In Memory 2 - Fletcher March 27th 1995 - June 5th 2010
Lend Me 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, '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 you 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.
Fletcher - Aged 15 enjoying the snow....................
A beautiful soul, who will remain with me forever, Fletcher fondly known as 'Flump' be happy till we meet again.
Love Mum (Anji) xxxx
You will walk through my thoughts daily