"If it should be"
it should be that I grow frail and weak,
pain should keep me from my sleep.
you must do what must be done,
this last battle can't be won.
will be sad - I understand,
let your grief then stay your hand.
this day, more than all the rest,
love and friendship stand the test.
had so many happy years,
is to come - can have no fears.
not want me to suffer so,
the time comes please let me go.
me where my needs they'll tend,
stay with me until the end,
hold me firm and speak to me,
my eyes no longer see.
know in time you too will see,
is kindness you do to me,
my tail its last has waved,
pain and suffering I've been saved.
grieve that it should be you
has to decide this thing to do.
been so close, we two these years,
let your heart hold any tears.