Mood Swings

Mood Swings

A Poem by shayne

“Inspired is when you THINK you can do anything. Manic is when you KNOW you can do it.” – Campbell, Takin’ Over the Asylum

Both ends felt familiar
No part felt right
The moods are changing
Never in the right amount

The joy is dizzying
But I know it’s not real
My obsessions are intriguing
How silly it may feel

The addictions last weeks
A source of uncanny joy
Even I couldn’t get it
How little things make me soar

Some days could be darker
When nothing good comes to me
I couldn’t care any longer
Of the sorrows that make me bleed

Depression comes and goes
But never really heals
The sadness it brings to me
Often are covered up by tears

No matter how much I try to stop it
The mood swings never seize
I never was just okay
I was either depressed or at too much ease

I feel the wrongness in my system
Looks around to notice who else sees
Pretending to be so normal
Drains all that’s left of me

© 2010 shayne

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loved it...the moment i had the title..Sylvia plath came to my mind,,,you potray pain with ease...

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is a beautifully poem written about a very serious and frustrating illness. being bipolar would have to be extremely hard. I understand the pretending part for most of us even if we aren't bipolar tend to hide when we are sad or feeling lonely. I'm sure that the extreme highs and lows wear you mind and system out. the poem is written so tastefully. I felt as if I was walking in the person shoes who has this condition. I give you kudos for putting these feelings down on "paper" so to speak. I hope it lets others know how hard it is to be on the emotion roller coaster ride. Great job. Very open and honest!

Posted 13 Years Ago

I've never read your work until now, and I can't believe it at all..I love your writings and you're style is amazing and raw, I can't explain it and that's how I know something is enjoyable =]

Loved IT!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on February 9, 2010
Last Updated on February 13, 2010
Tags: bipolar, depression, control, failure



Manila, Catholic, Philippines

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