Funeral Poems | Poetry About Funerals

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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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Another Senseless Killing matthew harris Elegy funeral, 11th grade, 12th grade,
A Heroes Burial Steve Sant Rhyme death, funeral, world war
Premium Member Poem Angels Kale Brereton Lyric angel, death, funeral, inspirational,
Might they sing Allan Terry Ballad funeral, appreciation, art, blessing, christian,
Premium Member Poem Steal Away To Gaia Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse funeral, gospel, green, grief,
Life is short Audley Johnson Rhyme family, farewell, funeral, how
WHAT IF I John Arribas Rhyme analogy, eulogy, funeral, introspection,
Premium Member Poem Thirteen Folds Regina Elliott Haiku funeral, hero, tribute, war,
I LOVE my HINDU view of RESURRECTION Anil Deo Verse funeral, analogy, atheist, bible, death,
Hiroshima n Nagasaki matthew harris Dramatic Verse funeral, 10th grade, 11th grade,

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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,

No words to be said
by Mike Grant
As i sit here and watch you cry
A part of me started to die
Watching the tears roll down your face 
My job is to try...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, angel, beautiful, caregiving, devotion,

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Bury Me
by Kevin Shaw
Bury Me

Bury me by the Ocean
Bury me out at Sea
Bury me in a beauty spot
Where the sun always shines on me
 
Bury me deep in...

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

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Final Expenses
by Sian St. John
On that gray day, I’m over the hill,
don’t shed a tear, till you see the bill.

7/25/18
...

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Epigram | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, funeral,

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ETERNAL
by TJ Silba

             I watched you slip away and I wanted to keep you here.
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, bereavement, cancer, death, faith,

Claire Wineland
by matthew harris
(whose video powerfully, profoundly, and
positively affected this southeastern residing 
Pennsylvania papa)! 

Afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis since her birth
contagious exuberance, gung-ho,
     infectious...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, 12th grade, 9th grade,

Two sides of death
by Alexander Seal
Death was dreaded. 
Rehearsed. 
Experienced. 
Dreaded more. 

Being told, 
Silence. 
Empty. 
Frozen. 

Death. 
The day arrived. 
Surreal. 
Nothing. 

The bond was broken, 
The memories ended,...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, care, death, eulogy, family,

Im sorry
by Carly Davies
Im sorry that im gone, 
And nothing is the same,
Im sorry all your left with,
Is a grave that bears my name.

Im sorry the road claimed...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, absence, death, dedication, deep,

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I FELT SO BLUE WHEN GRANDPA DIED
by JAN ALLISON
Grandpa joined the Royal Navy as a cadet,
he adored life on the cerulean sea.
Often we’d talk until midnight,
his sapphire eyes twinkled as he told me...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, grandfather, i miss

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A Winters Funeral
by Tom Cunningham
The church of Saint Ann is by the river
Fifty sad mourners standing at its gate
A cold December chill made them shiver
Ice on the roads caused...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, farewell, funeral, winter,

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PRECIOUS
by Line Gauthier


preciously gathered
from her sister's funeral
each rose petal



submitted on July 15, 2018, for contest MID JULY 2018 PREMIERE sponsored by BRIAN STRAND

posted on July 13, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: farewell, funeral, heartbroken, rose,

The Cape of Death
by Marcel Jones
Rose petals fall slowly behind the cape of death
Approaching our side our cheek she would caress

Fear not the separation of body and the soul
Whether it...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, age, death, deep, destiny,

For Sake And Someone More
by Trevor McLeod
They poisoned almost everything
their grocery store could hold.
Where all they knew as additives
and modified was sold.

Then paid for politicians
to put labels on for mind.
That expedite...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, abuse, analogy, assonance, destiny,

haiku
by Jack Webster
the skin on the floor
does not lumber down the hill
blackberries ripen


July 5, 2018...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, angst, animal, death, environment,

Under my Bed
by Darrell Hoover
Daddy there's a monster under my bed! 
No... Silly girl...
You have been misled...
But daddy I hear it breathing!
I know it's real!
Dear, you know your cries...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, anger, angst, bereavement, death,

Old Wise Fairy Door
by Robin Carretti
Everything we touch makes sense
Taking your last breath new but
painful she was the older
 person giving birth

Knock at the door holiday
 wreath birth a breath
Was...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, change, environment, funeral,

Funeral at Arlington
by Bleak Willow
Those who went before were there,
assembled in their ordered columns.

I remember white and brilliant stones,
the rolling green of grass,
a clear blue sky no longer seen.

And...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral,

This body of mine
by Ubong Kingsley
THIS BODY OF MINE

Woe upon woes offing
To my creator I owe a debt
After this voyage of mine on earth
And I, to this burden of death...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral,

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THE MAN
by TJ Silba
                        ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funeral, bereavement, death of a

Boot Hill
by Rico Leffanta
Boot Hill is filled with remorse
From folks who could not stay the course
But a lot could be worse
Than a ride in an hearse
For a cowboy...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: culture, death, endurance, funeral,



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