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Lend Me A Kitten... and beliEVE

November 7th 2011 12:07 pm
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Mom continues to beliEVE in littlest me. And although we never touched physically, I have touched her heart forever. I want to share this lovely poem with my friends.

Lend Me a Kitten

I will lend to you for a while
a kitten, God said.
For you to love while she lives,
and mourn when she's dead.

Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe two or three.
But will you, 'till I call her back,
take care of her for me?

She'll bring her charms to gladden you
and should her stay be brief,
you'll always have her memories
as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise she will stay,
since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught below
I want this kitten to learn.

I've looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true,
And from the folk that crowds life's land
I have chosen you.

Now will you give her all your love,
nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take
my kitten home again?

And my heart replied,
"My Lord, Thy Will Be Done."
For all the joys this kitten brings,
the risk of grief I'll run.

I'll shelter her with tenderness,
I'll love her while I may.
And for the happiness that I've known,
forever grateful stay.

But should you call her back
much sooner than I planned,
I'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
and try to understand.

If by my love I've managed
your wishes to achieve,
in memory of her sweet sweet love,
please help me while I grieve.

When my cherished kitten
departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul
for me to love all her life.


This poem was adapted from "I'll Lend You A Child" by Edgar Guest


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

November 7th 2011 at 1:41 pm

What a sweet poem.
Purred by: Indiana Angel Cat (Catster Member)

November 7th 2011 at 3:20 pm

this is such a beautiful poem-it made Mommy get her weepies, like she does sometimes. Aweee-we still beliEVE!
Purred by: North Carolina Familia (Catster Member)

November 7th 2011 at 3:49 pm

Sweetest Eve,

Mommy read it to us through leaking eyes.

We love you and we will always beliEVE.

Maggie, Aggie & Claw
Purred by: Tilly (Catster Member)

November 8th 2011 at 6:41 am

Beautiful Poem Eve, we love you and still we beliEVE

Love Tilly xx
Purred by: Cleopatra ~ Grace (Catster Member)

November 8th 2011 at 11:12 am

Thank's for posting this Eve. I love it!
Love & Purr's, Cleo
Purred by: Eva V

November 10th 2011 at 6:49 am

Congratulations on being a DDP sweet Eve. It is a lovely poem
Thanks for sharing.
I could use your help in purring for my brother. (please see my diary)
Love and hugs
Purred by: Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9 (Catster Member)

November 10th 2011 at 7:35 am

We love you, lil Eve! We do beliEVE! Yes, this poem made mom get all leaky too. Concats on your pawsome DDP honor today! We're also purring LOUD 'n Strong fur our handsome furiend, Teddy Bearz!! Dear Alfie, thanks for letting us know, pal!

Purrs & Love,
Smokey Joe
Purred by: D-Max...In Loving Memory (Catster Member)

November 10th 2011 at 12:41 pm

Beautiful poem preicous Eve...Mom had leaky eyeas reading it..Concats on being a diary pick today....Love from the Nicholas Boys..
Purred by: Tutti - LAF (Catster Member)

November 13th 2011 at 5:38 pm

Dear Eve, that is so beautiful. Of course we know that God calls back some kittens because he needs them so badly as they.

Concats on being a DDP.

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