Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 92,599 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Hitting Rock Bottom - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is no secret
As to how things get done.
It takes initiative...
And something that sparks agitation,
To ignite a motivatiing push
That begins to drive an ambitious force!
Sometimes hitting rock bottom will do it!
This often supplies just what one is needing,
To get back on one's feet!
Only then are such efforts appreciated...
Without any assistance or intervention approved.

Comments about Hitting Rock Bottom by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • (10/21/2006 1:28:00 PM)

    Hi Lawrence, They say you have to hit rock bottom, before you can stand up again. Excellent write. Very sad poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/15/2006 8:40:00 AM)

    Sometimes hitting rock bottom opens our eyes to reality, and you have spoken the truth oh so well!


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  • Joe Breunig (10/15/2006 7:55:00 AM)

    You're not kidding; I was unemployed for 9 months in 2005; it was the fourth time I was downsized out of a job. Looked at over 19,000 companies before landing my current position. Now I'm on the verge of having my first book of poetry published; over half of its poems were written during this timeframe. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/15/2006 5:39:00 AM)

    This is a strong piece and I share your veiw that it can often be the case that when we reach rock-bottom we can reflect and start to look up again to see the light, then start
    the climb and reach the top
    Love duncan X

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 15, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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