Our Favourite Funeral Poems
At Caerphilly Funeral Services we understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one and how difficult a time it is to arrange their funeral. One of the most difficult choices is choosing a poem for that special day that will remember and describe that special person and their life.
It is not uncommon to use more than one poem for a funeral or memorial service, one that can be read out loud or inserted into the programme for loved ones to read over and over again after the service.
Here are a few of our favourite funeral poems for you to read which may help you with this difficult and often heartbreaking decision.
Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me but let me go,
For this is a journey that we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me But Let me Go!
– Christina Georgina Rossetti
Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain,
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the stars that shine at night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die…
– Mary Frye
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay,
Remember me when no more day by day,
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand,
It will be late to counsel then or pray,
Yet if you should forget me for a while,
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave,
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile,
Than that you should remember and be sad,
– Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
You Never Said Goodbye
You never said I’m leaving,
You never said goodbye,
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life, I loved you dearly,
In death, I love you still.
In my heart, you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
– by Unknown
Until We Meet Again
Each morning when we awake,
We know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache,
As we try to carry on.
Our hearts still ache with sadness,
and many tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill,
In life, we loved you dearly
In death, we love you still.
There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory,
Of the days when you were here.
If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We’d walk the path to heaven,
And bring you home again.
We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives,
Until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
– By Unknown
Memories of You
I remember everything about you,
your voice, your smile, your touch,
the way you walked, the way you talked,
the way you looked at me, meant so much.
I remember all the words you said to me,
some funny, some kind, some wise,
all of the things you did for me,
I see now with different eyes.
I remember every moment we shared,
seems like only yesterday,
or maybe it was eons ago,
It’s really hard to say.
You are gone from me now,
but one thing they can’t take away,
your memory resides inside my heart,
and lights up my darkest days.
– By Unknown
Caerphilly Funeral Services is a family run, compassionate and caring Funeral Directors who have many years of experience in supporting families to arrange dignified, personal and memorable funerals for their loved ones. We can support you to arrange traditional religious, non-religious or civil funerals and we will be there for you when you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information on the services we offer or if you have any questions you need answering give us a call on 029 2086 2100.