Funeral Poems



It may be assumed that this is a difficult time for you but welcome to Funeral Poems which brings you suitable material for a eulogy or funeral speech, to include in an order of service or for a message of condolence. Also there are links to several other sites recommended where you will find more funeral verses, quotes and poetry

funeral poems

This first one is found on many sites but it is a classic and must be included in any Funeral Poetry collection

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free!

Miss me a little - but not for long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone;
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.

- Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)

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Goodbye My Friend
Though we never know
Where life will take us,
I know it's just a ride
On the wheel.
And we never know
When death will shake us
And we wonder how
It will feel.
So Goodbye my friend.
I know I'll never see you again.
But the time together
Through all the years,
Will take away these tears.
It's OK now - Goodbye my friend.
I see a lot of things
That make me crazy,
And I guess I held on to you,
You could have run away
And left - well maybe,
But it wasn't time
And we both knew.
So Goodbye My friend.
I know I'll never see you again.
But the love you gave me
Through all the years
Will take away these tears.
I'm OK now - Goodbye my friend.
-Anon

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Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep

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To mourn too long those we love
is self indulgent
but to honor their memory with a promise
to live life a little better
gives purpose to their life
and some reason for their death.

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A life that touches others goes on forever.

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"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..."
Irving Berlin

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