FORGIVE ME WHEN I WHINE – Poem by Adeleke Aliu

FORGIVE ME WHEN I WHINE !
Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful
Woman and wished I were as pretty.
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, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs; the world is mine.
I stopped to buy some candy.
The man 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,
“I thank you, you’ve been so kind. It’s nice
to talk
with
folks like you. You see,” he said, “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 have two ears; the world is mine.
With feet to take me where I’d go.
With eyes to see the sunset’s glow.
With ears to hear what I’d know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is
mine.
If this poem makes you feel thankful!
Then be contented for what you have and
for the
gift of Life.

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