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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 A bikers farewell
Orchestra of motorcycles in perfect harmony...Read More
Categories: funeral,
Form: Monoku

Satirical Journal Entry 1 Attempting Suicide: Just The Beginning
Satirical Journal Entry #1 Attempting Suicide: Just The Beginning! If I killed myself today would anyone notice? Would anyone be at my funeral? If so, would they come just ot give themselves peace(piece) of mind over all the things...Read More
Categories: funeral, funny, humor, satire,
Form: Elegy
Their hands glide across his skin like death The coolness of hands, without emotion, felt by none 'It burns, it freezes, it hurts so much, make it stop' Is what he would say had he one breath of...Read More
Categories: funeral, anxiety, dark, death, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Never let it anesthetize your soul
Only the dead have seen the end of the war. - George Santayana Even when I sit at my window, Watching birds peck the sunflower seeds, Feeling blessed and a little sentimental, Feathered wings, rejoicing over their luxury… Even then,...Read More
Categories: funeral, death, death of a
Form: Free verse
Living Day To Day
It has been a little scary And I'm just a wee bit wary Going on without your love Now your an angel up above Taken away from me so quick Life plays a really cruel trick When the one you love...Read More
Categories: death, funeral, grave, lost
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member A Petal Amongst The Thorns 1918
This poem is about a young girl who died on Armistice day 1918 from the Spanish Flu. She was 12 years of age and had just returned from the countryside when she fell ill, she is...Read More
Categories: funeral, angel, bereavement, death, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Less Poppy 1918
Written in memory of a sweet young girl 1905-1918 R.I.P. Always. ...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, funeral, love,
Form: Rhyme
Whoever you are death will come, whether you are king, or simply scum. Wherever you go, death will follow, on Earth or Mars or even Apollo. No one escapes the angel of death, your spirit...Read More
Categories: funeral, angel, creation, death, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member haiku 100
she walks with angels in heaven's angelic realm on clouds of fine silk dark grey winter day casket lowered into ground coldness...Read More
Categories: funeral,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Colors of Grief
Arising in softest sapphire, Shimmery as the night, Inviting silence to release her, Tears flowing, thick and sincere, Breaking through melancholy, Trembling with dark dread, Erasing all the soul’s vivacity – Erasing the existence of her memories. Appearing in somber ashen, Overcast by doubts...Read More
Categories: appreciation, christian, death, funeral,
Form: Free verse
Her Song
1. Refrain (Unwound) Her song, it never played Coal sack black stitching frayed Lead the familiar thread Lined coffin living dead To the beat how we march Funeral shirt ready starched 2. Hush now... ...never played, never played Her song, a hollow stain It haunts...Read More
Categories: funeral, angst, anxiety, dark, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Reunited
Some hearts will go on, Braving the storms, the pain, Even though you’re gone, You’re there in ways I can’t explain. Some of those who believe, Will speak of you with a smile, Laughing, even though they grieve, You were here...Read More
Categories: funeral, appreciation, christian, death, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Big Tony
Yet another funeral Another old friend gone, Not many of us left now As time grinds on and on. This was goodbye Big Tony Of the last five years of My indisciplined wild life Before I was rescued by Marriage and a...Read More
Categories: funeral, memorial, remember, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
A Whisper of Hope
Tick... Time has moved on but I’m standing still... No matter where I go, I can never run away. Gray, gray, gray, it’s all gray, everything, gray. Tock... They say you're at peace now, so, I'm sorry if I'm being selfish for craving...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, death, funeral,
Form: Free verse
Since forever I've wanted to disappear, Death is something I long for not something I fear, For forever I've been imagining how life would be, If flames turned me to ashes or if I became one with the...Read More
Categories: funeral, dark, deep, depression, eulogy,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Funeral Poems

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