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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. 

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Today I heard some news, which made my heart sing blue. Grandmother’s, most have two, I did too and then I had you. You raised me, with wit few among us have, I swear the things you’ve said still make...Read More
Categories: funeral, death, death of a
Form: Prose

Let It Go, Donald
There once was a prez, D. Trump by name, through fraud and fake news, he gets the blame. With the four years he's bagged those sly Dems have him tagged. Why fight so hard for more of the same? November...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, corruption, funeral,
Form: Limerick
Halo of Life
Halo of Life My existence in a hollow core values seething the gear tastes like salt water pool table and chairs for your hand. Take me off for a half did not receive any such nails...Read More
Categories: funeral, assonance, august, beautiful, best
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Plato Epigram Translations
PLATO EPIGRAM TRANSLATIONS These epitaphs and other epigrams have been ascribed to Plato... Mariner, do not ask whose tomb this may be, But go with good fortune: I wish you a kinder sea. —Michael R. Burch, after Plato We left...Read More
Categories: death, eulogy, funeral, memorial,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Honor Him
Asheville, NC firefighter Captain Jeff Bowen, in the tongues of a July hellfire arson, couldn't breathe, fallen in the flames, a hero of life, his undying duty immortal, as his brethren salute him, honor him as his funeral procession is near, still eternally...Read More
Categories: bereavement, courage, fire, funeral,
Form: Elegy

Demolished by Love
Demolished by love Demolished by love My doors have been rattled My cage has been rocked The vessels are no longer Moored to the dock Thank you, love My streets are abandoned My town hall is closed If you know any people, Maybe go consult...Read More
Categories: desire, funeral, girl, heart,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Beneath The Veneer
~his strength~ Paul is a recent lone...Read More
Categories: anxiety, dark, funeral, horror,
Form: Narrative
I’m gonna call my mother It’s been a while since it’s felt like home Been a while since the nostalgia’s flowed Storm passed, looked green outside Reminded me of an old friend Wonder if she still looks...Read More
Categories: funeral, anxiety, beautiful, depression, family,
Form: Free verse
The gate of death is opening In these days of lockdown Departing one by one not telling Whether they like or not willing Even to carry the dead body A few sometimes somebody How to...Read More
Categories: funeral,
Form: Free verse
The Virus From Hell
There's a disease causing havoc around the world. Infecting many men women boys and girls. It is a pandemic.We've got to correct it. Mother Earth's in a state of turmoil. Corona Virus- awful disease. Corona Virus- inside of...Read More
Categories: funeral, anxiety, death of a
Form: Rhyme
Frozen In Time
The funeral was unusually quiet, no one had been to see mom in years. The guilt hung like wet blankets on a line. The job of cleaning out the house was mine, since I got it anyway. The shutters...Read More
Categories: death, funeral,
Form: Free verse
Ode to Death redux
he who wields scythe aloft to reap a withered and ageing crop the harvest of the doomed and lost who fell to their winter's frost the skeletal hand you must now hold clenched so you may better feel the...Read More
Categories: funeral, angst, anxiety, autumn, death,
Form: Ode
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 glory Or when I saw the Vicar tied up, I thought...Read More
Categories: funeral, funny, humor, nursery
Form: Rhyme
Alone at the funeral
Holding hands in silence at time of grief, an impulsive emote, now memory. In these times, we can offer no relief; each in aloneness, weary and teary, carries his own cross, in dark gloom dreary. The world as we knew...Read More
Categories: death, emotions, friendship, funeral,
Form: Dizain
Seven Teapots
I opened the door that morning to a knock, And four women, holding seven teapots. I had to laugh, surprise and then understanding hitting me at once. I welcomed them in and cleared a place on the kitchen...Read More
Categories: bereavement, community, death, funeral,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Funeral Poems

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