When I think how long I have lived
I am struck by life’s injustice:
others have lived much less
(I think of some I have known),
some have been given less than an hour of life.
I recall my childhood
and the various stages of my growth.
I have been blessed, indeed, beyond anything
I expected or deserved!
I think of the experiences that life has given me
– happy ones that filled my heart,
painful ones that helped me grow –
Of the discoveries I have made…
Of the persons I was privileged to meet…
And of my talents and abilities,
smell and taste and touch
and mind and will and memory
and the limbs and organs of my body.
If I were to die today
I should certainly have had more than my fair share
of life’s blessings.
Whatever else life has in store…
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