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6 Emotional Poems to Read at Your Mother’s Funeral 

Published: November 7, 2022
by John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Home

Arnold, MO, funeral home

Your mom’s funeral is not just another random memorial service by an Arnold, MO, funeral home but a time to bid farewell to her forever. To make this final goodbye more special and memorable, you may want to add some poems about loss in mom’s funeral program or any other readings during the service.  

Poetry can heal and bring peace of mind. Reading these verses at mom’s funeral is a wonderful final farewell for your mom. 

1. Away

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. Irish Funeral Prayer

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 return, 

For all her loving kindness, 

She asks nothing in return. 

As we look upon her picture, 

Sweet memories we recall, 

Of a face so full of sunshine, 

And a smile for one and all. 

Sweet Jesus, take this message, 

To our dear mother up above; 

Tell her how we miss her, 

And give her all our love. 

3. Wonderful Mother

God made a wonderful mother, 

A mother who never grows old; 

He made her smile of the sunshine. 

And He moulded her heart of pure gold; 

In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, 

In her cheeks fair roses you see; 

God made a wonderful mother, 

And He gave that dear mother to me. 

4. Dearest Mum 

Memories unfold as we think of you, 

A real mum, through and through. 

You suffered in silence everyday, 

An illness that would not go away. 

But now you have no more pain 

For God’s loving arms have healed you again.

5. The Broken Chain

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 one by one, the chain will link again. 

6. Mother In Heaven

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 that I love and miss her, 

And when she turns to smile, 

Place a kiss upon her cheek, 

And hold her for a while. 

Because remembering her is easy, 

I do it everyday, 

But there’s an ache within my heart 

That will never go away. 

Arnold, MO, funeral home

Poetry is an art that deals with personal and universal experiences concisely. Use these poems to celebrate and honor a mother that loved you, raised you, and supported you all these years. 

And if you want an even more customized service that captures her essence, contact us. Our funeral home in Arnold, MO, will work tirelessly to provide you with a beautiful, lasting tribute to your mom. Call us today to get started. 

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