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02-15-2010, 02:28 AM
i thought i'd add this poem i found on another forum! Someone had just lost the last baby of their litter. Its so beautiful and really a nice poem for all those who grieve a lost ham.
No matter what your faith i'm sure you will love it.

Lend Me A Hamster

I will lend a hamster to you - for awhile, God said.
For you to love him while he lives, and mourn him when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or thirty months -
Or maybe two or three.
But will you, 'til I call him back, take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you; and should his stay be brief,
You'll always have his memories, as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth, return.
But there are lessons taught below, I want this hamster 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 him all your love, nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to you, to take my hamster again?

Then it was that I said: 'Dear Lord, thy will be done.'
For all the joys this hamster will bring, the risk of grief I'll run.
I'll shelter him with tenderness, I'll love him while I may.
And for the happiness I've known, forever grateful stay.

But should you think to call him back, much sooner than we'd planned,
I'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
When this faithful soul departs this busy world of strife,
We'll have yet another hamster, and love him all his life

:cry:*sniffle* really tugs at your heart strings!

02-15-2010, 02:33 AM
I suppose i post this for Dot my dearly departed roborvski who i lost mid december.
She was Peggys sister and cage mate, who was greatly missed not only by me but by Peggy!
She was such a fighter and survived through many things. But she had a fit a few days before she left us and i think God thought it was her time to go to hammy heaven.
I'm sure shes up there right now watching over Peggy and welcoming the new ham Porridge.
I will never forget the day i went past that pet shop window and just couldn't leave you behind. For all the flipping off your wheel and stuffing your cheeks to the brim. I will cherish those memories and the last time i held you in my hands and you sat there looking at my with big pretty eyes.

02-15-2010, 02:44 AM
thats really beautiful!!!

02-15-2010, 03:38 AM
What a lovely poem and very comforting
thanks for posting it.

02-15-2010, 04:57 AM
That's lovely :')

02-15-2010, 06:30 AM
Glad you liked it! Its very close to my heart so i thought some of you would want to hear it.

02-15-2010, 07:44 AM
They are lovely words - thanks for posting.

02-15-2010, 09:23 PM
Thats a lovely poem :')

02-18-2010, 02:58 PM
Thats beautiful

02-19-2010, 02:37 AM
That was really lovely.

03-27-2010, 02:12 PM
Thank you so much for posting this, two of my Hams recently passed and when i read this it really helped me to come to terms with them leaving. thank you

R.I.P Princess and Big xxx

03-27-2010, 02:16 PM
my pleasure :)
i'm glad it was able to help some people!

03-27-2010, 02:18 PM
Oh this is so beautiful! What lovely words, I hope you don't mind but I have coppied them to keep for when that time comes, as I'm sure they will bring much comfort.

03-27-2010, 02:22 PM
thats fine its not my poem anyway!
I will always look to this thread myself when the time comes.
As i fear Peggys time is nearing ever closer :( being 2 years 4months ish now
She is being spoilt rotten :)

03-27-2010, 02:23 PM
Beautiful poem :)

03-27-2010, 02:24 PM
Bless her. I know, we have such a short time with these little creatures every moment is precious, I can't help but spoil Boris! ;-)

03-27-2010, 04:01 PM
Thats a really lovely poem, such lovely words. x