By the edge of the woods, at the foot of the hill,
is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where 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 is renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and they sniff at the air.
All ears are pricked forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from the 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.
I cry everytime I read it... I hope it's true as I wish I was with my other Basset Hound again... her name was Hannah and she was like a little sister to me.. she was only 5 or so.. it's not fair that they get sick -she had cancer...I wish she was here with me...I still can see her in my place and cuddling on my bed... wish they lived as long as us...