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Bipolar Musings

Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Bipolar Musings which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Bipolar Musings

I’m either really high up
Or really low down
Never just simply breathing

I’m either ecstatic
Or simply just tragic
Never quite really middling 

It’s either blazing light
Or inky dark night
Never a morning or evening

I’m either fully alive
Or I’m living dead
Never just simply existing

I’ve a mountain top life
Or one mired in the trench
Never level ground trekking

Burning with passion
Or freezing in hurt
Never just lukewarm caring

I’m either in love
Or sizzling with hate
I’m never really just flirting 

I’m Aphrodite one day
Then Medusa the next
Never just simply acting

You are either my friend
Or sworn enemy
Never just simply mingling

I’m either in heaven
Or tormented in hell
Never just purgatoring

I wish that my life
Were more even keeled
Cause this is just schizophrening

I’m either oddly insane
Or I’m sweetly inane
For a normal life I'm longing

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 12:57:00 AM
    Well thanks for letting me know of this piece... fits your personality to a tee! I like how you describe how you wanna find a middle ground to just relax. I like to think I'm very passionate as well... though when my soul leans more towards the negative or the angry you probably won't know about it cause I can't normally express myself in that sense (at least coherently). Perhaps in writing, but not in person to person conversation...

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:09:00 AM
    I grew up in this environment, my dad was either super high or super low and some days he could alternate more than once. My grandma suffered as well. I am very fortunate to be very consistent in mood but I do have an intimate perspective of people who suffer from this disorder.you have described it brilliantly.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/30/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard! Just so we are clear...I'M NOT BIPOLAR! I'm just very...intense! Got a poem like that coming up....SOUP MAIL! :)
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:37:00 PM
    you've expressed this very well and made your feelings crystal clear - nice job!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/3/2012 9:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ilene! Always a pleasure to hear from you! I love it that we share the same name. :)
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Bless your heart. My daughter-in-law is the same way. I love her dearly but some days I do declare what in the world is that girl a thinking.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/3/2012 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I struggle with depression. Some mood swings, but I'm not bipolar. I don't have the mania side, but sometimes......I do wish I could just be "normal" and not so intense. ;) Thanks for the post. People who are bipolar need a whole lot of love and PATIENCE! :) Thanks for the post!