Funeral Dove Poems

We have compiled a list of beautiful Funeral Poems about the symbolism of the dove that can be read before releasing white doves at your loved ones memorial.  Choose from the poems below and let us know if you would like us to come prepared to read one.

The White Chariot

During your journey on your final flight home.
White wings will carry you and you will be flown.
To the pearly gates of Heaven, where they will usher you in.
To the feet of your Lord, your Savior, and your friend.
He will hold you in his arms and the angels will sing.
As another one of His children is delivered by white wings.

Author: Julie Johnson

The Final Flight

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’ touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Author: Unknown

A Hopi Prayer by Mary E. Frye

(slightly changed)

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet white doves in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

To Those Whom I Love And Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that I have had so many years

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I travelled on alone

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories in your heart

I will not be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come

Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear

Then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and a Welcome Home

~ Author: Unknown

I am Still With You

If it seems that I am far away on this empty and solemn day,
Just open your heart and know it’s true,
that I am still right here with you.
If during the day things are going wrong,
please don’t feel sad and alone.
Just open your heart and know it’s true,
that I am still right here with you.
When nighttime falls and the day is done.
If you are feeling alone and sleep won’t come,
Just open your heart and know it’s true,
that I am still right here with you.
Close your eyes, and feel the warm embrace.
Sleep peacefully in the wings of grace.
If sadness finds you in the morning light, if you feel alone,
don’t give up trying!
Hold this feather close and know it’s true,
that I am always here with you.

~ Author: Julie Johnson, Wings of Grace

With the Rustle of Wings

In Loving Memory of my brother, John Russell

With the rustle of wings
I’ll take your memories along
As I soar up to the heavens
From where they just played that song.

Just part your hands open
As you feel my beating heart.
My soul is alive as I
Now depart.

With the rustle of wings,
I’ll enter the pearly gates.
I’ll be with family from long ago and
For you I will wait.

Always keep this feather close
As a reminder of my souls release
And in every whisper of the wind you’ll hear
the rustle of my wings.

  ~ Author: Julie Johnson, Wings of Grace

Little Dove

On the wings of this white dove
I’ll set your spirit free.
Up into the big deep sky,
to heaven, where you’ll be.
I know God has a plan for us,
he wants us by his side.
But it is hard for us to understand
when we are left behind.
Little dove, help lift our hearts
as we watch you go,
God is there if we just ask,
because He loves us so.

~ Author: Unknown

Carry Me Home

My loved ones do not cry
And worry of me
For like the dove
I have been set free.
God has called me
To my mansion on high
Just there among the clouds
In the deep blue sky.
I have no pain
No suffering to do
I have been called home
And I know you will too.
So beat hard and fast
Little wings off white

And carry me home
Before the night

~ Author:  Lee Gilley

God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped His arms around you,
And whispered, “Come unto me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
And so He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
So when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain.
I could not wish you to come back,
to suffer that all again.

~ Author: Unknown

 Mother and Child

In loving memory of Chere’ Nicole and Javonne Katilyn

 Our loved ones do not weep and worry of us….
We’re being carried to the arms of our precious Jesus.

Just my baby and me on the wings of a dove…
The angels are waiting in the heavens above.

To take us to our mansion just beyond those pearly gates…
To help us get settled in where there we will wait.

For our loved ones to join us above in heavens nursery…
to see the miracle of eternal life and feel the power of Gods mercy.

 ~ Author:  Julie Johnson, Wings of Grace

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