The World is Mine
(author unknown)

(Presented by Board Member Robert B. Ingram, at the opening session of
the Annual Feeder Pattern Orientation at North Miami Senior High School)

Today I saw upon a bus a handsome man with wavy hair,
he looked so stately I envied him, and wished that I was as fair.

Until suddenly he rose to leave, I saw him hobble down the aisle,
He had one leg and used a crutch, and as he passed a glowing smile.

God forgive me when I whine, I have two legs - this world is mine.

Then I stopped to buy some sweets,
the lad that sold them seemed so warm,

It seemed so nice to talk with him,
If I be late would do no harm.

And as I left he said to me, thank you for being so kind,
It's nice to talk to folks like you, you see he said am blind.

God forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes - this world is mine.

Then later, walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes so blue,
She watched the others as they played, it seemed she knew not what to do.

I stopped a moment and I said, why don't you join the others dear?
She looked ahead without a word, then I knew she could not hear.

God forgive me when I whine, I have two ears - this world is mine.

Two legs to take me where I go;
Two eyes to see the sunlight glow;
wo ears to hear what I should know.

O God forgive me when I whine, I'm blessed indeed - this world is mine!

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