David McCannon


Addiction In Reverse - Poem by David McCannon

Most addicts get high with Drugs; a person with Bipolar Disorder gets high by not taking Drugs. It is an addiction in reverse. We just want to live life by our natural means, but it cannot be. Psychiatrists give us drugs to calm us down, but we want to go, go, go, but in our society it is just not allowed.

In our natural high we can create magnificent things. We can go days without sleep, and life for a while can be a ball. Our ambition can leads us astray, and our own imaginations can brings us down. Psychiatrists give us drugs to calm us down, but we want to go, go, go, but in our society it is just not allowed.

After days of our natural high, one with Bipolar will crash and burn. Sometimes it has a devastating effect on one’s life. We just want to live our lives by natural means, but it cannot be. Psychiatrist give us drugs to calm us down, but we want to go, go, go, but in our society it is just not allowed.

In our addiction in reverse, we do not like how our drugs make us feel. Sometimes the unwanted side effects of the drugs affect our desire for sex, and cause bad feelings; makes us feel down. We just want to live naturally, but it cannot be. Psychiatrists give us drugs to calm us down, but we want to go, go, go, but in our society it is just not allowed.

One may say it is a blessing to be in a country that has medication for mood disorder like Bipolar. True you can sleep more normally with these drugs. The problem with having an addiction in reverse, one wants to be normal, but it cannot be. Psychiatrists gives us drugs to calm us down, but we want to go, go, go, but in our society it is just not allowed.

David W. McCannon © 2010


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011


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