Funeral Poetry

Understanding the loss of a family member or friend can be especially difficult. Many people find solace in crying, talking, and writing about their loved one. Sharing special stories about them with others can keep their memory alive. By reading a poem at the funeral service can help with the grieving process and being able to share those very special and meaningful words with others helps us to move on.

Here Are A Few Poems for Funeral Services.

Remember Me –  Margaret Mead

To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore,
gazing at a beautiful sea – remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest
and its grand majesty – remember me.
As you look upon a flower
and admire its simplicity – remember me.
Remember me in your heart, your thoughts,
your memories of the times we loved,
the times we cried, the times we fought,
the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never be gone.


A Mother’s Love

Mum, your smiles can brighten any moment,
Your hugs put joy in all my days.
Your love will stay with me forever,
And touch my life in many ways.
The values you’ve taught,
The care you’ve given,
And the wonderful love you’ve shown,
Have enriched my life,
In more ways than I can count.
We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives,
Until we meet again.


The Day You Left

With tears we saw you suffer,
As we watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken,
As you fought so hard to stay.

We knew you had to leave,
But you never went alone,
For part of us went with you
The day you journeyed home.


I’m Free.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid for me.
I took His hand, I heard him call
I turned to the sun, and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found pure peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void in your heart,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
The friendship we shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savoured so much,
My friends, the good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time here seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.


If I Should Go.

If I should go tomorrow,
It would never be good-bye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal your scars.