One in Seven Billion

There are over seven billion bodies breathing
on this beautiful blue orb of ours
surely I can't be dissatisfied
with the only one that is mine

When I consider all the forms I could inhabit
the one I have is enchanting
I wouldn't select another at random
if I were given the chance

From this perspective it's easy to see
that each day should be a celebration
of my unbelievably good fortune
a silent prayer of thanks permanently on my lips

How silly it seems now to criticize and complain
about such an unlikely gift as this
I couldn't have asked for a more splendid vessel
to accompany and carry me on this journey

There is no guarantee of getting to keep this treasure
in awe of each step, each sight, each smell
gratitude takes the place of discontent
such a fine body to call my home
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