Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

June 10, 2018

I’ve just got to know about the following poem - Autobiography in Five Short Chapters By Portia Nelson – and am amazed at the different perspectives each person can receive from it…

 

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 me 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 still 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 is there.
I still fall in ... it's a habit.
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.

 

Which Chapter are you living in right now?

 

Which Chapter resonates with you?

 

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