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anniemac
17th June 2011, 04:27 AM
I love this but it makes me tear up.

A Cavalier Loaned
"I'll lend you for a little time
A child of Mine." He said.
"For you to love him while he lives
And mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-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 have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay
Since all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this Cavi to learn.
I've looked this wide world over
In my search for teacher's true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
I have selected you;
Now will you give him all your love,
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate Me when I come to call
And take him back again?

I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, They will be done,
For all the joy Thy cavi shall bring,
For 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 the angels call for him
Much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand."

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Wagtails
17th June 2011, 12:21 PM
Oh Annie http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Cryingblues.gif

anniemac
17th June 2011, 12:32 PM
Oh Annie http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Cryingblues.gif

Isn't it so beautiful

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merello
17th June 2011, 01:58 PM
I saw this in a book last year after Sonny had left us. It's such a beautiful poignant verse isn't it? I still well up reading it and it just makes me want to hold Kaley close.

Desrae
17th June 2011, 05:14 PM
:cry*ing: really beautiful and so true!

Sydneys Mom
17th June 2011, 05:34 PM
Pass the tissues. Poems like this always make me cry because they hit so close to home.

matties mum
18th June 2011, 12:24 PM
Pass the tissues. Poems like this always make me cry because they hit so close to home.

Me too
---Aileen

lindylou
18th June 2011, 01:58 PM
:cry*ing:

Kathleen
18th June 2011, 03:19 PM
:cry*ing:Makes me think of Jade, Ella and all those Cavs who have left us.

cavluvver
18th June 2011, 03:37 PM
Oh I have just joined and I am in floods reading that poem, it's so beautiful. I dread the day that I lose my beautiful Rossi, who has just been diagnosed with syringomyelia.http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon9.png

mommytoClaire
21st June 2011, 01:48 AM
What a beautiful, beautiful poem, and so true. Thank you for sharing......I'm in a puddle of tears now.