Over The Rainbow
Healing the Broken
I still remember that day when you and I first met.
I felt broken and lost, locked away, forgotten and unseen.
Doctors said I could heal, but I was scared, I tried to hide and forget.
I wanted to feel normal again, to live, to just feel more like me.
I held out my hand and you gave me your soft, furry paw.
Our eyes met as I said to you, “I will love you forever.
I will give you a home and love, you’ll always have bones to gnaw.
It’s going to be just you and me on every exciting endeavor.”
It wasn’t too long until I knew just how much I needed you.
You gave me joy, freedom and love. I was me again.
Medical gates were opened and I saw things as if they were new.
My life with you was full and better than it had ever been.
Today I looked into your eyes and held your paw once more.
We both knew somehow that this would be our last day together.
Tears flowed, I knew the time was right but still, my heart tore.
I would gladly give my life to be able to keep you forever.
Your sad eyes searched mine as your head lowered into my lap.
I stroked your soft fur and wished that I could make you stay.
As you snuggled closer to me, I felt my resolve snap.
As I cried on your neck I felt as if I heard you quietly say,
“I still remember that day when you and I first met.
You were so broken and lost, trapped behind gates unseen.
I was cold, scared, and alone. Filled with mistrust and regret.
When we touched, I knew we’d be happier than we had ever been.
It’s time for me to go now, my job here is finally done.
Please don’t forget me or let our time together go to waste.
Don’t lose yourself or your faith, I will never really be gone.
I will pass the torch to another who’ll help you open more gates.”
And so, it will be as you said, and so today I will promise to you
Our time together will not be wasted, you will never fade away.
The lessons we learned together, the things we made new.
You’ve changed me forever; in my heart you will always stay.