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Life at Rock Bottom

Updated on February 19, 2013

It feels so good

to feel so bad.

Even when shady friends left,

sorrow never went.

Rock bottom has its attractions,

agony has its temptations

and pain...

Oh, pain is amazing.

The crying kisses my frustrations

and I almost find comfort

when I look in the mirror

and see several faces.

Yea, I know there ain't nobody

else in here, but neither is my fear.

What do you want from me?

I've lost it all, my mind included,

And me and depression are dating

ha, it's exclusive.

I've found good company

at home with misery.

And when I mix the vodka with cranberry,

I feel necessary. Please don't heal me,

it could kill me and I can't die yet.

My life is overly exciting.

I can hardly catch my breath,

but I'm not done playing.

Baby, life is too sweet down here at rock bottom.



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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Bizarrett, thank you for commenting. It is a beautiful thing to bounce back after being in such a dark place and the gift of a child afterwards is sooooo precious. : )

      Thank you Billybuc, for sharing such a personal experience. It actually made me smile to realize how much we are able to relate to one another.

      I'm so glad you like the poem Btrbell, thank you so much for your votes and kindness!

      Hi Faith, you're right, when you're down you can only rise. Thanks for the reminder : )

      Oh Mhatter, I'm growing the best way that I know to. Thank you so much for stopping by!

      Thank you, Gypsy for the vote and support! I really appreciate it.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. We all sometimes have wound up in the land called rock bottom and the greatest thing we can then do is head straight back up to the top. Enjoyed your poem. Passing this on.

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      Martin Kloess 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Grow, sweet flower, grow. Thank you for this.

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      Faith Reaper 

      8 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent write, when one hits rock bottom, then there is only one place to go, up!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Randi Benlulu 

      8 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      And me and depression are dating

      ha,it's exclusive

      Great poem, Ryem! I think many of us can relate but not too many of us can say it as well as you! Up+

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It feels so good to feel so bad. There is a great deal of truth in that statement. I nursed the bottle for years and years, and it became my best friend. I had to re-teach myself to be happy without it. Well done my friend.

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      Elizabeth Barrett Kearney 

      8 years ago from Maine

      This poem is like looking back at myself three years ago, before I got pregnant and had my son. I was at rock bottom finding solice in a bottle. I loved the line "i've found good company at home with misery". I know how that feels, to be almost comfortable in your misery. I hope you can find your way out of the bottom. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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