If there is ever a reason for poets being necessary to our lives it is because they provide us comfort poems when dealing with death.
There are special poems that comfort us when we experience the death of a loved one. In the mystery of life, poets bring us face-to-face with the mystery of death.
A few of our favorite comfort poems for death;
When I am gone release me
Let me go, I have so many things to see and do
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years
I gave to you my love
You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I travel alone
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by my trust
It's only for awhile that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart
I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen within your heart you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and say
- Author Unknown
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 I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
- Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied:
"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
- written by Mary Stevenson
You will find a selection of:
Several of our readers have shared their favorite comfort death poems. Some of them they have written themselves.
We also offer the service of writing a one-of-a-kind death comfort poem.
If you would like a poem written specifically for you and inspired by your loved one, that you will always cherish, we can help.
This poem can be read at the service. Many people have them framed.
Do you have a favorite poem that you used for the funeral of your loved one that you found comforting? Or a poem that your wrote about your loved one. We'd love you to share it with us.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you'll find some wonderful poems from other visitors.
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