A Funeral Poem and Memorial Tribute Reading
for a Loved One Who Has Died After an Illness
Funeral Poems And Reflections-Vol I
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*This poem, "Brave Warrior", is copyrighted and is not a public domain work. Please be aware that some rights are reserved. Acceptable uses of this poem are for an individual to read it, or to print it on a funeral program to be shared with the family and friends who are the mourners attending a funeral, wake, or memorial service. If printed by a religious organization, funeral home or printing company, the poem needs to be accessed by the individual customer/ parishioner and forwarded to the enterprise. It is not to be reproduced in any income-generating or non-personal mass-media format. This poem may be posted on a personal web page or a personal social media web page as long as the copyright information is included and the www.poemsandreflections.com website link is included. It may also be printed in an obituary as long as the copyright information is included and the www.poemsandreflections.com website address is included. May this poem express your feelings of love and respect for your loved one who lived with such hope and refused to have his or her spirit defeated.
Before this world had started
Before our lives began
God assigned us all our challenges
Some hard things to withstand
Each of us were given
Some difficult things to do
But God gave his bravest warriors
An extra burden too
So you came to this earth in a body
Alt. Verse: So you were challenged with a body
Broken and quite ill
Alt. Verse: That became broken and quite ill
But life could never take from you
A solid, determined will
You kept your face turned toward the sunshine
Trapped in a body that only knew rain
Alt. Verse: Trapped in a body that knew too much rain
And chose to see the joys in life
In spite of constant pain
Alt. Verse: In spite of your illness and pain
And though your body was oft’ connected
To needles, machines and tubes
You bravely faced each day with them
While expressing gratitude
For the chance of simply being here
Though to us it didn’t seem fair
To see someone as special as you
Suffer in a body beyond repair
So when you’d honorably completed
Every trial you were assigned
God chose to bring you back to him
Freeing your bright spirit and mind
And though we’ll miss you deeply
So cherished and loved were you
We know you’re enjoying the freedom of heaven
Enjoying things that here you couldn’t do
And we are certain God is happy
To have you in heaven again
To have His brave and loving child
Close and safe with Him
We know you’ll continue to watch over us
For it’s something you’ve always done
And that you’ll never be too far from us
In the days and years to come
So (Loved One’s Name) sweet dreams for now…
Peacefully may you rest…
Confident in all the hearts you touched
And in all the lives you blessed
We do not doubt we’ll see you again
Someday whole and completely healed
For (Loved One’s Name)…you were one of the bravest warriors
To ever grace life’s battlefield!
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Important: This poem contains alternate verse options. Please choose between verse options and delete the verse options that you won't be using before printing the poem. You will also need to add your loved one's name to the poem in the last two stanzas (and delete the 'Loved One's Name' placeholder words.)
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