Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The World Is Mine

The World Is Mine

Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair.
I envied her - she seemed so gay - and I wished I were as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two feet--the world is mine!

And then I stopped to buy some sweets.
The lad who sold them was so kind.
I talked with him - he said to me,
"It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh God, forgive me when I whine.
 I have two eyes--the world is mine!

Then walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play.
It seemed he knew not what to do.
I stopped for a moment, then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word,
And then I knew he could not hear.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two ears--the world is mine!

With feet to take me where I'd go,
With eyes to see the sunset's glow,
With ears to hear what I would know,
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I'm blessed indeed! The world is mine!


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