Funeral Poems

Someone could give you a list of a thousand and one poems and you might not like any of them. So, to help you find that right poem you may wish to Google “Funeral Poems” and see what is out there.

Even if you are on charge of the funeral arrangements, don’t feel like you have to choose a poem yourself. Pick out two or three, share them with a few people and let them help you choose the one that strikes the perfect note. Remember to include the poem on the funeral program so other mourners can treasure it as a keepsake.

Here are a few Funeral Poems that you may find useful



My Father kept a garden, a garden of the heart.

He planted all the good things there, that gave my life it’s start.

He turned me into sunshine and encouraged me to dream.

Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self esteem.

And when the winds and rain came, he protected me enough,

But not too much because he knew, I’d need to stand up strong and tough.

His constant good example always taught me right from wrong.

Markers for my pathway, that will last a lifetime long.

I am now my Fathers garden, I am his legacy.

And I hope today he feels the love reflected back from me.



Not, how did they die, but how did they live?
Not, what did they gain, but what did they give?
These are the units to measure the worth.
Of a person, as a person, regardless of birth.

Not, what was their church, nor what was their creed?
But had they befriended those really in need?
Were they ever ready, with a word of good cheer.
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not, what did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But how many were sorry when they passed away?





Please do not feel guilty, it was just my time to go.

I know that you are feeling sad and the tears just seem to flow.

I don’t want you to keep crying, you are shedding so many tears.

We all come to earth for a lifetime, but for some it’s not many years.

I haven’t really left you, even though it may seem so.

I have just gone to my heavenly home and I’m closer than you know.

I know you long to see me, but there’s nothing I can do.

Just believe me when I say this, I’m right there next to you.

I’ll send you little messages, so please try and understand.

                            For when your time is ready, I’ll be there to take your hand.                           


Don’t cry for me now I have died,for I’m still here, I’m by your side.
My body’s gone but my soul is here, please don’t shed another tear.
I am still here, I’m all around, only my body lies in the ground.
I am the snowflake that kisses your nose, I am the frost, that nips your toes.
I am the sun, bringing you light, I am the star, shining so bright.
I am the rain, refreshing the earth, I am the laughter, I am the mirth.
I am the bird, up in the sky, I am the cloud, that’s drifting by.
I am the thoughts, inside your head, while I’m still there, I can’t be dead.

We wish that we could tell you we’re not ready to let you go.
But you’ve already departed and our hearts are feeling so low.

We miss that little twinkle that used to light up your eyes.
And we miss the sound of your voice, your laughter and your sighs.

But most of all we miss the way you made us feel,
Like nothing could ever harm us because your love was so strong and real.

There are others here who miss you and they’ve gathered here today.
Your life touched so many people, who became your friends along the way.

They want you to know they love you, too, they’re filled with sadness and grief.
No one really wants to say goodbye, so we’ll just wish you eternal peace.