Funeral Poems

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.

27 Poems for Funerals

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  1. 1. When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

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    • By David Romano

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not here to see
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me

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  3. 2. When Great Trees Fall

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    When great trees fall,
    rocks on distant hills shudder,
    lions hunker down
    in tall grasses,

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  5. 3. Don't Be Sad When I Die


    • By Musical Prayers
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    When tomorrow starts without me,
    and I'm not there to comfort you,
    please know that I still love you,
    'cause I know you love me too.

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    This is a good poem. It reminded me of the universality of human feelings. Feelings are the same whether one lives in India, like me, or at distant places like the poet. But there is another...

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  6. 4. Remember Me


    • By Anthony Dowson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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 have recently lost both my parents, Mum going first and Dad exactly 2 weeks later to the day. They were married for 66 years and very rarely apart other than for the more frequent hospital...

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  7. 5. For My Grandpa


    • By Ilona M. Blake
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    I lost my grandfather today as of 1:15 am on 3/21. I cannot get over the fact that he's gone, I'm only fifteen years old and felt that I should document his life here. He came from Poland...

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  8. 6. Tribute To My Dad


    • By Emma Cartwright
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008 with permission of the Author.

    A special dad is hard to find.
    You, Dad, I'm keeping in my mind.
    I wished you could have stayed forever,
    But I will never forget you; oh, not ever.

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    I lost my dad 3 weeks ago and the pain is still unbearable. I never saw it coming and still feel like everything is just but a nightmare. He was sick since 2016 and bedridden due to problems...

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  9. 7. Five Minutes


    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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    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. 8. We Will Miss You, Dear Mom


    • By Mallissa A. Moore
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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 can't quite find the words, tears streaming down my face like they NEVER do. That poem was truly amazing. It is honest, raw, and soft at the same time. I can't imagine how I'd even compose...

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  11. 9. Poem For Nana

    • By Sarah Vine
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2009 with permission of the Author.

    To my dearest darling Nana,
    Up in Heaven, high above.
    I know today you're with us all
    And sending all your love.

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    I lost my Nana two weeks ago today. I'm crushed! Nana was my mother, friend, confidant, and mentor. She was my everything! I love her so much that I want her back! She was ill. I'm lost...

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  12. 10. Rest, Our Dear Cousin

    • By Michelle Alexander
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007 with permission of the Author.

    Even though you are gone away,
    Your love will always be here to stay.
    You touched our hearts with so many things.

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    I lost my cousin to suicide on 10/5/13. She was like a little sister to me because we were so close... She didn't have any siblings so I was the closest thing to one she had. She gave me the...

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  13. 11. The Funeral Poem

    • By Whiskurz
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 13, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    I choose to be thankful
    Not to be sad
    For all of the wonderful
    Years that we had

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  14. 12. Your Spirit

    • By Peace T. Ngo
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2006 with permission of the Author.

    I know that no matter what
    You will always be with me.
    When life separates us
    I'll know it is only your soul

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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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  15. 13. The Greatest Man

    • By Derick Revane
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

    I knew a man, he was the greatest man
    I've known in all my days.
    Then one day God called on him,
    and now he's gone away.

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    I'm sorry for the very late reply. I hope that you indeed did use my poem for your dad's memorial service. The process of writing this really helped me through my grieving process, and if my...

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  16. 14. I Love You Dad

    • By Diana Doyle
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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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  17. 15. Dear Dad

    • By Sarah A. Sumner
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Stories 18
    • Shares 323
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 677
    • Rating 4.38
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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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  18. 16. Heaven Received A New Angel Today

    • By Doug W Benson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 13, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    We're gathered together in tribute to pay,
    A life that was lost, yet still paving the way,
    And in spite of our mourning, all is not grey,
    For heaven received a new angel today.

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  19. 17. Our Special Mum

    • By Linda Harrison
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2017 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Favorited 19
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    My selfless, loving Mum passed away on 24th April 2020 from Covid19 along with other medical conditions. This poem relates to her life in many ways, and she too will be reunited with loved...

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  20. 18. Please, Please Don't Be Sad

    • By Stephen Murray
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 3, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Please do not weep, for we must depart.
    I'll always be there, there in your heart.
    A little tiny piece, a tiny little part
    Of the friendship and love we did impart.

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    • Rating 4.42
  21. 19. The Strength Of One Woman

    • By Glorimar Fontanez
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2006 with permission of the Author.

    She played a different role in all our
    lives: a mother, a sister, and a
    grandmother. No matter, what the love
    we have for her is one. Ask anyone,

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    • Votes 541
    • Rating 4.37
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    My older sister has always been there for me! When I needed to talk, she always had the answer. And said I Love You no matter what! No one has the answer to cancer, Why do you have to leave...

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  22. 20. Child's Letter From Heaven

    • By Sarah Cole
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Mommy, please don't cry for me
    Tell Daddy to not be sad
    Tell my brother and sister
    To remember all the fun we had

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 143
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 246
    • Rating 4.37

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