Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Friend Has Flown to the Bridge


 Sweet Gracie of  Manx Mnews blog has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, much too soon. Please do go by and leave your condolences.  Her Mom is having a hard time as she lost her beloved Abby just six months ago.

I hope this poem offers some comfort to all who have lost a beloved pet....

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.

All is well.


9 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I was so sad to see this earlier. :-(

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are heartbroken about Gracie and purring for her family.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We were so sad to see this and we are sending purrs to her family.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

That is awful and we just feel so sad today.

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and my mom-person was so sad to see this and we are sending purrs to her family <3

XOXO

Caren Gittleman said...

we saw the news first thing this morning when we signed on to Facebook and are simply devastated

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry that Gracie has gone to the Bridge. That's way too much heartache for one family to have to suffer through.

The Florida Furkids

The Swiss Cats said...

Great tribute from you for Gracie. Purrs

Flynn said...

I am very sad at this news and send my purrs and condolences to her family.

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