Poems and verse for Funerals

Are you looking for a poem or verse to read at a funeral? Would you like to find a beautiful piece of poetry, verse or a reading to pay tribute to your Mum, Dad, Brother or Sister at their funeral. Whether the service is religious or non-religious, we hope that we have compiled some of the best poems for funerals.


The Magic of a Mother's Touch

There's magic in a Mother's touch,

and sunshine in her smile.

There's love in everything she does

to make our lives worthwhile.

We can find both hope and courage

Just by looking in her eyes.

Her laughter is a source of joy,

her works are warm and wise.

There is a kindness and compassion

to be found in her embrace,

and we see the light of heaven

shining from a Mother's face.

You can only have one mother


Patient kind and true;

No other friend in all the world,

Will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you,

To mother you will return,

For all her loving kindness,

She asks nothing in return.

As we look upon her picture,

Sweet memories we recall,

Of a face so full of sunshine,

And a smile for one and all.



Dad… so many images come to mind

whenever I speak your name;

It seems without you in my life

things have never been the same.

What happened to those lazy days

when I was just a child;

When my life was consumed in you

in your love, and in your smile.

What happened to all those times

when I always looked to you;

No matter what happened in my life

you could make my gray skies blue.

Dad, some days I hear your voice

and turn to see your face;

Yet in my turning…it seems

the sound has been erased.

Dad, who will I turn to for answers

when life does not make sense;

Who will be there to hold me close

when the pieces just don't fit.

Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time

and once more hear your voice;

I'd tell you that out of all the dads

you would still be my choice.

Please always know I love you

and no one can take your place;

What Makes A Dad


God took the strength of a mountain,

The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun,

The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,

The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages,

The power of the eagle's flight,

The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity,

Then God combined these qualities,

When there was nothing more to add,

He knew His masterpiece was complete,

And so, He called it … "DAD"

Dads poem


You never said “I'm leaving”

You never said “goodbye”

You were gone before I knew it,

And only God knew why


There are no words to tell you

Just what I feel inside

The shock, the hurt, the anger

Might gradually subside


A million times I'll need you

A million times I'll cry

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


Grandmother your life was full of loving deeds,

Forever thoughtful of our special needs,

Today and tomorrow, my whole life through,

I will always love and cherish you

Legacy of Love


A wife, a mother, a grandma too,

This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight,

You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find,

And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another,

Not just as a wife not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best,

Now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,

Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.

A Granmother is…


A Grandmother is one of life’s best gifts,

Someone to treasure all life through,

She’s caring and loving,

Thoughtful and true,

Someone who is always a special part of your life,

Someone who holds a prime place in your heart,

She’s a mentor, a confidant and also a friend,

Someone on whose love you can depend.

A Grandmother always has your best interests at heart,

She’s someone so dear and so good,

She’s a blessing, she’s a gift,

She’s a treasure like no other,

She’s someone that is truly wonderful.

Wherever you go, and whatever you do,

A Grandmother’s love will always see you through,

A Grandmother is truly invaluable,

Indispensable and unforgettable.

I wouldn’t want anyone but you,

And that’s why I’m so grateful,

that life picked you for me.


Grandad, you were just a lad,

So many years ago.

You had your loves and had your dreams,

You watched us come and go.

You watched us make the same mistakes,

That you had made before,

But that just made you hold us tight,

And love us all the more.

We haven’t always thought about

The things that you have seen.

To us you’ve just been ‘Granddad’,

No thought of who you’ve been.

But we remember now in love,

Your life from start to end,

And we’re just glad we knew you,

As Granddad, and as Friend.

Grandpa’s Shirt Pocket

Now some kids have a grandpa.

Some have quite a few.

But mine´s the bestest grandpa

That anyone ever knew.

He´s not just ordinary

He´s got a special call.

He sounds like Woody Woodpecker,

I can hear him clear down the hall.

And boy, do I come runnin´,

‘Cause he´s got more you see.

He´s got a special shirt pocket

With things in it just for me.

And if I cuddle up

And give a great big kiss,

All kinds of little surprises come out,

I wouldn´t want to miss.

He used to give us gum,

But mom said, “Not any more.”

I guess she kept a findin´ it,

Smashed into the family room floor.

But heck, I don´t even care

And I don´t tell no fibs.

He´s got something better now.

For our kisses we get Nibs.

But my sister likes the fire.

He can turn it on for us.

And even the little babies

Can blow it out without a fuss.

And then we laugh when it blows out

He makes sure it doesn´t hurt.

It´s amazing what fun there is

In the pocket of his shirt.

But that´s not all there´s one more thing

He rubs it on our lips quick.

He calls it his chapstick,

But we call it our lipstick.

Some grandpa´s give kids money

And tell them not to drop it.

But ours gives hugs and kisses

And surprises from his pocket.

A Poem for My Grandpa


My Grandpa, you are so special to me,

You teach me to be happy and free.

I love spending our fun days together,

We always find a new adventure.

You don’t mind answering my questions “Why?”,

You pick me up and carry me high.

My Grandpa, you take the time to teach,

And let me see things above my reach.

With you, I always feel safe and secure,

I’ll love you forever, ever more.

We say goodbye with a hug and kiss,

As I make a big, big special wish…

My wish for you, Grandpa, please, please don’t go.

Why? Because I love, love, love you so…


I love you son


My dear son! I miss you so much

It keeps hurting, I can’t stop crying

My eyes always search for you in the sky

Heart longs for finding you in the heaven

My dear son! I love you so much

I feel so empty without you

I am so scared of my future without you

Heart longs for being around you for my safety

My dear son! You are my angel

I still feel that you are caring me from above

I tell my broken heart that you are still watching me

Heart longs for your care even from heaven

My dear son! I was thinking I gave you life

The reality is that you had given me life

Without you and your presence, I can’t exist

Heart longs for your company in my heart until I exist

Please be there in my heart

I love you son.

Precious Son


God, I know you gave your precious Son

To give us life with You.

But we didn’t want our son to leave,

Cause he was precious too.

We all are special in your eyes

And all to you return.

We know our son will not come back,

And for this our hearts still yearn.

Our time on earth is for learning,

And when our lessons are through,

Our Lord will choose the time we leave,

And we come back to you.

Our precious son is with you,

And there will be a day,

That we too will leave this earth,

And you will light our way.

His arms will be wide open,

And the wait will be worthwhile,

When we see again our precious son,

And the splendor of his smile.

God Took Him To His Loving Home


God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.

He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’

He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.

He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.

He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,

God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.


When I lost my Daughter I lost a Friend

We were very close you know

If only I could see her again

Then I could tell her so

Our bond was beyond imagination

Memories strengthened as she grew

From her birth to her graduation

A parent should go before their child

I pray that my heart will mend

And have faith I will be reconciled

With my Daughter and my Friend


It hurts to lose a Daughter

Pain your heart can't stand

If only you had caught her

As when her life began

You were always there

To mend her every ache

Although it seems unfair

Her soul was Gods to take

Your little girl has gone away

There is nothing you can do

You will miss her every day

For she was part of you.



She was so very, very special

And was so from the start

You held her in your arms

But mainly in your heart

And like a single drop of rain

That on still waters fall,

Her life did ripples make

And touched the lives of all.

She's gone to play with angels

In heaven up above

So keep your special memories

And treasure. them with love

Although your darling daughter

Was with you just a while

She'll live on in your heart

With a sweet remembered smile.


Love You Sis


The sister I may have got-

I still do love you more than anything

Even though the mistake I made.

I am still here for you

Even though my head gets so caught up with the world.

I look up to you and respect you.

Even though I hardly see you.

You are that sister I know will accept me for everything.

Even though I am not perfect.

Love you very much and never want to loose you.

You mean the world to me and I don’t know where I would be without you babe.

Love you a lot sis


Brothers share a special bond,

Like blood, brotherhood,

It’s thicker than water.

Friends may come and go,

And relationships may drift apart,

But brothers are forever.

Though the sun may rise in the east,

And set in the west,

We will still be brothers.

Though the seasons may change,

Spring, summer, fall and winter;

We will still be brothers.

What God has ordained,

No man can change,

Brothers are forever.


A Wife As Wonderful As You


"I love you dearly, with all my heart

My cherished wife and friend

Ours is a love that deepened through the years

And it's a love that will never end

Thank you for being the kind of wife and mother

Who blessed our home and family

By doing special things for each one of us

And loving us unconditionally

You watched over us in good times and bad

You honoured every wedding vow

As you cared for us in sickness and health

And we feel lost without you now

And it will never be the same again

As I face a lonelier future

Without you, dearest wife and friend

I can only feel to honour you

To be grateful for all the memories

That you lovingly created throughout the years…"

Legacy Of Love


A wife, a mother, a grandma too,

This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight,

You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find,

And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another,

Not just as a wife not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best,

Now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,

Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep.

She Is Gone


You can shed tears that she is gone

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back

or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she's gone

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.