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Why in the still of the night
do I ponder my own character?
To live by life's standards and my own.
See truth and lose sight.
Remember days of old,
simple and happy.
We lived- we loved life.
Stout of heart- Bold.
Every day a new lesson,
the night a reflection.
Look no further than within,
all hearts bear sin.
Of lessons of life, the days are filled.
Some greater, some less,
all equal in the soul.
Learn from these lessons and Build.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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I am 34 years old and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago. I have been a prisoner of the mania and depression since I was an adolescent. Poetry was the one thing that I could always rely on to express and examine my emotions. Thus, I have been writing since I was about 13. I am now engaged and have a 2 year old son. It is my hope that perhaps by sharing my works, others might find some degree of peace in their own tumultuous lives. more…

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