24/7 General Enquiries 01252 616431
£0.00
0

My Basket

0
Subtotal: £0.00

No products in the basket.

Please note, delivery can be up to 6 weeks. Give us a call on 01252 616431 if you require assistance and we would be happy to help.
Life

Funeral Poems & Readings

Life

A funeral poem for comfort during unsettling times

Print

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 from his cradle, and brought up to years
 With cares and fears.
 Who then to frail mortality shall trust,
 But limns on water, or but writes in dust.
 Yet whilst with sorrow here we live opprest,
 What life is best?
 Courts are but only superficial schools
 To dandle fools:
 The rural parts are turn’d into a den
 Of savage men:
 And where’s a city from foul vice so free,
 But may be term’d the worst of all the three?
 Domestic cares afflict the husband’s bed,
 Or pains his head:
 Those that live single, take it for a curse, Or do things worse:
 Some would have children: those that have them, moan
 Or wish them gone:
 What is it, then, to have, or have no wife,
 But single thraldom, or a double strife?
 Our own affections still at home to please
 Is a disease:
 To cross the seas to any foreign soil,
 Peril and toil:
 Wars with their noise affright us; when they cease,
 We are worse in peace;–
 What then remains, but that we still should cry
 For being born, or, being born, to die

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Funeral Shop

Keeping the memory alive. See our high-quality range of funeral products and jewellery including urns, ash pendants, keepsakes, candle holders, bracelets, rings and more.

More Funeral Poems

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 …

Read More →

If You Would Have Known

If you could have seen the devastation, shattered hearts you’d leave behind,  would you still have left this world that day? Would it have made …

Read More →

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 …

Read More →

Wish You Were Here

Three months have passed. I’ll never forget the day Someone rang to tell me That you’d gone away. The hurt is the same, Like an …

Read More →

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 …

Read More →

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 …

Read More →

My Best Friend’s Departure

I jumped; you caught me. I laughed; you joked. I was down; you picked me up. I crumbled; you glued me back together. I loved …

Read More →

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 …

Read More →

Celebrating A Life-In Words Of One Syllable

Strange that it should be so,  Be born and live and grow, Watch weird new worlds go by In the blink of an eye.Wake up …

Read More →

I Miss You, Grandma

I think about you all the time, And every day it hurts to cry. So much has happened in my life. I’m not sure how …

Read More →

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 …

Read More →

May the Blessing of Light Be on You

May the blessed sunlight shine on you Like a great peat fire, So that strangers and friends may come And warm themselves at it. And may …

Read More →

Maleah Antionette Gray

God gave me an angel, A sweet, smiling baby girl. He gave her to me… 10 little fingers, 10 tiny toes…all curled. God gave me …

Read More →

Untitled Poem To A Lost Love

At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly To the lone vale we loved, when life shone warm in Thine eye; …

Read More →

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. …

Read More →