The Final Gift

by Luanne Crosby

2017

The Final GiftLuanne Crosby
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This song is for anyone who has experienced the sadness of having to say goodbye to a pet when it was time to let them go.

It’s a hard thing to do to let you go
Harder still to help you on your way
But I know it’s not right
To keep you in the world
When you can no longer wag your tail or play

It isn’t fair to make you bear the pain
Though I know that just for us you’d carry on
So I’ll hold you in my arms as they ease you into sleep
And keep your memory close when I know you’re gone

This I s my final gift to you
And the hardest one I’ve ever had to give
This is my final gift to you
To let you go when I want you so to live

You’re puppy days are long in the past
We’ve shared lots of years and lots of happy times
And though it felt like you’d be with me for as long as I was here
I knew your life wouldn’t last as near as long as mine

Though I’ll miss you every day it isn’t fair
I know it’s time but still I ask you to hold on
I admit that it’s for me that I want you to be here
And when you look at me like thatI know it’s wrong

This is my final gift to you
And the hardest one I’ve ever had to give
This is my final gift to you
To let you go when I want you so to live

This unbroken bond we’ve shared
We two of different kinds
Put simply it’s a love that’s pure and true
Though I’ve taken care of you the best way I know how
Now I know there’s one thing left for me to do

This is my final gift to you
And the hardest one I’ve ever had to give
This is my final gift to you
To let you go when I want you so to live
I’m gonna let you go though I want you so to live

All original songs Copyright L. Crosby

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