Linda I. Weischedel

Rookie (September 20 1967 / Philadelphia, PA)

{{{ A Bipolar Thought }}} - Poem by Linda I. Weischedel

Sometimes I just lay in my bed,
normally the crappy parts of my life just roll
around in this over-used mind, all thru-out my head,
knowing I should be thinking of the much more happier
times instead.

In my head,
I make an effort to take the negative
to make a positive change, sweep out the cobb webs,
take this, take that, you know just trying
to rearrange?

That is all very easy
to say,
having Bipolar Disorder,
I'm not that fortunate, not that lucky,
it doesn't always happen this way,
it's like my brain short circuits,
oh you can trust me when I say,
that it is a freggin' constant fray,
for the truth is I fight nasty demons
in my head each and every single day.

The Lithium does it's part,
it's my determination, strong-will, and special heart,
that enables me to keep those demons
far few and apart.

YO Linda,
there is far more talent up there
in that head,
now stop the whinning, brush it off,
and get outta that stupid bed!

It takes a very STRONG mind
to deal day in, and day out with Bipolar Disorder,
I've struggled, and have been dealing with it since
I was 13 years old.
Trust me when I state.... it's not easy,
the KEY factor is:
you gotta wanna be stable,
wanna be strong, and live a life.
Then again,
Just look at this world we ALL hafta deal with,
am I right?

Comments about {{{ A Bipolar Thought }}} by Linda I. Weischedel

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (7/17/2009 8:10:00 AM)

    It is indeed tragic that is made even worse by the society for
    their carelessness towards people carrying the burden of bypolar
    disorder. Sympathies and awareness must be generated in
    general public to provide proper attention towards this disorder.
    You being the victim yourself have made an excellent effort in
    creating a good awareness.

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  • (6/24/2009 2:07:00 AM)

    Hey this is just one of your many amazing poems! ! ! ! ! Awesome job (Report)Reply

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  • (7/8/2008 10:07:00 PM)

    great poem
    im bipolor and it sux
    you do really good handleing it

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  • (3/9/2008 7:19:00 PM)

    i think you have done a really good job dealing with bipolar
    i have it too ive had it since i was 15 and im now 17 and at times i no it seems like your the only one but if you look around you there is always friends to help you find your feet and im always here if you need to talk

    ps read this depression

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  • (1/20/2008 8:44:00 PM)

    This is a beautifully written poem about a difficult topic. Anyone who can live successfully with bipolar disorder is an immensely strong individual. Your creativity shines through in this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/23/2007 3:43:00 PM)

    Isn't it ironic that many people who are Bipolar are extremely talented such as yourself? Thank you for sharing, this was awesome.- shannon

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  • (11/24/2007 12:02:00 AM)

    I see my dad struggle with bipolar disorder everyday. I like to think the lithium helps.

    I guess this helps me put into perspective what you all struggle with everyday. I'm sorry for underestimating this and I thank you for reminding me of your challenge.

    you're a powerfull woman.


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  • (11/19/2007 7:50:00 AM)

    Your are a very strong and courageous woman to speak of what you have been living with, many do not understand or chose not to. I want to say ' Thank you' as you may have opened the eyes of many who want and need to understand, myself being one of them. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  • rajagopal haran (11/14/2007 4:31:00 AM)

    Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow-great poem -i loved it (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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