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Saying Goodbye Poem

  1. #1
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    Mar 2012

    Saying Goodbye Poem

    Thought this was nice.


    If it should be that I grow weak
    And pain should keep me from my sleep
    Then you must do what must be done
    For this last battle can't be won

    You will be sad, I understand
    But do not let grief stay your hand
    For this day, more than all the rest
    Your love for me must stand the test

    We've had so many happy years
    What is to come can hold no fears
    You don't want me to suffer so
    The time has come, please let me go

    Take to where my needs they'll tend
    But please stay with me to the end
    To hold me close and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see

    I know in time you will agree
    It was a kindness done for me
    Although my tail its last has waved
    From pain and suffering I'm saved

    Please do not grieve that it was you
    Who had this painful thing to do
    We have been so close all these years
    Don't let your heart hold any tears

    Author unknown

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    Mar 2012
    Always With Us

    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,
    Its me, I havent left you, Im well, Im fine, Im here.

    I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
    You were thinking of the many times, your hands 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 re-assure you, that Im not lying there.

    I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
    I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said its me.

    You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
    I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

    Its possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
    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 that evening, I was very close to you.

    The day is over I smile and watch you yawning
    and say good-night, God bless, Ill see you in the morning.

    And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
    Ill rush across to greet you and well stand, side by side.

    I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
    Be patient, live your journey outthen come home to be with me.

    Author: Colleen Fitzsimmons

  3. #3
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    Dec 2015
    Northern New Jersey
    SeaBreeze, so touching. I had to read them through twice because I couldn't see through the tears. I really hope we will see them all again. Do you think they will all get along?

  4. #4
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    Mar 2012
    Absolutely Ruth, they all get along. I would love to see all my babies who have passed on someday.

    Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal passes on that has been especially close to someone here, they cross over the bridge.

    There are lush meadows and hills for all of our beloved friends so they can run and play together. They are nourished, warm and comfortable, basking in the peaceful glow.

    All the animals who had been suffering or elderly, are restored to health and vigor. Those who were wounded or disabled 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, glistening with hope. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, leaping across 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 to each other in joyous reunion, never to part again. Loving kisses are shared, as you hold your sweet angel once more.

    As you glance into his trusting and soulful eyes, you know he was gone so long from your life, but never absent from your heart. Always loved...and never forgotten.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

  5. #5
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    Aug 2015
    I, too, had a hard time reading through the tears clouding up my eyes. Those are very touching poems.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2016
    Rochester, NY
    Poem For Cats
    And God asked the feline spirit
    Are you ready to come home?
    Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
    And, as a cat, you know I am most able
    To decide anything for myself.

    Are you coming then? asked God.
    Soon, replied the whiskered angel
    But I must come slowly
    For my human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

    But don't they understand? asked God
    That you'll never leave them?
    That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
    That nothing is created or destroyed?
    It just is....forever and ever and ever.

    Eventually they will understand,
    Replied the glorious cat
    For I will whisper into their hearts
    That I am always with them
    I just am....forever and ever and ever.

    Author Unknown
    If there's a Rock and Roll heaven, you know they have a hell of a band.

  7. #7
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    Mar 2017
    Beautiful poems ...... I'm crying my eyes out reading them , but they're so touching and comforting . Thanks for posting them .

  8. #8
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    Jul 2015
    Arkansas, and the highway
    If I may add one more.

    The thoughts that scurried through my head,
    As I cradled her in my arms.
    Were of her younger, puppy years,
    And OH...her many charms.

    Today, there was no gentle nudge
    With an intense "I love you gaze",
    Only a heart thats filled with tears
    Remembering our joy filled days.

    But an Angel just appeared to me,
    And he said, "You should cry no more,
    GOD also loves our canine friends,
    HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
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    Mar 2012
    Very touching Squatting Dog, thank you.

  10. #10
    best advice ever. to honor a departed pet, the best way is to get another one

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  12. #12
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    Apr 2018
    Special poems.

    My cat of 19 years just passed away two weeks ago, I'm still missing her so much.

  13. #13
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    Mar 2012
    Sorry for your loss Connect, I know how you're feeling, she'll always have a loving home in your heart.

  14. #14
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    Mar 2015
    Ohio USA
    Aawww, so sorry connect1.

  15. #15
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    Mar 2015
    Ohio USA
    SB, I printed out The Last Battle, dreading the thought that I'll need it for comfort some day.
    My throat tightened and I quickly put it in Bella's important documents folder. Thanks.

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