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6 Funeral Poems to Pay Tribute to Your Father

Published: September 26, 2022

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Losing a beloved father is a harrowing experience. It’s understandable if you’re too overwhelmed with grief to write a tribute to him. A funeral poem can help you share some of your feelings, and it’s appropriate for cremation services in Arnold, MO.

We’ve collected a few examples you can read during his memorial service.

1. Broken Chain – Ron Tranmer 

We little knew the day 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

But you didn’t 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 calls us one by one

the chain will link again.

2. Dad – Unknown

We’ll always remember 

That special smile, 

That caring heart, 

That warm embrace, 

You always gave us. 

You being there 

For Mom and us 

Through good and bad times, 

No matter what. 

We’ll always remember 

You Dad because 

They’ll never be another one 

To replace you in our hearts, 

And the love we will always 

Have for you 

3. My Father, My Father – Dakota Ellerton 

My father, my father, 

I love he, 

my father, my father, 

made me see, 

how beautiful this world really can be. 

My father, my father, 

said to me, 

my daughter my daughter, 

come see me, 

I wont be around forever, and I have things that must be. 

My father, my father, 

don’t die on me.

4. He Only Takes the Best – Unknown

God saw that he was getting tired, 

A cure was not to be. 

So He put His arms around him 

and whispered, “Come with Me.” 

With tearful eyes, we watched him suffer, 

And saw him fade away. 

Although we loved him dearly, 

We could not make him stay. 

A golden heart stopped beating, 

Hard working hands to rest. 

God broke our hearts to prove to us 

He only takes “the best.” 

5. Life Lessons – Joanna Fuchs 

You may have thought I didn’t see, 

Or that I hadn’t heard, 

Life lessons that you taught to me, 

But I got every word. 

Perhaps you thought I missed it all, 

And that we’d grow apart, 

But Dad, I picked up everything, 

It’s written on my heart. 

Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be 

The (woman)(man) I am today; 

You built a strong foundation 

No one can take away. 

I’ve grown up with your values, 

And I’m very glad I did; 

So here’s to you, dear father, 

From your forever grateful kid. 

6. Our Father’s Garden – Unknown 

Our Father kept a garden. 

A garden of the heart; 

He planted all the good things, 

That gave our lives their start. 

He turned us to the sunshine, 

And encouraged us to dream: 

Fostering and nurturing 

The seeds of self-esteem. 

And when the winds and rain came, 

He protected us enough; 

But not too much because he knew 

We would stand up strong and tough. 

His constant good example, 

Always taught us right from wrong; 

Markers for our pathway that will last a lifetime long. 

We are our Fathers garden, 

We are his legacy. 

Thank you Dad we love you. 

Contact us if you have additional questions or need help arranging your father’s memorial service. We also offer cremation services in Arnold, MO. Call us now; our staff is available 24/7 to assist you.

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