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Rated: E · Poetry · Biographical · #2127661
Rapidly cycling between elation and depression due to manic-depressive disorder.
When manic, I think, feel and act like God—
    like Superman or the world’s savior;
the rush from feeling like a demi-god
    makes me believe I am a conqueror,
like another Alexander the Great!
    Then I’m flung to the dark abyss of Hell
when my wild moods now suddenly abate,
    then rapidly repeat that I can't tell
the bottomless and profound lows (which start
    from these ecstatic, Olympian highs)
from these peaks which then make me fall apart
    as this dark disorder intensifies:—
delusions of grandeur of my bipolar
go from my highs to my states of dolor!
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