Mar 052014
 

Back before Bipolar hit, or I was aware of it

My life seemed to be on some kind of track

 

Slowly things started to unravel

I continued on a chaotic course

 

I tried to help my mentally ill mom

Some might say it as a meager effort

 

I did the best I could, but still feel guilty

 

Now that I have been in gradual recovery since ‘99

I can see the course of my life much more clearly

 

I still have wounds and regrets, errors of judgment

That hurt myself and others, aspirations unmet

 

But now I see that I finally landed on my feet

With greater mindfulness and a conscience

 

I make my mistakes and face challenges

that sometimes seem overwhelming

 

I’m in a creative groove, have friends

and loved ones and strive every day

to face both sides of reality:

the good and bad in myself

and others

 

while retaining a strong sense of hope

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