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I Think Words Can Heal Or Wound

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    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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    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 grazes, hair grew back from where it was pulled out...... but the words rattled constant in my mind reminding me of...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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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 to apologize any more than I really should have to by trying to act accordingly!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2011

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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 Temperatures above 70 degrees. I Dislike ... 'Spring', 'Summer' and 'Early Fall That Still has Mild Summer/Spring Conditions'. As soon as it's fully like 'Winter...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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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 words spoken in anger and trying to control a child, to the way people speak to their husbands and wives...... children say it to other...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Oct 1, 2011

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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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    Yes, they can. You know when I was a child, I use to think when people said that I was like, how can that be so. They are only.....words. And if you don't believe what others...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Bad Blood by Taylor Swift *courtesy of my 13 year-old daughter's music collection* My ex is still wearing his wedding ring after being separated for over a year. He is in denial...
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    "Here without you"3 Doors DownA hundred days have made me olderSince the last time that I saw your pretty faceA thousand lies have made me colderAnd I don't think I can look at...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Jan 11

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    I don't... it's like I have to act happy for everyone but when im along I cant stop crying. I don't want to be like this but I cant change it. I try so hard to stop being so down...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Might've even posted this before, but what the heck, worth posting again... Actually a great album overall, but for some reason this track speaks to me most right at the moment...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Jan 13

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    The Words Are ..I used to think that I could not go onAnd life was nothing but an awful songBut now I know the meaning of true loveI'm leaning on the everlasting armsIf I can see...
    PixiePat PixiePat 36-40 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Or not... Though I almost like how this song seems to swing from topics of personal pain to true world angst as weltschmerz. Mayhaps that should classify it just as standard teen...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Jan 4

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    "The Story Ain't Over"AvantasiaRousing from dreams, craving for someoneWept himself to sleepHe s waiting for a sign from aboveWhere is the loveThe hourglass in pieces, dashed to...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    "Breakeven/Fast Car"Colbie CaillatI'm still alive but I'm barely breathingJust praying to a God that I don't believe in'Cause I got time while he got freedom'Cause when a heart...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Jan 4

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    Cause theses words are knives and often leave scars
    BloodyVictim BloodyVictim 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    "Crave You"Flight Facilities - (Adventure Club Remix)Cra-crave you, youI-I cra-crave you, youI-I cra-crave you, youI-I cra-crave you, youI-I cra-crave you, youAh, ah, ah!Why can't...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    "My All"Mariah CareyI am thinking of youIn my sleepless solitude tonightIf it's wrong to love youThen my heart just won't let me be right'Cause I've drowned in youAnd I won't pull...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri No I can't take one more step towards you Cause all that's waiting is regret Don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore You lost the love I loved...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Jan 3

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    "Losing My Religion"R.E.M.Oh life, it's biggerIt's bigger than youAnd you are not meThe lengths that I will go toThe distance in your eyesOh no, I've said too muchI've said...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Jan 9

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    When you're alone, do you think of me? And my diamond ring's thrown out to sea. And when you love, do you love for me? Like harmony, a never ending dream. Oh well, oh well. I...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I found your hair band on my bedroom floor, The only evidence that you'd been there before And I don't get waves of missing you anymore, They're more like tsunami tides in my eyes...
    TheIdealisticRealist TheIdealisticRealist 22-25, M Dec 29, 2014

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    This one is for SleeplessKnight.I've been thinking about SK's 6-word story "Indecision" a lot lately: Tomorrow is the enemy of action.My dad used to play Roger Whitakker for me...
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    ...They say I got ta learn but How can they teach me...If they can't understand me how can they reach me? I guess they can't I guess they won't I guess they front... that's how I...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Dec 28, 2014

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    "St. Stephen" Saint Stephen with a rose, in and out of the garden he goes, Country garden in the wind and the rain, Wherever he goes the people all complain. Stephen prospered in...
    b1tch2u b1tch2u 31-35 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    FOR R WITH A Y.... Sam smith feat. Mary J Blige Stay with me. Guess it's true, I'm not good at a one-night stand But I still need love 'cause I'm just a man These nights never seem...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    "Give Me My Flowers While I am Living" In this world today while we're living Some folks say the worst of us they can But when we are dead and in our caskets They always slip...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 8

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    Well I'd walk on fire just to be next to you And I'd climb the highest mountain just to see your point of view And I'd swim the edge of the earth if you said you wanted proof Yeah...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Jan 9

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    Well I'd walk on fire just to be next to you And I'd climb the highest mountain just to see your point of view And I'd swim the edge of the earth if you said you wanted proof Yeah...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Jan 9

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    Well I'd walk on fire just to be next to you And I'd climb the highest mountain just to see your point of view And I'd swim the edge of the earth if you said you wanted proof Yeah...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Jan 9

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    ...Arms wide open I stand alone .. im no hero and im not made of stone, right or wrong I can hardly tell, im on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell... -FFDP.
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Jan 11

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    "For Freedom's Sake"SerenityTo my loveThe end has comeI'm sorry I'm not going homePain is gone but all I feelIs the last blood in my veins to slowly running coldDay after day, I...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Jan 11

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    "(In the Valley) He Restoreth My Soul" When I'm low in spirit I cry Lord lift me up I want to go higher with Thee But nothing grows high on a mountain so He picked out a valley...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    "One Thing"Finger ElevenRestless tonightCause I wasted the lightBetween both these timesI drew a really thin lineIt's nothing I plannedAnd not that I canBut you should be...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Jan 12

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    "World So Cold"Three Days GraceI never thoughtI'd feel thisGuilty and I'mBroken down insideLiving with myselfNothing but liesI always thoughtI'd make itBut never knew I'dLet it get...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I know this because it happened to me, and it's possible. I fell in love with who he was, before I knew what he looked like, and then I knew that he was adorable as he was, because...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F Jan 16

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    :Cover My Eyes: No wonder it hurts to sit by ur side...youve turned me away so many times... We can take it away at any given moment... Its hard to belive ur in...
    DANNYELINOR DANNYELINOR 13-15, F a week ago

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    "Going Under"EvanescenceNow I will tell you what I've done for you -50 thousand tears I've cried.Screaming, deceiving and bleeding for you -And you still won't hear me (going under...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    music it can say so much without saying anything at all it can envoke a sadness or joy with a simple cord or line. it speaks to all genders, races, religions,, countries and...
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    How can people be so heartless? How can people be so cruel? Easy-- To be proud Easy to be cold. How can people have no feelings? How can they ignore their friends? Easy-- To be...
    singstothewind singstothewind 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    "Un-break My Heart"Toni BraxtonDon't leave me in all this painDon't leave me out in the rainCome back and bring back my smileCome and take these tears awayI need your arms to hold...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    misunderstanding and breakup in friendship due to difficulty in understanding words really hurts...
    aditya3751 aditya3751 22-25, M Jan 2

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    I don't think this .. :) I know it .. So what you say does matter and love is not limited to a physical chemical reaction .. I've learnt by experience .. :( .... But hopefully...
    TheRebelFaction TheRebelFaction 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    There I was , sitting at the bar , staring at my drink.....when a large biker steps up next to me , grabs my drink and gulps it all down in one swig . Well....watch a you gonna do...
    Sombraa Sombraa 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    The problem with being intelligent at most people find it very intimidating. People always like to think of themselves as being intelligent at some level. When they meet someone...
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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