Giulia

WATCH OUT FOR POTHOLES

Discussion created by Giulia Champion on Nov 21, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 21, 2019 by Giulia

 

    * Posted by Giulia on May 10, 2008 at 3:38pm in RELAPSE TRAPS

 

I found this "poem" particularly pertinant.  Hope you who read it, do to.

 

 

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters, by Portia Nelson.

I. I walk down the street.
There's 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.


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 a different street.

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