PET LOSS POEMS: “The rainbow Bridge”


Rainbow Bridge poem

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.

© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Simply superb and fantastic words so well composed, Amira and dogs are such cute friends and they are darlings.

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  2. Yes, dear Kamal so true. They are a blessing and best friends and teachers! ❤


  3. Anita Bowden says:

    Poems about the Rainbow Bridge always bring tears to my eyes! I will cherish that day (hopefully far into the future, of course) when I can see all my beautiful animal companions again who were such a joy and blessing in my life, and who have been waiting to be with me again! ❤ Thank you, dear Amira, for sharing such a beautiful and touching poem!

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    1. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed it dear Anita. I feel the same way, as my heart is easily moved when it comes to our precious animals, great teachers of unconditional love, who generously share their lives with us… To know that we’ll get to hold them again in their full joy of well being, it’s so comforting and hopeful! ❤ ❤ ❤ We will truly celebrate our reunion with them! 🙂

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  4. LindaP says:

    Love,Love this beautiful poem!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. So happy to hear that you enjoyed it Linda! ❤


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