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Non Religious Funeral Poems

Below we have (and continue) to gather a list of the most popular and our favorite, non-religious funeral poems. They range from short o long texts and most can be altered to honor any member of your family or friends.

If you have any suggestions to add, please contact me and I will be pleased to add to this resource to help other families in need.

my superhero, my dad   

My dad and I have special Powers

I bet you didn’t know

And when we are together

Our Super Power grow


 I have the gift of flight

To soar and leap and bound

I can hover in the sky

And never touch the ground

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Dear Dad   

I somehow never told you
Told you what you mean
I really never showed you
Now you’re but a dream

It feels as though it were yesterday
You sang and danced with joy
From a child, you loved me true
You gave me every toy

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Happy the Man   

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

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Grumpy grandad   

Grand-daughter of the Painted Nails,

As if they had been dipped in gore,

I’d like to set you lugging pails

And make you scrub the kitchen floor.

I’m old and crotchety of course,

And on this point my patience fails;

I’d sue my old girl for divorce

If she showed up with painted nails.

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All Is Well Death Is Nothing At All   

Death is nothing at all,

I have only slipped into the next room

I am I and you are you

Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

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, 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 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.

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Weep Not For Me Poem   

Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life

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Miss Me But Let Me Go Poem   

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
Miss me, but let me go.

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You Can Shed Tears That She is Gone Poem   

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

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Warm Summer Sun Poem   

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm southern wind, blow softly here;
Green sod above, lie light, lie light;
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.

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Should You Go First Poem   

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

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