If it should be

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2006
If it should be
Mon, 10-16-2006 - 7:50pm

I came across this poem and wanted to share it with you.

If It Should Be

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come-please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve - it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold back your tears.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2005
Tue, 10-17-2006 - 10:27am
that was beautiful, thanks for sharing.


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 10-19-2006 - 7:11pm
{{{^Doogie^ & ^Muffit's^ Mom}}}
With my heart,
Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Sun, 10-22-2006 - 6:03pm
These poems..so nice but sad also

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2005
Fri, 10-27-2006 - 11:11am

Thank you.

I have been lurking her this week.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2006
Tue, 10-31-2006 - 7:17am


I'm glad this poem brought you a little comfort. I felt the same when I came
across it, so wanted to share it.
I had to have my sweet boy helped out of this world on Oct.1 and I feel so
completely hurt and guilty and just not coping well at all. I had him since
he was just 6 weeks old and he was the love of my life. He had kidney failure and
had been sick for the last year. He was 15 and I know that is a long life for
a cocker spaniel, but not nearly long enough for me. I thanked God for him so
many times and I knew the day would eventually come when I would have to give
him back to God, but I wasn't ready. I don't think I would ever have been ready.

I'm so sorry for your loss. When you are ready, please tell us more about Ivory.
You are in my prayers.