Singing from a similar story

LETTER

The story in Friday’s Herald about the new book by Debz Pokai, Rainbow Zoo — Wild Afterlife, was of great interest to me.

I read a one-page story 30 years ago called The Rainbow Bridge, about a place next to heaven where all pets go. The frail have been healed, the sun shines every day, and every pet waits to see their owner again. The day arrives when you also pass away. You rejoin your pet in this beautiful setting, cuddle them again and together you cross the Rainbow Bridge into heaven.

I wrote a song 15 years ago telling this story and have performed it countless times, mainly during my visits to rest homes etc. Smiles have always been my reward.

What a coincidence that, now, a lovely lady has written her book covering a very similar scenario and also using the word “rainbow” in her title.

I wish Debz every success with her publication. Maybe one day she will hear my song.

Mike Mulrooney​

The story in Friday’s Herald about the new book by Debz Pokai, Rainbow Zoo — Wild Afterlife, was of great interest to me.

I read a one-page story 30 years ago called The Rainbow Bridge, about a place next to heaven where all pets go. The frail have been healed, the sun shines every day, and every pet waits to see their owner again. The day arrives when you also pass away. You rejoin your pet in this beautiful setting, cuddle them again and together you cross the Rainbow Bridge into heaven.

I wrote a song 15 years ago telling this story and have performed it countless times, mainly during my visits to rest homes etc. Smiles have always been my reward.

What a coincidence that, now, a lovely lady has written her book covering a very similar scenario and also using the word “rainbow” in her title.

I wish Debz every success with her publication. Maybe one day she will hear my song.

Mike Mulrooney​

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