You don’t own me, not really.
No more than you can own a child
Or the air you breathe.
I belong to the One who created me.
I have been entrusted into your care.
You are a steward over me for my time on Earth.
I believe you love me and desire to do what’s best for me,
And I am grateful.
But you don’t speak my language,
So sometimes we struggle to communicate.
Remember to not take it out on me.
For you, likewise, are entrusted to my care
And I love you,
Even though we don’t always understand one another,
I will always be forgiving,
I will console you.
I will watch over you,
Be a constant companion.
One day, when I return to my Creator
I will have the freedom every creature longs for.
Until then …
I will run free in my dreams
But I will stay by your side
For as long as I can
And all I ask is that you
Care for me back.