Poem - R1
There's a very special garden
Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness
And concern that good friends show.
The roots are cherished memories
Of good times in the past
The branches tender promises
That souls endure and last.
It's a place of peace and beauty
Where bright new hopes can start
It's memory's lovely garden
That soothes the hurting heart.
Poem - R3
They that love beyond the world
Cannot be separated by it.
Death is but crossing the world,
As friends do the seas;
They live in one another still.
Poem - V1
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and
Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of
its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow
Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys
with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the
pet goes to this place. There is always food and
water and warm spring weather. The old and frail
animals are young again. Those who are maimed
are made whole again. They play all day with each
other. There is only one thing missing. They are
not with the special person who loved them on Earth.
So, each day they run and play until the day comes
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches! The eyes are staring! And this
one suddenly runs from the group. You have been
seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
you take him or her in your arms and embrace.
Your face is kissed again and again, and you look
once more into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then
you cross the Rainbow Bridge together,
never again to be separated.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America ~
It means looking out for yourself
by looking out for your country.
The patriot's blood is the
seed of freedom's tree.
Poem - R2
To everything there is a season,
And a time to every purpose under the heaven.
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck
that which is planted;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and time of peace.
Poem - R4
Life is eternal; and love is immortal;
And death is only a horizon;
And a horizon is nothing
Save the limit of our sight.
-Rossiter Worthington Raymond
Poem - V2
...Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you...
I loved you so - 'twas Heaven here with you.
-Isla Paschal Richardson
Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
- Stanley Harrison
Eternal Father, stretch out thy hand...
Protect the soldiers who defend our land.
And bid world leaders wars to cease...
Please give us everlasting peace.
Oh see our prayers with folded hands...
For soldiers deployed on foreign sands.