Weep Not For Me
Weep not for me
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes,
please, let me go.
Take me where, to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
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 that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
I can still remember his snob yet cute attitude as a puppy, enjoying a quiet corner on a big cage with eight other puppies playing like there's no tomorrow. He is so like me on that aspect. We will miss him terribly, he's definitely more than just a dog, he is a family member and the pain of his loss is no less than that.
He will be cremated.