The Best Funeral Poems

Searching for the best funeral poem is like looking for a needle in a haystack, especially when you're on an emotional roller coaster.  

Some funeral poems express sorrow and seek comfort, while others meditate on death, grief, loss and mortality.  

Grief in any circumstance can be difficult to articulate.   You want to acknowledge the pain and despair, yet express the gratitude for this person being a part of your life.

Many people also wish to acknowledge or hint at the hope of the new life that is promised.  

Poems that are most suitable for:

Also, be sure to read some of the beautiful poems that our visitors have shared with us;

There are a number of tried and true funeral poems;

An alternative to funeral poems is to select lyrics from a favorite song of the deceased, that speaks to their philosophy of life.  Often that says far more about the personality of your loved one, rather than a poem.

However if you really want to hit a grand slam with a funeral poem, the very best funeral poem is one that is a one-of-a-kind poem, written specifically about your loved one. A poem that tells the story of your loved one.  

A poem that conveys your special memories, and favorite things about your loved one. 

It may be read aloud,  or inserted in the program, and draws a tear and a smile to those in attendance at the service.  Afterwards, it is framed and read over and over again. 

Our customers tell us time and time again that the poem we created about the deceased was the highlight of the service.

(learn more about our custom poems.)

“Judith you are absolutely amazing to work with!!! I threw a bunch of information at you and you compiled it all into an amazing poem. The final project exceeded my expectations. You had me laughing and crying at the same time! Thanks!”

Our one-of-a-kind custom funeral poem

  • tenderly speaks about the deceased, and what they meant to their family 
  • tell the story of their life, 
  • reflect on what their life meant, 
  • and how they will be remembered.

What People Say About Our Custom Poems:

"I love the poem you wrote for me about my mother!  Judith, you work miracles with words. Thank you so much. It's really means so much to have a poem that is original and thoughtful. I'm blessed to have came across your website. I live in the  Washington DC area where the Pope is visiting and that has me feeling a bit spiritual. I feel Gods hand in this planning of the Remembrance Day for my Mother. You certainly have eased my grieving. Thank you again. "  Renee 

Thank you so much for this. It means so much to me that I've been able to get everything I wanted to say into this and it's written beautifully. I am so impressed with all the attention to detail and the service and attention you have given. In a time of sadness you have made me find something I can be proud of for my grandma.   Emma Shaw



  • Funeral Poems for Fathers

    Your selection of funeral poems for fathers is key, so you want to get it right. Do you want your guests crying, or do you want them smiling as they remember your loved one?

  • Funeral Poems for Mothers

    For most of us, expressing our feelings towards our mother is very emotional and difficult. This is when poetry comes to rescue us.

  • Poems For Lost Loved One

    You better have some tissue handy when reading these poems for lost loved ones.

  • Funeral Poems for Military

    A selection of funeral poems for military funerals....

  • Child Funeral Poems

    There are right and wrong choices for a funeral poem for a child or an infant.


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. 


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