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I Want to Be Strong

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    I want to stand strong,

    I want to be independent, I want to stand on my own. I fed up of waiting for people to help me, depend on others for my own problems. Yet I do not know how to take the first step.
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I Find It a Bit Odd...

    ...that this group consists mainly of women.  Women are supposed to want to be beautiful, not strong.  Men are supposed to want to be strong.  If we all looked deep in our hearts, those things are what each sex would truly desire.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 11 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    Like a Man

    Gnaw away at my flesh and give me skin like Teflon, so all wounding words ricochets off. Gouge out my eyes and give me laser vision, so I never shed a tear or become mystified under a magicians stare. Impregnate me with an Iron man’s will, so my faith never falters...
    umathena umathena 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2007

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    I Did It. I Stood Up to Him.

    My ten year old brother (let's call him Jack) will be playing in a talent contest in school tomorrow for charity. He'll be playing and singing Under the Bridge by the Chili Peppers. I respect him because I wouldn't have been able to do that at his age. I lack confidence...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 11 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    All my friends think I'm so strong and have it together. What they don't know is I think about suicide sometimes, I cry a lot and I think about cutting but hate the pain and that...
    purplezebra14 purplezebra14 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Only a few of my friends have herd me sing. They all say that im amazing, but I still dont believe it for myself. My dream has always been to be a singer. But my fear of singing...
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I admire strong and confident women because I am a woman with the same personal qualities as a female and mom.
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am strong because I know what I have done wrong and all I have been through. People judge me by my cover when they haven't opened the book to read the real story
    mycrazybeautifullife32 mycrazybeautifullife32 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    If I could have I would have been stronger inside.
    MrFlaymz MrFlaymz 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    Be Yourself- You have to be yourself. Everyone is different ,otherwise, how boring would that be? That's why I continue to come back to EP. People with different backgrounds and...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am stronger because I have been through a lot with my dad. I'm sure many people say this but I say it especially because he was/is a United States Marine. It's very hard somedays...
    Alabama780 Alabama780 18-21, M Mar 31

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouWONDERS OF GOD’S CREATION: THE FINE TUNING IN THE UNIVERSE“He Who created the seven heavens in...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M Apr 10

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouWONDERS OF GOD’S CREATION: THE FINE TUNING IN THE UNIVERSE“He Who created the seven heavens in...
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    I Am I am optimistic and strong I wonder about my family's future I hear voices in my head I see a lion with wings roaring at the top of the highest peak I want to be the...
    JuniusDai JuniusDai 18-21, M Apr 14

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    I need a man who will love me for me. Not someone who just wants to get in my pants. A man who values and considers my feelings, a man that will love me unconditionally. I need...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Hi there, Here is a poem I have taken from my personal journal. I would like to share it with you. This poem is about a prolonged, painful breakup about a year and a half ago.. I...
    snowpetal snowpetal 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    The Strongest People Remember those "Life Stress Test" where you add up all the major changes in your life? Well how many of them are affected when you transition? Death of...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Go to school and know everyone, even higher grades. Mess around with students, hang out with the principle! Mess with teachers, and have fun. Look strong and confident, a role...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I love him. All of him. Right down to every single one of his so called "flaws." Sometimes, I think his imperfections might even make me love him MORE. He's a strong man, a VERY...
    BelleGold BelleGold 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The feeling of letting go gets stronger and stronger but I am scared of what will happen if I already did. I know he can go on without me, he's starting to have a better life and...
    dramacloset dramacloset 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I feel like I never have anyone I can turn to when I have my "mini cave in" moments. I always have to be strong. God forbid I'm ever anything BUT happy the whole world crumbles...
    LucyScattered LucyScattered 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I met this amazing looking, slim, pretty girl of 19 in a nightclub, she had long red curly hair and as we danced, it soon became clear she was stronger than me. We were holding...
    rolledgoldboy rolledgoldboy 22-25 Apr 3

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    I mean.. I'm an italian guy, I'm 32 and since I was in my teens I discovered that I had this kind of crush in strong-looking girls and women. I always had a lot of problem talking...
    becool2 becool2 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I wish I was stronger than I am, but I'm not. I'm not a strong girl, I am a girl who breaks down on a weekly basis, and thinks about suicide quite often. I am not as strong as...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am a very strong woman with my own strong opinions about life. Check out my strong viewpoint from my story about being liberal. You will see shortly and directly how much I get...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F Apr 3

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    I do admire strong, confident women. I like to believe that I am a strong and confident woman, even though I am a submissive woman in the lifestyle. I believe that I can still be...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Fourth grade I was sitting watching a walk for breast cancer commercial when I turn to my mom and ask do you know anyone with cancer, she goes yeah I do. At the time I was like...
    dordor123 dordor123 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Hello, I am 16, male, and have a relatively masculine body, am strong (by muscle) but weak (by emotion). Since I was about 6 or 7 years old I would think to myself, especially when...
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    1. SAD, BREAKUP - Sad Song by Todd Smith - Email My Heart by Britney Spears - Stay by Miley Cyrus - Lonely Girl by Pink and Linda Perry - Me And You by Coco Jones and Tyler James...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 15

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    If I look back at my life I do break down a lot but it's made me a stronger believer and a strong person n now when I look back I think I can understand a lot more then before and...
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    The sexiest thing in the world to me is a strong, in.control woman or girl. Don't know why I feel that way but the heart wants what the heart wants.
    sevnan2 sevnan2 51-55, M Mar 30

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou I was introduced to Islam in 1995 by an Egyptian classmate who arrived in New Zealand the previous year, and...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M Apr 3

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou I was introduced to Islam in 1995 by an Egyptian classmate who arrived in New Zealand the previous year, and...
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    I crossed a self created boundary line today. It is not a line dividing good and evil but perhaps dividing right and pleasant! The frail emotional fool that I am, I let myself go...
    nightoceanbreeze nightoceanbreeze 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    God wont give you your life if you're not strong enough to handle it. The things you go through....imagine if somebody else lived through them, how would they take things? would...
    ShannaClarkson ShannaClarkson 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Staying Strong is not cutting yourself. It's not doing that one thing that is making you weak. It's loving yourself when it's hard. It's baring through pain that is almost...
    Janellesings Janellesings 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Well, God is only good but you catch my drift. I'm unwell. Made some food and it wiped me out. Had a relative make an insensitive comment and it brought down my mood a bit. I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    "lace and loves" sat lookin through the screen-door while she played some spanish tune on her guitar soft and the light did fade on down to the cold west leaving us by the glow of...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Apr 13

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    This girl. This girl, one who is honest, one who is selfless, one who is strong, one who is beautiful, one who is strong, one who is pure, one who can be herself. She is the girl...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Apr 14

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    God, what an awful day. It’s that tired cliché that this sort of thing can’t happen here; it always happens in “the other town”. Well, I and several millions of others...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I was perfectly fine before you came into my life, I'm sure I'll be perfectly fine after you leave. Yes, it might take some time. And yeah it's gonna hurt like hell. But after all...
    shikambaw shikambaw 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I like men in general but I like strong men, I dont mean that they have to take charge and be forceful but I like men that know what they want and at least have a plan and a goal...
    VitressTamayo VitressTamayo 22-25 Mar 26

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou Peace be unto you. I became Muslim almost three years ago, right after Ramadan in between the two Eids. My...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M Mar 26

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou Peace be unto you. I became Muslim almost three years ago, right after Ramadan in between the two Eids. My...
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    INFP Introvert(78%) iNtuitive(12%) Feeling(38%) Perceiving(78%) You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%) You have slight preference of Intuition over...
    AlluringRose AlluringRose 16-17 Mar 29

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    I tried so hard to love you and be there for you. Sadly though you will except my help but not my love :( I have no choice but to let you go so I don't suffer from being hurt...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    This title should be a bit more specific or give room for exceptions. There are exceptions in regards to almost everything, right? What does not kill me will make me stronger...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    People can target me as much as they want but I am strong after all that I have been through.Life is real .Life is earnest And the grave is not its goal.H.W.Longfellow.