Rainbow Bridge -- the poem

 Date:         Thu, 7 Jan 1993 15:35:00 EST
  From:         ML...@NCH08A.EM.CDC.GOV
  Subject:      Rainbow Bridge

  The following was taken from Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Newsletter
  which reprinted it from the Akita Rescue Society of America.  It touched me
  so....., that I wanted to share it with all of you.

                             THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
    There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.  It is called the Rainbow
    Bridge because of its many colors.  Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge,
    there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
    When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place.  There is always
    food and water, and warm Spring weather.  Those old and frail animals
    are young again.  Those who have been maimed are made whole again.  They
    play all day with each other.

    But 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 this one suddenly
    runs from the group.  You have been seen, and when you and your special
    friend meet, you take him or her 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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