Pet Loss Poem “If It Should Be”: A Tribute to Companions

Losing a pet is a challenging and heartbreaking experience. During this difficult time of pet bereavement, finding solace and comfort can be crucial. “If It Should Be” is a heartfelt tribute that offers consolation and reflection to those grieving the loss of a beloved companion.

This poem, written by an unknown author, addresses the pain and emotions associated with saying goodbye to a pet. It emphasizes the need to make difficult decisions for the well-being of the pet and encourages the grieving individual to let go, knowing that their pet will no longer suffer.

The poem acknowledges the love and bond shared between the pet and their owner and encourages them not to hold onto tears, but instead cherish the happy memories.

If it should be that I grow weak

And pain should keep me from my sleep;

Then you must do what must be done,

For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I understand;

But don’t let grief then stay your hand.

For this day more than all the rest,

Your love for me must stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years;

What is to come can hold no fears.

You don’t want me to suffer so

The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they’ll tend,

But please stay with me ‘til the end

To hold me close and speak to me

Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree,

It was a kindness done for me.

Although my tail its last has waved,

From pain and suffering I’m saved.

Please do not grieve that it was you

Who had this painful thing to do.

We’ve been so close, we two, through the years;

Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

~ Author Unknown

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