Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Starfish Saver


The Starfish Saver
As I walked along the seashore
This young boy greeted me.
He was tossing stranded starfish
Back to the deep blue sea.
I said "Tell me why you bother,
Why you waste your time this way.
There's a million stranded starfish
Does it matter, anyway?"

And he said, "It matters to this one.
It deserves a chance to grow.
It matters to this one.
I can't save them all I know.
But it matters to this one,
I'll return it to the sea.
It matters to this one,
And it matters to me."

I walked into an orphanage,
A young woman greeted me.
She was adopting a little girl,
She was excited, I could see.
I said, "Tell me why you bother,
Why you waste your time this way.
She's only one of thousands,
Does it matter anyway?"

And she said, "It matters to this one.
She deserves a chance to grow.
It matters to this one.
I can't save them all I know.
But it matters to this one,
I'll help her be what she can be.
It matters to this one,
And it matters to me."

Sweet baby Olive found a home! yeah! One more starfish saved!

1 comment:

ABCDE=Party of 5 for ME! said...

Ok it was probably my preggo hormones, but I was bawling! Horayyy for baby Oliver! Congrats!

Hugs
Dawn