Funeral Poems for Friends

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.

Poems for Funerals of 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,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle …

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My sister read this poem at my husband funeral service.


  • by Barbara Ann Rogers
  • Published: 1/26/2009
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 …

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Two years ago I lost my Aunt Heather. She and I were really close and I feel like this poem is just what I needed to feel like she was here again.

  • by Debra Chesnoff
  • Published: 3/22/2011
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 …

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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 my …

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  • by Rachel Park
  • Published: 1/19/2009
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.

Seeing your coffin,
as white as snow.
You were …

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  • by Sherry Rockhill
  • Published: 2/20/2014
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 …

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  • by Judy Marriott
  • Published: 3/25/2011
Farewell To My Best Friend Poem, 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
We Shared so many secrets
You brightened up my days
You brought me 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 back. 16 …

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  • by Aliceson Campbell (Devilish)
  • Published: 9/25/2008
For My Cousins Funeral

As I sleep you roam through my mind
Sweet loving best friend of mine.
I close my eyes as soon
you will be there
to hold my hand and stroke my hair.
You take away my pain and all my …

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