Friday, 30 May 2008

The Rainbow Bridge

We received a beautiful card from the Veterinary Practice where Milo was treated. With the card, came a copy of this beautiful poem.

RAINBOW BRIDGE
Author unknown

Just this side of Heaven, before the Pearly Gates
Is a sunny meadow where your pets can rest and wait.
It's where the slanting sunshine meets the highest clouds,
A floating bridge of rainbows, so far above the ground.

This is where we wait for you, if we have gone before,
Just out of sight of mortals, just outside heaven's door;
Here we play in sunshine, frolic free from age or pain,
And anticipate the joyful time when we will meet again.

Every pet that's lived on Earth can bide his time, can wait,
For that special person to come walking to the Rainbow Gates,
And everyone who's loved a pet will find them safely here,
Frolicking on Rainbow Bridge till your own time draws near.

One day there comes a feeling, a trembling in the air,
And then we know it's time to run and come to meet you there,
Faster and faster on that day, across Rainbow Bridge we'll run,
To meet the humans we love best, come walking in the sun.

Alas my friend you cannot pass across Rainbow Bridge with me,
But when your time for glory comes, waiting for you I'll be -
Then together we will walk upon a path of glittering light,
No more to suffer, nor to part, but to live forever side by side.

Every pet that's lived on Earth can bide his time and wait
Until together with his person he goes through those Pearly Gates,
And everyone who's loved a pet, you'll find them waiting here,
Safe and sound on Rainbow Bridge till your own time draws near.

4 comments:

nabukay said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for the visit. Milo looks just like my snowy. I can't stand when a pet dies it is the worst!!! hope you're okay, I know how it feels. The poem is too cute.

holski said...

so sorry to hear about Milo.
A lovely poem for a lovely pet. =)

stephanie said...

So sorry to hear about Milo - it is a terrible thing to lose a pet!

Also, with the chemo - I am thinking of you and your husband. My mother-in-law didn't do radiation, but she did heavy-duty chemo and hormone therapy, both of which were really hard on her body. We found that ice chips helped her mouth a LOT when she got sores (if they happen to your husband).

Sending prayers your way!

Blanche said...

Well written article.

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