Hi to everyone on RPB:
I hope someone can help me locate a poem. My cousin and her husband just lost their Amazon parrot, Chewy. After having Chewy for close to thirty years, she became sick with a liver ailment and had to be put down this past week. My cousin and her husband are devastated by her passing. I am planning on sending her a pet sympathy card and want to include a very special poem on losing a pet bird. It's something along the lines of keeping a bird for as long as one can but letting it go home to God when it's time is up on earth ... "I'll lend you a bird for a while .. ".
If someone has a copy of this poem, I'd appreciate it if you could post it to the newsgroup. Thank you for your help.
Linda
Hi to everyone on RPB: I hope someone can help me locate a poem. My cousin and her husband just ... copy of this poem, I'd appreciate it if you could post it to the newsgroup. Thank you for your help.

a few seconds came up with
http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&q=%22I%27ll+lend + you+a+bird+for+a+while+%2E%2E%2E%2E+%22%2E
"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 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."

Author Unknown
"I'll lend you a bird for

a while .. ". If someone has a copy of ... post it to the newsgroup. Thank you for your help.

"I'll lend you, for a little while, a bird of mine, He said. For you to love while he lives, ... for him much sooner than we planned, We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand." Author Unknown

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Yes, that's exactly it!
Thank you, Toucanldy and OldMolly.
Best regards to all on RPB ... especially the "regulars".

Linda