Today upon a bus, I saw
A lovely maid with golden hair;
I envied her -- she seemed so gay --
And oh, I wished I were so fair.
And suddenly she arose 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 when I stopped to buy some sweets,
The lad who served me has such charm.
He seemed to radiate good cheer,
His manner was so kind and warm.
I said, "it's nice to deal with you,
Such courtesy I seldom find."
He turned and said, "Oh, than you, sir!"
And then I saw that he was 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 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 go,
With eyes to see the sunset's glow,
With ears to hear what I would know;
I'm blessed indeed, the world is mine.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

--------- Author Unknown.

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