If You could only spare the time
To let my pet lie down beside Your feet,
If You could pat his head and let him in
Or send an angel to the gate to meet him
When he comes, lost and forlorn;
If you could help in any way, I would be glad
For he had never been alone until today,
And even in Heaven, I know he will be sad
Without my voice to chase his fears away.
He'll miss our reassuring had upon his head.
You see, we were inseparable, and now
He will not undersand this being dead.
I do not understand it well, myself.
o please, dear God, give him a place to wait
Through the long years, a patient ghost,
Until the day I meet him at Your gate.
- Author Unknown