Neha Bhansali

A Little Tale Of Despair And Ecstasy - Poem by Neha Bhansali

Happy I was a while ago,
So much that couldn’t be contained,
I burst with boundless energy,
That could not be refrained!

I spoke and laughed and danced around,
Not even knowing why,
Every little thing seemed to be telling me-
Come on and give it a try!

I stayed awake all night,
No sleep welcoming me,
I felt that I could be whoever I wanted to be,
Painter, poet, chef or do feng shui

I could not understand why people with worry saw me,
I was at the epitome of happiness and glee,
They asked if I needed help,
I couldn’t understand,
Why should happiness be bad?

And then came a wave of sadness,
I couldn’t comprehend,
How joy and ecstasy could bring this madness,
I had left my job and lost my girl
I really wondered if this were the end

They told me I needed help,
But I was lost in my own thought,
How could my happy world be so painful in the end,
I cursed my self and shunned all they brought

Now with each passing day,
I take it as it comes,
I listen and read what my allies say,
For inspite of despair and ecstasy,
A glimpse of me I can still see..

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, happiness

Form: Ballad

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Experience of a person suffering from bipolar disorder

Comments about A Little Tale Of Despair And Ecstasy by Neha Bhansali

  • Chinedu Dike (9/9/2015 5:47:00 PM)

    A lovely depiction of high and low ebbs of life, well articulated and insightfully penned with good rhyme scheme. Faith keeps those that keep the faith. I like the conviction of the poet in keeping the faith and striving to take things in stride. Thanks for sharing Neha. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (9/2/2015 6:40:00 AM)

    despair and ecstasy - no sleep.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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