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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,
Form: Couplet



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,
Form: Footle
Premium Member Nice Day for a Funeral
Written by Gail DeBole
In memory of my grandfather

Nice Day For a Funeral

I
(You were always old.  I can't remember a
time when you were not.)

Cried
(And you...

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Categories: death, family, funeral, grandfather,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member At A Funeral
At a funeral we,                     ...

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Categories: dog, flower, friend, funeral,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Quatrain



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,
Form: Verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Ballad
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,
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
Mon...

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Categories: funeral, allah, angel, angst, bereavement,
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,
Form: Free verse
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
Premium Member 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,
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
With...

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Categories: death, funeral, miss you,
Form: Ballade
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,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member THE WINDOW CLEANER


Window cleaning is my trade and I want to tell my story
Like the time I saw the Vicars wife in the bath in all her...

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Categories: funeral, funny, humor, nursery
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Listen to Jesus
One lives on the memory
Never letting it go
Always holding as a memorial
The recollection within
Where only the heart knows
To celebrate a life

One longs to just forget
And...

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Categories: death, funeral, grief, memory,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Acrostic
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,
Form: Tanka
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme
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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Categories: death, funeral, grief,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse