Kris Mares

Just a woman trying to love Jesus and others a little bit more…

A poem March 30, 2009

Filed under: Me — Kris @ 1:43 am
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This poem came to my attention.  I thought I would share.  Wouldn’t it be great to be at Chapter 5?

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson
(Printed in Healing the Child Within, Charles Whitfield)

Chapter 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.

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 a different street.

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One Response to “A poem”

  1. mary moore Says:

    Mrs.Kris,
    This blog is a wonderful way of sharing the person I know & love, you & you’re family have always been there for me and the love you have given has always been unconditional, I know God will continue to lead you where he needs you the most, so just LISTEN.


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