It begins so innocently and oh so sweet,
Autumn brings a reprieve from depression, a much needed treat.
Instead of 8 hours of sleep I start to get four
Everything's fun, nothing's a bore
Painting, chores, writing two books,
Suddenly confident with my physical looks
I feel great, I feel wonderful, I hope it never ends
I'm a rubber band that won't break but can bend
Pushed to the limits of what is even possible
"I'm fine, I'm fine, I don't need the hospital"
But my sleep keeps dwindling down to dust
And my energy is rising, as is my lust
I spend money I don't have as soon as I can,
I speed down the highway, stick it to the man!
I quit school and my job in one fell swoop
My mind replays scenerios in a never ending loop
I will be rich, I will be famous, God tells me so,
"It's all good, man, just go with the flow"
But the nights stretch out longer, and now no sleep at all
So I roam the streets, running until I fall
Alone in the dark, I make a call
911 please, I'm afraid for my life
My mind is filled with images of a rope and a knife
The police man comes and takes me away
Before I have a single bit of say
I just wanted company but I find myself in a ward
And for the first time in weeks, yes I'm bored
They call this mania, they say I need meds,
And apparently cold showers, bad food, and hard beds
But I do what they say, I play along,
Join the group in making crafts and singing songs
The doc says bipolar disorder type one
was the reason for my month of fun
It pains to say, it's all over now
My mania is gone with an elegant bow
Now depressed, I curl in a ball
Apparently Humpty Dumpty had a great Fall.