Our basement is flooded, is being dried
That’s the extent of our tragedy now.
No earthquake, tsunami or disaster.
I’ve put on a little extra weight
Which means I had enough to eat today.
No starvation, want, need, or chill for me.
There is nothing here to feel sorry for.
Especially me, who should grow up
No charity, no gifts, no help needed.
I am comfortable and surviving
Alone but never abandoned by life.
No misery, no terror, no danger here.
Dear God, give me the wisdom to embrace
People with real needs and true challenges.
And stop thinking about my stupid self.