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


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  1. My Wish For You

    • By Debra Chesnoff
    • Published: March 2011

    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 Thought This Poem Was Beautiful, This Was Like This Poem Was Written For My Dearly Loved Friend Conor <3 Love you Conor R.I.P xxx

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  3. Dear Friend

    • By Stephanie Solis
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Looking For Hope After Death

    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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    My daughter was 25 years old when she passed away. She had worked all day and then she went to give blood plasma and the donation center did not follow their protocol. They rushed her...

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  4. Farewell To Carol

    Farewell To My Best Friend Poem

    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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    We've just lost one of out best mates Ashley Simpson, 21 in a tragic car accident. This poem really touched me and everyone close to him that's lost him. We're all broken hearted.
    R.I.P ash...

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  6. MaryAnn's Eternal Garden

    • By Sherry Rockhill
    • Published: February 2014


    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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  7. My Little Butterfly

    • By Barbara Ann Rogers
    • Published: January 2009

    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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    Just 8 months ago I lost my son he was only 22 months old. He had a twin brother that is devastated to this day and I just want him to know mommy loves him dearly. Watch over me and your 3...

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  8. The Celebration Of Tina's Life

    • By Jodi Daly
    • Published: February 2014
    Last Respects For A Friend

    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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  10. Miss

    • By Aliceson Campbell (Devilish)
    • Published: September 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 ...

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  11. Not Fair

    • By Melissa
    • Published: November 2013
    Coping With The Loss Of A Friend Poem

    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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  12. Lowering Your Coffin

    • By Rachel Park
    • Published: January 2009

    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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