Autobiography in five chapters – Portia Nelson

This is the Autobiography in five chapters – Portia Nelson falling in hole

One

As I walk down the street,

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost …

I am hopeless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

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’m in the same place. But it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

Three

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.

Four

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

Five

I walk down another street …….  

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