Short Poem.

My fallacy in believing in my childish excuses was merely adding stress.

I have failed and been disappointed many times, but it led to my success.

I have succumbed to risky conduct and I almost lost my life.

I learned lessons and compassion, no longer carrying strife.

My life was in shambles, now I perceiver.

I lied to everyone I knew, now I’m sincere.

I apologize to the loved ones I’ve directly wronged.

If I stayed ignorant, the pain would have prolonged.

My moral compass has changed, my support system has prevailed.

If it were not for them, I would remain derailed.

I was hopeless and lifeless, that mind numbing sting.

I am now genuinely inspired by people, places and things.

I found something truly to be passionate about.

That passion is something I will never live without.


I will die continuously fighting a hateful stigma.

I will die being a compassionate soul.

I will die assisting others find their way.

I will die spreading the message of mental health importance.

I will die knowing I survived it.

I will die knowing that I always tried.

I will die fighting my own villain.

I will die knowing I stayed faithful.

I will die knowing I was honest.

Published by capricious.capo

I am diagnosed as Bipolar 1. I am an advocate for mental health awareness and have helped fundraise towards nonprofit organizations like NAMI. I write about my own personal struggles and success stories to help end a national stigma that hurts and alienates those who battle mental illness. Beyond fighting for mental health awareness, I am tech nerd, hair enthusiast, film buff and music lover. I love my family and support system with all my heart. I have green hair and tattoos because I want to. I’ve always stood out in one way or another. I studied photography and received an associates degree. I have my high school AP literature teacher to thank for inspiring me to pursue journalism, and for writing me a heartfelt letter of recommendation that I still have as a reminder. High school was a decade ago, but in times like these, Publishing an opinionated, personal and maybe controversial blog about living with a mood disorder seemed like a good enough start.

One thought on “Short Poem.

  1. Your words are powerful and you express yourself so beautifully, Lisa. You are strong and courageous. Thank you for sharing your spirit of grace and perseverance with a hurting world. I love you! (Also, this poem is reminiscent of some of King David’s psalms.)

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