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Thread: Pet Poems

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Thank you

    Dear Kerryclair;

    Thank you for all these beautiful text. Eventhough I cried reading each one of them, there is a part of me that is conforted by these words. I have one more day with Leah, and I will cherish every last second I have with her as I cherished our time together.

    Thank you again


  2. #12


    (by Aaron Davis)

    Make it go away or make it better
    Isn’t what love is suppose to do
    Make it go away or make it better
    Because I would do either one for you

    This is not the way you should see me
    This is not the face I recognize
    Can I lay my head down here for a moment?
    Would you sing to me like I am your child?
    I am not angry, I am not crying
    I am just in over my head
    You could be the angel staying over my shoulder
    Because all the other angels left

    Make it go away or make it better
    Because I am weakening
    This is more than one should have to take
    If you do this for me, I promise I will make it go away for you someday
    There are reasons, silver lining
    There are lessons but I don’t care
    I just need a hand that I can hold on to
    Because it is darker than death out there
    I am so cold and so far away from home
    But tonight you are where I belong
    You are everything right when I am everything wrong

    Make it go away or make it better
    Isn’t what love is suppose to do
    Make it go away or make it better
    Because I would do either one for you

  3. #13

    You're still here

    You're still here

    At the finest level of my being,
    you're still with me.
    We still look at each other,
    at that level beyond sight.
    We run and play with each other,
    in a place beyond words.
    We still touch each other,
    on a level beyond touch.
    We share time together in a place,
    where time stands still.
    We are still together,
    on a level called love.
    But I cry alone for you
    in a place called reality.

  4. #14

    I have selected you

    I have selected you

    I'll lend to you a little while
    A pup of mine, He said.
    For you to love the while he lives,
    And mourn for when he dies.

    It may be six or seven years,
    Or ten years, or three,
    But will you, till I call him back,
    Take care of him for Me?

    He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
    And should his stay be brief,
    You'll have his lovely memories,
    As solace for your grief.

    I can not promise he will stay,
    Since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons taught down there,
    I want this pup to learn.

    I've looked the wide world over,
    My search for teacher true.
    And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
    I have selected you.

    Now will you give him all your love,
    Nor think the labor vain,
    Nor hate Me when I come to call,
    To take him back again?

    I fancied that I heard you say,
    "Dear Lord they will be done",
    For all the joy this pup shall bring,
    The risk of grief we'll run.

    We'll shower him with tenderness,
    And love him while we may,
    And for all the happiness we've known,
    Forever grateful stay.

    And should the angels call for him,
    Much sooner than we've planned,
    We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
    And try to understand.

  5. #15

    Living Love

    Living Love

    If you ever love an animal, there are three days in your life
    you will always remember...

    The first is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring
    home your young new friend. It instills a feeling of pure love
    you will carry with you through the many years to come.

    The second day will occur eight or nine or ten years later.
    You will look at your longtime friend and see age where you
    once saw youth. And you may feel a growing fear deep
    within yourself. And you will feel this uneasy feeling, until
    the third day finally arrives.

    And on this day--if your friend and God have not decided
    for you, then you will be faced with making a decision on
    behalf of your lifelong friend, and with the guidance of
    your own deepest Spirit. But whichever way your friend
    eventually leaves you, you will feel as alone as a single
    star in the dark night.

    If you are wise, you will let the tears flow as freely and
    as often as they must. You will find that not many in
    your circle of family or friends will be able to understand
    your grief, or comfort you. But if you are true to the love
    of the pet you cherished through the many joy-filled
    years, you may find that his soul seems to walk with you,
    at times, during the lonely days to come. You will remember
    those three significant days. The memory will be painful,
    and leave an ache in your heart---As time passes the ache
    will come and go as if it has a life of its own. If you reject it,
    it will depress you. If you embrace it, it will deepen you.

    But there will be a fourth day when---along with the memory
    of your pet---and piercing through the heaviness in your
    heart---there will come a realization that belongs only to you,
    that takes the form of a Living Love---like the heavenly scent
    of a rose that remains after the petals have wilted, this Love
    will remain and grow--and be there for us to remember. It is
    a love we have earned. And it is a gift we may keep with us
    as long as we live. It is a Love which is ours alone.

    by Martin Scot Kosins, Author of "Maya's First Rose"

  6. #16
    I thought this was appropriate and decided to post it to all of you who have felt the greif that comes with the joys of rescue, hope you don't mind Kerry;

    The Rainbow Bridge
    Rescuer's Version

    Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before.

    But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.

    It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often.

    He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be.

    But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge.

    With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.

    One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain it to him.

    "You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge. "

    The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?"

    As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted.

    Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life.

    "Watch, and see" said the second animal.

    A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together.

    "What happened?"

    "That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place on earth, across The Rainbow Bridge. "

    "I think I like rescuers", said the first animal.

    "So does GOD", was the reply.

    --Author Unknown

  7. #17
    Wow. I absolutely LOVE that.
    I know a person that needs to see that too.
    Thanks so VERY much for sharing!

  8. #18

    Puppy Sighs

    "Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've
    been back to this shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since
    we started all of this," the mother told the volunteer.

    "What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.

    "Puppy size!" replied the mother.

    "Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."

    "I know...we have seen most of them," the mom said in frustration...

    Just then Danielle came walking into the office

    "Well, did you find one?" asked her mom. "No, not this time,"

    Danielle said with sadness in her voice. "Can we come back on the

    The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed.

    "You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately,
    there's always a supply," the volunteer said.

    Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the
    door. "Don't worry, I'll find one this weekend," she said.

    Over the next few days both mom and dad had long conversations with her.

    They both felt she was being too particular. "It's this
    weekend or we're not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration.

    "We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom added.

    Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday
    morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for
    the section that housed the smaller dogs.

    Tired of the routine, mom sat in the small waiting room at
    the end of thefirst row of cages. There was an observation window so you
    could see the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted.

    Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a
    closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each one.

    One by one she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."

    It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup.

    The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully
    picked up the dog and held it closely. This time she took a little longer.

    "Mom, that's it! I found the right puppy! He's the one! I
    know it!" she screamed with joy. "It's the puppy size!"

    "But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held
    over the last few weeks," Mom said.

    "No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he
    sighed," she said.

    Don't you remember? When I asked you one day what love is,
    you told me love depends on the sighs of your heart.
    The more you love, the bigger the sigh!"

    The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, he did a little of both.

    "Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy
    come home from work and hug each other, you both sigh.
    I knew I would find the right puppy if it sighed when
    I held it in my arms," she said.

    Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, "Mom,
    he loves me. I heard the sighs of his heart!"

    Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that
    makes you sigh.

    I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the
    caress of a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool
    air on a hot day.

    They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and don't be
    surprised at what you hear. "Life is not measured by the
    breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

  9. #19
    I don't know if its the pregnancy, or its just me Kerry, but that one had me in tears, thats so touching.
    The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.

  10. #20
    A Pet's Love

    A companion, a pal,
    A very best friend.
    Someone to trust,
    To love 'til the end.
    Someone to trust,
    When feeling blue.
    Always a smile,
    T'always greet you.
    Always a smile,
    To dry up your tears.
    A person to be there,
    To quiet your fears.
    A person to be there,
    When lonely or sad.
    Loving regardless,
    If hating or mad.
    Loving regardless,
    If caring or cruel.
    No matter what,
    Genius or fool.
    No matter what,
    They stand by you.
    Who is this person,
    Have you a clue?
    Who is this person?
    I'll tell you who.
    This is your pet,
    That loves through 'n through.



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