Johara

MAKING THAT FINAL DECISION TO SAY GOOD-BYE

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.
That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner till the end.
Please, understand just what this gift
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Cut the bond that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady cat,
My pain and struggle done.And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
... a young cat once again.

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Johara

"May I Go?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain-filled days and endless lonely nights?
I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond, and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and living light.
I want to go, I really do; it's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and afraid, because I see your tears.
I'll not be far, I promise that, and hope you'll always know,
That my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me. You know I love you too,
And that's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say,
Because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.

By Susan A. Jackson"

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Leslie
Johara,
These are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. I wish us peace through this sad journey and reminisce of our precious one(s) by our side.


With love,
Leslie
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Johara

Leslie i do hope it gets easier for all of us. That picture is so lovely, those two must have had a blast together

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Susie_Squillions


THANK YOU TO MY BRIDGE KID

 

You brought me to this beautiful place

Where I don’t have to hide my face,

Or turn away as I start to cry,

Or act as if you didn’t die.

 

This beautiful place called Rainbows Bridge

Where we share stories of our kids.

Where each and every person knows

That in deep sorrow, friendship grows.

 

We share our laughs, we share our pain,

We come back here in sun and rain.

We start to heal, we learn to grow,

And all because of the love we’ve known.

 

We learn to live our lives again,

To love, to welcome others in.

To let them come into our hearts,

Our homes, our souls, our deepest parts.

 

You live forever, your legacy grows

With each fur kid we come to know,

And treasure just as we treasured you

You knew we’d find this to be true.

 

You had faith in us when we felt lost.

You knew the pain was just the cost

Of loving so well, so deep, so true,

Of loving someone as perfect as you.

 

Thank you for your deep belief

That I would learn, and find relief

From the suffering I thought would never end,

Thank you, my Bridge Kid, my truest friend.

 

Susan “Susie Squillions” Lynch  © 2 December, 2005

In memory of King Bing, The God Cat & Buddy Guy

In deepest gratitude to Ginny & Fifi
In one of the stars, I shall be living. In one of them, I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night. -- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

All tears are healing tears.  They help to wash away our sorrow and allow the first buds of happiness to blossom in our hearts. -- Susie "Squillions"

.T.J.'S RESIDENCY: http://RainbowsBridge.com/residents/TJ006/Resident.htm
.BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY: http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Buddy128/resident.HTM
.KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY: http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/BINGO009/Resident.htm
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Susie_Squillions
First poem, with title and credit to author:

FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND

        You're giving me a special gift,
        So sorrowfully endowed,
        And through these last few cherished days,
        Your courage makes me proud.
       
        But really, love is knowing
        When your best friend is in pain,
        And understanding earthly acts
        Will only be in vain.
       
        So looking deep into your eyes,
        Beyond, into your soul,
        I see in you the magic, that will
        Once more make me whole.
       
        The strength that you possess,
        Is why I look to you today,
        To do this thing that must be done,
        For it's the only way.
       
        That strength is why I've followed you,
        And chose you as my friend,
        And why I've loved you all these years...
        My partner 'til the end.
       
        Please, understand just what this gift,
        You're giving, means to me,
        It gives me back the strength I've lost,
        And all my dignity.
       
        You take a stand on my behalf,
        For that is what friends do.
        And know that what you do is right,
        For I believe it too.
       
        So one last time, I breathe your scent,
        And through your hand I feel,
        The courage that's within you,
        To now grant me this appeal.
       
        Cut the leash that holds me here,
        Dear friend, and let me run,
        Once more a strong and steady dog,
        My pain and struggle done.
       
        And don't despair my passing,
        For I won't be far away,
        Forever here, within your heart,
        And memory I'll stay.
       
        I'll be there watching over you,
        Your ever faithful friend,
        And in your memories I'll run,
        ...a young dog once again.
       
        In Memory of Asta, Feb. 1997
        (c) Karen Clouston
       
In one of the stars, I shall be living. In one of them, I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night. -- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

All tears are healing tears.  They help to wash away our sorrow and allow the first buds of happiness to blossom in our hearts. -- Susie "Squillions"

.T.J.'S RESIDENCY: http://RainbowsBridge.com/residents/TJ006/Resident.htm
.BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY: http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Buddy128/resident.HTM
.KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY: http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/BINGO009/Resident.htm
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A fresh start after 947 posts. March 7th, 2011. I've been coming to this wonderful site since April 6, 2004.
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