Some meaningful pet bereavement poems include "The Little Dog Angel" by Nora M. Holland and "May I Go Now?" by Susan A. Jackson. These poems, although sad at first, help bring closure and a feeling of peace in time.
"The Little Dog Angel" reads "High up in the courts of heaven today a little dog angel waits. With the other angels he will not play, but sits alone at the gates. 'For I know that my master will come,' says he. 'And when he comes he will call for me.'
He sees the spirits that pass him by as they hurry to the throne. And he watches them with a wistful eye as he sits at the gates alone. 'For I know my master will come for me, if only I just wait patiently.'
And his master, far on the earth below, as he sits in his easy chair, forgets sometimes, and he whistles low for the dog that is not there. And the little dog angel cocks his ears and dreams that his master's call he hears.
And I know, when at last his master waits, outside in the dark and cold, for the hand of death to open the gates that lead to these courts of fold, the little dog angel's eager bark will comfort his soul in the shivering dark."
"May I Go Now" is a poem that is meaningful and perfect for the loss of a dog, cat or other pet. It reads "May I go now? Do you think the time is right? May I say goodbye to pain-filled days and endless lonely nights?
I've lived my life and done my best and example tried to be. So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first. I fought with all my might. But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.
I want to go. I really do. It's difficult to stay. But I will try as best I can to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears. I know you're sad and afraid because I see your tears.
I'll not be far, I promise that, and hope you'll always know that my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me. You know I love you, too. That's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say, because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today."