Funeral Poems for a Special Occasion

Christmas Without You

The lights are blinking merrily,
The tinsel’s on the tree.
It sits there in the window
For all the world to see.

The house is filled with holly
And pinecone scents the air.
The Christmas cards keep coming,
Each one is hung with care.

The gifts are tied with ribbons red
And topped with pretty bows.
I’m done with all the details
As far as Christmas goes.

The fire is softly glowing,
I think about your touch.
But Christmas isn’t Christmas
I miss you oh, so much.

If I could have just anything
My Christmas wish would be,
To wake up in the morning
And find you here with me.

I reminisce our Christmas’ past,
The joy and love we shared.
Moonlit walks and midnight talks
And ways you showed you cared.

Staring at your picture
I long to be set free
Tonight the tears are streaming
As I hold it next to me.

Flakes of snow swirl through the air
I’m braced for stormy weather
I wait for brighter days ahead
When we can be together.

So hold a place in heaven dear,
Someday when life is through,
I’ll be the Christmas angel
Who shares this day with you.

Marilyn Ferguson

Today Is My Birthday

Today is my birthday
Celebrate my life with you
And remember the good times
Forget the bad.

Look up towards the sun
And catch every ray of light
Upon your cheek.
For I am there with you.

Today is my birthday,
Be happy for me.
My life was full.
I had the pleasure of love
And the joy of my family.

Do not be sad
Look up towards the stars
And catch each twinkle
In your heart.
For I am there with you

Today is my birthday
My legacy is not wealth
Or mighty belongings,
My legacy is you and your life.
Spend it wisely and carefully,
Guard it always.

Do not be sad.
Feel the wind on your face
And in your hair
And know that I loved you
For I am there with you in your laughter
And in your hearts.

Today is my birthday,
Learn to live again without me.
Take my strength with you
For you are not alone.

Do not be sad
Feel the rain on your face
Feel all life’s treasures and
Know that you are alive!
At each step of the way
I will help you
For I am with you always
Until we meet again.
Today is my birthday…

Author Unknown

Birthdays In Heaven

Birthdays in heaven are a wonderful site
Where generations of family once again unite.
Nothing on earth can ever compare
to the sounds of the angels singing “Happy Birthday My Dear!”

We gather together with our family and friends
And circle the world with love once again.
We know that you miss us and we want you to know
that birthdays up here are not much different than below.

For we have cake with candles and one wish we always make
That your heart will know love and will never again ache.
So tonight go outside and count the stars in the sky
for as I blow out my candles they will flicker up high.

And as this is happening you’ll know deep in your heart
That Heaven and Earth aren’t really that far apart!

By Beverly Reed

My Easter Wish List
(for families who’ve lost a child)

Dear Mr. Easter Bunny,
I just had to write today
To ask you please to stop in Heaven
Before you hop along your way.

I wanted to know if you’d come here,
and could I ask a favour of you.
Can you bring a basket to Heaven
so I may add some goodies too?

I need to send my love to Mum
She’s terribly sad you see,
Please give my Mum a bunny hug
And tell her it’s from me.

Mr. Bunny, could you tell my Dad
That I’m sending all my love.
Please tell him that I’m smiling down
From my home in Heaven above.

Please give my Nans and Pops
A tender loving touch,
I’ll send a big wet kiss for them
‘Cos they are loved so much.

My cousins need to know I’m there
When they go out to play,
I’ll send to them some tickles
To brighten up their day.

My Aunties and my Uncles
Will also need some care.
Please give them each a loving hug,
To let them know I’m there.

Mr. Bunny, there are many more
On my Easter wishes list,
So let them know on Easter morn
They’ve each been dearly kissed.

Please tell them all I love them
And I’m with them everyday.
I’ll hold their hands ’til it’s their turn
to come on up my way.

Thank you Mr. Easter Bunny
I appreciate you coming this way.
I will say a loving prayer for you
As you hop from Heaven on Easter day.

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