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I Am Still Here
Rainbow Bridge Tribute


                        I stood by you, by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
                        I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.
                           I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
                         "It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well. I'm fine. I'm here."
                        I was close to you at breakfast. I watched you pour the tea.
                    You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
                      I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
                          I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
                       I was with you at my grave today. You tend it with such care.
                            I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
                     I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
                         I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said, "It's me."
                            You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
                         I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.
                            It's possible for me to be so near you everyday -
                            to say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
                        You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew.
                         In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
                           The day is over. . . I smile and watch you yawning
                       and say, "Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
                        And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
                         I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand side by side.
                     I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
                    Be patient, live your journey out . . . then come home to be with me.
                                        - author unknown


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 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 is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord 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 everyplace! 

Author Unknown

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.



When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
>From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

"I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.

"You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.

"But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me."

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

~By David M. Romano, 1993~

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