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#79465 - 10/29/04 07:44 PM even moods
Brayton Offline

Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 696
Loc: Minneapolis
Dear Reader,

The following poem is a sort of ode to a medication I am taking (Neurontin). It is an anti-convulsant which I have found, in my case, greatly modifies the bi-polar symptoms I experience. As soon as I am off it, the huge mood swings take over again. I forgot to take it yesterday morning and had a really hard time until I finally remembered. Ending on a more hopeful note, the poem also refers to a time when no medication or other 'help' will be needed.

Thanks for reading,

swinging back and forth across
and rising up and falling down
on highs like heaved up mountains
in lows like chiseled gorges

my sanity like a gyroscope
whirls upon the edge of an ovoid pill
like a magic n a v i g a t o r piloting
a safer path around the void

or having finally passed this place
moving on to float above a plain
my spirit spins as if upon
the glittering point of a golden pin

Sometimes, things just won't work the way we want them to.

#79466 - 10/30/04 02:28 AM Re: even moods
Ivanhoe Offline

Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 1907
I am taken back to my childhood as I read your words of medication. I am both thankful for your good fortune of having something so helpful to you and saddened for my mother who struggled with her mood swings, while the rest of us looked on in disbelief. I am celebrating with you and mourning the fate of my mother, Amy Violet.
Peace and good fortune,


"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
George Eliot


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