Rest in Peace Poems for Grieving. Loss is sometimes best expressed through grieving poetry. Poems written to support the grieving process, while popular, are powerful tools.
Below are examples which may speak to you.
Rest in Peace Poems for Grieving
We Little Knew
We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our sides.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
The Final Flight
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his 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’ve found that peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savoured much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’ touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.
Don’t Cry for me
Don’t cry for me now I have died, for I’m still here I’m by your side,
My body’s gone but my soul’s is here, please don’t shed another tear,
I am still here I’m all around, only my body lies in the ground.
I am the snowflake that kisses your nose, I am the frost, that nips your toes.
I am the sun ,bringing you light,
I am the star, shining so bright.
I am the rain, refreshing the earth,
I am the laughter,
I am the mirth.
I am the bird, up in the sky,
I am the cloud, that’s drifting by.
I am the thoughts, inside your head,
While I’m still there, I can’t be dead.
If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken no time to say good-bye. You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why.
My heart still aches in sadness, and secret tears still flow.
What it means to lose you, no one will ever know.
Kind words can be short & easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
R. W. Emmerson
If you have a favorite funeral poem, either one from this list or another, please share it below in the comment section.
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