HUMBLE

 

The other day upon a bus I saw a girl with golden hair,

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

Then suddenly she rose, to leave, I watched her hobble down the aisle

She had but one leg, bore a crutch, and as she passed she smiled.

Oh God forgive me when I whine - I have two legs the world is mine.

 

Later I paused to buy some sweets, the lad who served them had such charm.

I stayed to talk to him awhile, if I were late it would be no harm,

Then as I turned to leave he said `thank you, you've been so kind,

I like to talk to folk like you, you see I'm blind.

Oh God forgive me when I whine,

I have two eyes, the world is mine.

 

Still later, passing down the street,

I saw a child with eyes of blue, he stood and watched as others played,

It seemed he knew not what to do.

I stood a while and 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.

 

Two legs to take me where I'd go.

Two eyes to see the sunset's glow.

Two ears to hear what I would know,

Oh God forgive me when I whine,

I'm blessed indeed,

The world is mine.