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Some poems appropriate for a father's funeral include "Irish Blessing," "That Man is a Success" by Ralph Waldo Emerson and "Goodbye to My Dad," written by Debra Marie Stratton-VanBuskirk. These poems are short enough to ... More »

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One example of a motivational poem is "Success" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Another example is "Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True" by Helen Steiner Rice. More »

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Examples of poems about friendship include "On Friendship" by Kahlil Gibran and "The Glory of Friendship" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. "A Golden Chain" is another poem about friendship by Helen Steiner Rice. More »

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Some good anniversary poems are "To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet, "Man and Wife" by Robert Lowell, "Anniversary" by Louise Gluck, "Couple Sharing a Peach" by Molly Peacock, "Earth Tremors Felt in Missou... More »

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The website of the Academy of American Poets provides some suggested poems appropriate for funerals. Recommended elegiac poems include "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson, "In Memoriam" by Lord Alfred... More »

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Some of the best funeral poems are W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues," Mary Elizabeth Frye's "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" and Christina Rossetti's "Remember." These three poems illustrate both the devastation of death a... More »

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Based upon the ancient Greek origin of the elegy, a traditional mourning poem, the roots of elegaic poetry were founded by Renaissance poets Ben Jonson, Alexander Pope and John Donne. These roots define the proper elegy ... More »

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