When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to express your feelings, especially in public at the funeral or memorial service. Poems can be a very effective way to communicate your feelings about the death of your loved one. Funeral and bereavement poems are a very important part of most funeral and memorial services. Poems help to comfort and soothe grieving family and friends. They can be read at the funeral, the burial site or committal, at ashes scattering ceremonies and memorial services. Poems are also included in funeral printed materials, such as funeral programs, prayer cards, acknowledgment cards and bookmarks.
Whether you are a family member searching for the perfect poem, or a friend that’s been asked to participate in a funeral or memorial service, choosing the right poem can be a daunting task. There are several sources for finding the right funeral poem for your funeral service or funeral program, or other printed materials. The Internet is an outstanding source for finding the right poem. There are many sites that list poems for free. These poems are often categorized according to relationships, including poems for mothers, fathers, children, husbands, wives, grandmothers and grandfathers. They may also be listed by the circumstance of death, such as illness, accident, unexpected death or even suicide. Most websites will list the authors of the poems, if known. If using poems in printed materials, you should ensure that proper credit is given to the author. There are also several websites that sell funeral poem e-books. These books may help you save time, by offering well-organized and well-categorized bereavement poems.
In addition to the Internet, you may also find funeral and bereavement poems in books at the library or bookstore. Also, your funeral director or funeral planner may be able to provide you with poems and other readings that may be appropriate for your service. You can also use poems that aren’t necessarily death related. Poems by the deceased’s favorite author or poet can be incorporated into your service, as well as song lyrics. Some people may even write their own poetry, or hire a poet to compose the perfect personalized poems for their loved one.
With a little research and time, you can find the perfect funeral poem to make the funeral or memorial service memorable and special.