Funeral Poems, Poetry
Shed no sad tears for me now I am gone
there really is no reason you should grieve
the sun still shines and life will still go on,
so be content till your turn comes to leave
Do not despair for I have not gone far
and time is but a fleeting, twinkling star
the days the hours and months they all are naught
for in the mystic circlet they are caught
In times traverse I move in ageless spheres
and count the days in aeons not in years
I have left behind the mystery of mars
and climbed the endless stairway to the stars
Yet in the fullness of eternal years
we all shall pass along the endless ways
and smile at all our trivial childish fears
that plagued us all our earthly human days
So smile and dry your tears and weep no more
though I am gone in spirit I am here
we all are part of what has gone before
and all we have to conquer is our fear
Rejoice and smile and laugh and be content
and count your endless blessings while you may
for yesterday is but a passing dream
that is fast fading on it’s endless way
For if tomorrow never ever comes
we cannot prove today was ever here
then surely we are truly all immortal
in an eternal endless timeless sphere
This poem was written/submitted by TOM YOUNG.
Is that me,
that little pile?
All that’s left of a life?
A sudden blast
in a cardboard container,
discreetly, on the edge of town,
just like that?
Last word spoken, last breath
drawn, last laugh, last flash of anger?
No more hurt nor guilt
No. . . . . .
blown to the
wind over the crest of a hill
to where I was.
And all will be
as before me.
pain will fade,
worn by the rushing of years
until even memory is gone. . . .
and all is gone. . . .
This poem was written/submitted by Bill Moen.
He and I we waited, playing that old song
And then you left them there to weep, and with us you came along,
I took your hand in my hand, with your father by your side
we walked together slowly, but we never even cried,
we relished in those moments as we moved towards the sky.
But then the doors they opened and we stepped into the sun,
We had but seconds left before this life was over, done.
I said my last goodbye and you gave a little smile,
You told me not to worry it would only be awhile,
And with those words I knew that soon you would be back.
So I did not cry, instead I smiled, and waved my last goodbye,
I do not say goodbye no more, for you are not gone, you are standing next to me playing that old song.
This poem was written/submitted by Keira.
It was always plain to see…
you made me happy through all of my life.
you were always there for me.
though having a stroke caused you great strife,
I miss you now more then ever,
most of all i miss your face.
its a shame i wasn’t there to help you get better..
if only some one was there to be on your case,
you’d be better now… better than ever..
I wanted to see you, to hold your hand,
but my plans never did work out quite right..
I will always miss how you would stand,
deep in thought below the stars at night.
I never got to see you,
never did say good-bye…
even though you know i wanted too…
forever bound by an eternal tie…
I love you now and forever.
I will never forget you…
for we shall soon be together…
while your waiting in heaven i will come look for you…
Now as my finale words,
I leave you with only four…
it’s time to move onwards…
good-bye one…. and I love you makes four…
This poem was written/submitted by Rose M.
I saw you up and happy.
jumping and having fun
but days turned in to weeks,
weeks into months,
and months into years.
as we watched you suffer we couldn’t
say “stay” and we couldn’t say “go”
as you looked up to the heavens
we help your hand.
when you took your last breath
that’s when we knew.
to say our goodbyes
This poem was written/submitted by Amanda.
Why did you have to go
Its just not the same when your not around
I would start to cry when your name comes to mind
It’s hard for me to think, breathe, or even talk
just knowing you’re not there when I’m awake
it takes sometime to heal
but, i will never forget all those times that we spent
not one memory goes by that i wish we could spend once more
we always played by our rules
and didn’t care who tried to take us down
it was impossible to break our bond
but, then it happened
and you were gone!
LOVE YOU DADDY
11-17-63 to 05-01-00
This poem was written/submitted by Jaclyn Benko.
Do you remember?
At that place
The big white one
That smelled of a hospital
But it had the smell of gardenias
Do you remember?
I do I remember.
The course rock under my hand
The water trickling down the moss covered stone.
The bright coloured fish & the frog that sounded so loud.
I remember the men wearing white in memory of you.
How I miss the years before.
How I miss you so much more.
“I just wish I didn’t have to!”
In memory of my brother.
This poem was written/submitted by Chloe.