Short Poems

See our selection of short verses for memorial cards and short poems for memorial cards. Our short memorial poems verses can be altered to your requirements however can also provide your own text. Whilst you are welcome to choose form any of our verses, we still advise that you carefully check your design proof and advise us of any corrections which may be required.

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SP 1 SP 7 SP 7
Each time we look at your picture
You seem to smile and say,
Don’t be sad but courage take,
And love each other for my sake.
Two tired eyes are sleeping,
Two willing hands are still;
The one who worked so hard for us
Is resting at God’s Will.
It does not take a special day,
For us to think of you;
Each Mass we hear,
each prayer we say,
Is offered up for you.
SP 9  SP 12  SP 18 
We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together;
The family chain is broken now
But memories last forever.
A silent grief that’s in our hearts,
No human eye can trace;
For many a broken heart is hid
Beneath a smiling face.
Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true,
You did your best for all of us
We will always remember you.
SP 19  SP 22  SP 23 
Just a prayer from the family who loved you,
Just a memory fond and true,
In our hearts you will live forever,
Because we thought the world of you.
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.
Our hearts still ache with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you -
No one can ever know.
SP 24  SP 25  SP 27 
Loving you is easy,
We do it every day,
Missing you is a heartache,
That never goes away.
God saw the road was getting rough,
The hill was hard to climb,
He gently closed your weary eyes,
And whispered “Peace be thine”.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may God
hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish Blessing
SP 30  SP 34  SP 35
A bouquet of beautiful memories,
sprayed with a million tears,
wishing God could have spared you,
if just for a few more years
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
May the blessing of light be on you,
Light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine upon you
And warm your heart.
Celtic Blessing
SP 36 SP 37 SP 38
We miss your smile, your joking ways
We miss the things, you used to say,
And when old times we do recall,
It’s when we miss you most of all.
Miss me a little, but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once
shared, miss me but let me go
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
as time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face:
no one can fill your vacant place.
SP 39 SP 40 (mother/father) SP 41
Gone from home that smiling face,
Those cheerful, happy ways,
The heart that won so many friends,
In bygone, happy days.
You left behind some aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere.
We never shall and never will
Forget you, mother dear.
Our family chain is broken,
Nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The links shall join again.
SP 42 SP 43 SP 44
We hold you close within our hearts 
and there you will remain,
To walk and guide us through our lives 
until we meet again.
Now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.
Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter,
We’ve shared throughout the years.
SP 45 SP 46 (mother/father) SP 48
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother/ up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.
I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an after glow
Of smiles when life is done.
SP 49 SP 51  SP 52
No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say good-bye...
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knows why.
A light went out on Earth for me
The day we said goodbye
And on that day a Star was born,
The brightest in the sky.
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you,
and whispered "Come to me".
SP 53 SP 54 SP 55
A golden heart stopped beating,
hardworking hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
There is no need for tears.
I am at peace, my soul is at rest
There is no pain, I suffer not,
For with your love I was so blessed.
I am home in Heaven, dear ones:
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this Everlasting Light.
SP 58 SP 59 SP 60
Time has taken me from you,
Although not very far.
I’ll be watching through the sunshine
And through the brightest star.
If you’re ever wondering where I am,
here’s where you can start.
Take a look inside yourself
Deep within your heart.
In Life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still,
In our hearts you hold a place
That no one could ever fill.
SP 61 (him/her) SP 63  SP 65
Look around your garden Lord,
And when he turns and smiles,
Put your arms around him,
And hold him for a while.
Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter,
We’ve shared throughout the years.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.