Hoofbeats In Heaven
In Praise Of The Horse

Tribute To The Human/Equine Bond

Don't Mourn For Me
Author Unknown

Don't mourn for me
Dear owner, kind and true.
 I know that you will miss me
As I will also think of you.

 We shared so many secrets;
those you whispered in my ear.
 I've kept those secrets for you
lest anyone would hear.

 And in return you've kept me
from being turned out in the cold.
 You've fed, watered, and cared for me
while we both grew old.

 But God had called and needs me;
He says that it is time
I claim that sweet reward
in a kinder, green clime.

He promises sweeter clover,
clear water, rich and pure.
I'll never have to suffer
from wounds that humans cannot cure.

 I'll romp and play all day
with others he has called hither.
 I'll have so many new friends
that will scratch upon my wither.

 I'll be watching out for you
when comes your judgment day
and together towards the pearly gates
we again will ride away!

 Contributed by Dani Cademartori

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