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FORGIVE ME
WHEN I WHINE

Today, upon a bus,
I saw a lovely girl
with shining hair.
I envied her...she
seemed so gay...
and oh, 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 smiled
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,
and 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 ma'am"
and then I saw
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 who seemed
sad and 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 glow,
with ears to hear
what I should know,
I'm blessed indeed...
the World is mine.
Oh, God, forgive
me when I whine.

  Author unknown

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