The Rainbow Bridge poem was written anonymously in the 1980s and talks of a beautiful place where pets go, after they die. Pets will be made whole again and eventually reunited with their pet owner. Rainbow Bridge has grown in popularity and grieving pet parents can join in many online support groups by searching “rainbow bridge” within Facebook or a search engine.
One Version of The Rainbow Bridge Poem
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many splendid colors
Just this side of Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills,
and valleys with lush green grass.
When beloved pets die, they go to this place
There is always food and water and warm Spring weather.
The old and frail animals are young again
Those who are maimed are made whole again
They play all day with each other
There is only one thing missing
They are not with their special person
Who loved them on earth.
So each day they run and play
Until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing
And looks up.
The nose twitches.
The ears are up.
The eyes are staring.
And one suddenly runs from the group
You have been seen!
And when you and your special friend meet
You take them in your arms and embrace.
Your face is kissed again and again and again
And you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet
Then You cross the Rainbow Bridge together
Never again to be separated.
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