The Right Poem To Read At A Funeral
By Thomas Alan Lampsen
The right poem to read at a funeral will be different
for you than it is for some others. Every individual is
truly unique. Every life has its special story. A poem
that resonates with one person may not express the
emotions of another. Your choice is your own.
That does not mean that funeral poems others have used
will fall flat with you, however. There is a reason why
some poems make frequent appearances at memorial
services. They address common issues associated with the
loss of a loved one and communicate emotions in a clear
and honest way.
In fact, those looking for funeral poems should consider
at least briefly evaluating classic poems other have
found valuable. Doing so exposes one to a wealth of
potentially perfect verses.
The funeral process in our culture moves quickly. Many
would argue that it moves too quickly. Time is never in
surplus and there is often a sense of urgency and
pressure surrounding the matter. The resulting intensity
and anxiety may amplify the obviously emotionally trying
nature of the experience. This is another reason to take
a look at funeral poems others have found special and
evocative. We would never want efficiency to govern
matters of the heart, but finding a potentially quicker
route to our goals is always welcome.
Do not become discouraged as you look for the right
poem. There is a reason why you are drawn to the idea of
using poetry at the services. It is a remarkable way to
beautifully communicate emotional realities. Poetry,
they say, originates in the soul and speaks directly to
the souls of others. It is a wonderful way to express
your emotions and to capture the spirit, beauty and love
of the departed.
Obviously, planning a memorial can be a very trying
process. You should know, however, that you will manage
this funeral successfully. As humans, we seem to have an
almost instinctive ability to find the right tools and
to communicate the right needs in emotionally trying
times. You will find the right poem and the perfect
Find wonderful funeral poems and more assistance at
Funeral Poems and Eulogies.
You can find the right words. Visit Thomas' website for
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