Poems for Urns and Memorials


Poems for Urns and Memorials


If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.

Never Forget

Your presence we miss,
Your memories we treasure,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.

Losing You

Our hearts still ache in sadness,
And secret tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.

Forever In My Heart

If butterflies could fly to Heaven
they would bring my love to you
and yours right back to me

Butterflies to Heaven

If butterflies could fly to Heaven
they would bring my love to you
and yours right back to me

When Someone You Love

When someone you love
becomes a memory,
the memory becomes a treasure

No Farewell Words

No farewell words were spoken,
no time to say goodbye, you were
gone before we knew it,
and only God knows why

Those We Have Held

Those we have held
in our arms for a little while,
we hold in our hearts forever

Perhaps the Stars

Perhaps the stars in the sky,
are loved ones letting us know they are near,
by guiding us through the night

If Love Could Have Saved You

If love could have
saved you, you would
have lived forever

Little Spirits

In Heaven there must surely be
A special place, a nursery
Where ' little spirits ' not fully grown
Go to live in their Heavenly home.

Dignity and Love

Grace was in all her steps,
heaven in her eye,
in every gesture dignity and love

Beyond the Sky

I think of you as watching from
a time and space beyond the sky,
a place where we might someday come

Your Time with Us

May the journey on your next adventure be as joy-filled
as your time with us.

You Were the World

To the world you may have just been somebody,
but to all of us you were the world.
Thank you for the time you spent here!

The Moments That Take Our Breath Away

Life is not measured
By the number of breaths we take,
But by the moments
That take our breath away

I Shall Remember You

I can only hope we shall see each other again
In that place where there is only love and no shadows fall,
You have touched my very being...I shall remember you

Forever in Our Hearts

We miss you very much and love you dearly
We know our God is taking care of you
And you are now one of his special angels
You are forever in our hearts

What It Meant to Lose You

Our hearts still ache in sadness,
And secret tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.

Forever in My Heart

Gone, yet not forgotten
Although we are apart
Your spirit lives within me
Forever in my heart

Never Forget

Your presence we miss
Your memories we treasure
Loving you always
Forgetting you never

Perhaps They Are Not the Stars

Perhaps they are not the stars,
but rather openings in Heaven
where the love of our lost ones pours through
and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy.

A Precious One Has Gone

A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is empty in our home
Which never can be filled.

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

There is a Special Place

There is a special place in our hearts for those we have loved,
for those who have loved us without question, without a word or promise.
There is a special place where there is no pain or fear, where love flows freely
There is a special place to rest in our hearts forever.

It Broke My Heart To Lose You

It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
Part of me went with you,
The day God called you home.

Because We Shared Your Moment

Our joys will be greater
Our love will be deeper
Our lives will be fuller
Because we shared your moment

Beneath This Stone Rests My Love

Beneath this stone rests my love
Her soul long ago free as a dove
When I come to visit this special place
I shall always recall her smiling face

Words Of Bronze On This Stone

Words of bronze on this stone
Are a reminder you're never alone
Your wonderful life of so many years
We shall celebrate without any tears

A Husband And Wife

A husband and wife so dear
Sleep together as always here
Their spirits separated never again
Their soul with Christ for ever reign

Beneath This Simple Stone

Beneath this simple stone
That marks his resting place
Our precious father sleeps alone
In the Lord's long embrace

Mother

A mother kind, a parent dear
A faithful friend lies buried here
She is gone from our home
But not from our heart
Be patient with life, despite the truth.
It often seems oblivious of our pain,
But just as often brings us hope again.

We'll Never Be Apart

Do believe I'll never leave you:
Always you will be in my heart.
Don't forget my soul is near you,
And so we'll never be apart.

A Precious One

A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is empty in our home
Which never can be filled

No Pain, No Grief

No pain, no grief
No anxious fear
Can reach our loved one
Sleeping here.

I Pray You Can See Me Now

I pray you can see me now
And be proud of what I have become
Because of your example, but most of all I thank you
Because you loved me so much


Pet Specific Poems


The Story of Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

You Left Paw Prints

You left paw prints
on our hearts

Chewing on a Celestial Bone

I explained it to St. Peter,
I'd rather stay here
Outside the pearly gate.
I won't be a nuisance,
I won't even bark, I'll be very patient and wait,
I'll be here, chewing on a celestial bone,
No matter how long you may be.
I'd miss you so much, if I went in alone,
It wouldn't be heaven for me.