Beauty and the Bipolar Beast

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Beauty and the Bipolar Beast  by Teresa Smeigh December 2015

Non-fiction Poem/I have Bipolar Disorder


The Bipolar Beast is deep in my brain.

The biggest problem is letting it reign.

It’s guidance isn’t trustworthy at the best of times.

Manic/Depressive could use some rhymes.

The Bipolar Beast shouldn’t be left alone.

For it will do things for which it can’t atone.

The Bipolar Beast can be creative.

Where are ours we sound so plaintive.

You must look for you may find

Writing within a creative mind.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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7 Responses to Beauty and the Bipolar Beast

  1. pseudonymous says:

    Like a Greek Tragedy


  2. Nicely written Tessa💞💗🌷🌻❄⛄🌋


  3. FLO says:

    Creative mind? check
    Good writing? check!
    I think it’s a gift to be able to invent things that never were and you keep on doing that in your blogs! Yep. I think you’re creative. See you tomorrow for brunch!

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  4. A.L. Mabry says:

    Thank you for sharing your perspective. As the parent of a child with bipolar disorder, my point of view is always limited to the outside. I look forward to the day when my daughter is comfortable enough to bring her beast into the light with others.


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