Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely girl with golden hair; I envied her –
She seemed so happy, and how I wished I were so 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, she wore 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 had 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, thank 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, when 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 sunsets glow,
With ears to hear what I would know, I’m blessed indeed, the world is mine;
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. ~~ Source unknown