Monday, March 08, 2010

RIP Fletcher

Fletcher was my parents beloved German Shepherd.  
Fletch crossed that rainbow bridge today.


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, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick 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, 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.

6 comments:

Marlene said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. What a beautiful dog. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. My heart goes out to you & your parents.

Beth S said...

Please tell your parents I'm so sorry for their loss. I've also lost my best friend 7 yrs ago. She was a black lab golden retriever mix. It can be heart breaking. I currently have 2 golden retrievers. My girls are my world as was my Jessie way back then. You are all in my heart and thoughts.

Vicki said...

What a good looking dog...my heart goes out to your parents...it is hard to loose a long time pet like that...and your poem is awesome!

HUGS!
Vicki

i {heart} papers said...

Oh Jana...this brings tears to my eyes. No words can soothe the pain for your parents or you...only time.

{hugs}

POPPET said...

I am sorry to read this, hugs Pops x

Amy said...

I'm so sorry. It is so hard to lose a pet. And I absolutly LOVE the Rainbow Bridge poem. Our vet sent it to us when we had to put our Maltese down. Guaranteed to made you cry. My thoughts are with you and your family!!!