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Best Loved Memorial Poems

Silent thoughts of time together, hold memories which will last forever.

Funerals and memorials are one of the saddest occasions in life. Let me begin by offering my condolences on the loss of a loved one. It is always difficult to know what to say to family and friends who have lost someone close to them.

A memorial poem can express our innermost thoughts and feelings at a time when the right words can be hard to find.

Memorial Tree

Tree Memorial Poem

There's a very special garden
Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness
And concern that good friends show.
The roots are cherished memories
Of good times in the past
The branches tender promises
That souls endure and last.
It's a place of peace and beauty
Where bright new hopes can start
It's memory's lovely garden
That soothes the hurting heart.

Irish Memorial Poems

Poem of Life

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

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In Peace Go Home

Through veils of peace may you ascend
To promised planes above
Where comfort shall await you
in the summerlands of love.
For in God's time we'll meet again,
of this I am quite sure
I loved you so much on this earth,
in absence even more.

In Memory

Those we Love
remain with us, for
Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories
never fade, because
one loved is gone.
Those we Love can
never be, more than
a thought apart, for
as long as there's
a memory, they live
on in our heart.

My Angel Up In Heaven

My Angel up in Heaven,
I wanted you to know,
I feel you watching over me,
everywhere I go.
I wish you were with me,
but that can never be.
Memories of you in my heart,
that only I can see.
My Angel up in Heaven,
I hope you understand,
That I would give anything
if I could hold your hand.
I'd hold you oh so tightly,
and never let you go,
And all the love inside of me,
to you I would show.
My Angel up in Heaven,
for now we are apart,
You will always live inside of me
deep within my heart.
~ Dave Hedges

In Memory of My Dad

If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold

I could write a million pages
But still be unable to say,
Just how much I love and miss him
Every single day.

I will remember all he taught me
I'm hurt but won't be sad
Because he'll send me down the answers
And he'll always be MY DAD.

A Teardrop In My Eye

I just found a memory
In the corner of my mind,
Of happy times gone past
When you were by my side.

I just saw a picture
It flashed before my eyes,
Of dreams we had together
And futures we once had.

I just wiped a teardrop
Which was nestled in my eye,
Followed by another
As I began to cry,

I just gazed to heaven
That heaven up so high,
I see a light that shines for me;
My Angel in the sky.
~ Ian Robertson

Heaven

As I sit in heaven
And watch you every day
I try to let you know with signs
I never went away
I hear you when you're laughing
And watch you as you sleep
I even place my arms around you
To calm you as you weep
I see you wish the days away
Begging to have me home
So I try to send you signs
So you know you are not alone
Don't feel guilty that you have
Life that was denied to me
Heaven is truly beautiful
Just you wait and see
So live your life, laugh again
Enjoy yourself, be free
Then I know with every breath you take
You'll be taking one for me...

Letter From Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
Filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right there in your heart.

Memorial Verses

No morning dawns, no night returns
But that we think of you.
Those left behind are very good
But none replaces you.
Many a silent tear is shed
When we are all alone
The one we love so very much
The one we call our own.

War Memorial Prayer

Eternal Father, stretch out thy hand...
Protect the soldiers who defend our land.
And bid world leaders wars to cease...
Please give us everlasting peace.
Oh see our prayers with folded hands...
For soldiers deployed on foreign sands.

An Eternal Memory...
... Until We Meet Again

Those special memories of you
will always bring a smile
if only I could have you back
for just a little while
Then we could sit and talk again
just like we used to do
you always meant so very much
and always will do too
The fact that you're no longer here
will always cause me pain
but you're forever in my heart
until we meet again

Memorial Verses

They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way we feel.

For noone knows the heartache,
That lies behind our smiles,
No-one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried.

Gone from home that smiling face,
Those cheerful happy ways,
The heart that won so many friends,
In bygone, happy days.

We want to tell you something,
So there won't be any doubt,
You're so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.

We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.

War Memorial Poems

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust conceal'd;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air.
Wash'd by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

~ Rupert Brooke

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
~ John McCrae

The Longest Day

Upon the 6th of June
Remember them with pride
Men from many nations
Fighting together side by side
Let us never forget
Their bravery and sacrifice
We may have our freedom
But they paid the price

~ John F. Conner

Condolence Quotes

Those we love don't go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very dear
.

We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and He helps you heal with the passage of time.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

Although it's difficult today to see beyond tomorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a wonderful treasure to always hold in your heart.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart ~ Gandhi

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Pet Memorial Poems

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
We'd 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 we knew it, and only God knows why.
Our heart's still active in sadness, and secret tears still flow;
What it meant to lose you no one can ever know.
But now we know you want us to mourn for you no more,
To remember all the happy times; life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today:
A hallowed place within our hearts is where you'll always stay.

In Loving Memory of (Pet's Name)
(Arrival Date) - (Passing Date)

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