Inspirational Death and Memorial Poems

This blog post is dedicated to all of those who are coping with the death of a loved one. It contains grieving death poems and inspirational memorial poems to uplift the spirit. It is my hope that the bereaved will find some comfort in these words. You can also read an article at this link with inspirational death quotes and poems.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)
(Inspirational Funeral Poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye)

Metal Art by Injete: Golden Flower
Until We Meet Again
by Injete Chesoni
Death is a brief separation
A temporary pain
Grieve not my dear
The sun will shine again
Death separates our bodies
But our hearts remain the same
And the memories of our love
Will soothe away your pain
And carry you over
Until we meet again. 
(Grieving Death and Funeral Poems by Injete Chesoni)

 Rainbow over Waterfalls: by Richard Wang at Wikimedia

Miss Me But Let Me Go
Attributed to Edgar A. Guest
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little–but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me–but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me–But Let me Go.
(Inspirational Sympathy Death Poem by Edgar Guest)

Vintage Butterfly Art:

I Am Not Gone
by Injete Chesoni
I am not gone
I remain here beside you
Just in a different form
Look for me in your heart
And there you will find me
in our love which forever lives on

In those moments when you feel alone
Look for me in your thoughts
And there you will find me
in sweet memories that burn strong

Every time a tear
Forms in your beautiful eyes
Look up to the heavens
And there you will see me
Smiling down from God’s glorious skies
(Inspirational Sympathy and Memorial Poem by Injete Chesoni)

Sunset Over Ocean from
A Psalm Of Life
by Henry Longfellow
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
(Funeral Death Poem by Henry Longfellow) 

Praying Hands: Metal Art Card by Injete

Forever Remembered
by Injete Chesoni
Even after life is gone
In our hearts your love lingers on
Even after you have left our sight
In our thoughts
your light shines bright
Even after you are gone
In our memories
you forever live on. 
(Death Memorial Poem by Injete Chesoni)

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