maryyyyyy…

i read this poem on gailey’s blog yesterday that really smacked me in the face. how many times do we make the same mistake in our lives, before we realize we need to change? thanks mary fo’ da kine truth like dat.

Autobiography In Five Short Chapters
By: Portia Nelson
Chapter I
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 a way out.
Chapter II
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 the same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It takes a long time to get out.
Chapter III
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 IV
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
Chapter V
I walk down another street.
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One comment

  1. krisYEE · December 13, 2008

    i likes. story of my life! i probably just ended chapter 2 of my life hahaha lets skip chapter 3 and head directly to chapter 4.

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