Walking Contradiction


Poem Commentary

I wrote this about my bi-polar disorder.

Walking Contradiction

I don't know if it can be attributed to the stars,
Or if it's just in my blood,
Maybe both,
But, there is an internal war,
Within myself,

Yin and yang,
Both inside my soul,
The two parts that make me,
Are as different as can be,
Like night and day,

Caring and compassionate,
I'd give up all I have for those I love,
Ask me for help,
And, you know I'd come running,
Even at three in the morning,

When my cycles shift,
The story changes,
Don't bother me,
It's not my problem,
Haven't you got someone else who can help you?

Ready to take on the world,
There is nothing I can't do,
I will be a best selling author, an Oscar winner, a Broadway star,
And, the best mommy, daughter, worker, and friend,

Lying in bed,
I don't want to get dressed,
Some days, I eat all day or sometimes nothing at all,
I'm a loser, a failure, and you're all better off without me,

I confuse many,
Even myself,
Bi-polar is a nasty disorder,
And, when untreated,
You never know which me you'll get,

When in control,
I still have relapses,
That just comes with the territory,
But, to love me,
Is to know me, all of me...the walking contradiction.

Poem Comments


Please login or register

You must be logged in or register a new account in order to
leave comments/feedback and rate this poem.

Login or Register

bettybooth commented on Walking Contradiction


nice poem. i likes it. at the end we are all "waling contradiction"

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

CarissaMarie’s Poems (27)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Our Story 0
Standing Uneasily Still 0
For Him 1
Walking Contradiction 1
Under Lock & Key 0
Forever Connected 0
Once Held Down, Not Anymore 0
Home Sweet Wisconsin 0
Redneck City Girl 0
Beautiful Wreckage 0
Dedicated to the One I Love 0
Annilese 0
Small Moments, Big Memories 0
Different Kind of Christmas Song 1
Tribute 0
No More Chains 1
Through My Eyes 1
6:00P.M. 0
Drive 0
Never Know 0
Sunday Afternoon 0
More Than Enough 0
United We Stand 0
Never Forget 0
Good-bye to You 0
Understudy 0
Cliffhanger 0