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Offline Been to the Mountaintop

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Sweet Poem
« on: December 26, 2016, 10:20:42 AM »
Found on another site by MRR foster Robin Wead. She shared because it is so sweet.

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 labour vain, Nor hate me when I come to you, to take my rat again?

Then it was 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 he brings, forever grateful stay.
But should you think to call him back, much sooner than we'd planned, I'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
and when his faithful soul departs this busy world of strife,
please Lord, lend me another rat. I'll love him all his life.
--Best, Mountaintop--