POEM: “An Autobiography in 5 short chapters”

 

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An autobiography in five short chapters by Portia Nelson

 

CHAPTER ONE

I walk down the street. There’s a hole in the sidewalk.
It is a very deep hole. I fall in … I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

CHAPTER TWO

I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in … again.
I can’t believe I’m in the 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’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is 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’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

CHAPTER FIVE

I walk down another street.

Author: Portia Nelson

 (from the book There’s A Hole in My Sidewalk)

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    What an eye opener! Great poem Amira! Lots of love and congrats on nomination!!!!
    Love Linda!

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  2. Thank you Linda! I also loved this poem, it briefly and simply states such great truth in a few lines…. and thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement since the start of this blog. You are part of it, you know?
    Love back to you sister! Amira

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  3. Thank you Akanksha! I’m glad to hear that you felt inspired 🙂

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