I Use Humor to Hide My Pain

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    When I'm upset about something I usually pick up my phone and find a friend to text or call. I'll use some dumb joke like "Guess What/Chicken Butt" just to get a response like "Oh you're so silly/funny." They think I'm being funny and happy using things like...
    HypeZerauj HypeZerauj
    1 Response Dec 29, 2009

    Does Anyone Care..

    Does anyone carethat I'm sitting here in my underweareating a chocolate eclair.Why isn't life fair?I have love to shareand I just washed my hair.I ask you-I dareWho is out theresomeone so rarewho doesn't act like a bear?I want someone to care.
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    1 Response Mar 30, 2011


    Just another service that is offered. When all else fails..thats what I resort to. If I can make fun of it in a dry way, it can't hurt me, can it?
    beachreader121 beachreader121
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2011

    It's Easy To Hide It That Way

    I can be described as a funny person who is very weird.  I do strange things to make people laugh.  I only do it to hide the pain trying to come out.  I don't want those around me to see it, so I hide it by acting full of life and happy all the time.  I should be crying and...
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 1, 2010

    Once In Awhile

    Once in awhile You find a song that fits like a glove,describing the way You feel.Oh yea every one ive ever known has told me I make them laugh.If only somecould see inside Me.This song gos out to a lady I once loved,although I doubtShes ever heard of EP.
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    Dec 1, 2012
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    Apr 4, 2016

    My Lonliness

    Ever since i remember, i have been very shy. This is one of the things that i mostly hate about myself. I stay in my house all day with nothing to do.  I think that while everyone is having fun out there and socializing, I am just in my house alone and with no one to hang...
    anisse113 anisse113
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 30, 2010

    I find this to be very true,

    the funniest people can often be the saddest. It can both be comfort and a way to cope. But humor and comedy is a truly beautiful way of turning that around and making light of a situation, it's great how we can turn pain into a form of joy in life. What are your thoughts?
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    Please Change The Avatar

    ...because I hate clowns.  I've avoided adding my story here because I don't want to have to look at that clown the entire time I'm writing.Clowns are icky and they bother me... probably because they're supposed to represent frivolity and joyfulness and yet, all I see is terror...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jun 6, 2011

    How Are You? I'm Super Thanks For Asking!

    When People ask me "How are you?" I like to answer "I'm super thanks for asking!"It's a reference to South Park, of course, and It's makes people laugh.I could be honest and say "I'm dying, inside and out. My skin and bones hurt from scratches and bruises. My mind hurts from...
    ClairLowry ClairLowry
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2011

    I Can't Let People In

    I never let people get to close because I don't want to get hurt. And in turn no one really knows who I am, which is unfortunate. When I am hurting I use humor to hide my pain. I hide, and my humor gives me a place to hide. Someone please let me know that I am not alone.
    mensrea mensrea
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2009

    Why was there blue under my nails?

    I hadn't dabbled in arts and crafts before I passed out next to my empty box of Confetti Pop Tarts. Then it hit me... blueberry muffin. I had to test my theory with a double-blind study, which consisted of a blindfold, a blueberry muffin, and the variable apple bran muffin...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    I Use Humor To Hide My Pain

    I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears...
    LennonLover LennonLover
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2012

    It's True....

     laughter is the best medicine! i have had many trials and tribulations in my life, i am going through a major situation right now and i'm sure there's more to come! if i didn't laugh then i would surely cry. a lot! i am able to find the humor in just about any thing that...
    raelynn88 raelynn88
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2009

    On the first day of spring break,

    Joe's Crab Shack gave to me, a severe shellfish allergy. Please don't be crabby, I promise I'm not trying to lobstir things up. But the universe making me allergic to shrimp & scallops is downright shellfish. You sea, the very idea that something as delicious as a scallop could...
    kchristine7 kchristine7
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2016

    Always Have

    i was what u could describe as a class clown,i found it easy to make people laughthat was what i did,weather that was to fit in,i dont really knowbut all through my life i have been like thateven when being bullied i would make a joke,guess it was easier than cryingand i didnt...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2011

    Humor And Fishies

    I wish I could tell you what about the fishies makes me feel better.  There's so much uncertainty right now.  What's going to happen?  Will he be alright?  Will *I*?  What will happen tomorrow?  When will I be free?  When will I be able to laugh again, without looking over...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2011

    Why Not?

    I feel that if I am in emotional pain or even sometimes physical pain I might use humor or sarcasm to hide it. I feel that if it is emotional I often don't want people to know. I find that I would feel embarassed and see it as a weakness to myself if people know that I was in...
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    Aug 11, 2012

    Dont Laugh All The Time

    anisse113 anisse113
    18-21, F
    Oct 31, 2011
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