The World is Mine


Today, upon a bus, 

I saw a very beautiful woman and wished I were as beautiful.

When suddenly she rose to leave, 

I saw her hobble down the aisle.

She had one leg and used a crutch. 

But as she passed, she gave me a smile.


Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I have two legs; the world is mine.


I stopped to buy some candy.

The lad who sold it had such charm.

I talked with him, he seemed so glad.

If I were late, it’d do no harm.

And as I left, he said to me,

“Thank you, you’ve been so kind.

It’s nice to talk with folks like you.”

You see,” he added, “I’m blind.


Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I have two eyes; the world is mine.


Later, while walking down the street, I saw a child I knew.

He stood and watched the others play, but he did not know what to do.

I stopped a moment and then I said,

“Why don’t you join them, dear?”

He looked ahead without a word.

I forgot, he couldn’t hear.


Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I am blessed; the world is mine.


I have feet to take me where I’d go

Eyes to see the sunset’s glow.

And ears to hear what I’d know.


Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I’ve been blessed indeed.

The world is mine.


(Author Unknown)



This poem should make us feel grateful for so many things that we take for granted. It’s a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for!


Give the gift of love.

It never comes back empty!

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  1. Chintu

    A timely reminder of a message that we need to tell ourselves every day, every moment.

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