Think I'm On The Verge....

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Think I’m On The Verge...


I think I’m on the verge of a nervous breakdown --

so many things are piling up I’ve lost all track of me.

The fact that I am struggling

is very clear to see.

Coping’s kind of hard to do

my temper, it’s sure frayed;

each and every single thing,

my mind, it does abrade.

My responses, they’re all out of synch,

reactions so erratic;

all my thoughts are jumbled up

and riddled with such static.

My hands, they won’t stop shaking

and I’m feeling oh, so sick;

just trying to find an answer

means to dredge through sludge so thick.

There’s pressure here, there’s pressure there,

my balance is sure to flee

and bring about a plummet

to the rag-doll that is me.

My mind can’t take much more of this,

I thought that life was give-and-take;

a spectacular delusion

that causes my whole mind to break.

Better the insanity,

better madness too;

I’ll pull back from reality

and conjure up my view.

Submitted: March 04, 2018

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Dr. Acula

I may not know exactly how you feel, but I feel the same, in my own way.
The rocks piled up, I tried to carry them away one by one, however more took their place, doubling in weight and before I knew it, I had become buried alive in the exponential avalanche, of everything.
Just know I can relate.
I'm here for you, too !

Sun, March 4th, 2018 8:03pm


Yeah, that more or less sums it up, Doc. Thanks for reading.

Sun, March 4th, 2018 12:07pm

Sue Harris

Hang on in there, Hully! So sorry you're feeling like this... a great poem, but not a great life!

Sun, March 4th, 2018 8:45pm


Thank you, Sue!

Sun, March 4th, 2018 12:50pm

Mike S.

Know exactly how you feel, Hull, excellent!

Sun, March 4th, 2018 9:46pm


Thank you, Mike!

Sun, March 4th, 2018 1:49pm

Jeff Bezaire

I know you have commitments you cannot break; people who depend on you, but it sounds like now more than ever you need to take more time for yourself. Seriously, look into meditation - something you can do every day for a few minutes or an hour if you need it; consider taking a day trip somewhere to break the daily monotony - though, I know that's not a doable option at this time with the weather; consider talking to someone who can help ease your stress.
There are many options out there to help yourself. This isn't something you should ignore any longer if it's escalated to a physical impact on your body. I'm really worried for you, Hully.

Sun, March 4th, 2018 11:26pm


I'll cope, Jeff. I always beat off 'the bad' sooner or later.
Thanks for reading; and thanks for caring, too.

Mon, March 5th, 2018 4:44am

Tom Allen714

Hull, I am sorry about all you have on your plate on a daily base, I hope your writing brings you some relief, some days I feel like it is all I have...Tom...

Mon, March 5th, 2018 1:38am


Well, Tom, same here. But writing is so much -- we can put anything in to it and I guess that's how we manage to carry on.
Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment.

Mon, March 5th, 2018 4:45am

john regan

Keep writing, Hulla, it's your release valve. Great poem.

Tue, March 6th, 2018 7:19am


Thanks for that, John!

Tue, March 6th, 2018 12:42am


I can't relate any more with your poem, Hully. It's a frustrating feeling. Excellent poem.

Tue, March 6th, 2018 3:10pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth!

Tue, March 6th, 2018 9:43am

Adam L.

So sorry you feel this way, Ms. Hullabaloo. Can't deny I feel the same. Nicely done.

Tue, March 6th, 2018 3:22pm


Thanks for reading, Adam. I'm sorry that you can relate, though.

Tue, March 6th, 2018 9:56am

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