Web Design - Luanne Crosby

Photos of Luanne by R. Christopher Noonan

(except Germany 1984 and Nantucket 1968)

The Final Gift

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 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

 

Your 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

 

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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