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Chapters of My Life

businessperson by renjith krishnan
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I do not know who wrote this or I would give them  full credit for it.  I heard it once when someone read it at the beginning of group meeting that I attended.  Since then,  I have come across it several times.  It is an excellent poem about how change happens.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  Change takes time.  Change comes when learn from our past mistakes and can grow beyond them.  Sometimes we fall and it is painful trying to get out of the hole we find ourselves in, but one day we may find that we know how to avoid those holes and no longer have to worry about them because now we can see them and  know what to do to avoid them.

 

My Life in 5 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 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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