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5 Emotional Poems to Read at Your Mom’s Funeral

Published: November 14, 2022
in Avondale, PA funeral home

An intimate moment like the funeral of a mother is the perfect time to inject some warmth into what is usually a solemn event. If you are planning a ceremony with an Avondale, PA funeral home and would like to include some poems, here are some ideas:

1. A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother – Joanna Fuchs

I often contemplate my childhood, Mom. 

I am a mother now, and so I know 

Hard work is mixed together with the fun; 

You learned that when you raised me long ago. 


I think of all the things you gave to me: 

Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears, 

Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul– 

All these you spent on me throughout the years. 


You loved me with a never-failing love 

You gave me strength and sweet security, 

And then you did the hardest thing of all: 

You let me separate and set me free. 


Every day, I try my best to be 

A mother like the mom you were to me. 

2. My Mother Kept a Garden – Unknown

My Mother kept a garden. 

A garden of the heart; 

She planted all the good things, 

That gave my life it’s start. 


She turned me to the sunshine, 

And encouraged me to dream: 

Fostering and nurturing 

The seeds of self-esteem. 


And when the winds and rains came, 

She protected me enough; 

But not too much, she knew I’d need 

To stand up strong and tough. 


Her constant good example, 

Always taught me right from wrong; 

Markers for my pathway 

To last my whole life long. 


I am my Mother’s garden, 

I am her legacy. 

And I hope today she feels the love, 

Reflected back from me. 

3. Away – James Whitcomb Riley

I cannot say and I will not say 

That she is dead, she is just away. 

With a cheery smile and a wave of hand 

She has wandered into an unknown land; 

And left us dreaming how very fair 

Its needs must be, since she lingers there. 

And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn 

From the old-time step and the glad return- 

Think of her faring on, as dear 

In the love of there, as the love of here 

Think of her still the same way, I say; 

She is not dead, she is just away.

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4. Mother – Unknown

We had a wonderful mother, 

One who never really grew old; 

Her smile was made of sunshine, 

And her heart was solid gold; 

Her eyes were as bright as shining stars, 

And in her cheeks fair roses you see. 

We had a wonderful mother, 

And that’ s the way it will always be. 

But take heed, because 

She’s still keeping an eye on all of us, 

So let’s make sure 

She will like what she sees. 

5. In Remembrance – Christine Currah

You gave me life 
To live as I please, 
You gave me love and 
Support to follow my dreams. 
Your beauty lives 
Forever deep in my soul, 
The memory of your love 
Fills my heart 
And I am never alone. 

When it comes to remembering your mom after she has passed, you can honor her memory in many ways. 

Beyond poetry, you can also arrange a funeral that integrates her personality and interests into the service. That’s part of what we do. Contact us if you need an Avondale, PA, funeral home to assist with arrangements. Call us now. Our phone is available 24/7.

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