a poem to read at a funeral for my aunt

  • cowgirlstar26
    11 years ago

    if you know of any good ones please let me know, email me or just message it on here, I was very close to my aunt she died of old age alone in her appartment.
    if anyone could help that be amazing the funeral is on sat

    thanks so much


  • BrokenREALiTy
    11 years ago

    If you would like, you can use my poem 'Left Me .' if it suits yur tastes . My best friend used it at a funeral for her brother, so s`long as the credit`s mine, you can use it (:

  • starsnsmiles
    11 years ago


    Every time I’m in your house
    I sit by the door
    Waiting just to hear the sound
    Of your footsteps on the floor

    I concentrate so religiously
    On wishing just to see
    That sweet smile you always gave
    When you came face to face with me

    I know they say you’ve gone now
    But it can’t be true
    I didn’t even say good bye
    So I’m waiting here for you

    I try so hard to stop my eyes
    Glaring at the clock
    I try so hard to not wait
    For the key turning in the lock

    I want just to be close to you
    And call you “nanny” again
    So I sit here and I wait for you
    My older wiser friend

    I wait for hours for you
    So why don’t you ever come?
    The sun is going down now
    And darkness has begun

    Every time I’m in your house
    I hate when I must leave
    I tell people you’ll come back
    So why don’t they believe?

    This is the last night
    That’ll I’ll sit by the door
    I’ve grown up a lot now
    I can’t pretend anymore

    But please Nanny
    Make me feel free
    If I can’t wait for you
    Will you please wait for me?

    I can’t wait to see you
    Because I miss you so much
    The warmth of your love
    And the love in your touch

    Nanny just a promise
    That I’ll see you someday
    Just promise me that
    Make my tears go away

    And then just a question
    And nothing more
    Do you wait for me,
    At heavens door?

    I miss you Nanny x

    ^As you can see, originally written for my nan; i was really close to her too, but you can change the 'Nanny's to auntie.

    But let me know if you use it though.

    I hope the funeral goes as well as it can. Be strong love, I'm thinking of you x

  • IdTakeABulletForYou
    11 years ago

    Here you go. It was read at my grandmother's funeral:

    You are my guiding angel
    you are my shining light
    although you're gone, it is alright
    -- you'll stay here by my side

    you are who i hold on to
    the memories that make me laugh
    you mean more than the world to me
    and nothing will change that

    you make my heart much stronger
    you've taught me much, and still you teach
    from now until the day i die
    it's to the stars i'll reach

    my eyes will always look for you
    but it's my heart that sees
    and even though you've passed away
    i know you still love me

  • IdTakeABulletForYou
    11 years ago

    Oops, the poem is called Guiding Angel.
    The link, if you need it.

    My sincere condolences to your loss.
    ♥Stephen White♥

  • cowgirlstar26
    11 years ago

    thankyou :) im still trying to figure out what to use, keep em coming though ill be up most of the night

  • starsnsmiles
    11 years ago

    Maybe you should write your own?

    It will be so much more special to you if you know you wrote it yourself, for her. like my one for my nan^ I found so many poems online that I could have used, but I dunno. It meant more that I wrote it myself

    Or if you're not a poet, maybe find a poem you
    like and read it..but then write a short paragraph from your heart about her to read as well

    It's up to you

    but stay strong love, I know it's hard x

  • cowgirlstar26
    11 years ago

    thanks to all that posted, I took a few lines from each and added my own and made a song and sung it accapella :) and I just said I/ a few people helped with it.

  • J Lau
    11 years ago

    I'm so sorry for your lost... this poem was written for my own aunt when she passed away... I'm sure she wouldn't mind me sharing this with you. I hope I'm not too late to help.


    In Memory...
    by J. Lau

    May her soul rest in peace,
    May your sorrow fade with time;
    May you find happiness through memories,
    And treasure the time you shared.

    Her love for us endures,
    Her laughter echoes in our ears;
    Her presence will never be far,
    And her kindness will always be felt in our soul.

    She will be missed,
    She will be remembered;
    She will be watching us from up above,
    And will always be there by our side.

    Our memories and love for her will never fade,
    She will always be in our hearts;
    By you and all of us,
    Forever and always.

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  • starsnsmiles
    11 years ago

    umm..i think the funeral already happened

    but it's a really good poem

    cowgirlstar... i'd love to see the finished piece that you sung if i could?

    how did the funeral go? hope it went ok x

  • Avrii Monrielle
    10 years ago

    When Tomorrow Starts Without Me!!!

    That one is the best!

    oh... u already had the funeral...?

    RIP Auntie...


    Please read When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    :) just google it

  • starsnsmiles
    10 years ago

    aww yeah i read When Tomorrow Starts Without Me a while back when i was searching for poems. not for a funeral, just to try and..express how i was feeling about my nan dying i guess

    i found it and well yeah, it's gorgeous

    another i loved was called Broken Chain

  • Avrii Monrielle
    10 years ago

    that's beautiful...

  • starsnsmiles
    10 years ago

    yeah it is

    there are a few more poems i've seen, but I think those two are the best