Sunday, August 26, 2007

Lend A Pup

Our mommy has been pretty sad recently thinking about our sister Nanook. So our daddy found this poem for her. She really liked it and it made her cry.. which I would think would be bad. But apparently she loves it. So Tristin and I thought we would share it for everyone who have ever lost a loved companion. I hope it brings as much joy to others as it has our mommy and daddy.

Lend A Pup

I will lend to you for a while, a pup, God said,
For you to love him while he lives and mourn for him when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three
But will you, 'til 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 life's land 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 Pup 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 bundle departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another Pup and love him all his life.

Author Unknown


Holly said...

That was absolutely beautiful! It also brought tears to my humans eyes! She still misses her Shula, who left us almost 2 years ago. Thank you for sharing with us!


Mud Monster & DWB said...

I bet Shula is up at the gates of the rainbow bridge playing happily with Nanook.

I am glad you and your human liked it Holly.


Kapp pack said...

That is really pretty and very true! THanks to your dad for sharing!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

sniff....sniff....that's a very sweet poem. sniff

IndyPindy said...

That is a beautiful poem! Hey, later this week I will post the pics from our play date!

Mud Monster & DWB said...

Yeah we liked it too. Our daddy is gonna make something and frame it with Nanooks pic for mommy.

Mom said she is gonna use a few of them for us to post too.

Glad you came Indy it was fun. We have to do it again sometime!!

Quincy & Tristin