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What type of poems are suitable to read at funerals?

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Poems that honor the deceased by celebrating his life and positive traits are suitable for mourners to read at a funeral. Mourners can use poetry as a way to describe their personal relationship to the deceased and to share their happy or humorous memories of that person.

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Those who do not want to write their own poem can find a poem that reflects a particular trait or interest of the deceased. For instance, mourners can choose a poem celebrating the beauty of nature for a deceased person who loved the outdoors, or they can choose a poem that discusses the importance of being charitable for a deceased person who was kind and giving in life.

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