Here's a poem I wrote many years ago. I would turn to poetry whenever I hit writer's block. Poetry allowed words to simply flow and get my mind generating ideas and creating again. It helped me, and I had a lot of poetry come out of those moment's of writer's block. Enjoy.
It’s A Whole Lot Easier…
It’s a whole lot easier
for someone on the top
to be pulled down to the bottom.
When you’re on the bottom,
you’re just like everybody else.
Clawing and working,
working and striving.
But when your hard work pays off,
and you start to climb up,
then, you’re not like everybody else.
You’re no longer clawing from the very bottom.
And, when you get to the top
and reach your hand back down
to pull another up,
one hand holding on to success,
the other reaching for them…
You’d better be prepared to let go
with one of your hands.
And, you have to be careful
and know for sure with which hand to let go.
If you let go the hand of success,
you’ll be right back where you started,
You’ll be just like everyone else.
If you let go the hand of help,
you just might continue on to greater success.
For you see, that hand that’s reaching back to help,
if it’s strong enough, it’ll pull
whomever up closer to you.
But if that hand’s not strong enough,
then, the one that’s grasping for it
will pull you back down.
For you see, the person on the bottom
has a lot more leverage than you do,
and it’s a whole lot easier
to fling someone down
than it is to pull someone up.
© 1999 Jackie Cannon