• Memories - My Grandest Foal

    I'll lend you for a little while
    My grandest foal, he said,
    For you to love while she's alive
    And mourn for when she's dead.

    It may be one or twenty years,
    Or days or months, you see.
    But will you, till I take her back
    Take care of her for me?

    She'll bring her charms to gladden you,
    And should her stay be brief
    You'll have treasured memories
    As solace for your grief.

    I cannot promise she will stay,
    Since all from earth return.
    But there are lessons taught on earth
    I want this foal to learn.

    I've looked the wide world over
    In my search for teachers true.
    And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes
    With trust, I have selected you.

    Now will you give her your total love?
    Nor think the labor vain.
    Nor hate me when I come
    To take her back again?

    I know you'll give her tenderness
    And love will bloom each day.
    And for the happiness you've known
    Forever grateful stay.

    But should I come and call for her
    Much sooner than you'd planned
    You'll brave the bitter grief that comes
    And someday you'll understand.

    Author: Unknown