Short poem for my sister’s memorial

Here we have a short poem for a sister’s memorial. This is a very poignant piece, for a sister who has passed away.

If tears could build a stairway
and thoughts a memory lane
I’d walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again
No Farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

My heart’s still active in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you’ll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you’ll always stay.

God knows why, with chilling touch,
Death gathers those we love so much,
And what now seems so strange and dim,
Will all be clear, when we meet Him.
I Knew you for a Moment

Written unknown author.

Here is another poem written by one of our readers following the loss of two sisters.

I saw my sister in the chapel of rest,
And held her little hand,
She looked so peaceful and content,
She will never understand the pain,

The hurt the tears i’ve cried
Wishing that she had never died.
All the months and all the years
We could of shared together
We still can do that,in my heart
Because the memory of you i’ll treasure.




Published On: 24th Oct 2015

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  1. My sister had a stroke 13 mths younger than myself. I turned 60 in January. She had been in a nursing home and died there. I didn’t get to tell her I love you, hug her or kiss her cheek. My family had her cremated and no service not even a memorial. I’m looking for a short poem to tape to a balloon on her BD 2/21 for my own closure.

    JLM 11 Feb at 11:25 pm
  2. I am preparing a eulogy for my sister who I found dead last Monday. You can search for poems for my sister at her death and they have many ideas. I’m so sorry I know how you feel. We have to go on and remember the good times we had.

    Esty Ferrel 4 Apr at 7:46 am
  3. Beautiful the ideal poem for my sister who has always been there for us ever since our parents died. Always thinking of us and helping us when she herself was experiencing pain and not telling anyone about it. Her death has left a void within our family .

    Nichole Radhakrishnan 16 Jul at 3:13 am