Funeral Poems for Sisters

Welcome to Funeral Poems for Sisters, the web page that brings you poems suitable for use at your sister's funeral

Not how did she die, but how did she live?
Not what did she gain, but what did she give?

These are the units to measure the worth
Of a woman as a woman, regardless of birth.

Not, what was her church, nor what was her creed?
But had she befriended those really in need?

Was she ever ready, with word of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,
But how many were sorry when she passed away.


My darling sister, you were born in (1938)
You've been gone (for less than)(just over) a week
Your life will be shown as 1938 dash 2010
It's of that dash I'd like to speak

For it's how you spent that bit between the dates
Not possessions or cold cash
But how you touched the lives of family and friends
During your all too short lived dash

There was always magic in your touch,
And sunshine in your smile.
There was love in everything you did
To make our lives worthwhile.

We could find both hope and courage
Just by looking in your eyes.
Your laughter was a source of joy,
Your words were warm and wise.

There was a kindness and compassion
To be found in your embrace,
And we've seen the light of heaven
Shining from your face.

Your life was full of loving deeds,
You were forever thoughtful of our special needs,
Today and tomorrow, my whole life through,
I will always love and cherish you
My darling sister
(Kathleen Bridget Smith)
1938 dash 2010
Begin dash cease
And now, dear (Kathy)
Rest in Peace

inspired by
The Dash Poem

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