Sweet Pet Loss Poems - Tributes to Those Furry Creatures Who Love Us

Pet Loss Poems

It is heartbreaking to lose a pet and the poem that was submitted to our site by Jerry Townsend (featured below) so accurately describes the depth of this loss. I was moved to tears the first time I read it out loud to my husband, while we were in bed with our beloved Akita, Kira, curled up at our feet. (That's a shot of Kira that I took of her in a baseball cap below. She's such a character! I just can't imagine losing her.)

pet loss poems NEW! Submit touching pet loss poems, quotes or stories below. This can be something you wrote yourself or a poem or quote from someone else (just make sure you cite the author.) Help us build a resource for pet lovers around the world. Grieving your pet is part of paying tribute to your pet and also a means for moving on.

Without further ado, here is Jerry's pet memorial poem and with it a photo of his beloved cat, Lily. Also, make sure to read his tribute to Lily further down the page.



pet memorial poems

Was That You (Lily)?

by Jerry Townsend

Was that you in the shadows?
Was that you underneath my bed?
Am I having strong delusions
Or are you playing with my head?
Will the pain of loss get better
Or my life be filled with dread?
At the thought of you not with me.
At the thought that you are dead.
"It can't be," I keep repeating
As the tears of mine I shed.
Let the God above forget me
And take care of you instead.
And upon my time of passing
May my soul to you be led.

May this heartbreaking pet loss poem inspire you to spend more time with your faithful furry friend who loves to do nothing more than just be with you and who would protect you without a second thought.

If you have pet memorial poems or insightful quotes about how much meaning pets bring to our lives, please use the submission box below. You can even upload a photo of your pet or embed a video. (Please note: all submissions go through an approval process to make sure that only valuable, appropriate content is being posted, so please use proper spelling, do not type in all caps and make your post worthy of sharing.)

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Pet Loss Poems, Quotes & Stories Submitted by others

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