Mental Illness
  Alone in my own lunacy
locked inside my reverie
of the ideas I will initiate
some will simply dissipate
an unquiet mind I do endure
Though mania does have it´s allure
& as I gaze upon it´s countenance
I surely question it´s irreverence
What is it´s benefit,
if it has no place
if only normality it does replace
shall I pause the intrusion or let it be
allowing it to continue
in it´s enmity
having no recourse
or cause of action
& suffer it´s consequence w/out distraction
goes the notion I once entertained
until this wisdom I ascertained
I realized upon introspection
mistakes were due to my insurrection
so for a while I must facilitate
& even longer must I medicate
then may I petition for absolution
no one knows there´s no real solution

LauraYvette   LauraYvette wrote
on 5/19/2008 11:12:31 AM
I really appreciate that "Warriorprincess" it means a lot! I, too, have just in the last couple of years realized that my faith goes a long way, & reaches deeper than meds can! Thank you so much for your encouragement!

Warriorprincess55   Warriorprincess55 wrote
on 5/19/2008 8:20:58 AM
I've had this disorder my entire life. Writing about it has helped me in a way that no medicine has ever been able to. Long ago, I was told that I was crazy and having the disorder and not knowing any better, I believed I was crazy and I acted the part. Thirteen times I tried to end my existence because I didn't have any understanding of anything! It has just been these past couple of years that I've accepted and welcomed into my life, Jesus Christ, who by the way, has given me meaning for my life. I strongly believe that people such as ourselves are exceptional. When we can deal with our mental illnesses and be able to creatively write about them and share them with others, we have taken yet another step towards being better able to cope. I apploud you for your honesty. Keep writing and never ever give in or up! God bless!

LauraYvette   LauraYvette wrote
on 5/17/2008 1:48:51 AM
Thanks so much for your comment on my poem. That is exactly what I am hoping will happen. It means a lot. I just think Writing Room is an awesome concept!

lindsay   lindsay wrote
on 5/17/2008 1:18:04 AM
So many people don't understand bipolar disorder-- this work gives a deep insight into what you and others experience. You work will help not only those with the disorder, but the loved their loved ones. Thank you for sharing!

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I sincerely hope that my poetry reaches you & compels you to write & tell me what you felt when you read it. Thanks so much for taking the time to share in my passion for writing!
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These are my thoughts when I'm going through an episode.
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I write & post my poems for the world to see. I've been given a gift & I use it in hopes of helping people that may be dealing with mental illness themselves. It can be overwhelming sometimes & it helps me when I read poems similar to this. I would love to hear from anyone who has anything at all they would like to say to me concerning what I have written. Thanks for your time!
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5/17/2008 12:00:00 AM
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