Steve Shelton

Steve Shelton

Broker, Owner, REALTOR®

RE/MAX Tri-State

(I realize I have run this poem before, but it is my favorite Thanksgiving poem and deserves to be read often. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and “count your blessings - not your troubles”.)

“Forgive Me When I Whine”

Today upon a bus I saw a lovely maiden with golden hair;

I envied her—so beautiful, and how, I wished I were so fair;

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

She had one foot and wore a crutch,

but as she passed, she wore a smile

Oh God, forgive me when I whine,

I have two feet –the world is mine

And when I stopped to buy some sweets,

the lad who served me had such charm;

he seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm;

I said, “it’s nice to deal with you, such courtesy I seldom find;”

He turned and said, “Oh, thank you sir.”

And then I saw that he was blind.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine,

I have two eyes, the world is mine.

Then when 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,

I realized –he could not 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 sunsets glow,

with ears to hear what I would know,

I am blessed indeed. The world is mine

Oh God, forgive me when I whine.

(Not sure where this poem came from. I have had it in my files for decades.)

Steve Shelton


Broker, Owner, REALTOR®

RE/MAX Tri-State

210-B Seville Street.

Florence, AL 35630



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