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IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD

by:
Helen Steiner Rice

In spite of the fact
We complain and lament,
And view this old world
With much discontent,
Deploring conditions
And grumbling because
There's so much injustice
And so many flaws.
It's a wonderful world,
And it's people like you
Who make it that way
By the things that they do.

For a warm, ready smile,
Or a kind, thoughtful deed,
Or a hand outstretched
In an hour of need
Can change our whole outlook
And make the world bright,
Where a minute before,
Just nothing seemed right.

It's a wonderful world
And it always will be,
If we keep our eyes open
And focused to see
The wonderful things
Man is capable of
When he opens his heart
To God and His love.

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