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Manic Depression

In my bubble
I feel safe and warm
No one to hurt me
Or bring me harm

A knock on the door
And I am filled with fear
I look through the peephole
To see who is here

I hide inside
I dare not open the door
Each knock grips my heart
I fall gently to the floor

Why am I scared
Why do I cry
Manic then depressed
These pills are my only ally

I long to be normal
I long to be free
I wish for these things
That never will be

Manic depression
A frustrating mess
The song rings true
I must confess

My friends do not know
The horror of my disease
I hide it well
To set them at ease

Exultant and angry
My moods sharply changed
I push people away
They find themselves estranged

Is this the fate
I must accept
Forever alone
Socially inept

I cry at night
Wishing for an end
Is my life worth living
A lonely prayer I send

I wait for an answer
That never seems to come
Has God forsaken me
His broken little son

In my bubble
I feel safe and warm
No one to hurt me
Or bring me harm

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  1. Date: 5/14/2009 11:33:00 AM
    But no one to love you? Or tell you you're missed? No one to hold you or share in a kiss..You're not alone...please please don't you hide..Out into the world and arms open wide! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/15/2008 7:08:00 AM
    Congrats Bradley on your well deserved First Place win! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 3:50:00 PM
    these words hit me hard. I have suffered from depression all my life, but I can't take meds. it is a very said thing. I love this one thank-you for sharing.

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 3:37:00 PM
    Thank you for picking my poem for first place. I am honored you chose me. Erin please contact me at to discuss the gift certificate. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you.

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 3:08:00 PM
    Bradley congratulations. God bless you Michael Torres

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 8:13:00 AM
    congrats! I picked your poem as number one for mental illness contest, I think you captivated it well, and put your feelings on paper of how if can affect one. You win a 20.00 gif cert. from walmart or I can do 20.00 by paypal let me know! Erin Maurene Werner

  1. Date: 10/17/2008 11:41:00 PM
    I also know some people who have this disease and I hope you overcome this sooner and be strong always! Don't throw away what you have gained ok??? Brgds. George

  1. Date: 10/17/2008 3:20:00 PM
    Bradley, whether this is you, someone you know or your imagination, I think you have nailed it. Yes, I know two people with this debilitating disorder. You captured an inside view so well. If this is for the contest good luck. Also hoping it is mostly imagination. Love, Shar