The time of bereavement can bring out a lot of emotions from you. You can use these emotions to unleash some creative juices and create your own personal poem that you can use during your eulogy speech. You can add some flavor to your funeral speech with a personal poem or you can also choose one of the best poems for funerals and use it during the eulogy. Just remember that if you were to use a poem that you did not author, make sure that you acknowledge the proper author of the poems and where you got them. The credits should go to the rightful owner of the poem.
If you have a knack for writing, you can easily write a funeral poem yourself. This is one of the more creative ways to express your grief, hopefulness, and gratitude to the deceased person. A personal poem can even be more touching than a pre-made one. You can always log online to get inspiration from funeral poems from famous writers.
One of the best poems for funerals is written by Emily Dickinson. You can find numerous of her writings used in famous eulogies of celebrities and known people. You can use one of her poems in your funeral speech too. Just remember to pick a funeral poem that you can relate to. Here is one example of a great poem for funerals.
Farewell by Emily Dickinson
Tie the strings to my life, my Lord,
Then I am ready to go!
Just a look at the horses –
Rapid! That will do!
Put me in on the firmest side,
So I shall never fall;
For we must ride to the Judgment,
And it’s partly down hill.
But never I mind the bridges,
And never I mind the sea;
Held fast in everlasting race
By my own choice and thee.
Good-by to the life I used to live,
And the world I used to know;
And kiss the hills for me, just once;
Now I am ready to go!