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Funeral Poems | Examples of Funeral Poetry

Funeral Poems. Below are examples of all types of poems for funerals. This list of funeral poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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, famous, and contemporary examples of funeral poetry. 

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List of Funeral Poems

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Premium Member Poem Father Arthur arthur vaso Free verse art, death, funeral, jesus,
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Premium Member Poem Dead Man's Prologue Kevin Shaw Rhyme funeral, death of a friend,
Running out of the essential David Smith Epitaph funeral, bereavement, environment, fantasy, freedom,
Premium Member Poem When Tears Are Not Yet Dry Ken Duddle Verse death, farewell, funeral, grief,
Healing Rain deb radke Carpe Diem change, death, funeral, inspirational,
Summer Season On A Time Clock Anthony Parker Prose Poetry funeral, allusion, analogy, bereavement, death,
Premium Member Poem Caleb Wren Rushing Rhyme death, father son, funeral,
Premium Member Poem Ancient Embers Gregory R Barden Rubaiyat funeral, appreciation, farewell, father, fire,
Premium Member Poem His Final March Craig Hawkins Rhyme funeral, memory,
When You Bury Me Declan Molloy Rhyme funeral, humor,

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ANNIE ELISE REST IN PEACE DIED BY FISH GREASE
by James Edward Lee Sr.
ANNIE ELISE REST IN PEACE DIED BY FISH GREASE

Rest in peace
Buried in this plot, Anna Elise
Occupation was fry cook
Died: burnt by hot-boil fish grease

9/18/18
Written by...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, bereavement, dedication, funeral,

Bye May
by Wendy M
Here Lays May
Who was on her way
To a little old bar,
She was hit by a car....

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, death of a friend,

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Red
by Bernard Chan

from afar, leaves like uncounted catatonic fires  
huddled close
pinned to the chill air

a pointillist’s love affair with a hundred shades of red

the ground is...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, color, funeral, imagery,

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EPITAPH
by JAN ALLISON

Here lies the remains of old Ethel Carter
she breezed through life as a prolific farter

With a tremendous force she passed her last
departing this world saying...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, funeral, humorous, wind,

Mercedes Benz
by David Cardamone
Mercedes Benz

A sinkhole swallowed my friend.
Thankfully, my house was still around the bend.
At least to remember, I need not travel far.
I hope my insurance covers...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: eulogy, fun, funeral, funny,

Tissue
by Brianna Hobson
Tissue paper 
White and thin 
Vision of a ghost skeleton

Bedsheets cover 
No body! 
No feet!

Tissue paper for
the recently deceased
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angel, death, dream, funeral,

Goodbye my friend till we meet again
by Albert Wandera
In the school, we played together.
The celebration of life we lived together. 
All the years yearning for a better life.
You were the true treasure of...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, death of a friend,

Eulogy For An Unsung Hero
by matthew harris
Eulogy For An Unsung Hero ©

The late John Sidney McCain III,
     now flies with Arrow Smith,
     Babbitt,...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, 12th grade, 6th grade,

Breaking USA News
by Rico Leffanta
The late Senator John McCain will Lie In State
President Donald Trump will lie everywhere else...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, america, betrayal, corruption, death,

Respect
by M. L. Kiser
Respect was Aretha’s request
Every good soul deserves the best
She lived her life
Pure and right
Ever honest and true
Creating music for me and you
To celebrate her life...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, farewell, funeral, memorial

Another Senseless Killing
by matthew harris
Another Senseless Killing...

IOWA CITY, Iowa
     (killingly, jarringly inexplicable,
     horribly, gruesomely, and forlornly),
     the...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, 11th grade, 12th grade,

A Heroes Burial
by Steve Sant
Lay him by the tree stump he'll be shaded by the wall
He might then rest forever not til next time Jerry call
Lay him deep and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, funeral, world war

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Angels
by Kale Brereton

Angels sleeping on a cloud
Calm and comfortably
Resting in peace
Eternally

Watching over us
Protectively
Sending signs and signals
Peacefully

As they try to tell us
Respectfully
To take advantage
Of the time we have
Graciously

To...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angel, death, funeral, inspirational,

Might they sing
by Allan Terry
The murmur of hardships along the way
these words include and excludes the theyes" and"themes"
in conversation.Those spoken about as "They" or " Them"
to draw two closer...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, appreciation, art, blessing, christian,

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Steal Away To Gaia
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus,
Steal away, steal away home,
I ain't got long to stay here.

My Lord he calls me
He calls me by...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, gospel, green, grief,

Life is short
by Audley Johnson
Sounds cliche ain't it
Never saw this one coming I'll admit 
You were just here for a little bit
Until life decided to split 

Suddenly another one...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, farewell, funeral, how

WHAT IF I
by John Arribas
WHAT IF I
by
 JOHN M. ARRIBAS



What if I would die suddenly, this day
What would kin and acquaintances  say
That I was smart, clever keeping my...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, eulogy, funeral, introspection,

I LOVE my HINDU view of RESURRECTION
by Anil Deo
You and I are different, apparently separate, and end the same at our END
Death is that unannounced birthday gift, we never open in life
When I...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, analogy, atheist, bible, death,

Hiroshima n Nagasaki
by matthew harris
Seventy Three Years Since 1945
(August 6 and 9 respectively)

Robert Oppenheimer manned 
"The Manhattan Project",
a top secret World War II mission
which constituted "Little Boy" codename 

for...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, 10th grade, 11th grade,

Goodbye
by Reginald Telemacque
The nights are dark and no longer cold 
It's just scorching heat 

The pain has become unbearable 
And I can't seem to sleep 

It's been...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, fate, funeral, goodbye,