Hi Rebecca, I found this poem in a blog and it didn’t have a author. I have had to put down a beloved pet so this hit home for me. Misty eyes… I thought it was perfect for your site. Have a nice day! –Jennifer
IF IT SHOULD BE ….
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can’t be won.
You will be sad, I understand
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship 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
When the time comes, please let me go
I know in time you will see
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
We’ve been so close – we two these years
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.