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Old 09-23-2009, 02:34 PM
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Rainbow Bridge poem

Many of us know this-but for those who don't, it's a moving and touching poem that can help when we've lost a dear friend.

Just 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 behind. 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 and 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 your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
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That's Beautiful! I Seriously Almost Cried...I Love It.
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The rainbow bridge os from Norse mythology. It is the only way into Vallhalla (heaven). Just thought you may like to know the history of the bridge.

From: Rainbow Bridge: Norse Legend

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.

-- Steve and Diane Bodofsky --
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I was just about to put a poem on here! I guess I'll just post it here instead of starting a new thread. That's a wonderful poem BTW Mikey, and Scent Hound!

Treasured Friend



I lost a treasured friend today

The little dog who used to lay

Her gentle head upon my knee

and share her silent thoughts with me.

She'll come no longer to my call

Retrieve no more her favorite ball

A voice far greater than my own

Has called her to his golden throne.



Although my eyes are filled with tears

I thank him for the happy years

He let her spend down here with me

and for her love and loyalty.

When it is time for me to go

And join her there, this much I know

I shall not fear the transient dark

For she will greet me with her bark.



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I found this on another forum today.
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Rainbow Bridge is such a beautiful poem. It's nice to know our dearly missed treasures will meet up with us again.
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My dog died yesterday... It makes me want to laugh and smile and cry when I think of her jumping around and playing again... I miss her so much.
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This made me cry, i miss my old dog so much :'(
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This made me cry, i miss my old dog so much :'(
my Boomer passed away early this month, and I received a card from my vet, with messages from all the tech/nurses/doctors, and it had the poem on the card.

it was incredible.
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