Death Remembrance Poems
When we are trying to deal with a
death, we may be looking for death remembrance poems to help express our feelings to
the ones we love. With Death comes grief, sorrow and
mourning. But also when someone passes on, we remember, we reminisce in
those great times. Although sometimes it is hard for us to write our own
poems about loss, there are poems that other people have written that may share the
same feelings for their loved ones as we did for ours.
Loss is so great sometimes, poems and
condolence phrases can reflect our feelings.
If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heav'n so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.
Tears In Heaven
Would you hold my hand, if I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand, if I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven
Beyond the door, there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven
Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven?
Would you be the same, if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
~Eric Clapton, Will Jennings
A poem can be comforting if you find one that expresses the way you feel
or the way someone you're thinking about is feeling.
If you ever feel like you just can't find the words,
let a poem help you express
yourself. So read through these poems and hopefully you will find one that
will be perfect for a sympathy card or bereavement letter or even to read during
a eulogy. And keep in mind, you never have to use the whole poem. If
you find one that you feel really fits, with the exception of say, one line.
Remove that line, or re-write it. Sometimes taking something that someone
very talented wrote and making it specific to your needs is the perfect way to
convey your condolences.
for Lost Loved Ones.....Death
and Loss of Pet.....Bereavement
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and suffering is over
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And he came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread
And with Jesus' arm to lean on
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.
There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
When I Am Dead, My Dearest
When I am dead, my
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.
Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For then the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.
~ Matthew Arnold
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 plann’d:
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
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
To One In Sorrow
Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow such as yours,
Let me come in - I would be very still
Beside you in your grief;
I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief.
Let me come in - I would only breathe a prayer,
And hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow such as yours,
~ Grace Noll Crownell