Rainbow Bridge Poem
this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal
dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow
Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can
run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our
friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals
who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt
or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our
dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for
one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left
They all run
and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the
distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins
to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster
You have been
spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together
in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your
face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the
trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from
Then you cross
Rainbow Bridge together....
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
We Meet Again
I will never know what I did to deserve such an awful life full of abuse and
My life had become so sad and lonely it was like living in an endless, dark
I remember looking up one day and seeing a bright light shining at the end of
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
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 lives.
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....
A Christmas Story