Funeral Poem

Poem Tribute To A Beloved Father

A tribute to a father whose spirit, love, and wisdom will continue to shine forever. This moving funeral poem reminds us that our dad is with us always. Every beautiful thing that we see and experience will remind us of his love. We will approach all of life’s challenges with the wisdom our father wisely taught us that challenges help us grow stronger.

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I have been conducting funeral services as a Civil Celebrant in England for the past 10 years, and I have never come across such a beautiful poem with such wonderful words. I will certainly...

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Your Spirit


Published by Family Friend Poems September 2006 with permission of the Author.

I know that no matter what
You will always be with me.
When life separates us
I'll know it is only your soul
Saying goodbye to your body,
But your spirit will be with me always.
When I see a bird chirping on a nearby branch,
I will know it is you singing to me.
When a butterfly brushes gently by me so freely
I will know it is you assuring me you are free from pain.
When the gentle fragrance of a flower catches my attention,
I will know it is you reminding me
To appreciate the simple things in life.
When the sun shining through my window awakens me,
I will feel the warmth of your love.
When I hear the rain pitter patter against my windowsill
I will hear your words of wisdom
And will remember what you taught me so well
That without rain, trees cannot grow.
Without rain, flowers cannot bloom.
Without life's challenges, I cannot grow strong.
When I look out to the sea,
I will think of your endless love for your family.
When I think of mountains, their majesty and magnificence,
I will think of your courage for your country.
No matter where I am,
Your spirit will be beside me,
For I know that no matter what,
You will always be with me.


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  • Peter Headington by Peter Headington
  • 6 years ago

I have been conducting funeral services as a Civil Celebrant in England for the past 10 years, and I have never come across such a beautiful poem with such wonderful words. I will certainly be using this in the future, and in fact will include it in my own funeral service when that day comes. My eternal and grateful thanks to the author.

  • Nabanita Deb by Nabanita Deb
  • 7 years ago

Lost my father just three weeks ago. Keep myself busy by reading such quotes and poems and trying to be at peace. These lovely lines truly showed me how to feel him in all things around me, even when he is far away in God's arms. Thank you.

  • Kelly by Kelly
  • 7 years ago

Wanted to say some words at my father's funeral, but was too distraught to write my own eulogy. Found this poem and it spoke well to me. Was a lovely touching tribute, that the guests, and my father, thought was very moving.

  • Suzanne New York State by Suzanne New York State
  • 10 years ago

I lost my father on Father's Day of 2000 (June 18) when Alzheimer's disease stole the very last piece of him --- his beating heart. I was looking for something to post with his photo as a tribute to him on Father's Day, and I stumbled upon this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with the world; the words touched my heart so deeply.

  • Stephanie by Stephanie
  • 11 years ago

This poem is so touching and true. My husband passed away a little over a year ago and I'm sharing this poem with our 13 year old daughter and 18 year old son. Thank you for your ability to put many peoples feelings to such a great poem.

  • Heather by Heather, Ohio Usa
  • 12 years ago

I absolutely LOVE this poem. I lost my Daddy and best friend in November of 2009. I felt as if this poem was written for me. I still struggle daily without his guidance and strength. I Love him like no other. Thank you for making me cry and warming my heart!!

  • Devika Tiwari by Devika Tiwari
  • 13 years ago

Wonderful poem, really touched my heart. I love each and every word of the poem which shows love of a child to his father.

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