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Dear Bipolar - a Poem

An open letter in rhyme to my disorder.

By Scott NinnemanPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Dear Bipolar - a Poem
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Dear Bipolar,

Here's a letter

Words of dolor

Seeking better


You play a game

Switch night and day

Distort the frame

Chase love away


You cause voices

Scream in my mind

Limit choices

Spew thoughts unkind


You hide the truth

Behind thick veils

Cause me to sleuth

Wander dark trails


You tell me lies

Pretend they're facts

Connect with ties

Tragic impacts


You make me doubt

All that is me

Push reason out

Tell me to flee


You strum on fears


Ending the years'



You make me want

To end the fight

Give up the jaunt

Slip into night


But I'm the man

Who never quits

Proves what I can

With fights and fits


I hold to hope

Know you can't win

Laugh, cry, and cope

Repent of sin


One battle lost

Never the war

I pay the cost

Get off the floor


I prove to all

What can be done

You will fall down

Then stand and run


I raise my fist

Shout my decree

Leave you this list

Sincerely, Me


Living with mental illness is a constant battle, but one you can win. Never surrender and never give up.

Until next time, keep fighting.

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About the Creator

Scott Ninneman

Bipolar for 49 years, chronically ill for 36. The voice behind the Speaking Bipolar blog. Wrestles taxes by day, wrangles words at night. Thinker. TV Addict. Poet. Links: https://speakingbipolar.com/socialmedia

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  • Gal Mux5 months ago

    Wow. Powerful poem. Very eye opening and inspirational

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