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The Storm Is Over Now

"Happiness, where are you? You were here, 
but now you're gone." You say this so often 
that you feel you can't go on.

You cry yourself to sleep at night. Often 
you feel ill. It's okay to cry, don't be 
afraid of the way you feel.

There before you is a gun, so you sit and 
contemplate. Maybe you should do it. Maybe 
it's best that you leave this place.

Now you may be wondering who in this story 
this may be. I am speaking of myself...yes, 
this poem is about me.

You see, I was so lonely. So often I felt 
depressed. I didn't care about life, because 
mine was all a mess.

I used to be happy one moment, and then suddenly 
wish life was over. I didn't know my condition 
then; it was called, bi-polar.

I use to hear these voices...voices in my head. 
Doctors wanted to help me, but no was all I said.

You see I was stubborn. I didn't want any help. 
I knew I'd defeat this monster, so I tried to do
it myself.

But the voices continued, "You're nothing but  
a coward!" They would often whisper, and their 
whispers were getting louder.

Call it crazy if you want to, but really I don't 
care. Please continue reading, for I'm taking you 

I started reading Scripture, believing everything 
I read. Faith took over me, resurrecting what was 

One day I became determined. I took control of 
life. Said to myself, "I'll win this battle. Think 
I'll be alright."

With faith I moved the mountains of depression. I
took back my life. I began to get stronger, it's 
then I KNEW I would be alright!

I gave you poems like "How does it feel," and "What
can't kill you" to name a few. I conquered bi-polar
with the mind, giving you the poem, "The winner in

Now some may say that's crazy, "You can't beat 
bi-polar with the mind." With enough mustard 
seed faith you can do anything I did find!

So don't let anyone tell you what you can and
cannot do. If no one else will stand by you, I'll
be there, I believe in you!

So here I am now today. I made it someway somehow.
Peace I found within my life, the storm is over now.

"Whatever you can conceive in the mind
you can achieve."

Copyright © Jarid Miller

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  1. Date: 6/22/2010 5:48:00 AM
    It is a pleasure to be reading your poetry this morning Jarid. Wishing you a wonderful day filled with an overload of inspiration. Hoping you will challenge yourself to use all the inspiration which you may receive today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 6:09:00 PM
    Nice thoughts well expressed.