Posted by: brambledoula | August 24, 2007

Food for thought

There’s A Hole In My Sidewalk

By: Portia Nelson

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS

 

            CHAPTER ONE

I walk down the street.

            There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

            I fall in.

            I am lost….I am helpless.

                        It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find my way out.

 

            CHAPTER TWO

I walk down the same street.

            There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

            I pretend I don’t see it.

            I fall in again.

I can’t believe I am in this same place.

                        But, it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

 

            CHAPTER THREE

I walk down the same street.

            There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

            I see it there.

            I still fall in…it’s a habit…but,

                        My eyes are open.

                        I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

 

            CHAPTER FOUR

I walk down the same street.

            There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

            I walk around it.

 

            CHAPTER FIVE

I walk down another street.

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