( A poem to all who have lost a child )

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I'll lend you for a little time
A child of Mine, "He said,
"For you to love the while he lives
And mourn for when he is dead.

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It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty two or three;
But will you, 'til I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?

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He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his stay be brief,
You'll have his loving memories
As solace for your grief.

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I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn,

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I've looked the wide world over
In my search for teachers true,
And from all the throngs that crowd
Life's lands I've selected you.

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Now will you give him all your love,
Not think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call
To take him back again?"

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I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done."
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we'll run.

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We'll shelter him with tenderness,
We'll love him while we may.
And for the happiness we've known.
Forever grateful stay;

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But should the angels call for him
Sooner than we've planned
We'll brave the bitter grief
That comes and try to understand."

                                            -Edgar A. Guest

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This "In Loving Memory" web site was created in our daughter's memory.

Please visit her web site at:  www.angeliagisel.com

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I hope it has given you a little relief in your grief.


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