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Poem, To All Our Pets


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Cross posting from Dogpapges. Thought this was lovely and wanted to share.

 

 

 

 

Dog On Loan

 

I'll lend you for a little time, a dog of mine God said.

For you to love while she lives and mourn when she is dead.

The years they may be six or ten or even as few as three.

But will you, 'til I call her back, take care of her for me?

 

She'll bring her charms to gladden you, and shall her stay be brief,

You'll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise she will stay, since all from Earth return,

But there are lessons taught down there I want this dog to learn.

 

I've looked the wide world over, in my search for masters true,

And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.

Now will you give her your love, nor think the labor vain,

Nor hate me when I come to call to take her back again?

 

We answered in sincerity, Dear Lord, Thy will be done.

For all the joy this dog shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shelter her with tenderness, and love her while we may,

And for the happiness we will know, we'll ever grateful stay.

But shall the angels call for her much sooner than we planned,

We'll know the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

 

 

-- Author Unknown

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Every poem makes me get that choked up lumpy throat :cry1

 

That was a nice poem, so different

"To err is human, to forgive, canine" Audrey, Nova, Cosmo and Holden in NY - Darius and Asia you are both irreplaceable and will be forever in my heart beatinghearts.gif
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