A Poem a Day: February 18

Bipolar by John L Payne

Photo Source: artbyjohnlpayne

disdained like a pariah,
you are almost like a taboo.
never to be uttered
when speaking of
someone’s sensibilities.
they are unaware
that you are but a
necessity in this life
where everything is
akin a race – fast-paced
and harried,
always frenzied, with
almost no moment’s peace.

they do not realize
you are there to
let them know –
it is alright to breathe.
you signify the need
to stop and wallow
in what is lacking,
in what one really
requires to survive.
they view you as
a sickness, but
really, you are a cure
to the seemingly
endless torture of
the soul, which batters
the heart and leaves it
mangled beyond
recognition.

you are depression
and you deserve to
be heard, embraced
and given a voice
in this bustling world
where almost everyone
is in dire need
of silence.

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