The World Is Mine

Today upon a bus I saw a maiden with golden hair. I envied her, she seemed so gay. I wished I was as fair.

Then suddenly as she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle. She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two feet, the world is mine.

Then I stopped to buy some sweets. The lad who sold them was so kind. He said to me, “It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see,” said he, “I’m blind.”

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes, the world is mine.
And then I saw a girl with eyes of blue. It seemed she knew not what to do. I said to her, “Why don’t you join the others, dear?” She looked ahead without a word, and then I knew she had not heard.

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 would know,

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine, I’m blessed indeed, the world is mine!”

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