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I Think Words Can Heal Or Wound

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    Painful - Nothing can hurt me more than a few select words. Growing up I was subjected to violence on a daily basis - the bruises healed, the pain subsided from cuts and...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    The Power Of Words -
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    Western Washington Weather News Casters (my Minority) - I'm a person who hates the Clear and Sunny Days. Loves Storms and Winter like conditions of the Weather. Hates...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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    I Have Felt Both - I know because I have been on both ends, receiving and dishing them out and I know the pain I have caused in moments of anger. Now i simply strive to not have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2011

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    Yes - Words can have a significant effect on people, I know. I was put down verbally at home and school growing up and nearly commited suicide just so it would stop.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    Words - Words,They can heal,Or wound,Depending,What's said,Ads to effect,Use 'em wisely,That's my advice.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 5, 2011

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    Seeen The Destruction They Bring - I have for many and many years seen the torment and hurt words have on a person...since counseling people in my early 20 to even now..... the...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Oct 1, 2011

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    I love the lyrics! It makes me stronger as a person... http://youtu.be/o8pQLtHTPaI The Story -by Brandi Carlile All of these lines across my face Tell you the story of who I am...
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    I can't get this song out of my head. ❤️ http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c7NLq5Soq_E "Everybody Knows" It gets harder everyday, but I can't seem to shake the pain. I'm trying to...
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    Lyrics in my appinion can say anything better then words.
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    rg93 rg93 18-21, F Mar 27

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    KLMKitten KLMKitten 31-35, F Mar 28

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    KLMKitten KLMKitten 31-35, F Mar 20

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    Oh, what if the whole world finds you waiting Oh, as it can so long now have Oh, I thought you knew that I'd be coming The way you move, a foreign groove, at night I could never...
    ILuvMusic229 ILuvMusic229 13-15, F Mar 21

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    You feel like you're falling backwards Like you're slippin' through the cracks Like no one would even notice If you left this town and never came back You walk outside and all...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I remember there was an quote about this. But I don't think it's 100% true. Just because someone is smart and they're supposed to be able to know about everything and having that...
    vialeivia vialeivia 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I believe reason is innate-- we are all born with it. Some of us reason scientifically, some of us reason spiritually, some of us reason philosophically. . . but we all reason...
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    i am blessed with that..to me its great that i can read eyes of some one...it give u information about following person that what is transferring from his/her heart comes out from...
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    They can help me read body language. But that's rare. I hardly ever make eye contact and even if I do it's brief. People who look into my eyes typically expect me to them something...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I know that helping is supposed to be an unquestionable good. But not all help is well recieved, necessary, or even well meant. Asking for help is so hard when you dont know if...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not an ******* I just don't give a **** a lot.
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    Say something - a great big world and Christina Aguilera
    Dancingsaxophonist Dancingsaxophonist 13-15, F Mar 20

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    Come As you are As you were As I want you to be As a friend As a friend As an old enemy Take your time Hurry up The choice is your Don't be late Take a rest As a friend...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F Mar 22

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    And I am done with my graceless heart So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart 'Cause I like to keep my issues drawn It's always darkest before the dawn -Shake it out...
    Sexygoddess13 Sexygoddess13 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Hello dawn. It's good to be. I had a love, but little luck. I don't bleed any more 'cause my heart's been crushed. And now I'm free - lucky me.
    Dove9 Dove9 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Who knew that my heart could ever bruise You see this scar here on my chest I'm hurting and he don't even care 4 am < Melanie Fiona >
    Sexygoddess13 Sexygoddess13 18-21, F Mar 23

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    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Mar 28

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    Count on nobody and no one will let you down -tsunami bomb
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F Mar 30

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXe5Xj91J4Q Beautiful lyrics.... "I Don't Wanna Love Somebody Else"- A Great Big World Oh, I built a world around you Oh, you had me in a dream, I...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Apr 1

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    Sometimes the best way to say something is to not say it at all.
    StuklegiousRose StuklegiousRose 22-25, F Apr 3

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    'I'm alone and I feel empty God, I'm torn apart inside'
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F a week ago

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    I know you heard my cry for help, I know you heard I was going through hell, I know you heard I was losing my mind, I know you heard it was a matter of time❤️🎧
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Seriously though, the world would be so dry without laughter... And inappropriate jokes.
    AyeItsKat AyeItsKat 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Lets tell little secrets: I take my iPad to the bathroom, hehehe😁 Now you...!
    Dayse10 Dayse10 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I often remind myself that it's not always necessary to speak. I always ask: will this uplift or tear down a person's spirit? And I learn.
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I mean, I'm not perfect, but I'm far from stupid as well. Awake and aware.
    Alexdrunkunc Alexdrunkunc 18-21 Mar 18