It’s Not You or Me (A Poem About Bipolar & Relationships)

It’s Not You or Me (A Poem About Bipolar & Relationships)

It's Not You Or Me: A poem about bipolar & relationships

You must doubt it sometimes but I do love you,
I am in love with you and want to grow old with you.

I must feel like I’m miles away sometimes,
Blank faced and dull and not the girl you fell in love with.

All the passion has been hidden away in my head,
I wish I could share it with you but, I can’t find it myself.

My mood swings must scare and confuse you,
I’m either mute or talking a mile a minute.

Sometimes I don’t want you around and I feel guilty,
But then I don’t want to be around anyone.

I promise It’s not you and it’s not me either,
It’s a mental disorder which I am fighting, fighting for us.

I’m sorry that you have to share the pain of bipolar with me.

What Does it Mean to be a Grown-Up?

What Does it Mean to be a Grown-Up?

What Does it Mean to be a Grown-up-

I’ve been thinking of the word grown-up. You see I don’t feel grown-up even though I own my own home and have two children who are 18 and 20. I know I’m not alone here as I posed the question on Twitter earlier and got some feedback. I started thinking, “what does grown-up even mean?” so I looked it up and here is what I found.

Merriam-Webster’s Full Definition of Grown-Up (noun)

Adult

OK that is as vague as possible so let’s see what their definition of Adult is…

Merriam-Webster’s Full Definition of Adult (noun)

One that is adult; especially: a human being after an age (as 21) specified by law

Wait! They used the word to define the word? You can’t do that! I need answers www.m-w.com and you have let me down after I trusted you for so many years. I suppose maybe my question is more philosophical and the wordsmiths can’t help me with it. Read more