Funeral Poems

Poems for Funerals

One does not leave a funeral in the same way that he has come. He cannot help but have death on his mind. He cannot help but be aware that such is the end of all life. He may look at himself and have a new awareness that his body will not last forever. These thoughts are ones that humans must face and find a way to deal with. Some believe that the death is only the beginning of the next great mystery and the soul is eternal. Others take a practical view that death is all there is. One leaves a funeral with thoughts of life and its fragility on his mind.

Funerals Readings

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  1. Death Is Nothing At All

    Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

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    Wow, this poem gave me the new idea about death. I no longer fear death, but I'm actually waiting for that day to see the loved ones I lost.

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  3. I've Earned My Wings

    • By Justice
    • Published: November 2008
    Poem From Dead Little Brother To Mom

    I'm sorry mommy I left you so soon,
    I was there when the angels woke you up at noon.
    I know I was gone from the flash from the start,
    Mommy Remember!...

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    My little sister died a year ago because of a disease that runs in the family. I miss my little angel. My other sister has been scaring us; she's been going through near death moments. If I...

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  4. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

    • By Mary Elizabeth Frye

    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 found this lovely poem on a gravestone while jogging through a Seattle cemetery near my son's house. It was in a cluster of graves of younger folk from the mid-80's, which had to be part of...

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  6. Five Minutes

    In Memory of My Dad

    In Memory of My Dad Edward

    If I only had five minutes the day you passed away,
    I would have had time to tell you all the things I needed to say....

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    It was a normal Sunday afternoon. My dad had been fine all morning. My mum had gone out to do some shopping and I was upstairs in my room doing uni work. I came downstairs half an hour later...

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  7. Remember Me

    Poem About Being Gone But Not Forgotten

    Speak of me as you have always done.
    Remember the good times, laughter, and fun.

    Share the happy memories we've made.

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    I love this poem. It touched me because of how the words were. This is something everyone should read because it gives you a new reason to read and love different things in life. I can see me...

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  8. I Love You Dad

    I love you Dad with all my heart
    And hate that we should be apart
    Our love is a bond that can't be broken
    You may be gone, but never forgotten

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    I lost my dad last week. I never got to say goodbye. I'm lying here wishing that I had one moment to tell you I love you. I lie here thinking about when I was a little girl and you were...

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  10. Momma

    • By Thomas Woods
    • Published: January 2009
    Mom Died from Multiple Sclerosis

    To my mother I give this poem I titled "Momma's Boy".

    As far back as I can remember you showed me the way,
    Quick to point me in the right direction when I would stray....

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    The feeling you jot down here is great. It brought tears in my eyes. As I have also gone through with the same pain. Miss my mom a lot.

  11. We Will Miss You Dear Mom

    • By Mallissa A. Moore
    • Published: February 2006

    I just thought I'd say
    I love you and goodbye
    We will miss you dearly
    I promise I won't cry....

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    I really love this poem. It says everything for me. I lost my mum 40 years ago this Christmas Eve. She was 42 and she passed away from cancer. There is not a day goes by that I don't think...

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  12. Baby Danny

    • By Christian Pennachietti
    • Published: July 2008
    When My Son Passed Away

    I was Conceived 9 months ago,
    You thought of me as an egg,
    I knew I was your son.
    ...

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    This was my first time I was going to be an aunt! I was only 12 when it happened but I remember it like it was yesterday! I cry every time I see this poem, but then it makes me realize that I...

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  13. Dear Dad

    • By Sarah A. Sumner
    • Published: August 2008

    Dear Dad, We love you,
    We miss you so much
    Your love and your kindness
    Your soft gentle touch...

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    When my dad left me I was 12 and he was 43. He was the best dad in the world he wouldn't give to receive, but the past couple of years he has been struggling with mental health issues, he...

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