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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    My soul mate died suddenly on June 9, 2015, at 33 years old. We were together for 13 years...we lived together since practically the day we met, we were best friends and as I mentioned - we...

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  3. A Child Of Mine

    A Child Of Mine By Edgar Albert Guest

    I will lend you, for a little time,
    A child of mine, He said.
    For you to love the while he lives,
    And mourn for when he's dead.

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  4. 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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    I'm a mommy that lost a daughter and this is precious. We released pink balloons at her funeral and I felt like she seen them and us the entire time. That sad day will stay with me forever...

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  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

    • By Mary Elizabeth Frye
    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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    this is the best I have read I had it posted at work on the board and when my dad passed away the girls took it down before I came back to work in fear that I would be ...

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  7. Five Minutes

    In Memory Of My Dad

    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.

    I never got to tell you how much you mean to me,

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    I really loved this poem. it actually got me all teary eyed. This poem was absoulty beautiful and I'm sure your father is looking down on you smiling. 5stars :)

  8. 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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  10. Silent, Strong Dad

    • By Karen K. Boyer
    • Published: February 2006


    He never looks for praises.
    He's never one to boast.
    He just goes on quietly working
    For those he loves the most.

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    My father passed away very suddenly over the weekend, we will be laying him to rest tomorrow. I wanted to find something that describes the man my father was and this poem seems written for...

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  11. 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 love the poem I cried as I was reading it. It has been 7 years since my dad passed away and I still play his music and think about him. My dad is always in my heart I miss him heaps I hope...

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  12. 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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    Hey man just because you are not well versed doesn't mean your are not a poet. I read that poem and got moved. That is what poetry is all about, getting your emotions on paper. I loved it.

  13. 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 a very beautiful and cleverly written poem.

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