Looking for a poem for when a pet dies

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by muttmeister, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    Several years ago when one of my beloved dogs died somebody on this board sent me a poem called "Don't mourn too long." It was a great poem and I saved it on my computer but then I got all new stuff and I can't get any known program to open it and I don't have a copy. Is anybody familiar with this poem?
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I didn't find that one, but I found another that made me cry. I'm a big baby about my dogs...


    Just this side of Heaven is a wonderful place called
    When a beloved pet dies, it goes to wait for us at

    There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine.
    Our dear friends are warm and comfortable,
    All the animals who have been ill and were old are restored to health and vigor,
    Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again just as we remember them in our dreams gone by.

    Our beloved friends are happy and content......
    except for one small thing....
    They each miss someone special to them...
    Someone who has been left behind.
    They all run and play together until the day when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent,
    suddenly he begins to run from the group,
    flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted.
    When you and your special friend meet you cling together
    in joyous reunion,
    NEVER to be parted again.
    The happy kisses rain upon your face,
    your hands caress the beloved head
    and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your dear pet,
    so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.....

    Then you cross RAINBOW BRIDGE and enter Heaven together.

    Author Unknown
  3. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Hi! I'm still looking, but I came across this!

    Don't Grieve For Me
    Don' grieve for me, for now I'm free; I'm following the path God laid for me.
    I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all.
    I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of day.
    If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
    Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life's been full, I savored much; good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
    Perhaps my time seems all too brief; don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and share with me,
    God wanted me now, He set me free.

    Is this along the lines of what you're looking for? I found it on a link for tons of memorials to pets. Here's the link if you're interested.


  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I Am Not There
    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn's rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there, I did not die.
    Author Unknown
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I'd be glad to write you one.
  6. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    I'm sorry I don't have any poems to add to the ones already here. If you or someone you love has recently lost a beloved "furry family" member, my heart goes out to you...WFEN
  7. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    This it?

    When it's time for me to go
    And we have said farewell
    Please don't mourn for me too long
    But try to sing as well.
    Sing about the happy times
    And let the sad ones go
    Fill your heart with joyful thoughts
    For life's too short you know!
    Speak of me with fondness and….
    Recall our special days
    Hold dear those happy memories
    That time cannot erase.
    Each wouldn't wish we'd never met
    Tho' now we've had to part
    So walk again the paths we trod
    But not with heavy heart.
    Don't close the door upon my life
    Just because I've gone
    In your heart …and in mine too
    Our friendship will live on.
    Should you prepare a grave for me
    To lay my soul to rest
    A simple headstone with my name
    Is what I'd like the best.
    Or if my ashes you'd prefer
    To scatter far and wide
    You'll watch the breeze bear me away…
    Yet feel me by your side.
    Be happy that our lives we shared
    On sadness do not dwell
    Maybe shed a tear or two
    But will you sing as well?​
  8. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys, these are all great. The one I had was very similar to the one from NVTS. But I plan to keep them all. HOpefully I won't lose another dog for awhile but it was such a neat poem I didn't want to lose it.
  9. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    I'm sorry your dog passed. Ours was roughly 17 and died recently and I miss her every day. We buried her in the backyard and it's so hard to turn off the porch light every night thinking "she's going to be lonely".

    I miss her.