4.1 The World is Mine

Today on a bus, I saw a lovely girl with silken hair

I envied her, she seemed so gay, and I wished I was so fair

When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle

She had one leg and wore a crutch, but as she passed- a smile

O God, forgive me when I whine

I have two legs, the world is mine

And then I stopped to buy some sweets, The lad who sold them had such charm

I talked with him, he seemed so calm, and if I were late, it would do no harm,

And as I left he said to me “I thank you, you have been so kind”

It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see, I’m blind

O God forgive me when I whine

I have two eyes, the world is mine

Later 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

O God forgive me when I whine

I have two ears, the world is mine

With legs to take me where I’ll go

With eyes to see the sunset’s glow

With ears to hear what I would know

O God forgive me when I whine

I’m blessed, indeed, the world is mine

 – Joy Lovelet Crawford