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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Lend me a pup


Found this moving story accidentally and just want to share it with you.

Well, hope you like it.

Lend me a pup

I will lend you for a while a German Shepherd pup, GOD said.
For you to love him while he lives, and mourn him when he's dead.

Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three.
But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you and should his stay be brief,
you'll always have his memories as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true.
And from the folk that crowd's life's land, well I have chosen you.

Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,
nor hate me when I come to take my Shepherd back again?

I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
for all the joys this pup will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may.
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay.

But should you call him back, much sooner than we've planned,
we'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

If, by our love, we've managed, your wishes to achieve,
in memory of him we loved, to help us while we grieve.

When our faithful friend departs this world of strife,
we'll have another German Shepherd and love him all his life.

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Best wishes to you all!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 11:44 PM
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Re: Lend me a pup

Thank you, Leika.

Very lovely poem.


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