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Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by trigger, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. catlover8

    catlover8 PetForums Newbie

    May 13, 2011
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    the dreams we shared your soft sniffles
    mr mittnes u were there when no1 cared
    your heart was warm when all was cold
    the fold in my soul will never feel the same again
    i forget pain when i touched your soft mane
    the time we spent whent way 2 far
    bro im sorry i hit with my car
  2. jannypan

    jannypan Banned

    Aug 1, 2011
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    Well done, very nice!
  3. MoggyBaby

    MoggyBaby PetForums VIP

    Mar 8, 2011
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    When dealing with the guilt of having to put a much loved pet to sleep, this poem is just perfect.......


    You're giving me a special gift,
    So sorrowfully endowed,
    And through these last few cherished days,
    Your courage makes me proud.

    But really, love is knowing
    When your best friend is in pain,
    And understanding earthly acts
    Will only be in vain.

    So looking deep into your eyes,
    Beyond, into your soul,
    I see in you the magic, that will
    Once more make me whole.

    The strength that you possess,
    Is why I look to you today,
    To do this thing that must be done,
    For it's the only way.

    That strength is why I've followed you,
    And chose you as my friend,
    And why I've loved you all these years...
    My partner 'til the end.

    Please, understand just what this gift,
    You're giving, means to me,
    It gives me back the strength I've lost,
    And all my dignity.

    You take a stand on my behalf,
    For that is what friends do.
    And know that what you do is right,
    For I believe it too.

    So one last time, I breathe your scent,
    And through your hand I feel,
    The courage that's within you,
    To now grant me this appeal.

    Cut the leash that holds me here,
    Dear friend, and let me run,
    Once more a strong and steady dog,
    My pain and struggle done.

    And don't despair my passing,
    For I won't be far away,
    Forever here, within your heart,
    And memory I'll stay.

    I'll be there watching over you,
    Your ever faithful friend,
    And in your memories I'll run,
    ...a young dog once again.

    In Memory of Asta, Feb. 1997
    (c) Karen Clouston
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  4. musiclover

    musiclover PetForums Newbie

    Dec 1, 2011
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    I love all the poems posted here, many of them bringing tears to my eyes. Hope you don't mind if I include my contribution:


    When you see a rainbow, I’m just the other side
    When you feel the sun, I am there too
    When the brightest star in heaven twinkles brightly
    It’s me, I’m watching over you

    Don’t be sad you can’t see me any more
    Keep a corner of your heart just for me
    I had to go, I could wait no longer
    I was old and tired, and I just had to leave

    Those who loved me, don’t be sad now
    It’s lovely here, with my friends who went before
    With lush green grass, and lots of toys
    What little kitty could ever ask for more?

    And do you know, miracles must happen
    You probably don’t believe me, but I know I can’t be wrong
    My dim blind eyes can see once more
    My weak, helpless body is lithe and strong

    Don’t grieve for me, for I am happy here
    I would tell you not to miss me, but I know that you do
    But I’ll we see each other again, I just know it
    Whisper softly ‘Rosie’, and I’ll come running back to you.
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  5. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister PetForums Newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Somebody sent me this one the other day, just after I had said goodbye to my beloved Roger. I thought it was beautiful & reading it again has started the tears flowing (not very manly but I can't help it). I was about to post it on this forum but thought I'd have a search first & check that nobody had already done so. The words are so apt aren't they?
  6. katie200

    katie200 PetForums VIP

    May 12, 2009
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    he watched her bathing in the morning sun,so quiet and alone like she had noone ,she hadnt seen me watching this girl so sad and alone her heart like stone she was feeling so bad,for today she lost her best furry friend her mind was a whirl she couldnt pretend.i know in that moment with all my kitty heart this girl needed me,so where do i start ill never replace the love she is wanting,i watched her that morning with tears down her face i need to do something my heart started to race for this girl is so special her heart so sore,i know what to do to even the score i jumped on her lap with all the heart i could muster,the girl looked at me with tear fulled eyes,i look back with my hart on my paw will this girls heart healwill she want me anymore,but with my heart on my paw i curled up on her lap,we both fell asleep for a sad mornings nap.

    for all though sad whos lost a kitty but has another trying to make them feel better :biggrin:
    #26 katie200, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
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  7. Ingrid25

    Ingrid25 PetForums VIP

    Oct 1, 2011
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    This is for our beloved dog Archie who went missing 2 years ago:(

    Archibald my life my world my heart
    the scruffy little doggy right from the start
    He chewed he dug he knawed he nipped
    But that didnt change my feelings one bit.
    You were a nightmare, you were
    But we loved you never the less.
    So when we left you with the lady
    We thought that next time you would be there going crazy.
    With your waggy tail and all your hair,
    Only to find that you weren't there,
    we were devastated with despair.
    You had dug under he gate trying to find your family
    We looked and looked for days on end
    only to never find you ever again.
    You were never handed in,
    Although you could be a sin
    And forever we will miss you, gone too soon at seven years.
    We love you Archie xx
  8. Jiskefet

    Jiskefet Slave to the Hairy Hikers

    May 15, 2011
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    Just found this poem here......

    Made me fcry for my wonderful baby Gaudi all over again....
  9. albiejack

    albiejack PetForums Newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
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    Thanks a lot friends for sharing beautiful poems.
  10. Colliebarmy

    Colliebarmy PetForums VIP

    Sep 27, 2012
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    I was almost 4 when you picked me up
    not a cuddly wooly chewy pup
    you could have had your pick of dogs
    but im glad you took me home

    my past had made me more than wary
    my growls and bites were - to others - scary
    but you forgave and i calmed down
    Im glad you took me home

    after just 6 years my time has come
    im almost 10, no age i heard you say
    many tears will flow on my last day
  11. rajendersingh30

    rajendersingh30 PetForums Newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
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    great poem...i loved it...you have written an incredible poetry...
  12. rajendersingh30

    rajendersingh30 PetForums Newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Thats a nice poetry man..I loved it...:)
  13. Bisme

    Bisme PetForums Newbie

    Jan 13, 2013
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    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    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 is renewed,
    Their bodies have healed, with health 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 instance, their eyes have met;
    Together again, person and pet.
    So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
    Their time of 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, 1998
  14. hunnybun

    hunnybun PetForums Newbie

    Jan 23, 2013
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    apollo.JPG :sad: this is for my handsome, beautiful Apollo. I miss him so much. IF IT SHOULD BE. If it should be that I grow frail and weak, and pain should keep me from my sleep, thenyou must know what should be done. For this, the last battle can't be won. You will be sad, I understand, Dont let your grief then stay your hand, for this day more than the rest, your love and friendship stand the test. We had so many happy years What is to come can hold no fears, You'd not want me to suffer so, When the time comes please let me go. Take me where my needs they'll tend, only, stay with me till the end, and hold me firm and speak to me, until my eyes no longer see. I know in time, you will see, it is a kindness you do to me. Although my tail, its last has waved, from pain and suffering I'ved been saved. Don't grieve that it should be you, who has to decide this to do. We've been so close- we two- all these years, Don't let your heart hold any tears. SADLY MISSED NEVER FORGOTTEN.
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  15. Izzy358

    Izzy358 PetForums Newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
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    that was really beautiful, I loved the whole thing but these two verses were my favorite, it's such a heart warming and comforting image and conveys the unconditional bond between a pet and their person, that while they have been separated for how ever any years they would never forget one another, made me cry, thanks for sharing it x x
  16. Lucy in the sky

    Lucy in the sky PetForums Newbie

    Jul 28, 2014
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    This is for my Milo, a much missed beautiful gentle giant Leonberger

    A Dog's Last Will and Testament
    (Author unknown)

    Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, and give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask....

    To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:

    My happy home.
    My bowl, cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.
    The lap which I loved so much.
    The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice which spoke my name.
    I'd* will to the sad scared shelter dog the place I had in my human's heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

    So when I die please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."* Instead go find an unloved dog; one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to him.

    This is the only thing I can give...the love I left behind.
  17. Rott lover

    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

    Jan 2, 2015
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    A sight to see

    Oliver running through the sunshine free as the wind
    his feet moving and ears flopping along with his lips
    wagging his nubby and all pretty in anticipation
    waiting for his collar anticipating his next trip
    Always the character ready to please
    doing what he can to make us laugh
    even acting like a clown for the whole world to see
    He is my little man which is a lot more than a phrase
    He was my companion,my buddy,my friend,my confidont
    He would make me laugh with his crazy ways
    I loved to tickle him and make him squirm
    He would roll around like a little wiggle worm
    We could rub his butt and make him dance
    he would be happy and after would prance
    Now he is at peace With his angel wings
    running and playing and doing all his wishful things.
    He knows how much we loved him
    Of this I am sure
    Now he can run full speed again
    Running through the sunshine free as the wind
    I am sure that is a sight to see
  18. Rott lover

    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

    Jan 2, 2015
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    A Heart Dog

    Some one used this term not too long ago and it got me thinking.What is a heart dog?Well here is my idea of what a heart dog is

    Is a heart dog a dog that you give your whole heart to
    Is a heart dog a dog that gives his whole heart to you
    Could it be just a love for a dog
    I think it is a love that is true
    It is a dog that saves you
    It is a dog you save
    It is a dog that makes you happy when you are blue
    It is funny that all through his life
    none of this you realize
    You get into a routine just like a wife
    When the day arrives when your dog is gone
    You realize how much you had
    These are the days you have to be strong
    People say pawprints on the heart they leave
    I could say that for some
    even though we all grieve
    You never know if it is a heart dog
    Untill they are not with us anymore
    you feel like your walking in fog
    then you realize your heart is gone
    There can be no pawprints
    not even the imprints
    you just lost your heart dog
  19. Rott lover

    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

    Jan 2, 2015
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    how could it be my little man is gone
    so much we shared this is just wrong
    his pain is now all gone riddled with guilt I am now
    how can I move past this someone please tell me how
    I never got to say good bye
    I would have liked to at least try
    he passed in his sleep I hope with no pain
    laid out in his normal spot this is such a drag
    I cant eat I cant sleep my mind is filled too deep
    My house I just cant stand
    There feels no warmth and love it used to be grand
    Every where I look and touch
    reminds me of my little scruff
    he is now at peace and I left with a broken heart
    It is better me than him he just has a head start
    I know this wound will heal
    This is another big ordeal
    The scar will always remain
    I will always feel the pain
    my heart is now not whole
    it is going to take time to regrow
    is that possible could it be
    I guess I will wait and see
  20. lostbear

    lostbear Bear right at Newcastle . . .

    May 29, 2013
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    Yes - you will always bear the scar -
    Wherever love is, pain's not far -
    But you did the thing you knew was right
    and let him free to seek God's light.
    He was in pain, his body cried
    For sweet release, and though you tried
    To ease his torment with your love
    You could found that you could only prove
    How much you cared . . . by letting go.
    (The hardest thing, as we all know.)
    With heavy heart and forced-back grief
    You took him for his last relief.
    And though you feel you failed your boy
    He's thanking you - he bounds with joy,
    Beyond all suffering. In the end
    Death is not feared, but is a friend.
    It carries off all pain and care
    And lifts us each to heaven where
    One day we all will meet again
    Far from all misery and pain
    And then you'll know - he'll say to you
    "Welcome, and thank you. You served me true."
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