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At First a Bipolar Night, Then a Joyous Morn

When full of gloom and full of pain,
I all alone bemoan my state
like one that has slid back again
into despair which I most hate.

Despondent into the midnight,
I trouble dear God with my cries
as I suffer this bipolar plight
with burning, red, tear-laden eyes.
The night is long—I'm so distraught;
I yearn for rest, to help forget
the melancholy that feels like rot—
like Death and I first ever met!

But I must find solace in this—
my family and friends do care:
and if I die I will be missed.
So, I’ll endure the great despair.

But then sleep comes. And I have peace.
In the morn, I wake to arising—
Joy breaks in, and gives me new lease:
and myself I break off despising!

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 4/10/2016 10:52:00 AM

    Great poem. I'm glad you made it to the morning's light. Keep writing and living the cycle!