Bipolar Poetry

Manic Train by John Zurn

My manic train of thought and sound

raced down a magic mountain.

Providence bounced up and down,

and signs were pure emotions.

As my train lurched to a stop,

I felt the throttle stall.

When I wrestled with the cops,

they saw no train at all.

John Zurn has been faced with the challenges of bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder for his entire adult life.  Over the years he gradually learned that: medication, physical exercise, meditation and creative writing were vital for his long term recovery. Despite this challenge, he still managed to work as a teacher and counselor for over thirty-five years. Now retired, he has more time to write and publish poems and stories.