Rainbow Bridge Poem

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. It’s called Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. It has meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, they go to this special place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather, and the animals are comfortable and worry free. All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and the vigor of youth. 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 at Rainbow Bridge are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind. That special someone who was kind, gentle and loving.

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 again, you cling together in joyous reunion. 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.