On The Brink Of Collapse

On The Brink Of Collapse | Six Word Story

On the brink of collapse

I can take no more

The smallest nudge

And I will tumble infinitely

Being held together by nothing

Being torn apart by everything.

I wanted to write a more positive verse after this one where things start looking up. But I couldn’t find the words, lol. My brain was literally like “no.” I don’t really feel like I’m on the brink of collapse. I mean, sometimes I do. Just not currently. In fact, I am less stressed out than I usually am. As I mentioned in yesterdays post, I’m a bit busy with real life at the moment and work too so I am taking a step back from blogging for a day or two. I’ll still post regularly but may not be as active as I usually am until Sunday or Monday. So, with less blogging stuff going on I’m more relaxed which is nice. Until I start missing my blog, lol.

For anyone who is feeling like they are on the brink of collapse, I just want to say you’re not alone. We all feel that way at some point or another. We all have our downs. But they don’t define us as long as we keep getting back up and fighting.  So, don’t give up. Always keep fighting.

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79 responses to “On The Brink Of Collapse”

  1. On the brink of collapse that describes me. Did you know you were writing about me?

    1. Yes, my poetry is usually about my subscribers… 🙂

  2. It’s a feeling I experienced earlier this week at work on a graveyard shift. I took a break in my car, shed a few tears, had some food + water then went back and powered through. Reading, writing, nature and rest recharges me

    1. Sorry you felt that way. Yes, sometimes we just have to power through whether we want to or not. And absolutely, those things help us recharge and come back refreshed.

  3. Life tends to seem to us as standing at the edge of a precipitous cliff that nefariously seems to be whispering secrets in hopes we’ll lean a bit too forward. Stepping back every now and then is not only pragmatic, but necessity if for nothing more than clean old cobwebs from our minds and clean out our ears. 🙂

    1. I love how your described it because that’s exactly it. We need to know when to step back before we fall off the cliff.

      1. Yes, that answer that remains so elusive until after we’ve acted.

  4. I like how you said, “My brain was literally like “no.”” And you went with it, and that’s awesome 🙌 Yes, keep getting back up and fighting!

    1. Yup, I’ve learnt to listen to my brain when it comes to writing lol!

  5. I have this feeling too. I am glad the other parts of life are busy and full.

    1. Yeah, that balance keeps us going.

  6. These short poems are so rich in meaning and set our imagination to work. It’s not necessary for the poet to be going through the same feeling at the time of writing a piece of poetry. He/she may have experienced it earlier or may have observed in the surroundings.
    Yes, all of us occasionally find us on the brink of collapse. This keeps happening in real life. But our will to survive and faith in the Creator comes to our rescue in such low moments. We stumble and then get up to face the challenges of life.

    Thanks for this crispy piece of poetry, Pooja.

    1. Thank you so much. I agree, sometimes our best poetry comes from observations or our past.
      True, we all feel like that but we have to remember to keep getting up no matter what.

  7. February is the best month for feeling like that, so close to spring when life starts to get better… When flowers start to bloom and you are about to discover your new self. Best of luck, Pooj!

    1. True, February is sort of a dull month before things start getting more exciting. Thanks!

  8. Clearly your poem resonates with a lot of people. We’ve all felt overwhelmed, despondent, and alone. You words make us all feel like we are less alone with these feelings. Hugs, C

    1. Thank you, I’m so happy to be able to do that because we really aren’t alone when we feel that way.

  9. Life can feel overwhelming at times, but each sunrise delivers hope. 🌄

    1. Yes, absolutely 🌅

  10. Thank you for sharing this great piece of poetry with us. We all experience this sometimes. You hit the mail on the head. I have felt this way since Saturday, but what helps me get through it is reading, writing, singing, and meditation. Sometimes you just have to get by yourself and tune everything else out so you can think clearly and pull yourself together. Normally when it’s warm outside, I will take a walk just to relax. We have to keep getting back up and fighting through it, because if we don’t we will stay in that place longer than we thought. No one likes feeling like that, it’s draining. It causes anxiety, and depression, and it can lead to other things that’s not good. We are all in this together in this thing called life, but we cannot let it keep us down, we have to fight and believe in ourselves enough to know that tomorrow is another day and we will be alright.

    1. Yes, spending some time alone with yourself helps a lot. We all feel this way sometimes and it’s tough but it’s also important to know that it won’t last.

      1. You are right, it won’t last.

  11. a regular occurrence in many lives I’m sure, and how very wonderfully you’ve penned it.
    Thanks for sharing Pooja🤗

    1. Thank you so much 🤗

  12. This was beautiful, thank you 🥰

    1. My pleasure 😊

  13. You may have wanted to write something which ended on a more positive note but instead you wrote something of the darkness we have all faced at one time or another. How is such darkness navigated? How does one escape such a place? Any way you can.

    1. Yes, I think at that point the main goal is just to survive and keep going.

  14. Having a life without true love is like a blog without soulful comments, a mockery without a tangible human touch. Less than Shakespeare’s “brief candle” and strut on stage, curtains down, it is the silence of a question mark on an unmarked grave at the bottom of a cliff, never found. No footnotes. No fresh air. No Spring. Snow.

    1. સાચા પ્રેમ વિના જીવન જીવવું એ આત્મા બોલતી ટિપ્પણીઓ ટિપ્પણીઓ વિનાના બ્લોગ જેવું છે, મૂર્ત માનવ સ્પર્શ વિનાની મજાક. શેક્સપિયરની “સંક્ષિપ્ત મીણબત્તી” કરતાં ઓછી અને સ્ટેજ પર ચાલવું, પડદા દોરેલા, તે ખડકના તળિયે એક અચિહ્નિત કબર પર પ્રશ્નાર્થ ચિહ્નનું મૌન છે, જે ક્યારેય મળ્યું નથી. ફૂટનોટ્સ નથી. તાજી હવા નથી. વસંત નથી. સ્નો.

    2. Yeah, it’s like living in black and white but it seems some of us are cursed to live that way.

  15. That sounds a lot like Britain under this diabolical Tory government!

    1. I understand your pain 😥

  16. Yes, I have experienced this terrible feeling of being lost, defeated and without hope…
    You will need all of your strength of mind and body to claw your way out of it.
    There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, keep fighting until you find it, Pooja!

    1. Yes, that’s the best part. That it will get better at some point. Thanks!

  17. At time life make me feel like there is tomorrow for me and that makes me I am on the brink of collapse but now I working hard to understand myself and tomorrow I deserve. Great post 😃

    1. Thank you. Yes, there is always a tomorrow and even when we’re at our lowest we have to keep fighting.

  18. Your brain right now-Stay the hell away from blogging and focus on clients
    Your heart rn- Lifesfinewhine!!

    Dear Pg, drink water, take a deep breath and smile.

    1. Lol water, I knew I was forgetting something!

  19. Your poem definitely brings up a feeling of isolation. In that state, it can feel impossible to reach out, even when the support of others is exactly what we need to help get regulated again.

    1. Yeah, sometimes it’s hard to do what’s best for us when we’re feeling so down.

  20. So much said in a few words!
    Great share✨

    1. Thank you so much!

  21. Your poem is definitely relatable and is something I seem to experience daily at my current “day” job.
    The nice thing about feelings and a lot of other things in life is that it’s all temporary. While in your present you may very well feel like you are overwhelmed, just know that you will not always feel this way forever.
    I also find making lists with various tasks and other things of this nature and assigning priority to what needs to be done when and how long it will take to be helpful if the source of your anxiety is related to any of the tasks you need to or want to accomplish.
    Lastly, I find keeping a gratitude journal can be helpful as it can help with developing resilience and help you cope when things get difficult.
    I hope you found this useful/helpful!

    1. Thank you for the advice! My therapist recommended a gratitude journal too and I started that a while back which has been helping. And yes, of course these moments of darkness are never permanent. Things always get better eventually.

  22. Very good. I’m glad that you ended the poem where you did. I definitely have felt that way. I think you have seen through my website how I deal with it. Well done. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you so much and yes, I have.

  23. “Being held together by nothing. Being torn apart by everything.” Love it!

  24. love it Pooja! ❣️

    1. Thank you! 😊

  25. Yes I have felt this way actually about a month ago. And even now I have waves of that, if that makes any sense, but when I do I have to tell myself to stop and just keep moving forward.hugs to you💕

    1. Yes, totally makes sense and I understand that feeling. Definitely keep moving forward because things will get better. Hugs 🤗

      1. Yes! And thank you💕

  26. Very good poem. It felt very visual to me. But that could also be the horror buff in me lol.

    1. Thanks so much. I love horror too and that’s why I enjoy these kind of poems. Glad you enjoyed that aspect of it.

  27. The poem is great,and I don’t mean to be insensitive but remeber, folks end up here because they feel trapped in their own selves. I admit maybe I’m unique but people have to let go and just dance no matter who’s watching. If they do that they win’t ever find the brink. 🤣😎🙃

    1. So true, sometimes we hold ourselves back. It really helps to let go and just do what makes us happy.

  28. I have felt this way since the early 2000s. There isn’t any particular event that caused me to be this way. I just have bad brain chemistry or messed up connections in my brain. It’s an overwhelming blah that takes over, complete with lack of motivation, lack of interest in activities, a feeling of being dead and bland. I just keep on keeping on, though. I’m thankful for a supportive husband and two cats who offer me comfort.

    1. I understand. I have a messed up brain chemistry too which causes me to feel like this sometimes. It’s tough to get things done but we have to power through. Glad you have your husband and cats.

  29. I have learned over the years when I am hit with too many things at one time I need to just take a much needed break, when I take a break from writing I feel guilty and I really miss it as well but I have learned I must do this from time to time to take better care of myself

    1. Yes, we miss it but it’s also not a good thing to be burnt out so it’s best to take frequent breaks.

      1. Very wise advice Pooja and I should make it a point to take breaks more often than I do. I am kind of a workaholic and perfectionist at times, I am happiest when I am productive and helping people

  30. Oh yes! I know exactly how this feels. Not a good feeling but so rewarding to look back after yu pulled yourself together.

    1. Yes, so true.

  31. Such a nice and so awesome blog dear friend🥂❤
    I really believe that you have so many things to learn and implement in our lives! Keep going and keep sharing👍🤗

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words 😊

      1. My pleasure✨😌

  32. Right now I feel like I am on the brink of collapse from boredom and sameness. Life is just too repetitive. Actually I think I am on the brink of collapse from boredom for years and I am still standing on that border. Sometimes i feel that the passing of the time is the only thing that is different. My friend told me to extract pleasure from small things, like good food or a pretty picture or something like that, but I tried and it didn’t work for me. Life seems to be a repetition of completing the boring work and finding something to distract from the boring work afterwards.

    1. Yeah, I feel that way too. Life has become more mundane recently. I think adult life is extremely repetitive and that’s what ruins it.

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  34. Sometimes it just is what is on your mind. It’s ok, Pooja. 🙂

    1. Haha yes I think so 🙂

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