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. 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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    This poem is one of the few things I've come across since my 14-year-old son unexpectedly died a month ago. It makes me wonder if all the darkness I feel might fade with time and allow for...

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  3. 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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    This poem arrived on our son Brian's 45th birthday. He died when he was 15. We can't say how much the written word can heal and make total grief less painful. We miss his beautiful smile, his...

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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 daughter also passed from an old disease called Scleroderma, Lupus, and Raynauds. Dear God, I miss her so much. It has brought me closer to my Heavenly Father.

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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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    My Mama and I walked her final journey together. It was just the two of us sharing her hospice bed. We whispered stories and secrets never before told. After Mama was silent, only I continued...

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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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    By sheer chance I came across your letter you wrote on your loss. Many years ago my wife and I stayed over in Devizes, and we enjoyed a great time there. Her death anniversary is next week....

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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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    I, too, want my dad back. He was never sick a day in his life. I am your age as well, with a family of my own. I truly believed that if I cried out to the Almighty that I wanted my...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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    Thanks Josh, my mom just came to my mind and thought I would look up the poem I posted after her death. I am sorry for your loss. I looks like it was about 4 years ago for you but as far as...

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  12. 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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  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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