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Poems for Funerals: How to Write Your Own

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 130

Over the last few years it has become quite common to use poems at a funeral, either in place of the eulogy or in addition to it. Most people will choose a poem that has special significance for the person being mourned. One of the best options however is to write your own funeral poem, this is not nearly as hard as you would think.

The first thing that you are going to want to do in order to write a poem that you can use at a loved one's funeral is to think about the person that you writing about. You will want to think about how you feel about them and what you want to say about them. At this point all you want to do is get this down on paper, don't worry about turning it into a poem. Just write down whatever your feelings are. Once you have done this you can go back and pare down the list to come up with the things that you actually want to talk about in your poem.

The next thing that you are going to want to do is to read some poems that are intended to be used at funerals. At this point all you really want to do is get a feeling for the style of writing that is used. There is of course no rule that says that you have to use a similar style but you will probably find that things go a lot easier if you stick to a style that others have used before. There are several different styles that are commonly used; you will want to take a look at a few different ones.

The next step is to start to actually write the poem. The big thing that you are going to want to focus on is to get a good rhythm for your poem. While there are poems that do not have a smooth rhythm most funeral poems do so it is best make sure that yours does to. You will probably want to have a poem that rhymes but you also don't want to try too hard to make it rhyme. A poem that forces the rhymes has a tendency to sound a bit trite which is not the message that you want to send at funeral. It will likely take you several attempts to come up with a poem that you will want to use so don't worry if your first one is not good.

The best poems for funerals are the ones that truly express how you feel. There are lots of poems for funerals that you can choose from to make sure that you pick the right one.

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