Poems for When You Lose a Pet
When a pet dies, you probably feel as though no one understands your pain. This is normal. Your pain is deep. You can’t imagine anyone else going through this because it’s just something you’ve never thought was possible to feel.
Since you may feel alone in your pain right now, we thought it would good to feature some good poems for this time in your life. These poems will help you see you aren’t the only one who has dealt with this pain, which can be very comforting.
Grieve not, nor
speak of me with tears, but laugh and
talk of me as if I were
I loved you so…
here with you.
- Isla Paschal Richardson
A Pet’s Peace
I have left you now
but please don’t be sad
you gave me all the love you had.
You did so much for me in my time here
and I’ll always hold those precious times near.
I know someday you’ll find love again
and into your life will come a new friend.
Your heart will heal though you’ll never forget
memories like the first time we met.
Memories are wonderful, so keep them close
and remember all the good times the most.
Up in the Heaven for animals is where I’ll be
and someday in the future, each other we will see.
I am at PEACE now, so please don’t be sad
you gave me all the love you had
- Tracy M. Johnson
Remember Our Love
I was chosen today
I’m learning to fly
the world took me away,
but please don’t you cry.
And I chose you today
to try and be strong
so please don’t you cry
and don’t say that I’m gone
When you’re feeling alone
just remember our love,
I’m up near the stars
looking down from above.
Remember our love
in a moment you’ll see
that I’m still here beside you
when you’re thinking of me.
- Julie Epp
I’M STILL HERE
Friend, please don’t mourn for me
I’m still here, though you don’t see.
I’m right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I’m always near.
I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I’ll never wander out of your sight-
I’m the brightest star on a summer’s night.
I’ll never be beyond your reach-
I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.
I’m the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you’ll see that the face in the moon shine is mine.
When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,
you can talk to through the Lord up above you.
I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.
Just look for me friend, I’m every place!
I lost a treasured friend today
The little dog who used to lay
Her gentle head upon my knee
And shared her silent thoughts with me.
She’ll come no longer to my call
Retrieve no more her favourite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called her to his golden throne.
Although my eyes are filled with tears
I thank him for the happy years
He let her spend down here with me
And for her love and loyalty.
When it is time for me to go
And join her there, this much I know
I shall not fear the transient dark
For she will greet me with a bark.
- Author Unknown
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