There's a hole in my sidewalk.

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 forever to find a way out.
.

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.
.

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.
.

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

I walk down another street.

Written By: Portia Nelson
From: 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens' by Sean Covey

Comments

Foysol89
Member since:
13 February 2011
Last activity:
1 year 3 months

I like Smile

Lets reunite the ummah under one flag LA ILAHA IL ALLAH MUHAMMADUR RASULULLAH

Hummus
Member since:
28 August 2010
Last activity:
1 hour 29 min

Heyyah 'Golden Darkness'
Yepp it is.. Did you not recognise the book title? I loved that book!

 

Looking To See
Member since:
24 December 2008
Last activity:
4 months 15 hours

i like that poem! how many hol-y roads we walk down...

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?