A best friend is considered a brother or a sister in the family. A beautiful friendship is when you grow up together, go to school together, work together and basically grow up together. Thus, losing a friend is like losing a family member. That beautiful and sacred friendship is now divided by two worlds, leaving in a person’s memory only memories and sadness.
The sudden death of one friend is a huge shock to the others, leaving a huge void in their minds. Especially, when a close friend passes away, you feel lonely and experience a great loss for a long time. During this time, your feelings are very unstable and difficult to put into words. Hence, a touching and profound funeral poem for a friend will help you express your condolences for your deceased friend.
The death of a friend will be a part of our memories and even though it is very difficult to forget, we have to learn to overcome it. And in everyday life, we sometimes think about our deceased friends with complicated emotions. Thus, reading and sharing funeral poems for a friend can help you ease those feelings. You can also realize that you are not alone in that loss.
1, Be Kind… © Rob Seiders
A mirrored window to the soul
Take that halo off your head
Tie it around your neck your better off dead
Sinner, angel, self absorbed saint
Narcissistic, liar, covered in red paint
Be fair to yourself and forget about me
Live the life you wanna, go be free
You died in my dreams, forgot you in my heart
Needle in the voodoo doll you have to start
25 seconds I laughed with you
1 minute later, it wasn’t enough to chew
I choked on lies and deception
I rode the waves of your inception
Frost once spoke of taking 2 paths
Dante spoke of feeling his wrath
Inferno, purgatory, heaven and hell
An overgrown path straight to my cell
A cell of torment, greed and hate
I guess you found this out too late
My eyes, hands and feet will bleed
Not to uncommon from the book you read
My pages are torn, shredded, need of repair
My stone cold face, 1000 yard stare
You won’t know I’m broke, a little misused
I stand in front of this jury being accused
I’ll take every foul spit in my face
Kick me down and spray me with mace
I will stand again, again and again
Take what you give me and call you a friend
Death is the only true way out
I am breathing here without a doubt
Judge, juror, hang mans noose
It’s to late to call it a truce
With these hands I continue to build
Blood on the ground, that you have spilled
Walk footsteps through the red so dark
The soiled ground, on this life I embark
Walk side by side, hand in hand
This is where I make… my final stand
2, My Wish For You © Debra Chesnoff
I wish I could give you many more years.
I wish I could erase away all of your tears.
I want to take away all of your pain.
I want to give you sunshine in the rain.
May each new day be a perfect gift.
May love surround you, may your spirits lift.
If someone had to describe you, so many words come to mind.
Beauty and grace, a heart so kind.
You radiate warmth like a blazing fire.
You are courage and wisdom. You truly inspire.
You attract like a magnet beautiful things.
You sparkle and shine like a diamond ring.
You light up a room when you walk in.
If someone feels sad, you can make them grin.
You are elegant and charming. You know right from wrong.
You are the melody from a beautiful love song.
You are a breath of fresh air on a hot summer’s night.
When there is darkness, you turn on the light.
I do not want these words to make you cry.
I do not want to ever say goodbye.
I believe miracles really do come true.
No one deserves one more than you.
Please know how many lives you touch.
These words are my present. You are loved so much.
3, My Friend © Brian E. Ryback
A true friend will show they care
In life’s trying times and when in despair
Catch a tear and hold you tight
In lonely times and say it’s alright.
Your not alone for I am here
Be your shoulder and an open ear
Cry on me let me hear your pain
I’m your sanity when your insane
Laugh with me and let’s have a talk
I’m your companion on your lonely walk
I’m your friend and forever here
Look to me when feeling fear.
In life and death and sickness and health
If you fall on bad times I’ll share my wealth
If you really know what it is to care
Open your heart to give and share
For you are my friend I give you my soul
For once my life was broken and you’ve made whole…… I love you friend.
4, Departure of Friend Is Painful © Devajit Bhuyan
Departure of a friend is always painful
The time we spend with him was joyful
To take our care good friends are careful
Best friends remain in heart and respectful
Forgetting the help of friends is sinful;
Friends will come and friends will go
Your hospitality to friend today please do
Tomorrow he may be busy and day no
Circumstance may made him your foe
To cruel death, without meeting he may bow.
5, Dear Friend © Stephanie Solis
Today is the day you will be laid to rest,
But you know what they say,
God only takes the best.
Everything happens for a reason,
Even if we may not agree.
Just promise to look after us,
And if you can,
Save a spot up there for me.
The thought of never seeing you again brings tears to my eyes,
And even more so,
Because all of this was such a surprise.
But we should never question what God has planned.
Sometimes it’s not meant for us to understand.
So as we sit here and mourn the loss of a beloved friend,
We have to keep telling ourselves that we will meet again.
6, My Dear Friend © Reinhardt Hattingh
I wish the news was false.
Your departure ignited in so many hearts.
I wish this was not true
I wish denial can stop taking over.
5 Stages of grief.
I hear you laugh between the halls
I wish this was not true.
The ones who surrounded you
They lost a piece inside their hearts
Angel in the disguise.
I do not think you were capable of anger
Your laugh, silver linings between any situation
The ones who surrounded you.
They miss you.
The ‘ONE’ you loved with all your heart.
You inspired his life
You created the best inside of him.
I feel your time was cut short.
But we can not question life and death.
Your memory will live on in the ones who surrounded you.
Angel in disguise.
I hope your flailing wings can feel the breeze.
Memories will remain.
Your power of love infected the ones around you.
The power of hope inside your heart will change them
‘Such a uniquely unfair creature’
I wish this was not true.
I wish your time was extended.
Move above the clouds.
Your presence on earth change the spirits inside them
Angel in disguise.
Your powers transferred inside of them
Rest in peace
A constant memory you will remain.
7, My Friend © Ethel Mendoza Agbay
My friend makes me complete
Not anyone that tends to compete.
My friend makes me happy
Especially when I start to be grumpy.
My friend tells me what’s wrong,
When at times I feel I don’t belong.
My friend thinks of my welfare
When those who I trust make life unfair.
My friend tells me where I’m weak
For my happiness, he loves to speak.
My friend does what is kind,
For this love that solely us to bind.
My friend makes me whole,
Guides me but does not control.
My friend seeks what’s best
With him, I always feel blessed!
Thank you my dear friend,
Your love does not pretend.
You’ve taught me, myself to care
In every circumstance, you’re always there.
When time calls for us to depart
Rest assured, you’re still in my heart.
Thank you for leading me to be my best friend,
Whose love for even death doesn’t end.
8, The Celebration Of Tina’s Life © Jodi L. Daly
We are here to celebrate your life
And the measure of its worth
And every single life you touched
While you were on this earth.
We wish to pay our last respects.
That’s why we are all here,
To thank you for your friendship
And all the memories we hold dear.
It’s been a privilege to have known you.
We were family, not just friends,
And we will carry you in spirit
Until we meet up once again.
9, Farewell To Carol © Judy Marriott
Farewell my friend, you’re leaving.
It’s time for you to go.
Your friendship was a blessing,
And I will miss you so.
We shared so many secrets.
You brightened up my days.
You brought me so much happiness
With your kind and loving ways.
You lifted up my spirits
When I was feeling blue.
No matter what was happening,
You knew just what to do.
We ran between the raindrops
And walked beneath the sun,
Ran barefoot in the summertime,
And oh, we had such fun.
Through all the ups and downs of life
The good times and the sad,
From high school days to golden years,
The best friend I ever had.
God is here to take you home.
Now you and I must part.
I love you, and forever
You will live within my heart.
10, Song © Christina Rossetti
When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.
11, MaryAnn’s Eternal Garden © Sherry Rockhill
You can no longer see me, but please know that I am there
I am the flowers in the garden, I am the wind beneath your hair
The memories that I left behind, shall forever be with you
As for me I am in heaven now, where my life will start anew
No longer do I suffer
No longer do I feel pain
I’m at peace watching you from heaven now
Until we meet again
I have always loved my flowers
With nature I was one
My flowers are in heaven now
As my time on Earth is done
I am planting my roses in heaven
My lilies and daisies too
For I want my garden to be perfect
On the day God calls for you
When you walk through the gates of Heaven
I will take you by the hand
And lead you to my eternal garden
Where we will shall never part again!
12, Miss Me, But Let Me Go © Unknown
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 for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
13, All Is Well © Henry Scott-Holland
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me and if you want to, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect,
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you,
For an interval,
Somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.
14, The Road Not Taken © Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
15, Should You Go First © A.K. Rowswell
Should you go first and I remain
to walk the road alone
I’ll live in memory’s garden, dear
with happy days we’ve known
in Spring I’ll wait for roses red,
when fades the lilacs blue,
in early fall, when brown leaves call
I’ll catch a glimpse of you
Should you go first, and I remain
for battles to be fought,
each thing you’ve touched along the way
will be a hallowed spot
I’ll hear your voice;
I’ll see your smile,
though blindly I may grope
the memory of your helping hand
will buoy me on with hope
Should you go first and I remain
to finish with the scroll,
no length’ning shadows ahall creep in
to make this life seem droll
We’ve known so much of happiness
we’ve had our cup of joy,
and memory is one gift of God
that death cannot destroy
Should you go first and I remain,
one thing I’d have you do;
walk slowly down that long, lone path,
for soon I’ll follow you
I’ll want to know each step you take
that I may walk the same,
for some day down that lonely road
you’ll hear me call your name
16, My Little Butterfly © Barbara Ann Rogers
Today a little butterfly flew by me.
I thought to myself where have you been little butterfly.
You come into this world as a cocoon all by yourself and blossom into
this beautiful butterfly and fly off to see the world.
What you don’t realize little butterfly as you flutter through your days
is how you touch those around you in your soft gentle way.
You don’t even realize the wonder and awe you create around you.
she fluttered her wings toward me as if she was waving good-by as she
headed towards the horizon.
She looked very happy and content as she went on her way, as if to say
to me “Don’t worry I’ll be okay”.
I was sad to see her go for she had touched my heart in such a way that
I knew my life would never be the same.
She had left an imprint of all the beauty life has to offer.
I knew each time I looked at another butterfly or horizon I would
remember our moment in time when it was only her and I.
I knew I would be a better person all because this little butterfly flew by
me one bright sunny day.
17, Miss © Aliceson Campbell (Devilish)
As I sleep you roam through my mind
Sweet loving best friend of mine.
I close my eyes as soon
you will be there
to hold my hand and stroke my hair.
You take away my pain and all my fears
You bring me laughter then bring me tears
I have no doubts and I’m never scared
just knowing the fact that you will soon be here
You gave me strength when I had I none
you gave me courage when the day was done
you will always be in this heart of mine
My best friend till the end of time……
18, Not Fair © Melissa
the way he took you just wasn’t right
it was so hard to just sit back and watch you fight
knowing that soon you were going to die
I was so upset all I did was cry
I will never forget standing next to your hospital bed
watching your mom lean over and kiss you on the forehead
mommy needs you to wake up now baby and to be ok
I need you to fight and make it thru another day
hearing those words made my heart shatter inside
I walked out and just cried
to upset to even speak
I just felt so weak
knowing this might be it made me so sick
God came and you were the one he would pick
how could this happen it just can’t be true
never again will I get to see you
19, Lowering Your Coffin © Rachel Park
Rain drops trickling down my face,
as they wash away the tears.
I’ll never forget that horrible place,
revolving around my fears.
Seeing your coffin,
as white as snow.
You were only young,
it was to early to go!
A weary day for,
a bad occasion.
Crying and weeping,
brings a bad revelation.
I run to your coffin,
falling down to my knees.
Why did you take him!
Bring him back please!
As they lowered your coffin,
I screamed out with hate.
Three words I’ve never said,
which was my biggest mistake!
“I love him!”,
the first time I realized.
But death is unfair,
and there’s no compromise.
We spread flowers upon your,
coffin as dark as death.
But just like you,
I’m now out of breath.
20, Celebration of Life © Deborah Peabody
The celebration of life,
shared in the beginning, and again, in the end.
Yet we forget to celebrate it, in every moment we live.
Time, days, years, go on, but are we alive?
Alive and do not know it, sleeping in the world
and dead to the life we are to live.
To celebrate all life,
the sparrow who sang in the morning,
and died in the night,
why do we not celebrate its life?
To know thyself is to know you are alive –
to give, to love, to seek truth, beauty, and suffer pain.
In life as it is meant to be, pain is forgotten, and
strength is all that’s left to be gained
in the moment by moment celebration of life.
21, Alone Again © Bonnie Carnahan
Some days the road once traveled is a saddened trail,
Some days it’s roses and it feels so good just to be alive.
Some days we feel like no one is out there who cares,
And you are the only one left to pick up the broken pieces
life has left you to deal with.
Love can be such a wondrous thing and it can also
hurt like a thorn; pricking every feeling and emotion
left inside you.
Sometimes love just stinks and other times
it makes one feel warm and tingly inside.
When the love is gone…
The hurt begins for one or both…
Someone always gets hurt in the end.
Two hearts beating as one…
Two hearts now broken apart.
As the story goes,
I found myself falling in love…
And now I find myself falling apart.
Love can be grand…
It can also tear you apart until you
feel like you can’t go on.
You left when I needed you the most…
But I am strong and I will mend and
fall in love all over again.
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