When I Whine

Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair.

I envied her - she seemed so gay - and wished I were as fair.

When suddenly she arose to leave,

I saw the cruel braces as she hobbled down the aisle;

a victim of polio was she. But as she passed -- a smile!

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two straight feet.

The world is mine!


And then I stopped to buy some sweets.

The lad who sold them had such charm.

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 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!


Author unknown. If anyone has a proprietary interest in this story please authenticate and I will be happy to credit, or remove, as the circumstances dictate.

Thanks to Sherry M. Keith-Rudd SMKeith@aol.com

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