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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 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,



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,

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 
Made...

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Categories: funeral, angst, death, dedication, depression,

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: funeral, angel, angst, bereavement, feelings,

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,

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
Mon...

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Categories: funeral, allah, angel, angst, bereavement,

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,

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,

Motherland's Funeral
In the past, my country
cradled me in her bosom.
Today, I held her in my arms,
felt her slip away.

I lost my country today:
gave her up to...

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Categories: dedication, funeral, lost, me,

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
With...

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Categories: death, funeral, miss you,

Parasite
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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: funeral, assonance, bereavement, dark, death,

Premium Member Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation
Too hard for me to say goodbye
For all apparent reasons why
Even though we all know it must be
Each heart will someday stop the beat
When the...

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Categories: funeral, brother, conflict, confusion, courage,

Premium Member Beautiful
Lusting the passions of a secret desire
Unwinding the mystery of my needs
Funerals are for the future
Internment I ask be deferred
Timeless is my youth
Useless is my...

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Categories: funeral, autumn, beauty, death, french,

Grave-side Service
weather-beaten sign
driven down in dying weeds
forsaken headstone
oh nameless, forgotten soul
the Savior knows who you are...

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Categories: funeral,

Premium Member Take out the Landry

 Take Out the Landry

Dirty laundry for years on the floor
finally the dirt is out the door
Quebec is cleaning house
separatists being laid to graves
like Napoleonic...

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Categories: evil, funeral, hate, november,

Premium Member Lettuce Pray - or what not to do in church
A funeral is not the place when you find you need to laugh
Here is my true story about my little gaffe
I hope this poem does...

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Categories: funeral, humorous,

Premium Member FUNERAL FOOTLES
Deceased
Released

Goodbye
I cry

Church pew
Hurts you

My bum
Now numb

No droppin*
The coffin!

4th March 2015
Written before dad’s funeral - I'll take my cushion to sit on lol
* not proper footle...

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Categories: funeral, humor, sad,

the skeleton tree
i am the skeleton tree
bare branches where leaves
are suppose to be
i am the skeleton tree
bare bones and no flesh
not another me
i am the skeleton tree
thousands...

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Categories: faith, funeral,

Premium Member O The Grieving
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My thoughts let go of a thousand memories,
     Like faces, dates, times and places;
Yet, I can easily recall each and every...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, funeral, grief,

Premium Member WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A RELATIVE
They crawl out of the woodwork
Shedding lots of crocodile tears
Grieving for an ancient relative
They’ve not visited for many years
‘Auntie Annie’ is barely warm
But now you...

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Categories: funeral, humorous, money, satire,

Premium Member And Now For Something Completely Different
The sun rose in the west today – or, perhaps, I was standing on my head?
I went to a funeral for my very best friend,...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mystery, funeral, old, funeral,

Premium Member One Thousand Goodbyes
One Thousand Goodbyes

Years ago
a stranger became a friend
with little time left
she let me into her reflections
her child and husband dead
tragedy would strike again
her time on...

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Categories: art, death, funeral, introspection,

Premium Member ONE STONE COLD HEART
My father’s funeral, a sad occasion
but his cruel actions go beyond the grave

My sister had organised a display 
A silver frame contained a picture of...

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Categories: confusion, family, father, funeral,

Premium Member Ancient Embers

     My Chief ...

Thoughts go back to it again, the day you found me on the plain,
   Bloody from...

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Categories: funeral, appreciation, farewell, father, fire,

Pins and Needles
Another song written in middle school - edited of course. ;)
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[Verse 1]
I'm trapped within these walls
Never to leave at all
I am the prisoner inside my...

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Categories: funeral, adventure, allegory, angst, art,