Treasure Island

Harlan Simantel

(August 8,1951 / Hillsboro, Oregon USA)

Bipolar swings


bipolar swings
sometimes gives me wings
to soar and fly

but often when i land
i feel the sinking sand
and trudging go
so depressed - and low

extremes -
i go both ways
regret my zeal
as a result of that
fast spinning mental wheel

do things for which
i feel remorse later
my worried mind
its own squirrel cage debater

God, restore balance
to this little engine of mine
i'd just like to be happy
in a peaceful state of mind

Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2008

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