A Poem to Read at a Funeral
By Thomas Alan Lampsen
Choosing the right poem to read at a funeral is an
interesting proposition, with many considerations in
play. In the end, however, one should make a decision
based on two chief factors: Your feelings about the poem
and the desires of the deceased (if they are known).
That is really the core of the matter. However, there
are a few other aspects to appropriate funeral poem
First, consider the length of the poem. A long poem may
be difficult to fit into the ceremony and can be much
harder to read during emotionally charged moments.
Generally speaking, one is better off working with a
small to medium sized funeral poem. Shorter poems also
tend to do a better job of maintaining the attention of
those assembled and of clearly expressing their intended
Second, understand that an expression of sorrow is
completely valid and understandable, but that a great
poem to read at a funeral should probably contain an
uplifting element. Memorial services are part of
mourning, but they are also used to celebrate the life
and significance of the departed.
Third, try to balance finding a poem that expresses your
own sentiments with one that captures the character and
feelings of the deceased. It may be difficult to find a
poem in his or her voice, but if you can find a poem
that rings true their soul, it will make for a truly
remarkable memorial service.
Everything is hard during such an emotionally draining
time and we are often up against tight time constraints
when planning memorials. Choosing the right funeral poem
may seem like a challenge, but once you take a moment to
examine at least a handful of the best poems for
funerals, the process will become much easier. We seem
to have an innate ability to find the right words at
times like these. You will find the right poem.
Find wonderful funeral poems and more assistance at
Funeral Poems and Eulogies.
You can find the right words. Visit Thomas' website for
free funeral poems and resources to help you create a