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I Sometimes Wish I Could Just Run Away

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    I often walk to the next town over with my dog, tempted to just keep going and never come back. If I had somewhere else to go, I'd go there. What I would absolutely love right...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Sometimes I think just hopping a freight train and going wherever it took me might be a really great idea.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    HelloMaji HelloMaji 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Running Away Is Easy, Coming Back Is Hard. - I've run. Gotten in my car and driven down roads I didn't know just to get as far away as I could. South, then west. Drove for hours...
    MinxyVixen MinxyVixen 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    I almost did for good but my sister followed me so I brought her back and I got caught and they made me talk to the cops on the "dangers" of running away...
    xosydneeox xosydneeox 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I was right. It broke. I break everything.
    girlgirlgirl0123 girlgirlgirl0123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    When ... -  I wish I could run away when I do something embarassing in the public like fart or sth like that lol
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 16 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    I run away... Into my imagination, then out into reality. Cheers to your re-all-ity, and may you re-all it the ways you want it.
    manavie manavie 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I just want to run away from all the pain and hurt all the people I love have caused me. I'd run away to a place where no one knows me and start again. Forget everybody and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 8

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    .. - At the moment, there is nothing that I wish more than just running away from this place, running away from home and going to a place where no one knows me and have some peace...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I can't wait till I'm 18! I can finally leave and nobody can question me. If I leave now, my parents will just call the police and I'll have to face the embarrassment of being...
    JustThatNobody JustThatNobody 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    where is the fun of living?
    dairyoflife dairyoflife 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    If I cant run, I want to scream. I want to scream but I cant find my voice. I ****** my life up by ruining what mattered to me the most. I cant take it back. What's done is done. I...
    SirenofScarlet SirenofScarlet 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    My mother doesn't even treat me as if I was her child . I feel like running non stop , but Itd only make things worse . I just want to give up
    Alaskuh Alaskuh 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Don't Wanna (runaway Alone) - Runaway. Fallen hard. Too many times. Wish i could fly away from my past Honestly hate this life Why can't you see it the way i do? Life holds so...
    DarkAngel24 DarkAngel24 13-15, F Oct 14, 2012

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    Not Again - I can't believe I'm in this spot again.   The desire to get in my car and drive to anywhere but here is strong.  I want to start over with a clean...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 20 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    Just run away never go back.. Never let them find me.. get on with my life.. After my exams...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F Apr 8

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    And Never Return - Bleh. =/ Life gets so hectic at times that I think it’ll never come right. Family, friends, school… it gets too much. I’d run off alone...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    Exactly how I feel right now :/
    Floralthings Floralthings 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Sometimes when I'm walking to school, or walking anywhere in general, i get this almost euphoric feeling. It makes me want to keep walking. To not make that left or right turn to...
    Kittenfire Kittenfire 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    No one pays attention to me, I'm suicidal and I have a lot of bs right now, so I might do it
    XDeathTheKidx XDeathTheKidx 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I sometimes wish I was born free of responsibilities. Leave everything behind and travel places. Do whatever comes your way. Earn your bread. Move on. *sigh if only it was so easy...
    deepomen deepomen 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I Ran Away To Under The Kitchen Table.... - So I have been extremely unhappy lately and yesterday i got so angry with someone i love that i finally decided to just run.....just not...
    narnialilly narnialilly 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Jump The Fence - sometimes I want to run far far away and never look back run out on my life to another world a different place creating a new identity nothing at...
    alexus004 alexus004 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    Dreading This Weekend - I'm feeling so melancholy and unable to deal with the long holiday weekend or the parties. At least my work distracts me from this feeling and gives me a...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Fed Up - I get so tired of constantly having to measure up to all the random preferences of different people. Tired of people only seeing things from their perspective and...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    A Dream Come True - I never could... but I have wished to have the courage to run away many times... I think Tom Petty said it best: Wildflowers You belong among the wildflowers...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 10 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    I've ran away.. Now what to do? Guess I'd better return and face the music!
    swtorrey27 swtorrey27 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    Stay One More Day. - Every. Day. I don't though. One of these days, I'm just going to up and leave...
    marinesgirl96 marinesgirl96 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    just like the title says, darn it would be great just to drop everything and run...start a new life in a small town maybe a new name....and then....back to reality as my desk phone...
    funkyphil1974 funkyphil1974 36-40, M Mar 5

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    I Wish - I cant. I'm too young, no money, no place to run to. I just want out of here. Theres got to be a way
    teena4u269 teena4u269 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    I might be a bit old to run away, but if I get laid off from my current job I'm going to sell my life and run away.
    FatAlly FatAlly 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    That'S Me - I always wish I can just pack my things move away change my name and hope for the best
    unforgettable77 unforgettable77 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    I want to start fresh with my family!
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Through thick and thin, there's always an outline on my skin. Beaten to purple and blue, sometimes I wish I ran when I had the chance. But I don't care, it's all over now. My world...
    SnobsBeBitches SnobsBeBitches 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    If I did I'd take my closest friends with me, cuz I know some of them would want to run away too
    Mousetronaut Mousetronaut 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Just want to run and keep running and never look back. Never question why I did! Just live on my own find a man who loves me for me and reminds me of nothing like my father...
    Tryingtohide Tryingtohide 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 3

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    Taxi! - Out beyond our ideas of right doing and wrong doing is a field. I'll meet you there. x
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    I just need to vent. I hate having the same old routine every weekend. My husband and I have recently moved for the 2nd time in a year. He just went off about getting the house...
    Cheeks2014 Cheeks2014 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    I've thought of being in a big city, alone at night. Walking through boulevards, with eyes filled with glowing fascination. Appearing as if I am a lost person in a new world, ready...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I'm not unhappy with my life, to be honest I have a very loving family but sometimes I wonder what it would be like to just leave. Like in the middle of the night, just start...
    InfiniteEnd InfiniteEnd 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I Want To Leave Everything Behind - Well, like i said i've been in this blah mood for weeks, and just yesterday i was thinking what if i go?, what if i leave everything i know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    Sometimes I just wanna pack up my clothes, get in my car and drive till I'm far away and no one knows me, has any expectations of me.... I'd kind of like to disappear. Life with no...
    astarael0 astarael0 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    You can only be strong enough for so much, but then there comes a point where you just have to break.😔
    maryrom maryrom 31-35, F Feb 1

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    I wish I could run away somewhere very far from my family who doesn't care for me.Nobody supports me in anything.
    foxstormfactor foxstormfactor 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Where Would I Go?? - My first instinct when things start going wrong is to hide.  I do my daily "need to things", but afterward I just don't want to face anyone...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    I Wanna Feel That I'm Alive - It would be great to just run away.. away from my problems and stress and all the bad things that have happened lately.. but I know that its not...
    itsallmeee itsallmeee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    But I can't. Because I am sick and bedridden and I have no where to run to. :-(
    Karmacaughtme Karmacaughtme 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Fantasy - Yes - running away seems to be a frequent fantasy lately.   I know I won't do it, but I'm so sick of things the way they are.  I am not really unhappy, I am...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle 41-45, F 10 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    At the moment I just want to escape my life but in thinking that I stay for the very reasons I want to run away. I know the people who are making my life miserable are the ones who...
    ruby321 ruby321 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sometimes Life Brings You Down - not sure why cause i am a happy person. i just always wonder 'what if i'd have done this' or 'what if i'd have done that'. nothing...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    saying hi to all my friends haven't been on for while been away overseas by going overseas has made me a better and stronger person having a great time did me load of good Hey...
    Tigerlegend Tigerlegend 31-35, M Mar 3