I knew not what you were about
My life was like a kalaidescope
with all its colours seeping out.
I did not know your name. it's true
I did not stop to hear your song.
i ran too fast toward the sun.
now i am burned and know i'm wrong.
you took from me things of great worth:
innocence and self-esteem.
replaced them with self-doubt and pain,
and left me feeling quite insane.
years later, on a doctor's couch,
i learned your name. I was surprised
that such a thing could hide so well
and be so masked, and live such lies.
I will not fear you anymore.
there's nothing left that you can take:
i struggle hard to maintain clarity
within this life of bipolarity.