Choosing a poem for your funeral bookmarks can be one of the hardest parts. You want something that is thoughtful, beautiful, and that matches the personality of the deceased.
We are here to help you choose a poem for your funeral bookmarks with nine of our favourite poems.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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 sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
If Roses grow in Heaven
Lord, please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.
Tell her that I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.
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Partings come and hearts are broken,
Loved ones go with words unspoken,
Deep in our hearts there’s a memory kept,
For a husband and father we’ll never forget
I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too.
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name.
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.
Each night we shed a silent tear,
As we speak to you in prayer.
To let you know we love you,
And just how much we care.
Take our million teardrops,
Wrap them up in love,
Then ask the wind to carry them,
To you in heaven above.
There's a face we shall always remember,
A voice we shall always recall.
A memory to cherish forever,
Of one so dear to us all.
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Nothing could be more beautiful,
Than the memories we have of you.
To us they're very precious,
Because they are of you.
Although we're not together,
We will never be apart,
Because you have that special place,
Right here within my heart.
Always and forever.
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