A funeral of a child especially is the most heart wrenching moment. It is the most unfortunate thing to see a child who has just started living lose their life and especially for the parent it is a moment that will never pass. It is against nature to see our own younger ones pass away before our time and that is why it is so difficult to come to terms with it.
However, in a funeral which is a very formal occasion you can choose to read some poems that are especially written for a child and are very moving ones too.
The Comfort and Sweetness of Peace
After the clouds, the sunshine,
after the winter, the spring,
after the shower, the rainbow,
for life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease,
after life's cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace.
-Helen Steiner Rice
Our joys will be greater
Our love will be deeper
Our lives will be fuller
Because we shared your moment
'Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was'
Perhaps they are not
stars in the sky,
but rather openings
where our loved ones
to let us know they
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane, I’d walk
right up to heaven and bring you
A gift for such a little while,
your loss just seems so wrong,
you should not have left before us,
it’s with loved ones you belong.
Miss Me - But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little--but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me--but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me - But Let me Go!
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