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Funeral Poems | Examples of Funeral Poetry

Funeral Poems. Read and share great examples of all types of poems for funerals. This list of funeral poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. These beautiful, moving, and comforting poems for memorial services and funerals have the words that most of us do not have at these difficult times. Read them as a eulogy or include in an obituary. However, these funeral poems are not just for funeral services; they can merely be a way for poets to celebrate life or deal with the emotions of when a loved one dies. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of funeral poetry. 
Premium Member Buried Flowers
Cold snow covered all tombs and lanes, Still he strewed the coffin with sprays of flowers, to lessen his pains. He uttered a few words of praise. But snow showers Buried flowers. He recited poetic strains Could only look down in a...Read More
Categories: flower, funeral, snow,
Form: Rhyme



The Funeral
Today you brought me flowers And you sang my favorite song Today you said you love me And you wish I had not gone. You said I was a good girl You called me your best friend You said you didn’t...Read More
Categories: funeral, death, depression, farewell, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member the outsider
I was asked to attend a funeral of man that I'd never met... everyone that ever cared about him under one roof crammed into one small room he in turn crammed into a small box a box within a...Read More
Categories: funeral,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poetic Judgement Day
“What to look for in a God?” I asked holding a lightning rod “Who said this?” A spirit whose message seemed to be missed “It was just an inquiry Do not...Read More
Categories: allah, death, fairy, funeral,
Form: Rhyme
Mourning Shadows
Sudden March winds carry high black birds drunkenly across the blue grey above the dark line of solemn cars below, between the bending trees and sullen grass, between the grey granite and dark marble pass the subdued in black and...Read More
Categories: death, eulogy, farewell, funeral,
Form: Rhyme



Halloween II
Odd objects frolic within Strange dominions for It's all Hallow's Eve. The night of souls; looking for lost lives... While children play merrily In the chilly tinged air, Of winters coming Dead. It is the night of nights... When hell creeps to our Realms Gates...Read More
Categories: funeral, autumn, crazy, dark, death,
Form: Free verse
My peaceful Soul
My peaceful soul You come to see me looking at my glossy stone with a silver grain I see your loneliness I feel your pain. I can sense your body is still so full of hurt exactly...Read More
Categories: devotion, farewell, funeral, grave,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Holding Back Tears
They laid her in a tomb, only the bagpiper and I. The Scotsman, with his pipes, played a dreary dirge, I stood tall, no tears just intense anger. A haggard breeze flowed around the verdant trees, Ruffling the dreary...Read More
Categories: funeral, addiction, death of a
Form: Free verse
Ancient Greek Epigrams III
Ancient Greek and Roman Epigrams Stranger, rest your weary legs beneath the elms; hear how coolly the breeze murmurs through their branches; then take a bracing draught from the mountain-fed fountain; for this is welcome shade from the burning...Read More
Categories: funeral, bereavement, death of a
Form: Epigram
Ancient Greek Epigrams II
Ancient Greek and Roman Epigrams Stranger, rest your weary legs beneath the elms; hear how coolly the breeze murmurs through their branches; then take a bracing draught from the mountain-fed fountain; for this is welcome shade from the burning...Read More
Categories: funeral, bereavement, death, death of
Form: Epigram
Ancient Greek Epigrams I
Ancient Greek and Roman Epigrams I Wall, we're astonished that you haven't collapsed, since you're holding up verses so prolapsed! Ancient Roman graffiti, translation by Michael R. Burch You begrudge men your virginity? Why? To what purpose? You will find no...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, eulogy, funeral,
Form: Epigram
Spiteful Moon
Moon rises early to watch the Sun die Dropped into the sea! Mocking gold light comes to life in the waves...Read More
Categories: funeral, moon, sunset, sunshine,
Form: Ninette
A Rapturous Death
I sit here alone, feeling the ache in my soul Thinking of my friends and how life ends. They are all gone away into the dark world To what purpose must their destiny extends? Images glow bright...Read More
Categories: funeral, bereavement, death of a
Form: Free verse
Void of a White Room II
Staring into the Void of a White Room, Trying to see imagery coalesce from infinity Mind rims with fear, red sears the horizon, insanity! Lookin into nothing but endlessly white. No beginning no end in sight. What...Read More
Categories: funeral, adventure, art, bible, birth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Murder of an Innocent Being
In Memory of Giulio Regenti – a useless killing We carried him on our shoulders Crying our hearts out. Annihilated Time had no meaning. Comfort seemed a helpless fairytale. Inside lay the tortured disfigured body Of a twenty-year...Read More
Categories: funeral, murder,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Funeral Poems

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