Poetry and Thoughts
Lend Me A Rat
I will lend a rat to you for awhile, God said.
For you to love him while he lives, and mourn him when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or thirty months, 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 rat 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 rat back again?
It was then that I said:
'Dear Lord, thy will be done.'
For all the joys this rat will bring,
the risk of grief I'll run.
I'll shelter him with tenderness,
I'll love him while I may.
And for the happiness I've known,
forever grateful stay.
But should you call him back,
much sooner than we'd planned,
I'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
and try to understand.
When my faithful bundle
departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another rat,
and love him all his life.
For Laurel (Karen's Kuddle)
I'm sorry I had to go
I wanted to stay and Play
But the Rainbow Bridge was calling
And Now I had to go away
Remember me in Spirit
Bruxing in your Ear
And know that even the body is gone
My Spirt is always here
Then I'll slide down to your Heart
and Tug on those Strings
jump and play and gambol and tickle you with my wings
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