Today we’ve been looking at poems for funerals. Trying to find something light-hearted, dare I say “funny” specifically dealing with death is quite tricky. There doesn’t seem to be a hell of a lot out there, and I guess that’s to be expected.

So I thought I’d give it a shot. 

I’ll tell you right now…. I failed. I failed miserably. What I’ve come up with certainly scans ok, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s far from light-hearted. It almost belongs in a sympathy card.

I think the trick to writing an amusing poem about death is definitely in knowing the person. The few examples scattered online all talk knowingly about the ex-individual. Perhaps in this instance, that’s where I’ve fallen down.
Back to the drawing board.


You’re dead now, but that’s ok.

No longer will you suffer.

The good times will remain with us

and the bad, well they don’t matter.

Your friends and family all gathered here

on this cold grey winters day,

to say farewell, goodbye, ta-ta

and wipe the tears away.

They say it’s time to Rest In Peace

when it’s your time to depart.

So we’ll leave you now, to sleep, not dream

forever in our hearts.

3 thoughts on “Dead.

  1. ReaditDaddy says:

    Tough subject to cover, particularly when you want to keep it light hearted and ‘funny’ but I admire the sentiment. There’s a metric ton of poetry devoted to being pretty morose about death, would be ace to see someone do one that makes you smile and fondly remember the person it’s written for rather than being sorry that they’re gone (if that makes sense). Top work fellah.

  2. MrBinks says:

    Thanks for the lovely comments guys!

    I’d really like to nail a genuinely funny piece, but for now I thought this was ok.
    Now I just need someone to die so I can use it.

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