58 Funeral Poems for Mother – In Memory of Mother

The loss of a mother is one of the most difficult and heartbreaking experiences a person can go through.

Finding the right words to express the sorrow and grief that comes with such a loss can be difficult.

Funeral poems for mothers are a great way to honor and remember the life of a beloved mother.

These memorial poems for mother can be used to express the love and admiration that was felt for the mother, as well as the sadness and grief that comes with her passing.

Funeral poems for mothers can be a beautiful way to remember and celebrate the life of a beloved mother.

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Famous Funeral Poems for Mother

These famous poems about death of a mother have become classics in the world of mourning, offering solace and comfort to those grieving the loss of a mother.

1. The Watcher

       by Margaret Widdemer

She always leaned to watch for us
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate.
And though we mocked her tenderly
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe,
Because she waited there.
Her thoughts were all so full of us,
She never could forget,
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet.
Waiting ‘til we come home to her
Anxious if we are late
Watching from Heaven’s window
Leaning from Heaven’s gate.

2. In Memory of My Mother

       by Patrick Kavanagh

I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily
Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday–
You meet me and you say:
‘Don’t forget to see about the cattle–‘
Among your earthiest words the angels stray.
And I think of you walking along a headland
Of green oats in June,
So full of repose, so rich with life–
And I see us meeting at the end of a town
On a fair day by accident, after
The bargains are all made and we can walk
Together through the shops and stalls and markets
Free in the oriental streets of thought.
O you are not lying in the wet clay,
For it is harvest evening now and we
Are piling up the ricks against the moonlight
And you smile up at us — eternally.

3. If Roses Grow in Heaven

       by Dolores M. Garcia

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

4. Mother’s Hands

       by Marian Jones

Hands that rocked the cradle
From the moment of my birth,
Their tender touch remembered
By those still here on Earth.
Soft as silk those hands
That taught me how to pray,
Banishing childhood fears;
They soothed each one away.
When I grew much older
And troubles came my way,
Those hands caressing mine
Did more than words could say.
Mother’s hands were gentle,
They’re missed so very much,
I’d give the world to feel once more
Their warm and tender touch.
Those hands were full of comfort
Now they lie at rest,
But memories hold them close
To the ones they served the best.

5. As We Look Back

       by Anonymous

As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering …..
Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us …..
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgement,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles and times we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We’re thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.

6. The Gardener Lxi (Peace My Heart)

       by Rabindranath Tagore

Let the last touch of your hands be
gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a
moment, and say your last words in
I bow to you and hold up my lamp
to light you on your way.
You’ve Just Walked on Ahead of Me by Joyce Grenfell
This funeral poem is especially suited to moms, our first caretaker.
I try and cope the best I can
But I’m missing you so much
If I could only see you
And once more feel your touch.
Yes, you’ve just walked on ahead of me
Don’t worry I’ll be fine
But now and then I swear I feel
Your hand slip into mine.

7. Rose Garden

       by Anonymous

If I grew a rose garden,
It would have bush for Mom
Of the whitest roses I could find,
The whitest, purest, most perfect roses in the world.
But in the center, I would grow,
A single red rose,
The pulsing, living heart of the garden.
The white roses I would pluck, occasionally,
To leave on her grave,
But the red rose would stay protected,
Guarded by loving thorns,
A heart living on.

8. We Had a Wonderful Mother

       by Anonymous

We had a wonderful mother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;
Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful mother,
And that’s the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
She’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
She will like what she sees.

9. I Never Saw Your Wings

       by Anonymous

How is it that I never saw your wings
when you were here with me?
When you closed your eyes and soared
to the Heavens I could hear the
faint flutter of you wings as you left.
Your body no longer on this side
your spirit here eternally I see your halo shine.
I close my eyes and see the multi-colored wings
surround me in my saddest moments and my happiest times.
Mother my angel God has given you your assignment
always my mother forever my angel.
You fly into my dreams and when I am asleep
I feel your wings brush against my face wiping away
the tears I shed since I can no longer hold
you in my arms but in my heart.
You earned those wings dear mother
and you will always be me angel eternal.

10. An Angel

       by Anonymous

An angel lived among us,
A gift from God above.
She showered us with kindness
And shared with us her love.
She cherished every moment
With the man who was her life;
Walking hand in hand together,
Facing life with all its strife.
She loved her children dearly,
Each one a different way,
Nestled close within her heart.
Though, now, she’s far away.
She’s gone to live with Jesus.
But, she’s here with us today,
Smiling down on every one of us,
And telling us she’s okay.

Short Funeral Poems for Mother

These concise yet powerful short poems for mother who passed away offer comfort and reflection in just a few lines, capturing the essence of a mother’s life and love.

1. In Remembrance

       by Christine Currah

You gave me life
To live as I please,
You gave me love and
Support to follow my dreams.

Your beauty lives
Forever deep in my soul,
The memory of your love
Fills my heart
And I am never alone.

2. Only One Mother

       by Anonymous

Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.

3. Rain and Roses

       by Anonymous

I will lay roses on your grave, mother,
Every day the whole year through,
And pray with every rain that falls
That some drops are reaching you.

I will pray the rain that soaks your grave,
Will soak my roses too;
That in the spring, when life begins,
So, our roses, too, will bloom.

4. Sonnets Are Full of Love

       by Christina Rossetti

“I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honoured name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.”

5. Richer Then Gold

       by Strickland Gillilan

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be –
I had a mother who read to me.

6. When God Thought of Mother

       by Henry Ward Beecher

When God thought of mother,
He must have laughed with satisfaction,
and framed it quickly –
so rich, so deep, so divine,
so full of soul, power, and beauty,
was the conception.

7. Your Hug Meant the World

       by Tamsen Butler

Nobody else held me so tight
Or made me feel so right
No one’s eyes shined so bright with love
As my mom, who is now high above.

Long Funeral Poems for Mother

Lengthy and detailed, these tributes to mother at funeral provide a deeper exploration of grief and serve as a fitting tribute to a mother’s life and legacy.

1. Your Mother, Your Angel

       by Natasha Jordan

You look back on memories you forgot you had,
And at times you’ll smile even though it hurts so bad.

Your mother is a special woman, and no one can take her place.
You’ll find a peace of mind when you remember her smiling face.

Your mother is an angel now; she flies high above the rest,
And in your hearts always and forever she will be the best.

She has earned her wings, and it’s time for her to fly.
I know it hurts; no one is ever ready to say goodbye.

She knows you do not understand and that you cry at night,
But as you finally drift off to sleep, let her memory hold you tight.

She will be your guardian angel through the rest of your life,
Helping lead you on the path between what’s wrong and right.

Your mother loves you so very much, and her love will always remain true.
Please don’t ever think for a second that your mother will forget you.

A mother’s love is like no other in the whole world,
And she has the most wonderful memories of a little boy and girl.

She has taken them with her as she’s flown away,
Up to Heaven free of pain, which is her new home to stay.

So although you cannot see her and you wish she could be there,
Your mother can always hear you, and your mother will always care.

A mother does not forget the two greatest loves of her life,
And she loved nothing more than being your mommy and your daddy’s wife.

She is so proud of her family, and that’s in her heart to stay,
Even though she’s an angel and has had to fly away.

So as you cry your tears, remember your mother’s love
Being sent to you from her, from the beautiful Heaven above.

She will be there through your good times; she will be there through your bad.
She’ll be there when you are happy, she’ll be there when you’re sad.

Your mother has become and angel now; it is her time to fly,
And you will never know how badly it hurt me to watch you have to say goodbye.

2. The Mother

       by Robert Service

There will be a singing in your heart,
There will be a rapture in your eyes;
You will be a woman set apart,
You will be so wonderful and wise.
You will sleep, and when from dreams you start,
As of one that wakes in Paradise,
There will be a singing in your heart,
There will be a rapture in your eyes.

There will be a moaning in your heart,
There will be an anguish in your eyes;
You will see your dearest ones depart,
You will hear their quivering good-byes.
Yours will be the heart-ache and the smart,
Tears that scald and lonely sacrifice;
There will be a moaning in your heart,
There will be an anguish in your eyes.

There will come a glory in your eyes,
There will come a peace within your heart;
Sitting ‘neath the quiet evening skies,
Time will dry the tear and dull the smart.
You will know that you have played your part;
Yours shall be the love that never dies:
You, with Heaven’s peace within your heart,
You, with God’s own glory in your eyes.

3. My Mother

       by Claude Mckay


Reg wished me to go with him to the field,
I paused because I did not want to go;
But in her quiet way she made me yield
Reluctantly, for she was breathing low.
Her hand she slowly lifted from her lap
And, smiling sadly in the old sweet way,
She pointed to the nail where hung my cap.
Her eyes said: I shall last another day.
But scarcely had we reached the distant place,
When o’er the hills we heard a faint bell ringing;
A boy came running up with frightened face;
We knew the fatal news that he was bringing.
I heard him listlessly, without a moan,
Although the only one I loved was gone.


The dawn departs, the morning is begun,
The trades come whispering from off the seas,
The fields of corn are golden in the sun,
The dark-brown tassels fluttering in the breeze;
The bell is sounding and the children pass,
Frog-leaping, skipping, shouting, laughing shrill,
Down the red road, over the pasture-grass,
Up to the school-house crumbling on the hill.
The older folk are at their peaceful toil,
Some pulling up the weeds, some plucking corn,
And others breaking up the sun-baked soil.
Float, faintly-scented breeze, at early morn
Over the earth where mortals sow and reap–
Beneath its breast my mother lies asleep.

4. A Mother’s Love

       by Helen Steiner Rice

A Mother’s love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.

5. Mom

       by Anonymous

You fed me well, you made me strong
You taught me to know right from wrong
You made me feel that I belong
You showed me the value of a song

You gave me life, you gave me love

You always knew the way I feel
You used the words you thought might heal
You convinced me it was no big deal
Your advice would keep it real

You gave me life, you gave me love

Broken hearts you liked to mend
It was not in your nature to offend
Birthday cards you’d always send
You knew the value of family and friends

You give me life, you give me love

You left me now, you’ve gone away
I’m left behind, I have to stay
So I’ll just have to pray
I’ll meet you again another day

You always had that ‘special touch’
I loved you so very, very much

You gave me life, you gave me love
Please watch over me from above.

6. My Mother, My Angel

       by Kathy J. Parenteau

Once upon a time an angel held my hand.
She wiped away my tears and helped me understand
Our time on Earth is brief; there are lessons to be learned.
Each precious day God gives us, another page is turned.
Every chapter full of memories, times of joy and tears,
Triumphs and defeats, through every passing year.
She loved us unconditionally, always by our side.
When no one else would listen, in her we could confide.
With gentle words of wisdom, she led us on our way,
Down the paths of righteousness if ever we did stray.
She saw the light in everyone and gave with no regrets,
Always from her heart, let’s not forget.
Angels come in many forms; for me it was my mother.
With love I cannot say in words there’ll never be another.
Every day I turn the page, in my heart will ever remain
Everything she taught me as I stroll down memory lane.
Thank you, God, for giving me the most priceless of all treasures.
Help my, Lord, to keep alive her memory here forever.
I pray that I can someday be everything she hoped I would,
That she’s smiling down from heaven knowing she did good.
As we gather here today, there’s no ending to her story.
Another chapter has begun, full of grace and glory.
God’s called her to his heavenly home, part of his great plan.
Although it may be hard, we all must understand.
Faith is what is hoped for, things we cannot see.
Heaven is promised to all of us if only we believe.

7. The Mother Lost

       by Stephanie J. Magee

My tears are flowing freely.
There are many more to come.
Wave after wave my tears make a flood.

You have left and gone away,
To somewhere I cannot follow.
So here I must stay.

I want to be so mad at you for leaving me alone,
You went to a place to where I cannot even call
To hear you voice over the phone.

I am so afraid I will forget your face,
Or what it feels like
To be in your loving embrace.

You have only been gone for a little while,
Yet I miss you
And wish I could again see your smile.

I do take comfort in knowing one thing,
I know you’re no longer
In anymore pain.

But I am still sad, and I don’t know how to be,
Now that I don’t have
My mother with me.

Why did you have to go?
Why did you have to leave?
Don’t you know I need you so?

Now I will do my best to remember you every day,
To remember you
in every way.

As for now I sit here thinking of you and knowing the pain will slowly fade,
Remembering the moments we shared
And the memories we made.

I know the hurt and pain I feel together,
It will all slowly go away
Because not even hard time last forever.

I will see you again one day,
It just won’t be today.

8. My Mother

       by Carol Bodenham

Look up to the sky.
Now tell me what you see.
A cloud, the moon, possibly the sun.
Many answers there will be.

When I look up to the sky,
I’ll tell you what I see.
I see my mother,
And she’s looking back at me.

She tells me she didn’t want to leave us,
But it was time for her to depart.
It was the hardest thing she had to do,
And it’s breaking her heart.

She tells me we mustn’t be sad
Because finally she’s pain free.
She’s found her place in heaven
Underneath a blossom tree.

She’ll always be there to guide us
When we feel we’ve lost the way.
She’ll always be there to comfort us
And wipe those tears away.

She’ll always be there to share our joy
And laugh at the jokes we make.
In order to feel her presence,
Only a little imagination it’ll take.

She may be in the form of a butterfly
Or simply a floating feather
Or hovering over like a busy bee
Or simply part of the weather.

You’ve all come here to say your farewell,
But for me it’s not goodbye.
If I want to see her, all I have to do
Is look up to the sky.

Funeral Poems for Mother That Rhyme

These poems for deceased mother create a musical and lyrical tribute to a mother’s life, using rhyme and meter to express love and loss.

1. Away

       by James Whitcomb Riley

I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead, she is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
She has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of her still the same way, I say;
She is not dead, she is just away.

2. Remembering My Mother

       by Belinda Stotler

My mother seems so far away from me
On that beautiful white shore across the sea.
Yet I remember love’s soft glow upon her face
And the feel of her touch and tender embrace.

When I am weary from the burdens I’ve borne,
And the path is unclear and I feel so forlorn,
I remember her loving support was always near
And her advice made the path ahead seem clear.

When I feel there is no one who seems to care,
Or when the heartache seems too hard to bear,
I remember how she always stood by my side
And would tenderly wipe away the tears I cried.

When there are moments of great joy and pride
And I wish my Mother was standing at my side,
I remember she saw more than I thought I could be,
And know I owe my triumphs to her belief in me.

When I reminisce about the things she used to say
And I miss her and think she is so far away,
I remember what she gave lives on through me,
And one day I’ll see her on the shore across the sea.

3. Tribute to Mom

       by Anonymous

You can only have one mother Patient, kind and true –
No other friend in all the world will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you to mother you will turn –
For all her loving kindness, she asks nothing in return.

As I look upon her picture, sweet memories I recall –
Of a face so full of sunshine and a smile for one and all.

Sweet Jesus, take this message to my dear mother up above –
Tell her how I miss her and give her all my love.

4. The Broken Chain

       by Anon

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God call us us one by one, the chain will link again.

5. My Mother Was Like a Violet

       by Anonymous

My mother was like a violet, but one that never fades away.
She was bright and beautiful, but preferred inside to stay.
She liked her peace and quiet, never liked to cause a fuss,
Just kept her love inside herself, and saved it all for us.

6. Mom and Me

       by Anonymous

Best friends forever mom and me
picking flowers and climbing trees.
a shoulder to cry on secrets to share
Warm hearts and hands that really care.

7. An Extra Star in the Sky

       by Anonymous

I learned the Big Dipper will always point north,
Like a compass in the sky.
I learned about the Pleiades,
Beautiful maidens floating high.
Tonight, another woman joins them,
Though we would rather have her close by.
Our mother has left for higher things,
And become an extra star in the sky.

8. I Wish

       by Anonymous

I wish Mom was here to see us, gathered around to say goodbye.
I wish Mom was here to tell us, now is not the time to cry.
I wish I could have told her all her love had meant to me.
I wish she could have helped me through another crisis or three.
All these things and more I wish, but I do not have the words to say
How much I wish I wish I wish that she were still alive today.

Funeral Poems for Mother From Daughter

These funeral tributes for mother from a daughter reflect on the unique and powerful bond between a mother and daughter, capturing the love, loss, and enduring legacy of a mother’s life.

1. We Will Miss You, Dear Mom

       by Mallissa A. Moore

I just thought I’d say
I love you and goodbye.
We will miss you dearly.
I promise I won’t cry.
I will never forget our talks,
Conversations on the phone.
How happy you were to see me
When I finally came home.
You worried so much about me.
I worried about you too.
I know this is the hardest thing
We’ve ever had to do.
I know you’ll always be with me
Wherever I will go.
No one needs to show me;
I will always know.
I don’t know what to do, Mom.
I never thought I’d lose you.
Where I’ll go from here
I still haven’t got a clue.
I hope you’ll watch over me,
Be my guiding light
Giving me the strength I need
To win this endless fight.
You’re my guardian angel, Mom,
Sitting on my shoulder,
Whispering your words of wisdom
To use as I get older.
I don’t want to say goodbye,
But we’ll meet again someday.
We’ll pick up where we left off
Before you went away.

2. Our Hearts Will Always Touch

       by Ranja Kujala

When I lay there beside you,
Could you feel me there?
My arms were wrapped around you,
And I was stroking your hair.

I was talking about all the good times,
For me they were every single day.
I wanted you to feel love and comfort,
And happy in some way.

I watched your every breath,
And prayed that each one wasn’t your last.
The time we got to share together,
Went by too quick…Too fast.

I wanted you to wake up,
Please Mum…Open your eyes.
Tell me this is a nightmare,
And not our goodbyes.

As your last breath grew closer,
We lay there peacefully together.
My heart continually breaking,
Because I wanted you forever.

Then there it was,
Your final breath of air.
I didn’t want to believe it,
This is so cruel and not fair.

I held your beautiful face,
And prayed you’d breath again.
I wasn’t ready for you to go,
I couldn’t admit that this was the end.

But then I realized that you were now in peace,
And not suffering anymore.
You were beginning the life of an Angel,
And your body would no longer be sore.

I held you close and squeezed you tight,
And tried to say goodbye.
I’ve lost my Mum and my number one best friend,
All my heart could do is cry.

I slowly got up,
I wanted so much to stay.
I leaned over and gave you one more kiss,
It was so hard to walk away.

Mum, you are my entire world,
And I miss you so very much.
I wish I could feel your lovable cuddle,
And your soft and gentle touch.

But for now I have to wait,
Until we meet again.
You will always be in my heart and thoughts,
My dear Mum and best friend.

Always and Forever,
Our hearts will always touch.
Always and Forever,
Your baby girl loves you so much.

3. She is Gone

       by David Harkins

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.

4. Following Me

       by Jac Judy A. Campbell

When I was just a little tot, I followed after you.
I asked to help by saying, “Me do, me do, me do.”

I suppose I was a nuisance, a problem in many ways,
But I hung around and learnt from you
Like most little girls would do.

For years, you showed me love and care
And taught me right from wrong,
But now the years have passed us by,
And the little girl years are gone.

Now it’s my turn, Mom,
To give you love and care,
To do for you what you did for me
When I followed you everywhere.

I’ll comb your hair,
I’ll help you dress,
And I’ll even tie your shoes.

I’ll paint your nails,
I’ll help you eat, and I’ll tell you a story or two.

I’ll sing to see you happy, I’ll give you lots of hugs,
I’ll take your hand to keep you safe,
And I’ll tell you how much you’re loved,
And when you follow after me and become
A nuisance in many ways,
I’ll give you lots of love and care,
As you did in my little girl days.

They say that mom and child trade places,
And that may very well be,
But as long as God allows me to live,
I’ll take care of thee.

5. You Were There

       by Anonymous

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?”
Where we are is where you have led us,
With your special love you showed us a way,
To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make.
Taking on the challenge of life day-to-day.
And where we go you can be sure,
In spirit you shall never be alone.
For where you are is what matters most to us,
Because to us that will always be home…

6. A Poem for Mother

       by Dick Underwood

Mother, you were just a girl,
So many years ago.
You had your loves and had your dreams,
You watched us come and go.

You watched us make the same mistakes,
That you had made before,
But that just made you hold us tight,
And love us all the more.

We haven’t always thought about
The things that you have seen.
To us you’ve just been ‘Mother’,
No thought of who you’ve been.

But we remember now in love,
Your life from start to end,
And we’re just glad we knew you,
As Mother, and as Friend.

7. My Mother’s Presence

       by Kelly Roper

My mother’s presence always warmed our home
With peace and security and love.
She was like a gentle breeze that wafted through
Setting things right, creating a haven for us all.
Whatever problems we had, Mom solved them.
Whatever triumphs we had, Mom celebrated them.
Whatever needs we had, Mom fulfilled them.
Surely such a mother could never drift far
From those she loved with all her heart.
Though she has left her earthly body behind,
I feel her presence still.
Mom remains close to me, she knows my sorrow,
And she enfolds me in invisible arms I can still feel,
And she comforts me.

8. Our Connection Remains

       by Tamsen Butler

I’ll always be a part of you,
You’ll always be a part of me.
Genetic similarities? We had more than a few.
I’ll hold you in my heart as you fly free.

9. A Daughter’s Promise

       by Allie B. Quaglieri

Every time I smile,
Every time I sigh,
I think of your face,
And a tear escapes my eye.

You were my world,
My inspiration and my heart,
But when you left me,
I thought I would fall apart.

You were my best friend,
My one true confidant,
And that’s not all you were.
You were also my mom.

I didn’t want to live without you,
But you would have wanted me to,
And if there’s anyone I want to make happy,
That anyone is you.

I would have given anything to have you back,
But I know now that it was meant to be,
For you are still watching from up there,
And I know you’re watching me.

I’ll make you proud, Mom.
I’m going to fulfill your wish.
You’re going to see me and smile.
That’s a daughter’s promise.

Funeral Poems for Mother From Son

These memorial poems for mum from a son offer a son’s perspective on the profound bond between mother and child, expressing love and grief in equal measure.

1. Mother

       by Tamsen Butler

More loving than most
Often right, even when I thought she was wrong
Truly my biggest cheerleader
Heaven welcomed her with open arms
Every day without her will be empty
Radiance has now moved on.

2. Her Journey’s Just Begun

       by Anonymous

Don’t think of her as gone away
her journey’s just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much.

3. Remembering Mom

       by Kelly Roper

There are many things I’ll remember
About my mom.
How soft her hands were,
How her eyes sparkled,
How her smile lit up her entire face.
I’ll remember the hearty sound of her laugh,
And the tone of her voice when
Someone disappointed her.
But most of all, I’ll remember how I felt
When she said to me, “I love you.”
That was the best feeling in the world,
To know this very special woman
Loved me with all her heart.
Of all the memories that may dim
In the coming years,
That feeling is something I know
I’ll never forget. And I just want to say,
I love you too, Mom.

4. Child and Mother

       by Eugene Field

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.

There’ll be no little tired-out boy to undress,
No questions or cares to perplex you,
There’ll be no little bruises or bumps to caress,
Nor patching of stockings to vex you;
For I’ll rock you away on a silver-dew stream
And sing you asleep when you’re weary,
And no one shall know of our beautiful dream
But you and your own little dearie.

And when I am tired I’ll nestle my head
In the bosom that’s soothed me so often,
And the wide-awake stars shall sing, in my stead,
A song which our dreaming shall soften.
So, Mother-my-Love, let me take your dear hand,
And away through the starlight we’ll wander,–
Away through the mist to the beautiful land,–
The Dreamland that’s waiting out yonder.

5. Mother o’ Mine

       by Rudyard Kipling

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose tears would come down to me,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

6. I Dreamed Last Night

       by Kelly Roper

I dreamed last night
That I was small.
My room was dark,
And I heard a strange call.

Scared and alone
I lept from my bed,
And in a great hurry,
From my room I fled.

I ran to my mother
And crawled into her bed.
She wrapped her arms around me,
And soothed my feelings of dread.

I wish I could wake up again
Right here in this room,
And find mother alive and well,
Not draped in death and gloom.

But this is no child’s dream,
No nightmare I can escape.
My mother has gone, and I am left
To pass the years and wait.

To wait until the time God calls
And Mom and I are reunited.
She’ll welcome me, and we’ll embrace,
Never again to be divided.

7. Although You’re Gone

       by Shannon Walker

Although you’re gone, I’m not alone,
And never shall I be,
For the precious memories of the bond we shared
Will never depart from me.

Our love surpassed the ups and downs
And helped us along the way,
And that same love will give me strength
To manage this loss each day.

On my mind and in my heart,
Mom, you shall forever be,
For just as much as I am a part of you,
You are a part of me!

8. A Gift From God

       by Tamsen Butler

Mothers are a gift from heaven God uses to
demonstrate his love for all children.
No one will ever love you like God or a mother does,
But take solace in the fact that you’ll meet again someday.

9. Mothers Are the Sweetest

       by Nick Gordon

Our mother is the sweetest
Most delicate of all.
She knows more of paradise
Than angels can recall.

She’s not only beautiful
But passionately young,
Playful as a kid, yet wise
As one who has lived long.

Her love is like the rush of life,
A bubbling, laughing spring
That runs through all like liquid light
And makes the mountains sing.

And makes the meadows turn to flower
And trees to choicest fruit.
She is at once the field and bower
In which our hearts take root.

She is at once the sea and shore,
Our freedom and our past.
With her we launch our daring ships
Yet keep the things that last.

Non-Religious Funeral Poems for Mother

These non-religious funeral poems for mother offer comfort and reflection without religious references, honoring a mother’s life and legacy in a secular context while still acknowledging the depth of grief and loss.

1. Funeral Blues

       by W.H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West.
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

2. Turn Again to Life

       by Mary Lee Hall

If I should die and leave you here a while,
Be not like others sore undone,
Who keep long vigil by the silent dust.
For my sake turn again to life and smile,
Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do
Something to comfort other hearts than thine.
Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine
And I perchance may therein comfort you.

3. Farewell, Sweet Dust

       by Anonymous

Now I have lost you, I must scatter
All of you on the air henceforth;
Not that to me it can ever matter
But it‘s only fair to the rest of the earth.
Now especially, when it is winter
And the sun‘s not half as bright as it was,
Who wouldn‘t be glad to find a splinter
That once was you, in the frozen grass?
Snowflakes, too, will be softer feathered,
Clouds, perhaps, will be whiter plumed;
Rain, whose brilliance you caught and gathered,
Purer silver have resumed.
Farewell, sweet dust; I never was a miser:
Once, for a minute, I made you mine:
Now you are gone, I am none the wiser
But the leaves of the willow are as bright as wine.

4. Something Beautiful Remains

       by Anonymous

The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains…..
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.

5. Beyond the Empty Chair

       by Anonymous

Look beyond the empty chair
To know a life well spent
Look beyond the solitude
To days of true content
Cherish in your broken heart
Each moment gladly shared
And feel the touch of memory
Beyond the empty chair.

6. Loving Memories (Your Gentle Face)

       by Anonymous

Your gentle face and patient smile
With sadness we recall,
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled the heart
That loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
From one so good as you.
You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can fill your empty place.

7. Four Candles

       by Anonymous

The first candle represents our grief.
The pain of losing you is intense.
It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.
This second candle represents our courage.
To confront our sorrow,
To comfort each other,
To change our lives.
This third candle we light in your memory.
For the times we laughed,
The times we cried,
The times we were angry with each other,
The silly things you did,
The caring and joy you gave us.
This fourth candle we light for our love.
We light this candle that your light will always shine.
As we enter this holiday season and share this night of remembrance
with our family and friends.
We cherish the special place in our hearts
that will always be reserved for you.
We thank you for the gift
your living brought to each of us.
We love you.
We remember you.

Final Thoughts

Funeral poems for mother offer a way to express the profound loss and grief experienced by those who have lost their mothers.

These poems offer a source of comfort and solace, providing a means to reflect on the life, love, and legacy of a mother who has passed away.

Whether they are long or short, rhyming or not, written by a son or a daughter, or religious or secular in nature, funeral verses for mother capture the essence of a mother’s life and love.

They offer a way to celebrate a mother’s life and honor her memory, providing a source of comfort and strength for those who are grieving.

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