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Memory Poems

Here you can select a poem to have printed on your memory candle. Type the number of the poem into the additional comments box on the memory candle order page.

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In our hearts your memory lingers,

sweetly tender, fond and true.

There is not a day dear {Father / Mother},

that we do not think of you.



Because in life {he / she} was saintly,

in {his / her} heart {he / she} was loving and pure.

{His / Her} reward is a place in Heaven,

our grief we must endure.



Your smile has gone forever,

your hand we cannot touch.

We have so many memories

of a, {Mum / Dad}, we loved so much.



You were a loving {husband / wife},

a friend, so good and true.

A better {husband / wife} never lived,

I’ll always remember you.



In life I loved you dearly,

in death I love you still.

In my heart you hold a place,

that no one could ever fill.



Those we love can never be

more than a thought apart,

for as long as there is memory,

they’ll live on in our heart.



Your life was one of kindly deeds,

a helping hand for others needs.

Sincere and true in heart and mind,

beautiful memories left behind.



As I journey toward life’s sunset,

mourning {him / her} who went before.

Faith assures me, I’ll be with {him / her},

when I reach the other shore.


 A part of me {she / he} took with {her / him}

but {her / his} love {she / he} left me to keep.

So we will never really be parted,

the bond is just too deep.



Those we hold most dear never truly leave us.

They live on in the kindness they showed,

the comfort they shared, and the love

they brought into our lives.



Now the labourer’s task is over,

now the battle day is past.

Now upon the farther shore

lands the voyager at last.



Because in {her / his} life {she / he} was saintly,

in {her / his} heart {she / he} was loving and pure.

[Her / His} reward is a place in Heaven,

our grief we must endure.



There comes a time for all of us

when we must say good-bye.

But faith and hope and love and

trust, can never ever die.



As each day dawns we think of you,

as each night falls, we pray for you and

throughout our lives, no matter where,

in our hearts you are always there.



Never say goodbye to love

and let it pass away. Always

hold me in your heart and

think of me each day.



Those we love remain with us

for love itself lives on, and

cherished memories never fade

because a loved one’s gone.



They say there is a reason,

they say that time will heal.

But neither time or reason,

will change the way we feel.



Those we love don’t go away,

they walk beside us every day,

unseen, unheard, but always near,

still loved, still missed and very dear.



Until we meet again, may God

hold you in the palm of his hand.



If tears could build a stairway,

and memories a lane, I’d walk

right up to heaven and bring

you home again.



Looking back with memories,

upon the path you trod. We bless

the hours we had with you and

will leave the rest with God.



All I ask is that you will remember

me at Mass and Holy Communion.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray

for us who have recourse to thee.



Imagine if I was given one moment,

just a single slice of my past.

I could hold close forever,

and that moment would always last.



A silent thought, a quiet prayer,

for a special person in God’s care.



We honour you for whom you were

and the special things you’ve done…

that made your life so rewarding

and made you such a special {woman / man}.



Deep are the memories,

precious they stay;

no passing of time,

can take them away.



God grant me the serenity

to accept the things, I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.



Just a prayer from the ones who

loved you, Just a memory fond

and true, In our hearts you will

live forever, Because we thought

the world of you.



There comes a time we all must part but

you left too soon and broke our hearts.

We know that you are now at peace,

our thoughts of you will never cease.

Too dearly loved to be forgotten.



Gone are the days we used to share

but in our hearts you are always there.

The gates of memory will never close

we miss you more than anyone knows.



We hold you close within our hearts,

And there you shall remain. To walk

with us throughout our lives,

until we meet again...



If we could have a lifetime wish

and a dream that could come true.

We would pray to God with all our

hearts, just to see and speak to you.



Time cannot steal the treasures

that we carry in our hearts. With

tender love and deep regret we

who love you and will never forget.



Things I feel most deeply

are the hardest things to say.

Dear {Dad / Mum}, I loved you always,

in my own very special way.

If I could have one lifetime wish,

one dream that could come true.

I’d pray to God with all my heart,

someday I’ll be with you.



Our {Mother / Father} kept a garden,

a garden of the heart.

{She / He} planted all good things

that gave our lives a start.

{She / He} turned us to the sunshine,

the seeds of what we'll be.

We are our {mother's / father’s} garden.

We are her legacy.



I'll never find another friend

to take the place of you. No

one will ever touch my life

exactly like you do. No one

who's quite so thoughtful,

no one I cherish so. No one

will mean so much to me;

I just wanted you to know.



We lost a {Dad / Mum} with a heart of gold.

How much we miss {him / her} can never

be told. {He / She} shared our troubles

and helped us along. If we

follow {his / her} footsteps, we

will never go wrong.



Please. God, forgive a silent tear,

a fervent wish our {Dad / Mum} was here.

There are others, yes we know,

but {he / she} was ours and we loved {him/ her} so.

Dear God, please take a message

to our {Father / Mother} in Heaven above.

Tell him how much we miss {him / her}

And give him all our love.



If roses grow in Heaven Lord,

please pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my {mother’s / father’s} arms

and tell {her / him} they’re from me.

Tell {her / him} I love {her / him and miss {her / him} so much

And when {she / he} turns to smile,

place a kiss upon {her / his} cheek

and hold {her / him} for awhile.



Don’t weep at my grave,

for I am not there. I’ve a

date with a butterfly to

dance in the air. I’ll be

singing in the sunshine,

wild and free, playing

tag with the wind, while

I’m waiting for thee.



When we remember your smile,

it brightens up our day. And

thoughts of your warmth and

love, always smooth the way.

Your gentle spirit is still with us,

though you maybe gone.

Sunny days and cool breezes,

always for you dear {Mum / Dad}.



Our Father,

who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name;

Thy kingdom come;

Thy will be done on earth

as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.




Hail Mary, full of grace.

The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

 Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners, now and

 at the hour of our death,




No farewell words were

spoken, no time to say goodbye.

You were gone before we knew it,

and only God can tell us why.

It broke my heart to lose you

but you didn’t go alone,

for part of me went with you,

the day God called you home.



Beautiful things in this life

are manifold it’s true. We

count the stars by thousands,

the birds and flowers too.

The sunsets and dawning’s,

rare beauties far and near,

but all the wide world over,

there’s just one ‘{Mother / Father} Dear.’



O gentle and loving Saint Anthony,

you whose heart was ever full of

human sympathy, whisper my prayer

to the ears of the infant Jesus, who

loved to linger in your arms. One

word from you and my prayer will

be granted. Speak that word and the

gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.



May you always walk in sunshine

and God’s love around you flow.

For the happiness you gave us,

no one will ever know.

It broke our hearts to lose you

but you did not go alone.

A part of us went with you,

the day god called you home.



It’s so strange that those in need

and those we love the best,

are just the ones God called away

and took them home to rest.

But every time I think of {Dad / Mum}

I seem to hear God say:

“Have faith and trust my Promise

You’ll meet again some day”.



If we had all the world to give,

we’d give it, yes, and more.

To hear {his / her} voice, to see {his / her} smile

and greet {him / her} at the door.

But all we can do dear {father / mother},

is go and tend your grave.

And leave behind tokens of love

To the best {Dad / Mum} that God made.



God saw you getting tired,

and a cure was not to be.

So He put his arms around you

and whispered, “Come to Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you

and saw you pass away, and

although we loved you dearly,

we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.



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 we’ll claim a great reward,

and find an everlasting peace,

together with the Lord.



I am home in heaven, dear ones.

Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is a perfect joy and beauty

in the everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,

every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever,

safely home in heaven at last.

There is work still waiting for you,

so you must not idly stand,

do it now, while life remaineth . . .

You shall rest in God’s own land.

When that work is all completed,

he will gently call you Home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting

Oh, the joy to see you come!



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,

I’d like to leave an echo

whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing

times and bright and

summer days.

I’d like the tears of those who

grieve, to dry before the sun,

Of happy memories that I leave

When life is done.



Right now I'm in a different place

and though we seem apart.

I'm closer than I ever was

I'm there inside your heart.

I'm with you when you greet each day

and while the sun shines bright

I'm there to share the sunsets too,

I'm with you every night

I'm with you when the times are

 good to share a laugh or two,

and if a tear should start to fall

I'll still be there for you

And when that day arrives

that we no longer are apart.

I'll smile and hold you close to me

forever in my heart.



You’ve just walked on ahead of us

and we’ve got to understand.

We must release the one’s we love

and let go of their hands.

We try to cope the best we can

but we’re missing you so much.

If we could only see you

and once more feel your touch.

Yes, you’ve just walked on ahead of us.

Don’t worry we’ll be fine

But now and then I swear I feel

Your hands slip into mine.



In tears we saw you sinking,

and watched you pass away.

Our hearts were almost broken,

we wanted you to stay.

But when we saw you sleeping,

so peaceful, free from pain.

How could we wish you back

with us, to suffer that again?

It broke our hearts to lose you,

but you did not go alone.

For part of us went with you,

the day God took you home.



I’ve lost my life’s companion,

A life linked with my own,

you’re still mine to remember,

a {husband / wife} proud to own.

Many a tear I’ve shed since I lost you,

many more will continue to fall,

you took my happiness with you,

the happiest hours of all.

Thus shall I walk with you

and keep the bond that love doth give,

knowing that remembrance,

though unspoken,

shall reach you wherever you live.



I’ll lend you for a little while,

a child of mine God said.

For you to love {her / him} while {she / he} lives

and mourn for when {she’s / he’s} dead.

It may be six or seven years,

or forty-two or three.

But will you, ‘til I call {her / him} back,

take care of {her / him} for me. {She’ll / He’ll}

bring {her / his} charms to gladden you

and should {her / his} stay be brief.

You’ll always have {her / his} memories

as a solace for your grief.



Feel no guilt in laughter,

I know how much you care.

Feel no sorrow in a smile,

that I’m not here to share.

But let the memories comfort

 you, a word someone my say

will suddenly recapture

a time, an hour, a day

that brings me back as clearly

as though I were still here.

And fills you with the feelings

that I’m always near. For

if you keep those moments

we’ll never be apart.

And I will live forever

locked safe within your heart.



Your gentle face and patient smile‚

with sadness we recall. You had a

kindly word for each and died

beloved by all. The voice is

mute and stilled the heart‚

that loved us well and true.

Ah‚ bitter was the trial to part

from one as good as you.

You are not forgotten loved one

nor will you ever be

As long as life and memory last

we will remember thee.

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.



I often lie awake at night

when the world is fast asleep.

I think about the {sister / brother} I love

with tears upon my cheeks.

I can’t get over losing you

no matter how I try. I will

always keep you in my

heart until the day I die.

You were that special {sister / brother}

that many were a fond.

But no one had, what we had,

a {Sister’s / Brother’s} special bond.



Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who

fled to thy protection, implored thy help,

or sought thine intercession was left

unaided. Inspired by this confidence,

I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my

mother; to thee do I come, before

thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

despise not my petitions, but in thy

mercy hear and answer me. Amen.



Don’t grieve for me, for I’m free,

I’m following path God made for me.

I took his hand, I heard him call,

then turned and bid farewell to all.

I could not stay another day

to laugh, to love, to sing, to play,

tasks left undone must stay that way.

I found my peace…at close of play

and if my parting left a void,

then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

ah yes, these things I too will miss.



Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland,

you gave hope to your people in a time

of distress and comforted them in sorrow.

You have inspired countless pilgrims to

pray with confidence to your divine Son,

remembering His promise: “Ask and you

shall receive, seek and you shall find”.

Help me to remember that we are all

pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me

with love and concern for my brothers

and sisters in Christ, especially those

who live with me. Comfort me when I

am sick, lonely or depressed. Teach me

how to take part ever more reverently

in the Holy Mass. Pray for me now,

and at the hour of my death. Amen



We little knew that morning that

God was going to call your name,

in life we loved you dearly,

in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

you did not go alone,

for part of us went with you,

the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,

your love is still our guide,

and though we cannot see you,

you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same,

but as God calls us one by one,

the chain will link again.


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