A Bipolar Point Of View



Bipolar is the name,
That’s what made her flip at her boss,
A conversation so little,
That made her feel so cross,

Her unshared beliefs,
Are what got her in the wrong,
One minute her mind was there,
The next it had gone.

She retreats to her home,
Thoughts racing through her head,
She is anxious and worrying,
Over all the stuff she has said.

At the time it was the correct way,
She was confident she was in the right,
I guess her poor judgement let her down,
Now she hopes it will be alright.

She continues to sit there,
Feeling euphoric and high,
One minute she’s calm and collected,
The next she is wanting to die.

Along with her risky behaviour,
She feels extreme irritability,
Feeling like a loose cannon,
Suicide is a possibility.

She finally heads out of the house,
To get booze and drugs to take away the stress,
At one point she was feeling like a genius,
Now she’s in a mess.

She buys excessively,
On things she don’t even need,
From clothes and toiletries,
To vodka and weed.

She goes back home,
And starts to hear things around her,
She’s starting to panic,
And the noise’s seem to grow louder.

These noises have been caused,
By her increased deficiency of sleep,
And her lack of concentration,
Which has made her mind very weak.

All of a sudden she is back on track,
Analysing what she has done,
Thinking about what she has caused,
And how it can be undone.

She has manic depression,
A character of two sides,
What she says isn’t in her control,
It’s her brain that decides.

A poem by Corey Booth – 30/06/13

Twitter – @CoreyPoetry

23 comments on “A Bipolar Point Of View

  1. Aaran Sian says:

    Wow this is an amazing poem! There’s a difference between telling a story and writing a poem, but you are such a good story teller and this poem tells a story. I literally read it non stop, no other thought was in my head, it had me hooked! Really loved this!

    • ClownPonders says:

      Thank you very much for those very kind words it means so much to me 🙂 My partners mother has Bipolar so its a subject I have a lot of knowledge about so I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Chagall says:

    Successfully took me on the bipolar journey – intensified as we went along. Nice work. —–Chagall

  3. ClownPonders says:

    Thanks for taking the time to leave the feedback, I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  4. I can understand that poem as my cousin also has bipolar and went through the exact same things bar the purchasing of substances.

  5. I’m glad you wrote this….I had flashbacks to almost every job I’ve had and how I felt living with bipolar disorder and riding this “imaginary” wave in clear sight. Good job!

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  7. How narcissistic am I to swear you wrote this about me? Hahaha. I really loved this!

  8. I could not resist commenting. Very well written!

  9. Being Bipolar I can say you have it down pat!! The Bipolar thing is so well described and in rhyme which is great! I am so glad to visit your blog and thank you for following mine. Going to explore yours further.

  10. Marlise says:

    I started my blog as a way to try to get others to understand what bipolar does, but it has evolved into something different.

    I was never truly able to describe bipolar in a way that my loved ones could grasp why I do what I do when my bipolar takes control.

    Like the others said, it encapsulates it perfectly!

    Perfectly written.

    • ClownPonders says:

      Wow thank you so much! You have no idea how much you saying that means to me, thank you

    • Trynie van Rooyen says:

      Thanks Marlise,
      I must say this is something new to me, bud I did start to read and study some material to so that I can have a better understanding of your struggle and live. I do love you very mush – no matter what. Please never forget that! Trynie

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