Friend Funeral Poems

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 individuals life and to mourn for the loss of the departed.

Funeral Poems for Friends

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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,...

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I had heard that a close friend of mine died in the newspaper. She was so nice, but her condition got to the better of her… I found this poem soon after, and literally the second I read it I...

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  • By Debra Chesnoff
  • Published: March 2011
My Wish For You

I wish I could give you many more years. I wish I could erase away all of your tears.
I want to take away all of your pain. I want to give you sunshine in the rain.
May each new day be a perfect gift. May love surround you, may your spirits lift.
If someone had to describe you so many words come to mind. Beauty and grace, a heart so kind....

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I lost (another) old friend. She did not pass from the monster we know as Cancer... she died from another type of monster... DOMESTIC ABUSE. This poem, the friend you describe, must have been...

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  • By Barbara Ann Rogers
  • Published: January 2009
My Little Butterfly

Today a little butterfly flew by me.
I thought to myself where have you been little butterfly.
You come into this world as a cocoon all by yourself and blossom into
this beautiful butterfly and fly off to see the world. ...

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This poem is so beautiful and gentle. It was perfect as a reading at my best friends funeral- so I would like to thank the poet for sharing.

Farewell To My Best Friend Poem
  • By Judy Marriott
  • Published: March 2011
Farewell To Carol

Farewell my friend you're leaving
It's time for you to go
Your friendship was a blessing
And I will miss you so...

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Last night, 13 November 2013, at 11pm, a register call was made in Heaven and your name my dear friend, Sibongile "Sbosh" Hlanganyane (to be Mabilisa) was on the list of those God wanted...

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  • By Sherry Rockhill
  • Published: February 20, 2014
MaryAnn's Eternal Garden

You can no longer see me, but please know that I am there
I am the flowers in the garden, I am the wind beneath your hair
The memories that I left behind, shall forever be with you
As for me I am in heaven now, where my life will start anew

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I am a breast cancer survive. Out lived two beautiful women in my life my mother and co-worker they both had stage 4 breast cancer. Please don't blame them because cancer gave no signs the...

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  • By Rachel Park
  • Published: January 2009
Lowering Your Coffin

Rain drops trickling down my face,
as they wash away the tears.
I'll never forget that horrible place,
revolving around my fears....

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I had a family friend named Annesha. Her parents and my parents knew each other from primary school which means that me and Annesha knew each other from when we were babies. She passed on...

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Poem About Death And The Celebration Of Life
  • By Jodi Daly
  • Published: February 7, 2014
The Celebration Of Tinas Life

We are here to celebrate your life.
And the measure of its worth.
And every single life you touched.
While you were on this earth....

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For My Cousins Funeral
  • By Aliceson Campbell (Devilish)
  • Published: September 2008
Miss

As I sleep you roam through my mind
Sweet loving best friend of mine.
I close my eyes as soon
you will be there ...

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Poem About Looking For Hope After Death
  • By Stephanie Solis
  • Published: March 30, 2015
Dear Friend

Today is the day you will be laid to rest,
But you know what they say,
God only takes the best.
Everything happens for a reason,

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Coping With The Loss Of A Friend Poem
  • By Melissa
  • Published: November 3, 2013
Not Fair

the way he took you just wasn't right
it was so hard to just sit back and watch you fight
knowing that soon you were going to die
I was so upset all I did was cry...

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