Grasping Onto Nothing

Grasping at Nothing: A Poem

Grasping onto nothing

I can no longer hold on

My grip loosens

Every time you open your mouth

Grasping onto nothing

I have no more reason

To hold on

To this life

Grasping on to nothing

I can no longer remember

The last time

I had hope

Grasping At Nothing: A Poem

My SEO plugin is telling me to write a little more about this poem to get my word count up. What is this poem about? Nothing really. I’m still on cough syrup and loving the poetry that its helping me create. Was this bout of the flu a blessing in disguise? My therapists advised me to look at things in a more optimistic way. Apparently I’m a chronic pessimist. She tells me to think about the positives. I’m trying.

This poem isn’t me being depressed. Or wanting to give up. Because I don’t want to give up. There are still too many people left in the world I want to annoy. That counts as optimistic, right? Right. That’s about as optimistic as Lifesfinewhine is going to get. Are you guys enjoying this explanation with no actual explanation? I am very much enjoying it, you know how much I like to ramble and whine. And the cough syrup makes me particularly whiney, Ask literally anyone I know. Or any of my neighbours because I’m pretty (okay, very extremely) loud and the walls are kind of thin.

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97 responses to “Grasping Onto Nothing”

  1. Interesting poem!!
    You recover well… Being sick is very annoying, I hope you recover well and then whine further.
    Take good care, have a peaceful time.

    1. Also, yes I was waiting for your blog. I have learned that you post 6:30 am IST. That’s the time to read your magnificent work and start the day.

      1. Oh I see, I guess you’re two and a half hours ahead of me.

        1. Yeah, but you generally schedule them. So, I think by the time your blogs are published, you must be sleeping. Unless, you are Batman.

          1. Haha yes I am fast asleep and definitely not Batman… 🦇

    2. Thanks so much! Are you okay now?

      1. I’m great, never better 😁

  2. Pooja, get well soon. Days are as usual or unusual. Sometimes life demands me to take deviations or mostly it’s flowing like a river. I always love to swim against the tide sometimes the circumstances locks me. So inshort days going as normal🙂😊

    1. Thank you so much. Hmm very interesting. Yes, sometimes swimming against the tide can be fun.

      1. Yeah Pooja..

  3. This person sounds like they are stuck in a marriage they no longer want. Been there!

    1. That’s why I avoid marriage like crazy lol!

      1. You are wise, Pooja. ❤️

  4. That’s so funny about having to annoy other people – it’s so true 🤣
    I hope you’re feeling better and better by the day! 💚

    1. Haha thank you! 💖

  5. Get well soon pooja!! Glad to know you’re not depressed.I’m doing good in life too but I’ll improve it do my best for sure:)

    1. Thanks and happy to hear you’re doing good 😊

  6. “There are still too many people left in the world I want to annoy.” Love it! Great plan for all of us. LOL

    1. Haha thank you!

  7. Thanks for sharing this poem. Anita

    1. My pleasure and thanks for reading it.

  8. Impressive poetry, pressured by SEO while under the influence of cough syrup. !!Bravo!!

    1. Get well soon pooja.

      1. Thanks so much.

    2. Haha thank you!

  9. Give me hope and all the positive thoughts will flourish on they’re own. Instead of telling me to pretend, how about telling the world to treat me better? How many therapists actively help you find hope outside their bubble? The poem is done when the poet is.

    1. If only they could. Thanks so much.

  10. To be this sick and still be able to put out a writing is very tenacious. And I love that!!! Get better soon! And keep on fighting that nasty flu with everything that you’ve got. 💪

    1. Aw thanks so much! 😊

  11. Wow such a touching and emotional post Pooja. It symbolises a person who is depressed and is losing hope.

    To those losing hope I urge them to hold on. Such a nice poem🙏

    1. Than you so much. 😊

  12. Haha … that explanation without an explanation had me cracking up. That darn cough syrup. I feel like I need some – my throats on fire. Nice poem!

    1. Haha thanks so much. You should definitely take some it helps a lot with throat pain.

  13. Impressive poem!
    Get well super soon, Pooja

    1. Thank you so much!

  14. Get well soon.

    I really like this poetry. I have a draw to write poetry like that, but sometimes I don’t like when people respond to in an irritating way or acting like I’m asking them for help—they can’t even help me.

    Also, your comment about there’s more people to annoy is hilarious because it’s relatable, but I never would think of you as annoying.

    Have a nice one.

    1. Thank you so much. Yes, it’s annoying when someone tries to fix your problems when they obviously can’t. Lol I’m very annoying if you live with me or near me. Have a nice day too.

      1. It’s the fact that people will try to fix my problems and get mad at me for having problems and stressing me out when I didn’t ask them for anything but to listen to me rant.

        I get you, I’m extremely annoying and very different in real life and I manage to inconvenience everyone who comes into my path.😂

        1. Yeah I know what you mean. People try to do that with my depression/anxiety and it’s super annoying.

          Haha I’m like that too but I’ve made my peace with it 😂

          1. Man, we could’ve been friends irl if I was from a different country. We probably annoy each other, but you seem cool.

            1. Haha thanks. Or we would gang up and annoy everyone else together.

  15. Some poems write themselves, maybe not conveying how we feel in the moment but how we felt or will feel. May you get well soon.

    1. Yes, I absolutely agree. Thank you.

  16. I hope you are better now. I know it’s really irritating when you are sick and can’t do anything.

    this poen is amazing👍

    1. Thanks, I’m much better now.

  17. Hey, it would help to thi k of the flu as a blessing in disguise. So, it wouldn’t have just happened for nothing. Loved the poem 🙂

    1. Yes, I think it has been a blessing in disguise. Thanks so much 😊

  18. As they say, grasping onto the last straw that broke the camels back saves the camel from falling into quick sand after it puts its nose under the tent. But grasping is an art. The advice from a therapist is like Latin: it depends on how you interpret it. Optimists say “Carpe Diem” which is commonly translated as “Seize the day,” but actually it means “Finger the day.” This fits well with your annoyance theory. I’m glad you like your cough syrup poem. I usually wind up erasing my wine poems, and they’re dark. I suppose I could try cough syrup.

    1. In that case, I shall finger the day and hope for the best… I would 10/10 recommend cough syrup for writers.

  19. Whine away, my dear, but remember, that life is all in how you look at it. If you see bad and depressing, then it will be. If you see hope and life, then it will be.

    1. Thank you and I agree there is always reason for hope!

  20. Cough syrup and poems are a Great Combination!! Great work Pooja

    1. Haha thank you!

  21. Wish you a wonderful recovery with more poetic outbursts. I too have tried to adopt your strategy of when you are down, write about it; when you are blocked, write about your block. That really helps to keep one going. And since this is the Thanksgiving week, I’ve been more relaxed than usual. I didn’t care about politics before, but right now with politics going haywire, I’ve started to pay attention and it can be fun…

    1. Thank api so much. Yes, writing no matter what helps a lot. I’ve always cared about politics as a historian and this is definitely an interesting time to start paying extra attention to it.

  22. high on cough syrup lol…

    oh good.. i have faith in you!
    There are still too many people left in the world I want to annoy.

    1. Haha thank you! 😂

      1. of course Pooja 🤣

  23. lovely poetry. Very moving.

    1. Thank you so much.

  24. Great poem. Thanks for sharing.

    1. My pleasure, thanks for reading.

  25. Great poems. Sometimes the dark ones are fun. In my case I don’t always know where they come from or what I meant until after I’ve written and published and thought about it for a while.

    1. Yeah I feel that way about a lot of my poems too. Sometimes they just come to you without any prompting.

  26. To quote the movie Airplane, it looks like you picked the wrong week to quit cough syrup! Lol. After struggling with being both optimistic and pessimistic, I landed on realistic. I feel like that’s the way to be because it’s easy to be in denial if you are either an optimist or a pessimist. Since my accident, I don’t tolerate toxic positivity anymore

    1. I understand, toxic positivity is so frustrating. It just invalidates your feelings.

  27. Wonderful and so amazing dear it seems that your thoughts are fully appropriate for your feelings. And I hope that your mood is good now and all your problems are gone and if they are there then also do take care of yourself and never feel that you are alone. Stay Happy and Take care of yourself!💕🤗

    1. Thank you so much. I’m better now and feeling good.

  28. I need this plug in!!!!

    1. It’s called “Yoast SEO” and it’s been super helpful!

      1. Great checking it out tonight! 😍🙌🏽

  29. Really a very wonderful and so amazing blog dear Pooja. Your posts are so amazing.
    I’m glad that I found it and followed you. So happy to have a company of yours👍💕😉🤗

    1. By the way How’s your health now? I hope that It’s fine now.😌

      1. I’m much better now, thank you ☺️

        1. Ohh! That’s nice to know that you are fine now. Take care of your health!🤗😊

          1. Thanks so much and you as well. A lot of people are getting sick these days so keep your immunity up 😊

            1. Thanks Dear and Yes, I’ll take care of my immunity also. You are really so kind hearted Dear friend🤗✌💕☺

              1. Thanks and you are very welcome 😊

    2. Thank you so much 😊

      1. Always a pleasure. Stay happy and keep inspiring us with your great posts.💞🤗 Blessings🙏

        1. Thanks and you as well 🤗

          1. 💕☺🙏🌹

  30. Very Nice 🤣😎🙃

    1. Thanks 😊

  31. You are pretty, can I get your number phone

  32. you have pretty eye

  33. I love this website

  34. Hi 👋 loved reading your poem and ramblings. I’m good. Hope you are doing better 🌟

    1. Thank you so much. I am and happy to hear you’re doing good 😊

  35. I did enjoy your explanation, Pooja!
    And I’m relieved to hear that you’re not planning to give up.
    So we shouldn’t take the poems too literally?

    1. Thanks so much! Of course, poetry is very different than real life since it portrays the feeling in that moment.

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