The Eulogy poem presents rhythmic words, and when at the beginning helps you to become familiar with the location from where you speak and assist you to remain calm. At the end, a Eulogy poem can provide a memorable end to a Eulogy.
I have found Eulogy Poems to be a persuasive and powerful use of words in a Eulogy, conveying thoughts and feelings for a loved one at a time when it can be difficult to speak well.
Here are my favourites. A growing list of memorable words in the shape of Eulogy poems that have inspired me in the past for you to consider:
"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..."
Eulogy Poem 1
Do not stand by my grave and weep
Mary Frye in 1932
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 glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)
Eulogy Poem 2
Let Me Go
We've known lots of pleasure,
At times endured pain,
We've lived in the sunshine
And walked in the rain.
But now we're seperated
And for a time apart,
But I am not alone -
You're forever in my heart.
Death always seems so sudden,
And it is always sure,
But what is oft' forgotten -
It is not without a cure.
[You may wish to remove this next verse]
I'm walking now with someone,
And I know He'll always stay,
I know He's walking with you too,
Giving comfort everyday.
There may be times you miss me,
I sort of hope you do,
But smile when you think of me,
For I'll be waiting for you.
Now there's many things for you to do,
And lots of ways to grow,
So get busy, be happy,and live your life,
Miss me, but let me go.
Eulogy Poem 3
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.
Eulogy Poem 4
A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says She is gone.
Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large now as when I last saw her. Her diminished size and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her.
And just at that moment, when someone at my side says she is gone, there are others who are watching her coming over their horizon and other voices take up a glad shout - There she comes!
That is what dying is. An horizon and just the limit of our sight.
Lift us up O Lord, that we may see further.
A eulogy poem can add colour to your eulogy.
After the poem,
more time can be found
to assist the family by considering a
professionally written speech
. You can take it and make small modifications, significant changes or just use the beginning or end.
Today there is support everywhere to help you through this time.
Here are more Special Eulogy Poems for Cherished Loved Ones.