Monday, January 29, 2007

for you, rumblefish, in admitting the problem

so hard on yourself, rumblefish, i want to share this with you. a friend gave this to me many years ago, she told me her ex-girlfriend wrote it (i think realy its a famous piece that the ex WANTED to have written).... i wish i could give you my original copy, as i hold it here, tattered and yellow, as i have been at your crossroad, just as my friend shelley had been before me... (ive had it over thirteen years now). you are learning michael, changing, and i appreciate your sharing it with us

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
i walk,down the street,
there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
i fall in
i am lost...i am helpless
it is not my responsibility.
it takes forever (it seems) to find a way out

i walk down the same street.
there is a deep hole in the sidewalk
i pretend i dont see it.
i fall in again.
i cant believe i am in the same place.
but it isnt my responsibility.
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....its a habit
my eyes are open.
i know where i am.
it is my responsibility.
i get out immediatly.

i walk down the same street
there is a deep hole in the sidewalk,
i walk around it

i walk down another street.

only you know where you truly are, rumblefish, but that area in the middle, chapters 2-4, there is alot of moving around them, back and forth, in a non-linear fashion, and sometimes, even after you have found a new route, you will find yourself walking the old path, sometimes managing to stop and turn around, sometimes not.....its the awareness that matters, not avoiding the mistakes.


Jeff Hess said...

Shalom Molly,

Of course, if you're Jewish you reference Devarim (Deuteronomy) 22:8

When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

In other words, if you dig a hole, it's your responsibility to put up warning signs and barricades to keep people from falling in.



Sorriah42 said...


I LOVE that poem. What sense it makes.

Rev. Rumble Fish said...


You are an amazing, wonderful, beautiful human being. Let no one ever take that from you.

I thank you with all I am and offer sincerest blessings and prayers in your honor.

Blessed Be this Sacred Moment,

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