Friend Funeral Poems

Memorial Poems for Losing a Friend

There are many traditions from around the world that determine what a funeral looks like. In some cultures the body is cremated and the ashes may be kept in an urn. In other cultures, the body is put into the ground itself without a coffin. Some traditions have people who are designated wailers who are there to help people cry. Eulogies may be said in honor of the departed. What these cultures all have in common is the desire to mark the importance of the individual's life and to mourn for the loss of the departed.

Poetic Words to Say at a Friend's Funeral

  • <i class="fa fa-caret-left"></i> Prev
  • 1 of 10
  • By Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do Not Stand By My Grave And Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.


Poem Details

Were you touched by this Poem?
Share your story! (20 Stories )

  • Stories 20
  • Emailed 76
  • Favorited 36
  • Votes 2807
  • Rating 4.54
Latest Shared Story

I am almost twelve and my mom told me a few months ago because she probably thought that I was grown up enough to know this...she told me there could have been another sister of hers, but she...

Read complete story

Share your story!

  • <i class="fa fa-caret-left"></i> Prev
  • 1 of 10

Back to Top