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. Funeral

    • By Sudeshna Sengupta
    • Published: April 27, 2019
    Funeral Acrostic Poem

    F is for the Freedom he got from his life.
    U is for the Unhappiness of his friends, his wife.
    N is for the Negativity in everybody's mind.
    E is for Emptiness that you will find.

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  3. And Death Shall Have No Dominion

    And death shall have no dominion.
    Dead men naked they shall be one
    With the man in the wind and the west moon;
    When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,

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  4. When Great Trees Fall

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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Remember

    Remember me when I am gone away,
    Gone far away into the silent land;
    When you can no more hold me by the hand,
    Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

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  10. 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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  11. Penny

    Funeral Poem For Niece Died From Cancer

    I have gone beyond the rainbow
    To my heavenly home above
    Please don't shed a tear for me
    Remember me with love

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  12. Grandma

    • By Alison
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem Remembering Grandma

    I've mourned your loss for quite some time
    Because old age and weariness took away your shine
    But I will never forget the way you were
    And the love and warmth I felt beside you

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  13. The Bend In The Path

    • By Steven Brown
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About God Walking With Us On Our Journey

    We are all on a journey
    A trek here on earth
    We are all on a path
    That started with birth

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