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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    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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  3. 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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  4. When Great Trees Fall

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

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    I have also lost a son, a baby boy. Back then I was very grieved by that experience. I was told by people that loved me and helped support me to quickly heal and get over the way I felt, even...

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  6. 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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  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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    Our very dear friend of 50 years died after suffering heart failure in recent years. He was doing very well and ten days ago he rang me and we had a jolly conversation just like old times....

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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.

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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 received this poem anonymously in the mail 5 days after my son was born. This was 41 years ago in 1980. Tragically he passed away at the age of 16 in an auto accident. I remembered the poem...

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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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    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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  12. We Will Miss You, Dear Mom

    • By Mallissa A. Moore
    • Published: February 2006

    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 really love this poem. It says everything for me. I lost my mum 40 years ago this Christmas Eve. She was 42 and she passed away from cancer. There is not a day goes by that I don't think...

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  13. Don't Be Sad When I Die

    • By Musical Prayers
    • Published: November 2008

    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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