To All Who've Lost a Chicken

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sweetshoplady, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Lend me A Chick

    I will lend to you for awhile
    a chick, God said,
    For you to love her while she lives
    and to mourn for her when she is gone.
    Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
    or maybe for two or three
    But will you, till I call her back
    take care of her for me?

    She'll bring her charms to gladden you
    and (should her stay be brief)
    you'll always have her memories
    as solace for your grief.
    I cannot promise that she will stay,
    since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons taught below
    I want this chick to learn.

    I've looked the whole world over
    in search of teachers true
    And from the folk that crowd life's land
    I have chosen you.
    Now will you give her all your love
    Nor think the labour vain
    Nor hate me when I come to take my chick back again.

    I fancied that I heard them say
    "Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,"
    For all the joys this chick will bring,
    the risk of grief you'll run.
    Will you shelter her with tenderness
    Will you love her while you may
    And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.

    But should I call her back
    much sooner than you've planned
    Please brave the bitter grief that comes
    and try to understand.
    If, by your love, you've managed
    my wishes to achieve,
    In memory of her that you've loved,
    cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
    and know she loved you too.

    Author Unknown

  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I was sobbing halfway through...

  3. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Oh MY!! That was beautiful. Thank you for posting it.

  4. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    [​IMG] aww does this apply to ducklings to? I lost my two babies - temp in bator spiked and they did not make it

  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    That was so beautiful, I am going to print it out and put it on my fridge.
  6. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Quote:That's a good idea. I think I'll do the same.

  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    There are very few who understand the pain we feel in losing "just a chicken." But they aren't just chickens, they are our very best friends.
  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida

    Of course it does, just change the word from chick to duckling. I think it applies to all the animals that God gives us to love and take care of.

    Sorry about your wee ducklings. [​IMG]
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I should print this out and put it in one of those outdoor frames over my moms roo and my white silkie hen who have passed.
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Thank you for sharing that, I'm printing it out too.

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