Finding the right words to convey your feelings about a loved one can be difficult and daunting.
By including a personalised poem at your loved ones’ funeral or memorial service, you can add a down-to-earth touch to the formal proceedings and say what you would like to say, in a structured yet heartfelt and personal way. x
|For our Grandad |
Grandad; though we may be apart for a while,
You’ve left so many memories to make us smile.
Remember taking Tom to his first footie match,
And the veggies grown on your prize-winning patch?
You were always on hand to help fix our shelves,
Mow the garden, or step-in as one of Santa’s Elves!
You always did things in your own special way,
And reminded us to make the most of each day,
A fixer, a doer and an old-fashioned gent,
We want you to know how much your life meant.
Grandad, you taught us to hold true to our beliefs,
And you’ll always be our inspiration and chief.
|Our Rose |
A talent for art and a chest full of hats,
A beautiful soul and a house full of cats.
An idealist; a teacher – adored by us all,
One of life’s helpers (and cherished by Paul).
We’ll remember your stories about Italy-
Picture you al fresco, with a sunset G&T.
We’ll learn from how you went to great length,
To lend others, your support and strength.
Rose, you truly understood this life’s worth,
Told us, ‘Don’t wait: make heaven on earth!’.
For despite the challenges, life sent your way,
You advocated love, kindness…and holidays.
You were candles and fairy lights,
Summer days and star-filled nights.
A gentle and kind, deep-thinking soul,
With a heart of gold and a nurse’s role.
You loved the grass’ scent after the rains,
Wander for hours along coastal lanes.
The countries you’ve seen – too many to list,
The people you’ve touched – you’re so missed.
My free-spirited sister; often contrary,
I envisage now as a beautiful sea-fairy.
For top of the places you loved the most,
Were the rugged cliffs of our Jurassic Coast.
So, when the waters shimmer emerald green,
I’ll hope to glimpse our mermaid-queen.
Zara, you mean the world to us all…to me,
Dive beneath the waves, happy and free.