poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

#270 on top 500 poets

Hitting Rock Bottom

There is no secret
As to how things get done.
It takes initiative...
Desire
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.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 15, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

Add this poem to MyPoemList

Rating Card

5,0 out of 5
3 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Hitting Rock Bottom by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Ruby Root (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
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Patricia Gale (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!

    PG

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Joe BreunigJoe 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
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Duncan Wyllie (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

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?