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A poem for all by an unknown author #144415 06/08/06 07:41 PM
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A poem for all the darlings that have passed on, be it furred or feathered, scale or skin, I want to share it with everybody so maybe the pain of loss wont hurt so badly.

Lend Me A Bird

"I will lend to you for a while, a bird", God said. For you to love him while
he lives and to mourn for him when he is dead.

Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe for 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 that he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this bird to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true.
And from the folks 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 lovely bird again?

I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, thy will be done,
for all the joys this bird will bring, the risk of grief we'll run."

Will you shelter him with tenderness?
Will you love him while you may?
And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay?

But should I call him back much sooner than you've planned;
Please brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

If, by your love, you've managed, my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him you've loved; be thankful; do not grieve.

Cherish every moment of your feathered charge.
He filled your home with songs of joy the time he was alive.
Let not his passing take from you those memories to enjoy.

"I will lend to you, a Bird", God said, and teach you all you have to do.
And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too.

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Very nice! I love to read poems.


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I love it and have shared it with a lot of people.
I have read it many times each time thinking of all my lost loved ones. I know they are on loan to me. I don't believe in coincidence, each pet I have or had was meant to be with me.

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Yes, I haven't been able to stop reading it .I've had well over 14 pets that have passed on, each time I read it, it gives me some sort of solace in knowing that all my little darlings were just called back home and didn't leave me. I do find it to be an interesting coincidence that after I read the poem, I was at that same feed store buying guinea pig food, and I came across another unwanted darling in the same place, and same cage as my Daisy was in months ago. NO questions asked I bought her and now she has everything a piggy could want! I'm quite sure on of you, said it was God acting in his own way...thats what promted me to share the poem with all who read it. It does make me happy knowing that you are sharing it with alot of people, Animom

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I love that poem and I made one about parakeet on my old post.Thanks for sharing it.


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*cry*

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How beautiful! thank you for shareing it!


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Beautiful poem, thank you!
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