Roos in de knop

The World is Mine

Today, upon a bus,
I saw a girl with golden hair.
and wished I was as 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, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 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,
"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 2 eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play.
He did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew, he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 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.

=== Wiro van Diemen + ===

Naar www.kapucijnen.com

Meditaties rond Mensen


Aardappel
Advent, Maria
Afscheid van opa
Allerzielen
Allerzielen 2
Angry
Bakje troost
Brand
De ander
Dodenherdenking
Dood van mijn moeder
Driekoningen
Drie bomen
Drie visies
Ganzenlever
Geur van regen
Groeten
Hammarskjöld
Herfst
Innerlijke rust
Karnaval
Kerstliedje
Kerstmis is zwart
Kersttest
Kleuren
Koningsdag
Lege rugzak
Liefde
Maria in Afrika
Maria maagd
Marja
Márquez: liefde
Mede lijden
Mensen
Nieuwjaar
Nieuwjaar: vertrouwen
Onderweg
Pasen, symbolen
Roos
Rugzak
Santiago de Compostela
Sneeuw
Gewicht van een sneeuwvlok
Spiegel
Vakantie
Vergeet niet
Verjaardag
Verwondering
Weer
Weinig
Wereldjongerendagen

Meditaties over andere thema's


Antonius
Bidden
Bijbel
Clara
Franciscaans
Gedichten
Islam
Kapucijns
Mensen
Mieke van Baal
Sociaal
Vrede