Funeral Poems

Poems & Readings For Upsetting times

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A Death-Bed

Her suffering ended with the day; Yet lived she at its close, And breathed the long, long night away, In statue-like repose. But when the sun,

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Adonais

Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep — He hath awakened from the dream of life — ‘Tis we, who lost in

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After Their Death

You might be covered By eyelids closed Over your whole being, Or reach with desperation For something alive To hold onto. Your fingertips will hide

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Afterglow

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like

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All Is Well

Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each

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Always There

When you remember me, Please do not weep. My body may not be there. It has chosen to sleep. I’m not that far away. My

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Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the

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As One

It’s okay to miss you, It’s okay to cry. Just know I’ll never forget you. This isn’t a permanent goodbye. Sometimes I sit and wonder

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But You Didn’t

Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it? I thought you’d kill me… But you didn’t. Remember the time I forgot

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Celebrate

Weep not for me though I am gone Into that gentle night Grieve if you will, but not for long Upon my soul’s sweet flight

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Child of Mine

―I‘ll lend you for a little time a child of Mine, He said, ― For you to love while he lives and mourn for when

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Coronach

He is gone on the mountain, He is lost to the forest Like a summer-dried fountain, When our need was the sorest. The fount reappearing

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Dear Friend

Today is the day you will be laid to rest, But you know what they say, God only takes the best. Everything happens for a

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Death The Leveller

The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings:

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Elegy

O snatch’d away in beauty’s bloom!On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;But on thy turf shall roses rearTheir leaves, the earliest of the year,And the wild

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Elegy On Thyrza

And thou art dead, as young and fair  As aught of mortal birth;  And forms so soft and charms so rare  Too soon return’d to

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Eternal Love

I stand alone on the sandy beach my tears flowing into the sea because I know you’re out of reach and no longer here with

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Fare Thee Well

“Fare thee well! and if forever, Still forever, fare _thee well_, Even though unforgiving, never ‘Gainst thee shall my heart rebel. Yet, O, yet thyself deceive

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Farewell

Farewell to thee! but not farewellTo all my fondest thoughts of thee:Within my heart they still shall dwell;And they shall cheer and comfort me.O beautiful,

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Fidele

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, Nor the furious winter’s rages: Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy

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Finis

I strove with none, for none was worth my strife. Nature I loved and, next to Nature, Art: I warm‘d both hands before the fire

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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

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For My Brother

You left without Warning. Gone so fast. Now all we have Are memories Of our past. You are loved by so many. You might not

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For My Daddy

Have you seen my Daddy? I don’t know where he’s gone. Sometimes it hurts so much I can’t seem to carry on.     I

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For My Grandpa

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

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From ‘The Excursion’

And when the stream that overflows has passed,A consciousness remains upon the silent shore of memory;Images and precious thoughts that shall not beAnd cannot be

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Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring

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God Saw You

God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “Come to me”. You

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Goodbye

I never knew a single word could alter all it touched I never knew a word could make me cry I never knew our last

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Goodbye Brother

Heaven has called upon you today, leaving so many words left to say. But now it’s too late, for your time has come. Words unspoken

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Goodbye Dad

It’s never the right time To say goodbye. I will miss you, Dad, And here is why. You taught me so much: To show no

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Goodbye, Granddad

Heaven has received another angel, The night sky another star. Your life has become a loving memory. I know you will never be far. I

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Grandpa

Dear Grandpa, I don’t want you to worry about me. This was the plan from the very first day. God told me to trust him,

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Hester

When maidens such as Hester die Their place ye may not well supply, Though ye among a thousand try With vain endeavour. A month or

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How I Feel

Sometimes I just wish I could run away and hide. No matter where I go though, these feelings stay inside. How can I stay here

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How We Survive

If we are fortunate, we are given a warning. If not, there is only the sudden horror, the wrench of being torn apart; of being

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I Let You Go

I send you to the restless sun Awaiting your sweet shine, And in between this world and next I’ll hold your hand in mine. For

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If I Could

If I could travel back in time I’d travel to your side Back to the day I said ‘I do’ And you made me your

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In Memory

Serene and beautiful and very wise, Most erudite in curious Grecian lore, You lay and read your learned books, and bore A weight of unshed

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In Memory

A thousand times we needed you. A thousand times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. A heart

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In Our Hearts

We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And days before that, too. We think of

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It’s Strange

It’s strange we don’t appreciate The things we see each day We never know their value Till they’re cruelly snatched away Things I took for

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Let Me Go

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

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Letting Go

You’re still here in my heart and mind, still making me laugh because your stories live on.  I hold you in a thought and I

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Life

The World’s a bubble, and the Life of Man  Less than a span:  In his conception wretched, from the womb  So to the tomb;  Curst

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Light A Candle

light a candle, see it glow, watch it dance, when you feel low, think of me, think of light, I’ll always be here, day or

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Love

Love means to learn to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many. And whoever

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Memories

My memories are what I have left, and a lesson I will not forget. The time has come when time is no more and all

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Memories

I feel a warmth around me, like your presence is so near. And I close my eyes to visualize your face when you were here.

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Memories

Life can never stay the same No matter how we try Our hands can never stop The clock of life from ticking by But love

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Memories

A beautiful and happy girl, With step as light as summer air, Eyes glad with smiles, and brow of pearl, Shadowed by many a careless

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Missing Mama

I awake each morning to start a new day, But the pain of losing you never goes away. I go about the things I have

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Missing You

I sit alone now in the darkness of despair. I cry my silent tears. My heart is broken into a million tiny pieces. The silence

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My Aunt

I thought I saw her face today In the sparkle of the morning sun. And then I heard the angel say, “Her work on earth

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My Dad

We miss your face; you were taken too soon. Your beaming smile that lit up the room, Them cheeky dimples and twinkle in your eye.

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My Dad

I know this man Who is dear to my heart. Suddenly one day It was torn all apart. This man taught me everything That I

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My Grandmother

In my rose garden of memories, I see you standing there, An angel in disguise, Who taught me how to care. I long to hear

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My Lost Love

I have only just lost you; the pain is hard to bear. Do I have to go through life knowing you’re not there? Please, someone

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My Mother

Look up to the sky. Now tell me what you see. A cloud, the moon, possibly the sun. Many answers there will be. When I

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My Soulmate

I still say I Love You, But now there’s no reply. I always feel your presence As if you never left my side. I remember

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Mya’s Wish

Dear God, My name is Mya Hailey Garcia, and I live here on Earth, and as far as I’ve been told, whatever I want, I

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No Goodbyes

Oh Father, can you hear me? I’m sending a prayer your way, I’m clutching hard to my faith, as mom taught me, As she draws

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Of Joy and Sorrow

Then a woman said, ―Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.‖ And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from

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On Death

Then Almitra spoke, saying, “We would ask now of Death.” And he said: “You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find

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On Pain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand

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One More Day

I wish for nothing more Than just one more day, For I would give it all Just to hear her say. It’s funny how In

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Please Don’t Cry

Please, don’t cry. I’m not really gone. When you look out the window, I’ll be standing on the lawn. Please, don’t cry. I’ll see you

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Poem Of Life

Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different

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Reality

I have nightmares and can’t sleep. The loss of you is a wound so deep. My mind recorded the times we had. Knowing there will

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Reflections

Remember all those happy days, those times she called our own In all those well-loved places where you now grieve alone. And those small endearing

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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

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Remember Me

Speak of me as you have always done. Remember the good times, laughter, and fun. Share the happy memories we’ve made. Do not let them

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Remember Me

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

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Remembrance

Mother, as I walk through the journey of life, I remember. I remember how you helped me to grow with love, truth, and honesty. I

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Remembrance

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,

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Requiem

Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down

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Sometimes

Sometimes I catch a glimpse, In softened waves of blue, My child, my heart …when I see a smile, I can’t help but think of

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Stillness

Eternal lights flicker In a distant sky. Where have you gone; Why did you die? When I first saw you, You stole my heart, And

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Taken From Me

I’m sitting here in my room, looking at your picture, wondering why you couldn’t be a part of my future. Uncontrollable tears stream down my

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The Bluebird

The Bluebird of happiness sang high above Bringing joy to a dark world of strife Its soft wings protected and nurtured our love And its

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The Candle

A candle burns bright in a window of gold A beacon for life’s weary heart Promising beauty and splendours untold Of a world that now

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The Death Bed

We watch’d her breathing thro’ the night, Her breathing soft and low, As in her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro.

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The Fight

My body’s cold, lips are blue. Why did I do this because of you? I feel the earth below me like a pillow under my

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The Last Invocation

At the last, tenderly, From the walls of the powerful fortress‘d house, From the clasp of the knitted locks, from the keep of the well-closed

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The Return

At a time of sorrow, it is hard to believe That the sun will once again shine. That’s when it seems you do nothing but

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The Sea Spirit

Ah me! I shall not waken soon From dreams of such divinity! A spirit singing ‘neath the moon To me. Wild sea-spray driven of the storm

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The Star

A light went out on Earth for me The day we said goodbye And on that day a star was born, The brightest in the

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Then Joy Stepped In

Said she, ‘I will not live with grief from morrow unto morrow. My heart cries out for some relief, ‘Good-bye, my little sorrow.’ She closed

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To Sleep

O soft embalmer of the still midnight, Shutting, with careful Fingers and benign, Our gloom-pleas‘d eyes, Embower‘d from the light, Enshaded in forgetfulness divine: O

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Untitled

If I should never see the moon again Rising red gold across the harvest field, Or feel the stinging of soft April rain As the

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Untitled

I am standing on the sea shore. A Ship sails and spreads her white sails to the morning breeze And starts for the ocean. She is

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Virtue Immortal

Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridall of the earth and skie; The dew shall weep thy fall to-night; For thou must

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When Great Trees Fall

When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall

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