Bipolar by Shermin Lee

If your life’s been touched by mental illness
Know that depression is a type of stillness

A state of deep rest, if you will
A time for recovery, sitting still

Mania is a form of expression
You are alive, and creative
A storm of ideas

Nobody knows why it happens at all
I simply live to serve my call


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