What Is a Good Poem to Read When a Pet Dies Besides "Rainbow Bridge"?


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Another good poem to read when a pet dies is called, "I'm Still Here," by an unknown author. Short and rhyming, the seven stanzas consist of four lines written in the first-person perspective of the pet, who assures its owner that its presence is still everywhere, in everything.

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In "I'm Still Here," the deceased pet speaks directly to the grieving owner. Asking the owner not to mourn, the pet promises to always be present in the owner's life, even though the pet no longer physically exists. Both poems offer comfort and promises of reuniting the owners with their pets and provide alternative explanations for what happens when a pet dies.

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