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When I don't sleep or take my meds as I
am told by my psychiatrist, I hear
the sound of voices drawing near and near.
It is a scary feeling to come by
when you're bipolar and you want to die.
Most of the time it is a life of fear
for me, just always facing what's too clear--
that my life does not amount to a fly.
My life's so meaningless to me it seems;
if I could I would end it right away,
but that'd be taking it to such extremes,
I suppose. Instead, I just read and pray
and write poems of brighter, happier themes.
I swear--I'm such a bipolar cliché!


Ngoc M. Nguyen, 19 July 2012

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"To have the soul of a poet is to feel with the mind, and to think with the heart."

--Ngoc Nguyen




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The following comments are for "A Bipolar Cliché "
by Apple

Bipolar Rock Song
hmmmm Ngoc, I like the phrase bipolar cliche. I had the opportunity a number of years back to socialize with several bipolar kids, in their early 20's.

It resulted in some poetry, one became a song that I still have hopes of getting it recorded, many of the kids think it is the most defining song lyric of bipolar they have ever read.

A real compliment, because I know that bipolar kids have some of the most fantastic minds on the planet, and then I read Apple, and this re-enforces that belief. You do great, Ngoc. I just found this particular lyric I am speaking of, the title is logically,
BIPOLAR...it is a rock song...

BIPOLAR
Sometimes I can feel a magic like I've never known.
I could run a thousand miles. Run a thousand miles.
Sometimes it's more like I'm dying here all alone.
Sometimes I think I'll die alone.

Euphoria. Then I'm down down down
Euphoria. Then I'm down down down. Euphoria.

Sometimes I can reach out for you, but you're made of stone.
I could die a thousand times. Die a thousand times.
Sometimes it's more like you're showing me I'm not alone.
Sometimes I think I'm not alone.

Euphoria. Then I'm down down down
Euphoria. Then I'm down down down. Euphoria.

Euphoria then I'm down down down.
Euphoria then I'm down down down.


( Posted by: VeeBdosa [Member] On: April 13, 2011 )

re: Bipolar Rock Song
Veebdosa, I'd like to hear what the lyrics sound like to actual music...

( Posted by: Apple [Member] On: April 13, 2011 )





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