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Rainbow Bridge 113 BPM

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This week I had to say goodbye to Olivia Lapin, a feisty little gray rabbit I had rescued from a bad situation. Unfortunately she lost a battle with cancer soon after she was settled into our family 8^(

This is a famous, internet spawned pet loss poem.

Wikipedia confirms it is internet circulated, not originated by any of the three people who have put modified versions of the poem out and claimed ownership.

This is public domain. Their versions of the poem they can hold onto, just as I have copyrights to my voice reading this poem and the mix of music here.

I only made two small changes. He, him, etc. became her since it’s for a female. And “pet” became “companion.”

The “timed” poem tries to follow the drum beat. The untimed is a straight read through at the pace I simply kept reading, off beat or not.

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 companion, so long gone from

your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

"Rainbow Bridge 113 BPM"
by coruscate

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