The Grey Roost
I got to the gate of Heaven today after we said good-bye.
I began to miss you terribly, because I heard you cry.
Don't cry, You gave me a wonderful life and did all that you could do.
And now I'll wait with a bunch of other birdies right here for you.
I met a beautiful Angel and she asked me to enter Heaven's gate.
I asked if I could stay outside for someone who'd be late.
I wouldn't make much noise you see; I wouldn't squawk or tweet.
I'll only wait here patiently and preen my feathers so neat.
The Angel said I could stay right here and wait for you to come
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven if I went in alone.
So I'll wait; you take your time, but keep me in your heart.
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven without you to warm my heart.