Funeral Poems

Poems for Funerals and Memorial Services

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. Our Special Mum

    A Poem For My Mum's Funeral

    There's so much to say, many memories to share
    About a wonderful mum who did nothing but care.
    Not just for us but all those she knew,
    Her genuine kindness would always shine through.

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    My mother had a double stroke in 2010 after hearing she lost her mother. Since then, my mother had a brain hemorrhage. My mother was paralyzed from the stroke, but on Thursday my mother...

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  3. Death Is Nothing At All

    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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    Hello Everyone,
    Reading the comments here, I just felt that I "belonged." This year has been very hard - in March my father passed and in October my dear brother. I feel so lost now without...

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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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    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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  6. 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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    It's what we want to believe. We don't cry because our loved one is dead, we cry because we won't ever see or talk to them again and we will miss them. We are crying for ourselves. Someone...

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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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    This poem expressed so vividly many of the feelings that I have experienced since losing both my grandparents. Your entry renewed the deep emotions of my heart in the wake of their loss....

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  8. 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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    That's a sad story. I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and I can imagine what you felt at the time your father passed away because I recently lost my father as well. It's been 5 days since he...

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  10. A Child Of Mine

    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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    I lost my daughter on Valentine’s Day 1986. She was 6 months old. I have been haunted in my dreams ever since. I wake screaming or crying and cannot be consoled. It's 2018 and it feels like...

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  11. For My Grandpa

    Remembering Grandfather

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    I know we are all feeling a little bit sad
    That we've lost our Grandpa, our friend, and our dad.
    Together we have cried an ocean of tears
    As we feel so empty and hold many fears.

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    My granddad passed away yesterday, and for 25 years I have known him as a strong, wise, and funny person. He loved many things in his life, like starting businesses, keeping in touch with the...

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  12. Your Spirit

    • By Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem Tribute To A Beloved Father

    - A Tribute to My Father -

    I know that no matter what
    You will always be with me.

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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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  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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    Today, September 25, 2017, I remember that my 12 year old son, Url Correa has been gone for 11 months. Every month I feel and remember him. I do ask God every day to pass his holy hands over...

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