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Habits

[Photo: Autobiography 1 by Bisi Rider]

AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS

by Portia Nelson

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.

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.

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.

IV

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V

I walk down another street.


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LOVE that! Especially Ch. V
I'm appalled by how many people don't get the concept of personal responsibility.

nice.
i usually blow up the street.

Thats a great way of puting it - can be applied to so many trivial things in our lives - would like to think I never get to the third time on the street!
Rach

www.firstmemories.blogspot.com

Yes, isn't it a great poem! Wish I could say that I wrote it! :)

El Charolastra: Love your solution to the problem...will definitely break you of that habit!

Fool me once shame on me..

Step on a crack and break your Mother's back...

Live and learn..

I am out of cliches and that poem was wonderful....

The defenition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting different results.

When you finally realize it and make the change in you...you walk down the other street!

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