Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters

1.
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.

2.
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 cant believe I’m in the same place
But it isn’t my fault
It still takes a long time to get out

3.
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
My eyes are open
I know where i am
Its my fault. i get out immediately

4.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I walk around it

5.
I walk down another street.

-by Portia Nelson

: : : “Welcome to the real world,” she said to me condescendingly. Take a seat, take your life, plot it out in black and white. Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings and drama queens. I’d like to think the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve : : :

— No Such Thing, John Mayer —

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters

  1. Wonderfully written. Love it =)

  2. Anonymous

    I absolutely love this story. No matter how many times i read it, i always read it again. Fantastic

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