This is a selection of some of the best funeral poems that are suitable for reading at funerals and memorial services.
Grief in any circumstance can be difficult to articulate. Through poetry you are able to express some of what you are feeling.
You will find poems that are most suitable for:
Also, be sure to read some of the beautiful poems that our visitors have shared with us;
Totally overwhelmed? Even searching through the best funeral poems and most popular funeral poems, you can't find anything remotely close to what you're looking for? There is another option...
We can create for you an original, custom, personalized poem inspired by your loved one. And about your loved one.
It can include personalized memories of the deceased, and about those that were most important in their life.
Compare the traditional poems to the following funeral poem, which we wrote for a gentleman who lost his wife of fifty years, Muriel.
In two days, we created a poem that helped define his beloved Muriel, as well as the family members who were left behind;
Sweet Muriel, to me you are
All that virtue describes.
Your heart is pure
Your soul divine.
Your Lord you followed all your life.
You are a wife, and a mother too.
Adored grandmother and
Friend and servant,
Beloved by all, through and through.
For fifty years, we have laughed and loved
Sometimes we even cried.
Though I nursed
Your body’s ills
Your heart warmed me, my bride.
Glen and Maria, Marcia and Kenny
Are near with grieving tears.
Are your legacy, your heirs.
You are gone from us now
But only for a time.
We’ll meet again
We know it’s true
Your faith has strengthened mine.
I’ll wipe my eyes, and try to smile
I know you’d want me to.
I’ll never stop
Missing you dear
Rest for awhile, would you?
We’ll be here, doing our best
To honor your virtuous lifeDoing good
I love you my blessed wife.
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And we have a selection of:
Plus, if you want to enjoy some Irish literary lyrics, we have a selection of
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After looking through all our suggestions, are you still stuck for just the right poem? What about writing your own? For ideas on how to write a poem, this site is very helpful.
Customized and laminated memorial bookmarks are another creative way to honor the life of your loved one and to share your poems and verses with the guests who attend the service, providing them with a lasting funeral keepsake as a tribute to the life of the departed friend or family member.