The Rainbow Bridge Poem

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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7 Thoughts to “The Rainbow Bridge Poem”

  1. i can’t even read your post. just scrolling past the photo has me choked up.
    so i’m not going to read it but please know that even still, my heart breaks for you. I know first hand what it’s like to sit with your dog as he takes his last breath.

    If you need an ear, you know where to find me. I hope you can find comfort in all the happy times you had with Baily. <3

  2. Thanks Kelly, I’m too numb to write about it, so I copied the Rainbow Bridge poem. We had 13 wonderful years together with our golden girl, so I feel very blessed. She was the best!

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss, and I’m praying for you and your family.

  4. Sam

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending you hugs and love.


  5. I’m so sorry for you and your family. I know how important Bailey was to you.

  6. Thanks Jackie, that means a lot. She is dearly missed. Little guy is very confused, so we are working through it.

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