When you lose someone that was dear to you it is very difficult to think straight and find what you need to celebrate their life. One of the things I found most comforting was specially written funeral readings - it made speaking in public much easier at a time when my emotions were running high. In my research I came across a few ideas that helped me - I hope they will help you too.
Many people decide to read out funeral readings at the funeral, because of their great uplifting effect. Something which is beautifully written and sensible expressed can have incredibly positive effect on the bereaving. It can really help people to cope with the lost of the beloved person.
There is a vast number of funeral readings to choose from and many different ways how to select the right one. Some people decide to write their own funeral readings, other prefer to quote some of William Shakespeare’s writings or some other famous poems. This decision is rather personal, it depends on if feel like writing your own funeral reading or you rather choose some of the classic well-tested masterpieces. But in any case funeral readings serve like a celebration of the person who died and definitely help the mourning.
For every person grief is very difficult to face and the loss of someone who we cared so much about is very hard to get through. Only time can heal such grief. However, if there are words of comfort sometimes they can help the mourners by giving them a different perspective of the sad event. We learn to cope with the situation at least temporarily. Writing and reading funeral readings is very good for the grieving family until the funeral process is complete as it is excellent form of emotional relief.
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There is a great deal of funeral readings which are written by famous poets. At the same time there are also lots of brilliant funeral readings which are written by anonymous people. Some people even prefer to quote passages or verses from the bible. If you know the person very well you can write about him/her in your own words too. However make sure that you are cautious and a it is not overwhelming, because it might upset the bereaving family. A funeral readings should be written very gently and sensitively.
Writing about a person who is no longer alive is very difficult and writing about their death is even worse. A funeral readings should be not just writing down your feelings, but short story about the person and their journey through the life. People should realise through the poem that they lived with a very kind soul and an amazing person.