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Rainbow Bridge Poem

The Rainbow Bridge

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. Their bright eyes

 are intent; Their eager body quivers. Suddenly they begin to

run from the group, flying over the green grass,

Their legs carrying them 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,

Never to be separated again.