Beyond The Rainbow
As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.
cg - 1995
Until We Meet Again
I will never know what I did to deserve such an awful life full of abuse
My life had become so sad
and lonely it was like living in an endless, dark tunnel.
I remember looking up one
day and seeing a bright light shining at the end of the tunnel.
The light was so bright I thought that God must have sent an angel to
finally end my suffering.
God did send an angel, he sent you.
The bright light I had seen
was your smiling face.
You promised me that my days of neglect and abuse were over.
My battered body and broken spirit hardly dared to believe it was true.
You opened your heart and your home and gave me more love and comfort
and safety than I had ever known before.
You gave me the softest bed my tired, aching bones had ever felt and
more toys and attention than I had ever dreamed existed.
I no longer cringed when a hand was raised near me, because your hands
had only kindness and treats to offer me.
I no longer feared the sound of feet approaching, because your feet had
never kicked me, they had only taken me on wonderful adventures to
exciting new places.
Although "quantity" of time can be measured in days and weeks, there is
no way to measure the "quality" of time.
So there is no way to really measure just how deeply your love and
devotion affected my life.
But sometimes, even love & devotion and all the medical attention in the
world can't heal a body that has been battered and broken for too long.
So please do not be sad that I am gone.
You performed a miracle in what little time we had together.
You made my spirits soar and helped my soul find peace and contentment.
From the day I met you I never suffered again, not even at the end.
Just knowing that my memory would live in your heart forever gave me the
strength to let go and find my way to Rainbow Bridge.
So go forward from today with only happy memories of me in your heart
and let them give you the strength to keep on lighting up sad, lost
Remember I will live forever in your heart and in the stars up above and
my star will shine brighter with every life that's touched by your love.
Until We Meet Again....