I Am a Bipole Manic



I am a bipole manic
Kept in check with drugs
Stops me going down the sink
Down the sink glug glug

glug

glug

glug


Mental illness can’t be seen
See my picture here?
Any sign of manicness?
Manicness sign here?

No…


Because you just can’t see it
You cannot understand
So sweep it under carpet
No need then understand

A broken arm is visible
Easy to process
But mental is invisible
(Process no can do)


Dealing with mental health issues
Step 1. Talk about it
So I am



All of us have issues
Hills we have to mount
The issue’s not the problem
It’s how it’s dealt that counts


Bipolar disorder. Caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Born with it. No cure. Treated with medications. Previously called manic/depression. Bipolars cycle from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). Many bipoars are creative. More at risk of suicide. Thought to be genetically inherited.


Other bipolars: Stephen Fry, Vincent van Gough, Robin Williams (suicide)Mariah Carey, Kurt Cobain (suicide), Winston Churchill, Sinaed O’Conner, Brian Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Ernest Hemmingway (suicide), Virginia Woolf (suicide), Kayne West, Catherine Zeta-Jones


Education is the way forward



Don Matthews
November 2022




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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