Poems For Mum
Let’s remember our Nan,
Well I called her mum,
She was full of the joys,
Always smiling, such fun.
She was loving and kind,
Always giving and sharing,
And although she suffered,
She remained always caring.
I miss those great hugs,
As do we all,
Or the smell of the flowers,
She kept in the hall.
I am the wind in the trees
And the song of bird
I am moonbeams in a midnight sky
and a glorious after the storm
I am morning dew
And freshly-fallen snow
I am a butterfly flying overhead
and a puppy happily at play
I am a gentle touch
a worm embrace
Open you heart to know, I am not gone
Reach deep into your soul, You will find me
I am here
Have no fear, I am with you
A weaner & musher, a milky tooth brusher
A rocker & feeder, a storytime reader
A fairy cake baker & fancy dress maker
A wiper & washer & bad habit squasher
A dirty sheet changer, a room rearranger
A keen stain remover, a wielder of hoover
A peeler & cooker, appointment booker
A loyal defender & Christmas card sender
You were there when we took our first steps,
And went unsteadily across the floor.
You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,
Until our steps took us out the door…
You worry now “Are they ok?”
Is there more you could have done?
As we walk the paths of our unknown
You wonder”Where have my children gone?”
To the tune of “Nearer my God to Thee”
Did we try and set her spirit free
Tears streamed down my face
As they covered hers with white lace
Then came the nailing down of the coffin
I would no longer watch Mother’s frame stiffen
Gently the casket was lowered into the ground
While the mourners stood solemnly around
The priest then signaled to us
To shovel some mud into the grave
“You have to truly bury the dead”
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
O mother-my-love, if you’ll give me your hand,
And go where I ask you to wander,
I will lead you away to a beautiful land,-
The Dreamland that’s waiting out yonder.
We’ll walk in a sweet posie-garden out there,
Where moonlight and starlight are streaming,
And the flowers and the birds are filling the air
With the fragrance and music of dreaming.
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
We hope the above poems have given you some inspiration for your mothers funeral. If you have the honour of speaking at the event, then we have also given some examples to help you prepare a eulogy for your mother.