Linda I. Weischedel

Rookie (September 20 1967 / Philadelphia, PA)

Bipolar Am I - Poem by Linda I. Weischedel

You can manage being Bipolar,
I am a very high-functioning Bipolar because I work hard to be...
as they say normal.
What the hell is normally anyway...especially in this day and age,


My oh my, bipolar am I,
now really I honestly set out to try,
it usually don't work out, I get super angry,
and super irritable,
then in seconds flat I begin to cry,
feeling like a total fool I start to scream and yell, why, why, why!

There are times when I just don't care,
then I rant and rave that life just ain't fair,
there are times when I zone-out and do nothing but just stare.

I take a good bit of pills everyday,
if I wanna stay sane,
this is my ONLY way.
Lithium is my main pill it allows me to be able
to maintain and stay stable.

It is not easy being bipolar at all,
there is a really big chance that stress will make
it possiable for me to trip and to fall,
I truly enjoy the good days when I am really proud
and I am walking tall.

Everyday I use my own mental type therapy and by this
I made myself see,
that there are other people out in this world that are
far more worse than me,
now taking my medicine,
this is the most important thing for me to
have a stable living,
also making room for my own forgiving,
this allows me to be the one
and only me! : -)

Comments about Bipolar Am I by Linda I. Weischedel

  • (9/20/2007 6:54:00 PM)

    Great poem. Loved it. Being a sufferer of bipolar depression, I can really relate to this poem. Thankyou for sharing it with the world. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/21/2007 11:50:00 PM)

    This is why I never adhere to labels given to me; much better to discover or create labels that move us in positive direction rather than accept labels given to us that move us into problematic modes. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 31, 2011

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