when i am asked about my idea or feeling...
    SuperRobotMonkeyTeam SuperRobotMonkeyTeam
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2009


    I'm constantly at a loss of words. For some reason when I'm talking, my mind decides to crap out on me. So then the next best thing is to point and pretend like I'm saying something, and maybe snap my fingers a few times. I feel like such an idiot because I knew what I...
    immaheidi immaheidi
    18-21, F
    Jul 22, 2009

    Lost In Translation

    I get so frustrated when I'm trying to tell people something and it's just not connecting.  I get frustrated with myself when I'm trying to express something through words and find myself sugar-coating it.  Sometimes I know it's my fault, that I'm not just...
    JimmyTheBull JimmyTheBull
    18-21, M
    Jun 28, 2009

    But I Belive People Know

     i lose words,forget how to spell.but i think my freinds and family know what i am struggling to tell them.it is ine of those things with these learning disabilities.but hey,it just means i have to be creative in order for people to get it.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Aug 9, 2009

    Frustration At It's Best

    I have been diagnosed with PTSD, from my upbringing and then continuing to my ex husband. We were married 22 1/2 years, so between the two, that was the majority of my live. I am even on SSDI for PTSD. I now believe after so many med's and so much happening in my life, my problem...
    Snuglebunny Snuglebunny
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2009

    So Tonight I Have A Song To Say It For Me...

    Somebody to Love by Queen Can anybody find me somebody to love? Each mornin' I get up I die a little Can barely stand on my feet Take a look in the mirror and cry Lord what you're doing to me I have spent all my years in believin' you But I just can't get no relief, Lord...
    kes36 kes36
    22-25, F
    Jul 23, 2012

    What Can I Say?

     my mom is in terrible pain.and i hear her say that she wished she was dead,then she would not hurt so bad.i try to comfort her.and tell her it will be ok.but really,she knows and i know it will only get worse.i find it harder to find encouraging words.i see her pain.and in...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2009

    Even harder to sing them.

    I just need to write one good song, just to get some form of closure.
    KmKiero KmKiero
    18-21, M
    Oct 15, 2015

    Words Are Sometimes Not Enough...

    But, I will always try...my friends. I love you, I need you, I willl not leave you. I want to hold you forever.  
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2009

    I Have A Verbal Glitch!

    This is one of the reasons I LOVE EP. I can write my feelings and opinions. I express myself best in the written word. On the other hand, I'm not as eloquent verbally. I say the wrong words or in the wrong sequence or it just doesn't come out right. I think I have a glitch in my...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    6 Responses Oct 28, 2009
    Hartini Hartini
    26-30, F
    Dec 5, 2014
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