This version of The Rainbow Bridge is
attributed to Steve and Diane Bodofsky (1998)
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.
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
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
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.