There's A Hole In The Sidewalk


I read this poem for the first time yesterday. A dear friend shared it with me because she knows I have finally realized that I can take a different path in life.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN 5 SHORT CHAPTERS



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.
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I love this little poem. I fell into that hole many,
 many times before I realized that I could just walk 
down a different street. Instead, I was constantly 
searching for a way to not fall in the hole. That was 
my cycle; I desperately wanted change, but 
without actually changing anything. I also did not see
that I was the problem; I blamed the world for my
 chaos! - Notice the changed from It isn't my fault
to It is my fault. in the poem. - The realization that it
 actually was my fault, and that I was the cause, and 
that I needed to be the one making changes, was a
 definite the turning point for me. Sure, that was 
tough and really hard to take on, but by placing it on
 me I was also able to recognize that I 
could also change I finally understood that I didn't 
have to always figure things out or contemplate all
 the reasons why and how. I didn't have to battle
 everything and everyone and I didn't have to find 
all 

the solutions to all the problems. All I had to do is
 stay open-minded enough to see when I just need
 to 
walk down a different street.


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