A sonnet on feeling god-like one moment and then abysmal the next due to manic-depression.

Sonnet: "Delusions of Grandeur"

When manic, I think, feel and act like God—
like Superman or the world’s savior;
the rush from feeling like a demi-god
makes me believe I am a conqueror,
like another Alexander the Great!
Then I’m flung to the dark abyss of hell
when my wild moods now suddenly abate
and rapidly repeat that I can't tell
the infinite and bottomless lows apart
from the sheer, ecstatic, Olympian highs;
these shifts in mood (so devious!) outsmart
me as my disorder intensifies.
Delusions of grandeur feel grandiose,
but being cast down leaves me so morose!

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-14 at 02:14

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
A good poem to describe the manic-depressive. Very well written.