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Best Funeral Poems

Below are the all-time best Funeral poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of funeral poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Mimes at My Funeral
When my time is done and I am finally laid to rest
I don’t want to be recalled as one who lived life depressed

So as I...

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Categories: funeral, funny, humor, life, me,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member His funeral
That he planned his funeral is factual
And being a prankster quite actual
He prerecorded his voice
So when we kneeled on the joist
He said, "Hi there! Don't...

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Categories: funeral, funny, imagination, song-
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Funeral for a Friend
Shattered glass
Broken promises
Loves untied knots
Black roses weaving in summer winds

We all will die, the days are duly marked
In the book of reaping angels
Who till the...

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Categories: funeral, dedication, eulogy, introspection,
Form: Light Verse
Where The White Rose Blooms
The single white rose captured the old gardener's attention,
He lovingly cared for it, like it was his own grand-daughter,
The roses were just like family and...

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Categories: death, funeral, garden, heaven, november, rose,
Form: Quatrain
I Think Of You - After The Fall - 5
I could have cried like a bride at a funeral
Bled out, dry. I could have but I was already

i think of you

I wish someone could...

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Categories: funeral, introspection,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Secret of the Mortician
The Secret of the Mortician

Dead, but I got eyes
Prepares my body at the morgue
Opens the chest
Drains the blood from its nudity
Admires my body before it...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: corruption, dark, death, funeral, jobs, lust,
Form: Verse
This Song is for my Mother
This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
I couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
A song about old promises 

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Categories: angst, death, dedication, depression, funeral, love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Summer Rain
I wade into the surf and stand alone,

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Categories: funeral, bereavement, goodbye, soulmate, storm, true love,
Form: Rhyme
Cradled in the Arms of Midnight
Aloft, the gem was mounted in black velvet skies
A refulgent pearl, surrounded by glistening stars
Cradled in the arms of midnight, it hung in disguise,
exquisite as...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funeral, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It was Beautiful Yesterday

Bha e brèagha an-de
(It was Beautiful Yesterday)

There was a sailing vessel
With many a sail proudly lapping in the wind
A flag of the Celtic honor, in...

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Categories: angel, angst, bereavement, feelings, funeral, heart,
Form: Verse
Je suis Charlie
Translation below (in progress)

Celui qui n'a pas de cœur
Ne doit jamais reposer en paix

He who has no heart
Will never rest in peace

J’étais Charlie

De ma tombe

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Categories: allah, angel, angst, bereavement, freedom, funeral,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Why oh Why Seren Roberts and Tim Smith
Why oh Why

A Collaboration between Seren Roberts, Tim Smith and Arthur Vaso

Poem inspired by Seren Roberts

Each poem written from a different view
The Murderer
The Murdered
The Mannequins...

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Categories: art, death, funeral, jealousy, love, murder,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born
In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born

Hold your dreams, bind them with rainbow beams
tumble sweetly and let heart's passion arise
sow the seeds that...

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Categories: funeral, appreciation, art, care, family, love, wife,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Myna Bird Solace
There they were, in the center of
our asphalt cul-de-sac street
circled around their dead companion,
four common myna birds, holding
their own semblance of a funeral.
I slowly backed...

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Categories: bird, funeral, grief,
Form: Free verse

Blog was A young girl who was 
Still at school
Everyone loved Blog, she
Was nobody’s fool,
In fact her peers regarded as...

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Categories: funeral, anger, love,
Form: Rhyme
The candle seemed to call my name
I watched its brightly flickering flame
The light from it shone bright in the dark
I was hypnotised by its golden...

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Categories: funeral, father, light,
Form: Personification
The widow, dressed in glossy black,	
glides from the shadows at the back.	
A veil lies slack across her face	
to mask the grief her features lack.	

Possessed of...

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Categories: assonance, bereavement, dark, death, funeral, jealousy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Moaning Of My Heart
I laid my heart upon your grave
That winter day when trees were bare;
Their withered leaves fell down to brave
The chill of winter death and share

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Categories: death, funeral, miss you,
Form: Ballade
My Turn To Cry
I’ve distanced myself
I didn’t mean to
Didn’t set out to do it
An unconscious act of the mind 
For self preservation

My visits went to once a week

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Categories: funeral, confusion, depression, devotion, loss, mothersky,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Always For Grandma
Original poem - For Grandma

You died grandma and my heart was broken,
At your funeral I stood there trembling;
And in the name of love words...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funeral, grandmother,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member If Death Should Visit Me Today

Whether young or old and gray
As earthly life is swept away
Please do not mourn, do not be sad
Just think of...

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Categories: funeral, death, heaven, inspirational,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Merry Go Round of Earth
One half is submerged in light,
the other in darkness.
Half says goodnight and the other
tugs the harness.

Kids climb backyard trees tinged
with school bus yellow.
As lovers play...

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Categories: funeral, analogy, appreciation, beauty, bible, god,
Form: Quatrain
These ribbons I tie as you leave
Blue – 
for your arm wrapped around
my clavicle. I thought
I would loose my breath.

Red – 
for the cusp of our hip bones
struggling to pull the...

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Categories: funeral, angst, introspection, loss, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Hardest Thing I've Ever Had To Do
The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,
Was to say I’m through with you.

Well, of course, 
It was pretty hard when you refused to go...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funeral, lost love, me, me, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Art - Anne-Louis Girodet
Description of The Funeral of Atala (Funérailles d'Atala or Atala au tombeau), 1808, Louvre

I sauntered through the Louvre, observing art.
One painting struck me for its...

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Categories: funeral, art,
Form: Quatrain