Memorial Verses

seed paper plantable memorial cards

It can be very difficult to find the right words to express one’s grief. Here are a number of memorial verses that can be used to honor a loved one. They have been formatted to fit these memorial cards and memorial bookmarks.

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Long Memorial Verses for Bookmarks

The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.
But every life that ever forms,
Or ever comes to be,
Touches the world
in some small way
For all eternity.
~Author Unknown

Poem Of Life
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey
Finally ends.
~Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
Of birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
~Mary Elizabeth Frye

Perhaps They Are Not Stars
Perhaps they are not stars,
but rather openings in heaven
where the love of our lost ones
pours through and shines
down upon us to let us know
they are happy.
-Inuit Proverb

Time
Time cannot steal the treasures
that we carry in our hearts.
Nor ever dim the shining thoughts
our cherished past imparts
For the memories of the ones
we loved still cast a gentle glow,
To grace our days and light
our paths, wherever we may go.
~Author Unknown

Forget me not
When I am gone
In hearts and prayers
I will live on
Be strong, be brave
And dry your tears
Remember all
Our happy years
~Author Unknown

When tomorrow starts without me,

And I'm not there to see;

If the sun should rise
and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me;

I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you,

And each time that you think of me,

I know you'll miss me too
So when tomorrow starts without me,

Don't think we're far apart,

For every time you think of me,

I'm right here, in your heart.
~David Romano

Shorter version
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me
I'm right here, in your heart

If tears could build
A stairway and
Memories were a lane
We would walk right
Up to heaven and
Bring you back again
~Anonymous

I thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday,
and days before that too.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.
All I have are memories
and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake,
with which I'll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
I have you in my heart.
~Author Unknown

Psalm 23
The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down
in green pastures
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
Even though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
Your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy will
follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23:1-6

Loving Memories Never Die
Loving memories never die
As years roll on and days pass by
In our hearts a memory is kept
Of one we loved
And will never forget.
~Author Unknown

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Short Memorial Verses for Memorial Cards

Use these short memorial verses for these memorial cards.

Mothers plant the seeds of love that bloom forever.

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

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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

Always in our thoughts,
Forever in our hearts.

Forever remembered,
Forever missed.

A garden of beautiful memories,
sprayed with a million tears.

In the hearts of those who loved you,
you will always be there.

As you were you will always be,
treasured forever in our memory.

I keep in my heart the love of the past,
for there it was planted forever to last.

Your presence I miss,
your memory I treasure, loving you always,
forgetting you never.

Always a smile, instead of a frown,
always a hand, when one is down.
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
wonderful memories she left behind.

His life earnest, his actions kind,
a willing hand, an active mind.
 A loving brother and faithful friend.

An understanding heart,
an intelligent mind,
we miss you Dad,
You were one of a kind.

Your smile has gone forever,
and your hand we cannot touch.
We have so many memories,
of you, Dad, we loved so much.

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Memorial Verses for Pets

As sunlight shines through window pane
To that familar spot on the floor
The place where you used to lie
But now you are no more
Our feet would walk together
Down our routine trail
So joyous were those times of ours
As you wagged your tail
But now those times of fun have gone
And in my heart you'll stay
I will cherish our memories
Until we meet again some day
~Anonymous

I lost a treasured friend today
The little dog who used to lay
Her gentle head upon my knee
And share her silent thoughts with me.
She'll come no longer to my call,
Retrieve no more her favorite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called her to His golden throne.
Though my eyes are filled with tears
I thank Him for the happy years
He let her spend down here with me,
And for her love and loyalty.
~Author Unknown

May you find comfort
In remembering your special friend
May time heal your heart,
And memories comfort your soul.
May special memories
Bring us comfort now and always
May fond memories of
Your beloved pet/dog/cat warm your hearts
Our perfect companions
Never have fewer than four feet
So many steps we took together,
Forever loved
~Author Unknown

A Dog is loved,
Missed, and remembered.
The loss is shared.
With remembrance of our
Cherished companion
With remembrance
Of a dog so loving and loyal
A loyal companion
And part of the family,
You will be missed
A best friend
And a lovely member of the family,
You will be missed
Forever in our hearts
Our furry friend
~Author Unknown

Forever in our hearts,
Our furry friend
To make heaven perfect
For those adored,
God made sure those
Pearly Gates contained a kitty door
Forever in our hearts,
We remember our furry friend
Although she is gone,
Their love will last our lifetime
Cats come into our lives,
And leave paw prints on our hearts
~Author Unknown

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Short Memorial Verses for Pet Memorial Cards

To our cherished pet and companion.

Forever in our hearts we remember our furry friend.

A cuddly companion forever remembered.

In loving memory of a faithful friend and companion.

Forever in our hearts we remember our furry friend.

In memory of our furry friend.

In memory of our cuddly companion.

To a dog so affectionate and loyal.

A loyal friend forever remembered.

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