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.