Swinging Thoughts ofThe Pendulum Mind

Ajibade Jegede By Ajibade Jegede, 30th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This poem is about living with bipolar, its effects and the hope we find in God.

The Pendulum Mind

The Pendulum Mind

Swing high to the right and low to the left
The swaying of emotions frayed
Delayed by the staggering sensation of euphoric elation
Visions of grandeur on the upswing
Thoughts of dark depths sliding the other way
Where does equilibrium stand in the scheme of constant motion?
Chemistry seems to soothe the sickness behind the lobes
Where the creative and technical mind collide amidst the chaos
Stability feels boring behind glazed lenses, a slight stupor
Created to land the flight of the renegade mental trooper
Abandoning the post to contribute meaningfully to society
Hiding woe is me on the inside to prideful to release the lie
Of peace, the façade of happiness, the frayed courage of manhood

Yet the swing slows
The constant cerebral earthquake goes
Sure the challenges and woes
Continue to stress, no less
Yet the capacity to crack under killing situations
Diminishes with time
God is still divine
Jesus is still there
Showing how in death and rising for me
How much He cares for me
Hallelujah! Watch out world
God says you’re not ready for me


Bipolar, Depression, Hope, Inspirational Poetry, Revelation, Spiritual Relationship

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author avatar Ajibade Jegede
I am a graduate from Hampton University with a degree in English Arts. Poetry and creative writing are my greatest passions. I also like blogging, creating content and writing articles.

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author avatar Kingwell
30th May 2013 (#)

Interesting share.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
31st May 2013 (#)

Bipolar is hereditary and sometimes manhandled because of the symptomatic issues and prevailing ambiguity in the diagnosis. It is often mistaken with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD which is seasonal in nature wherein the person becomes depressive and down only in the Winter Months and attains normalcy as the heat increases.
There are drugs given during these episodes but the characteristics are very distinct and could contain suicidal tendencies too.
My husband has it and lives with it too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
31st May 2013 (#)

Tough condition to be in but I hope we all have the ability to cope and have a meaningful life - siva .

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