29 Memorial Poems

When someone we love passes we look to find ways to express ourselves.  Allow these memorial poems to help you find the words you need to express yourself.

  1. Weary, sad and heavy hearted,
    Thus we pass each lonely day,
    For our dear mother has gone before to show the way.
    Just nine years of saddest longing for it is veiled
    In that bright dawning where faith leads on to thee.
    Thus ‘tis but a step to Heaven,
    The house of dear ones gone beyond.
    This blessed assurance to us is given,
    Therefore I pray Thy will be done.
    Gone, dear mother, gone forever.
    How we miss your smiling face,
    But you left us to remember,
    None on earth can take your place.
    A happy hone we once enjoyed,
    How sweet the memory still;
    But death has left a loneliness the world can never fill.
    What would we give her hand to clasp,
    Her patient face to see.
    To hear her voice, to see her smile,
    As in the days that used to be.
    When a mother breathes her last farewell,
    The stroke means more than tongue can tell.
    The world seems like another place,
    Without the smile of her dear face.
    Author Unknown
    Wish You Were Here

  2. In the home of fadeless beauty,
    You are now a shining start,
    Dwelling in the Holy City
    With the gates of gold ajar.
    For us he always did his best,
    So, God, grant him eternal rest.
    Author Unknown
    Funeral Poems

  3. Gone to the light that shines so fair;
    Gone from the earth of sorrow and care.
    Resting those hands that did their best;
    Gone, dear mother, gone to rest.
    Author Unknown

  4. Oh, could I see my pet once more,
    And hold him on my knee.
    And feel his loving kiss on my hand,
    How happy would I be.
    Author Unknown
    Loss Of A Pet Poem

  5. Our hearts today are sad and lonely,
    And our thoughts are always of you;
    How I loved you and how I miss you,
    No one but God in Heaven knows.
    Author Unknown
    I Miss You Quotes

  6. I miss you so, sometimes –
    When weighty problems vex and frets my mind.
    And hands grow tired of reaching for the things they never get,
    And my dry eyes are hot with unshed tears. I miss you so!
    I miss you so , sometimes – When at the ending of the day,
    As twilight falls, I seem to cathc the scent of roses from an old dead May,
    And seem to hold again your hand – I miss you so!
    I miss you so, sometimes – When I awaken from some fitful dream,
    Wherein you come as in the long ago,
    Just mind alone, and when I seem to feel your lips again-and then-I miss you so!
    I miss you so, sometimes - And all of life seems want and pain,
    While in the turmoil and the strife I try to pray for your dear arms again to hold me as no others can – I miss you so!
    I miss you so, sometimes-That nothing else seems worth the while;
    I long so for your dear, dear clinging lips,
    Your gentle eyes and the bewitching smile they used to hold before I came to miss and want you so!
    Author Unknown
    I Miss You Poems

  7. Rest in peace, thy cares are ended.
    Rest in peace, thy work is done.
    Thou art gone where those who loved you.
    Soon are coming, one by one.
    Author Unknown
    Love Sayings

  8. A rose that is sweetest and fairest.
    In the end is killed by frost.
    But the flower that was dearest and rarest
    Is the loved one that we have lost.
    Author Unknown

  9. You are not forgotten, brother dear,
    Nor ever will you be.
    As long as our lives and memory lasts,
    We will remember thee.
    Author Unknown

  10. Forgotten by some you may be,
    But dear to our memory you will be.
    Your loving smile and kindly ways are pleasant to recall.
    You had a kind word for everyone and died beloved by all.
    Author Unknown

  11. The year may wipe out many things,
    But this they wipe out never.
    The memory of those happy days,
    When we were all together.
    Author Unknown

  12. No stain was on her little heart;
    Sin had not entered there.
    And innocence slept sweetly on,
    That pale white brow so fair.
    She was too pure for this cold earth,
    Too beautiful to stay.
    And so God’s Holy Angel bore,
    Our darling one away.
    We loved her while we had her,
    We tried so hard to save;
    No spot on earth is dearer now,
    Than our darling’s little grave.
    Author Unknown

  13. No one knows the bitter pain,
    I have suffered since I lost you,
    Life has never been the same,
    In my heart your memory lingers,
    Sweetly tender, fond and true;
    There is not a day, dear brother,
    That I do not think of you.
    Author Unknown

  14. God knows how much we miss her,
    Never shall her memory fade.
    Loving thoughts shall ever wander,
    To the spot where she is laid.
    Author Unknown

  15. A wonderful mother, woman and aid,
    One who was better,
    God perfectly made.
    A wonderful worker, so loyal and true.
    One in a million, that mother was you.
    Author Unknown

  16. Just in your judgment, always right.
    Honest and liberal, ever upright.
    Loved by your friends and all who you knew.
    Our wonderful mother, that mother was you.
    Author Unknown

  17. Forever In Our Memory
    Just a thought of sweet remembrarance,
    Just a memory fond and true;
    Just the love of sweet devotion
    Of the ones who think of you.
    No one knows how much we miss you;
    No one knows the tears we shed.
    But in Heaven we hope to meet you,
    Where no farewell words are said.
    Author Unknown

  18. Farewell, alas, our father, dear;
    Thy form lies cold and still;
    Thy death has caused a vacant place,
    This world can never fill.
    Author Unknown

  19. Some may think I forget you,
    Though on earth you are no more.
    But in memory you were with me,
    As you always were before.
    S. I. Cockey

  20. The grief I suffered at your loss,
    When God called you away,
    Though its been one year ago
    It remains as fresh as though ‘twas yesterday.
    If I could have my dearest wish fulfilled
    And take my choice of all earth’s treasures too.
    Or choose from Heaven whatsoever I will,
    I would ask for you.
    E.H.

  21. We saw his sufferings and heard his sighs,
    With throbbing hearts and weeping eyes.
    But now he calmly sleeps at last,
    All pain, all grief, all suffering past.
    Eternal rest, grant unto him, Oh Lord.
    And let perpetual light shine upon him.
    Author Unknown

  22. Keep her Jesus, in they keeping
    Till I reach that shining shore.
    Then, O Master, let me have her,
    Love and keep her as before.
    Her face my mind will ever see,
    Forgotten she will never be.
    Author Unknown

  23. Just a thought of sweet remembrance,
    Just a memory fond and true,
    Just the love and sweet devotion,
    Of the one who think of you.
    Author Unknown

  24. They left a memory fair and sweet,
    It’s fragrance can never die;
    Their lives were short, but still complete,
    When God called them on high.
    Yes, we loved them oh, how dearly,
    Words can faintly love express;
    Our fond hearts beat too sincerely
    Even in death to love them less.
    Author Unknown

  25. She is blooming in God’s garden,
    Among the lillies fair;
    God saw she was too good on earth,
    So He transplanted her up there.
    Can I help but feel so lonely,
    When her voice I do not hear;
    For no words were ever sweeter
    Than the words of mother dear.
    Though I see your face so sweetly near,
    With tender love alight,
    I think I hear you say,
    I am over here, Have faith, all will be right.
    Louis C. Yoos

  26. Gone but not forgotten.
    How I miss you, miss you more than I can tell;
    Every hour and day that passes
    Brings me nearer you to dwell;
    Friends may think I'll soon forget you
    And my wounded heart be healed,
    But they little know the sorrow
    That is within my heart concealed.
    Author Unknown

  27. Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.
    I think of her in silence, no eye can see me weep.
    But many silent tears are shed when others are asleep.
    What would I give to clasp her hand, Her happy face to see.
    To hear her voice and see her smile that meant so much to me.
    The years may wipe out many things, but this they wipe out never.
    The memory of those happy days when we were all together.
    Author Unknown

  28. We may write our names in albums,
    We may trace them in the sand;
    We may chisel them in marble
    With a firm and skillful hand.
    But these pages soon are sullied,
    Soon each name will fade away;
    Ever monument will crumble,
    As all earthly hopes decay.
    But mother dear, there is an album,
    Filled with leaves of snowy white,
    Where no name is ever tarnished,
    But forever pure and bright.
    In the book of life,
    God’s album,
    I know your name is wrote with care,
    And may all who read this
    Write their names forever there.
    Author Unknown

  29. I cannot say, and I will not say,
    That he is dead, he is just away.
    With a cherry smile, and a wave of the hand,
    He has wandered into an unknown land.
    And left us dreaming how very fair,
    It needs must be, since he lingers there.
    And you – Oh you, who the wildest yearn.
    For the old-time step and the glad return.
    Think of his faring on as dear,
    In the love of there, as the love of here.
    Think of his fairing on as dear,
    In the love of there, As the love of here.
    Think of him still as the same,
    I say he is not dead, he is just away.
    Author Unknown

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