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''If I won't sleep and skip my med's tonight''

If I won't sleep and skip my med's tonight
against my doctor's warning, I'll then hear
the fearful voices echo low but clear,
harassing me,--trust me, it's no delight!
When I'm bipolar I fail to comply 
and then mania is suddenly here;
then my frightened family--out of fear--
call the cops to admit me as I cry, Why!?
Life with bipolar disorder feels frantic:
it's a trial by fire, a hard test!
At times this dark disease makes me panic
with madness, rapture, and profound unrest
so dangerous (I am a god when manic!):
drug-like, its enrapt delusions arrest!

--Ngoc M. Nguyen, 23 December 2014


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  1. Date: 12/25/2014 9:45:00 PM

    Awesome and deep Sonnet, Ngoc, Enjoy your days and the coming New Year. Love ~LINDA~