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A Poem For All Those Who Have Lost A Pet


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I can't sleep tonight. I'm thinking about my cat, Brandy, who passed away last November. So I wrote this poem- I feel like she gave it to me. Maybe it will help someone else.


Shed but one tear


Shed but one tear

If you must.

Let it slide down your cheek

To dry upon your lips.


Turn your lips upward


Joy, laughter, good times.


Think of those past times

With happiness.

Let those thoughts

Console, comfort, wrap around you.


Never dwell on sad thoughts-

Hold on only to happiness.

Do not let grief consume you.

Let your memories empower you

To be strong and confident.


Though you may be sad that I am not with you

Do not hold on to sadness

My time for life came and it has gone.


I am looking forward to that time

when we will meet again.

And so must you.



My last photo of her:



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What a lovely poem. It really captures the experience of loving and having to say goodbye to our beloved pets. They are with us for too short a time, their days with us do indeed come and go too quickly. But they are loved forever and never forgotten. Thank you for writing this and may everyone who has lost a dearly loved animal find some comfort for their grief.


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What a lucky kitty she was to have a Mom who loved her so much. I know you have many precious memories. I needed to see this today. It's coming on a year that I lost my Nick, my heart dog, and that sadness keeps washing over me. But a smile is more like Nick than tears, and I need to remember that.

Nancy, Mom to Evangelina, Kiva and Laila
Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, and kitties Lily, Sam and Simon
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