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I stood by your bed last night

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear.
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine... I'm here..."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour your tea.
You were thinking of the many times, your hand reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care
I want to reassure you I am not lying there
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumble for your key
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said: "It's me..."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair
I tried so very hard to let you know, that I was standing there
It's possible for me... To be near you every day
To say to you with certainty: "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly... then smiled, I think you knew
in the stillness of the evening, I was very close to you

The day is over
I smile and watch you yawn and say: "Goodnight my love, see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief devide
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand side by side
I have so many things to show you, so much for you to see
Be patient, live your journey out... Then come to be with me...

The greatest gift


I always knew this time would come,
From the very first time our eyes first met.
How I loved you then! How I love you now!
I made a promise then and I keep that promise now.
You will not suffer from a pain that will not heal,
You will not know the loss of a life remembered, now gone.
It's for me alone to make this decision,
The price for the bright joy and pure laughter
You brought me during the time we shared.
I am the only one who can decide when it is time.
When my hope dies, and my fears ride high,
Just when I need you most, I must let you go.
It's for you alone to tell me when you are ready,
For without your guidance, I will not know
When to lay my grief, my guilt, my anger,
My sorrow and my selfish heart aside
And give you the last gift, the greatest gift.
Your eyes will speak to mine, and I will know.
The pain of this moment is excruciating.
Tears stream down my face in a river of sorrow,
And my heart drowns in a pool of grief.
For you have spoken and I have listened.
And unlike other decisions I have made,
This one brings no relief, no comfort, and no peace
For if there's one thing I have learned,
Unconditional love has a condition after all.
I must be willing to let you go when you speak to me.
I must accept my pain so you can be free of yours.
Go easily now, go quickly now,
Do not linger here, it is time for you to leave.
Go find the ones who have gone before you.
You are free to leave me now, free to let your spirit soar,
I pray I will find comfort in my memories,
In the dark and lonely days ahead.
I cannot say I will not miss you, I cannot say I will not cry,
For only my tears can heal my broken heart.
But I promise you this: as long as I live, you will live
Alive in my mind, forever in my heart.
And this will be my greatest gift,
Sending you away.
Is this the measure of my unconditional love,
For only the greatest love can say
Good-bye.
Go find the rainbow bridge
We'll meet again.
Loving you has been the greatest gift of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

rainbowbridge

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 has 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 has loved a pet, you'll find them waiting here,
Safe and sound on Rainbow Bridge till your own time draws near.