Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rainbow Bridge Poem

My cousin sent me this poem last night when she heard I lost Cuatro.  It made me cry but I thought I should pass it on to anyone else who has (or will) lose a family pet.  I actually don't like the term "pet" because to me my kitties are a part of my family!!  And, I think all animal lovers will agree with me!  So, I will pass this poem on to comfort anyone in their time of loss--either now or in the future....

Rainbow Bridge Poem
By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

1 comment:

  1. Hello friend! Hope all is well in your world!
    Great poem!
    gi gi