How to use a Funeral Poem in a Eulogy Speech
Delivering a eulogy speech can be a very difficult and emotional
task. Many people like to use a poem during their speech and
there are many that you can choose from. There is no rule of
thumb whether the poem should be used at the beginning, middle, or end
of a eulogy. However, the poem should make the fit properly into the
speech and express a relevant point, story, or relationship to add
significance to what you are trying to express.
For example, the poem in the following eulogy example is the perfect
fit in a eulogy given for a school teacher. In this case the
person ends with the perfect poem to fit the situation:
Eulogy Example with Funeral Poem:
Ms. Smith was a remarkable teacher. She was a teacher in the
Middle School for thirteen years. But it wasn’t the number of
years teaching that made her so remarkable. It was how she lived,
everyday, for ten years, which made her so.
Ms. Smith loved her work. Everyday, she walked her way
purposefully to school. She used to carry two bags, one on each
hand. On her right, she would carry the things she needed for
school, while on the other, a smaller bag which contained two
diligently-packed lunches: one for her, and one extra for in case some
pupil forgot his/her lunch or lunch money! Ms. Smith was
this generous and her thoughtfulness is beyond words. These
generosity and thoughtfulness was often seen and attested to by none
other than her pupils and co-teachers themselves. This was how
she viewed her profession as a teacher: a place where not only
knowledge can be taught, but a place where love can be sown as well,
through her examples.
For Ms. Smith, teaching was not at all a profession but a
mission. On the rare and precious moments that she has invited me
over for a cup of her famous hot chocolate after mowing her tiny lawn,
Ms. Smith would often recount to me how important the youth is.
This was a cause she sincerely believed in and untiringly fought
for. You see, Ms. Smith believed that the problems in this world
were often caused by being unloved. And in the small world the
she moved around in, in the simple daily tasks that she did everyday as
a teacher, Ms. Smith made sure that no pupil, no friend, no colleague
of her went uncared for and unloved. It might be in the simple
way she would greet her fellow teachers that she conveyed to them that
even with the busy schedule of a teacher, a moment’s greeting would go
a long way for the other person. It might also be in the way that
she stays up late after school to wait with a kid who had not been
fetched by his parent. It might be in the way that she made sure
everybody in her class had taken their lunch, or in the way she can
easily sensed and understood a child’s first experience with family
problems in the home.
As tiny as Ms. Smith physical frame was, she definitely had a big
heart. And she made sure that everyone got their chance inside it
everyday for as long as she lived.
Ms. Smith will surely be missed by her colleagues, her neighbors, her
students and most especially her family. What consoles us now is
the knowledge that she is back again to her Heavenly Father’s embrace
to enjoy the same love she so generously gave and showed to the world
through her life.
We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.
We passed the school where children played,
Their lessons scarcely done;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.
We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.
Since then 't is centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.
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