Now its there and in a fraction of a second its all over. That is the fragility of life and it was only a month back when I stood helpless as Poos Poos slipped away into oblivion. I felt the warmth from her body melting away and it seemed to have taken a part of my soul with it. Death is after all the biggest truth and there is no escape from it. When I say “no escape from it” it somehow sounds very negative. I can also describe death as an escape from the torments of the frame made of flesh and blood. Yes I am trying to look for positivity in death and perhaps this will help me deal with my loss.
I was searching for solace everywhere and like everything else, I looked on the internet. This was an excellent decision because I came across the “Rainbow bridge” poem and it was so soothing. As it would seem, the author of this soul-touching poem is anonymous and the most precious thing that I derive from it is “HOPE”. The hope of seeing my Poos Poos again, hale and hearty. Following are the lines from the movie The Shawshank Redemption that I always believed in and right after that is the beautiful “Rainbow Bridge” poem…
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and good things never die” The Shawshank Redemption.
The Rainbow Bridge poem….
Picture courtesy: http://horserescueutah.org/rainbow-bridge/
“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….“
Poem shared from: https://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm
Poos Poos is now on a voyage to a different world and she has let loose her sail…Soon I will let loose mine and catch up with her…
“Not all who wander are lost.” JRR Tolkien