Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge
inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still
Where the friends of man and woman do run
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest
On this golden land, they wait and they play
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed
Their bodies have healed, their strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care
Until one day they start to sniff at the air
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back
Then all of the sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met
Together again, both person and pet
So they run to each other, these friends from long past
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart
Has turned into joy once more in each heart
They embrace with a love that will last forever
And then, side by side, they cross over . . . together.

After 16 long and wonderful years, Tobey went to wait on the Rainbow Bridge in Heaven today. We love you good Buddy . . . rest well untill we meet again.

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