7 Beautiful Grandmother Funeral Poems
We have hand-picked this selection of funeral poems suitable for grandmothers to be suitable for all types of funerals or memorial services. Poem number 4, and poem number 7 were both commissioned especially for this website.
The first one was read at the Queen Mother's funeral.
1. She Is Gone - 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.
2. Legacy of Love - Unknown
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you
You taught us love and how to fight
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best
And now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.
3. Gone From Us - Author Unknown
Gone from us that smiling face,
The cheerful pleasant ways,
The heart that won so many friends,
In bygone, happy days.
A life made beautiful by kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs.
To a beautiful life,
Comes a happy end,
She died as she lived,
4. A Tear for Nana by J. Allen Shaw
Grandmother, when I think about you being gone,
My heart is saddened, and I don’t know how I’ll go on.
You always had time to listen to my complaints,
I’ve said so many times, “That woman’s a saint.”
You taught me more about life than anyone at all.
And were always available, anytime I would call.
I shed a tear because my “Nana’s” gone.
Now somehow I’ll find the strength to go on.
5. Light After Dark by Nurul Naiimah
As I sat by my window,
Looking out at the grey sky.
Tears rolled down my cheeks,
As its finally time to say goodbye.
Goodbye to a friend
Who was always there.
Goodbye to a family
Who always showed care.
Someone whom I turn to,
I don’t know how to move on.
Someone whom I relate to,
But now you’re gone.
But then a blue bird came,
And sat by my window.
The sun starts shining,
And evaporated all my sorrow.
Good memories came
To wash away the sadness.
Mended my heart
And filled it with gladness.
I wiped away my tears
And now that you’re gone.
I can’t give up now
I have to move on.
6. A Wonderful Grandmother - Unknown
We had a wonderful grandmother
One who never really grew old
Her smile was made of sunshine
And her heart was solid gold
Her eyes were bright as shining stars
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandmother,
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.
7. A Grandmother's Love Never Fades - Amelia Vandergast
The smell of your perfume
your favourite song on the radio
it all brings me back to you.
When my eyes were brand-new
you were keen to show me the world
the sights I would see were more than just images in the periphery
they rooted in my mind as my fondest memory.
I recall them when the world seems too much
or just when I miss your touch
your soft embraces
your love left traces of you inside me.
I wish I could have known you for longer
I wish I could have known you when you were younger
every second with you made me stronger.
Your love is unforgettable
it still grows each day
you live inside of me
even if you’re not around
to take pride in me.
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