Think About It

So many times I talk with friends,
Unhappy with their lot.
If they could change just what they are,
They do so, like as not.

One person said, “If I could change,
A robin I would be.
It’s be so neat to fly around,
And sit up in a tree.

“I’d spend my summer in the north,
In winter, I’d fly south.
And I would thrill the hearts of folks,
With music from my mouth.”

I’M sorry, but I don’t agree.
It makes my stomach squirm
To think I’d be afraid of cats
And eat a darn old worm

William Raymond Waterman, Sr.


6 thoughts on “Think About It

  1. Good sentiments, Bill. St. Paul says in his epistle, ” I have learned to be content in whatever state I find myself .” That is good advice. God has us right where we are supposed to be and, I’m with you. No worms for me, either!

  2. Bill, sounds like truth wrapped in humor. Brings the thought to mind, “grass is always greener on the other side.” My mother would say, “more grass to cut.” Another thought; rose colored glasses. She would say buy youself a pair.

    People @times are not satisfied with their own situation; they always think others have it better. They forget or have never heard, get up, get out and do something positive about your situation. Like write a poem and publish it and, it will like this one, go out on twitter and many will read and enjoy it. Or keep it locked in a old chest until the paper rots and mildew gives it a fragrance.

    Have fear and eat worms if you want or get busy and do something about your dissatisfaction. That includes if you have depression, see a Doctor, take a walk, talk to a friend, write here.

    Ok Bill, short poem but it is a book of overcoming discontent and defeating a negative attitude about life. Well, this is the metaphor I see when I thought about it.

  3. Thanks for sharing this poem, Bill.
    I thought it about envy when I read it. Envy is a sin and when you envy someone else or what they have your life becomes confused and out of order and you can get sick and dejected or depressed, feeling sorry for yourself ,which is another sin. Better to not start the cycle by opening the door to envy.
    “For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.” James 3:16

  4. Thank you for the poem. It often takes humor to make us see what we really have.
    When I was in Louisiana I missed here. Now that I’m here I miss Louisiana sometimes. Someone told me long ago, bloom where you are planted. Yes bloom! Yes God planted us in a garden and we have arrived. We are here! Bloom he says bloom, pour out your life and how Jesus has worked in and through it so others will know God is real and seek him too. No nasty worm for me – I’ll just stay firmly planted. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Missing and yearning and wanting may say, “One is yearning for heaven.” I agree with Rena while we journey on this earth it is better to focus on blooming than being a dead stick.

  6. I am currently in a local women’s Bible study and am studying “The Confident Woman”, with Joyce Meyer. In her DVD last week, she said that God told her that she could be “pitiful or powerful”, but not both! In other words, choose pity or power-(through the Holy Spirit). God’s Word tells us that “We can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength.” Thanks for sharing your poem, Bill!

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