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|Sorry to hear about your loss......
of Little Bird. He will be greeted by many friends at The Rainbow Bridge. Here is a poem I like to share with the parronts. I hope this will help comfort you at this very sad time.
Grady, Sissy, & Mom Sue
LEND ME A BIRD
"I'll lend you, for a little while, a bird of mine," He said.
"For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years, or maybe twenty-three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, as all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this bird to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in my search for teachers true, And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you. Now will you give him all your love - not think this labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again.
I fancied that I heard them say, 'Dear Lord, thy will be done.'
For all the joy this bird shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shower him with tenderness and love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful we shall stay.
And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
We'll 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 that you have loved, be thankful, do not grieve.
Cherish every moment with your feathered charge.
He has filled your home with songs of joy for 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 what to do.
And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too.
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