Hammocks Misty Morn Rain by Joyce

Lend Me a Pup

I will lend to you for awhile
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 ’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
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour 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 tendernss
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-

Once in a lifetime a true friend comes along.
Thank you my beloved “Rainy” for being that friend.
I will love you forever.

Your Mommy Joyce


Hammocks Misty Morn Rain
31, July 2000