This is another of my favourite pet loss grief poems and pet loss poems. It reminds me very much of the other classic poem ‘I Am Not There’ which was intended as a human loss grief poem.
It just goes to show that pet loss poems, pet memorial poems and animal poetry doesn’t need to be written specifically about animals as the loss we all feel is as acute and akin to that we would feel for a human loss.
The emotions for grief are the same no matter whether your best friend is human or otherwise.
There are also many examples of pet memorial poems and animal poetry that could just as easily be related to human loss, ‘I'm Still Here’ being just one good example.
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.