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Uncles Poems to Help Celebrate your Favourite Uncle

Uncles Poems to Help Celebrate your Favourite Uncle.

Uncles Poems – Do you have a special uncle who gives your life joy? That is an amazing thing. Celebrate by reading a few poems about uncles, this special friendship.

You will have the sad job of choosing a funeral poem to read at the memorial service for your uncle. Or maybe you’re looking for a heartfelt poem on his birthday to share with your uncle. This compilation has you covered, irrespective of your reason for seeking a poem.Uncles Poems

1. To Laugh Often and Much

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of the intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know that one life has breathed easier
because you lived here.
This is to have succeeded.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Death Be Not Proud

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

By John Donne

3. Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The Carriage held but just Ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess – in the Ring
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain
We passed the Setting Sun

Or rather – He passed us
The Dews drew quivering and chill
For only Gossamer, my Gown
My Tippet – only Tulle

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground
The Roof was scarcely visible
The Cornice – in the Ground

Since then – ‘tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity

By Emily Dickinson

4. Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

By Mary Elizabeth Frye

5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

By Dylan ThomasUncles Poems

6. Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

By Alfred Tennyson

7. When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be

When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,
Before high-piled books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain;
When I behold, upon the night’s starred face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows with the magic hand of chance;
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love — then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.

By John Keats

8. As We Look Back

As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering …..
Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us …..
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgment,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles and times we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We’re thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.

By Clare Jones

9. I Thought Of You With Love Today

I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,

I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.

by Unknown Author

10. To My Uncle

A giant pine, magnificent and old
Stood staunch against the sky and all around
Shed beauty, grace and power.
Within its fold birds safely reared their young.
The velvet ground beneath was gentle,
and the cooling shade gave cheer to passers by.
Its towering arms a landmark stood, erect and unafraid,
As if to say, “Fear naught from life’s alarms”.

It fell one day.
Where it had dauntless stood was loneliness and void.
But men who passed paid tribute – and said,
“To know this life was good,
It left it’s mark on me. Its work stands fast”.
And so it lives. Such life no bonds can hold –
This giant pine, magnificent and old.

By Georgia Harkness (modified)

11. Your Spirit

I know that no matter what
You will always be with me.
When life separates us
I’ll know it is only your soul
Saying goodbye to your body
But your spirit will be with me always.
When I see a bird chirping on a nearby branch
I will know it is you singing to me.
When a butterfly brushes gently by me so care freely
I will know it is you assuring me you are free from pain.
When the gentle fragrance of a flower catches my attention
I will know it is you reminding me
To appreciate the simple things in life.
When the sun shining through my window awakens me
I will feel the warmth of your love.
When I hear the rain pitter patter against my window sill
I will hear your words of wisdom
And will remember what you taught me so well’
That without rain trees cannot grow
Without rain flowers cannot bloom
Without life’s challenges I cannot grow strong.
When I look out to the sea.

By Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach

12. We Had a Wonderful Uncle

We had a wonderful uncle,
One who never really grew old;
His smile was made of sunshine,
And his heart was solid gold;
His eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in his cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful uncle,
And that’s the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
He’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
He will like what he sees.

by Unknown Author (modified)

13. He Has Achieved Success

He has achieved success who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much:
who has enjoyed the trust of pure women,
the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
who has filled the niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it;
whether by an improved poppy,
a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty
or failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in others
and given the best he had.
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.

By Bessie A Stanley

14. Youth and Age

a breeze mid blossoms straying,
Where Hope clung feeding, like a bee—
Both were mine! Life went a-maying
With Nature, Hope, and Poesy,
When I was young!

When I was young?—Ah, woful When!
Ah! for the change ‘twixt Now and Then!
This breathing house not built with hands,
This body that does me grievous wrong,
O’er aery cliffs and glittering sands,
How lightly then it flashed along:—
Like those trim skiffs, unknown of yore,
On winding lakes and rivers wide,
That ask no aid of sail or oar,
That fear no spite of wind or tide!
Nought cared this body for wind or weather
When Youth and I lived in’t together.

Flowers are lovely; Love is flower-like;
Friendship is a sheltering tree;
O! the joys, that came down shower-like,
Of Friendship, Love, and Liberty,
Ere I was old!
Ere I was old? Ah woful Ere,
Which tells me, Youth’s no longer here!
O Youth! for years so many and sweet,
‘Tis known, that Thou and I were one,
I’ll think it but a fond conceit
It cannot be that Thou art gone!

by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (modified)

15. If I know you well

I have had a good time in your company
And all the jokes that I have shared
You helped me a lot in need
And advised me to always do good deed
Uncle you have also inspired me a lot
So I would like to thank you from my every thought
You are simply the best
Happy birthday to you
May God bless you!

by Unknown AuthorUncles Poems

16. Always In My Heart

I love you Uncle
Even though you can’t say it
I know you love me too

I don’t know if you understand
Because of your disease
But I want you to know
You’re always in my heart

My mind can’t comprehend
Why God would choose you
To mentally handicap
when you have such a warm heart

I hope you can hear me
And even if you can’t
I want you to know
You’re always in my heart.

by Sarah

17. My Uncle

I came into this life.
You held me in your arms.
You kept me safe
So no one could harm.

You taught me values.
Lessons in life I would learn.
You taught me to respect;
I gave you love in return.

You have always been in my life
Through thick and thin,
And now my lonely journey
Without you will begin.

For you were my hero,
Forever and a day.
You will always remain that hero
Till I meet you again someday.

I will embrace you in my arms
And hold on tight.
I will stand by your side
And you will never leave my sight.

I miss you so much.
The pain does not ease.
I pray you are happy
And finally at peace.

by Nikkii Fahy

18. Thanks To My Uncle

Mother’s brother
Took me in as his daughter
Wiped the tears from my face
Father took off, so he filled his place
No questions about his loyalty
The love he shows already answered them for me
Day and night I bow and pray
Giving God praise for letting him stay in my life another day
My protector when life gets rough
No one can break our bond, because it’s strong and tough
In his eyes he reveals a secret
Something that is so beautiful, but only we share it
His love is pure, like no other
Thank you grandma for having my mother’s brother.

by Crystal S. Johnson

19. Calling Angels

we waited as if it was an eternity,
growing up with him every single
day or every other day wishing and
hoping that he would one day get
up and joke and play around with
everyone. like he always did. but he
knew it was his time, he knew the
angels were calling for him. a few
friendly faces to greet him through the
heavenly gates. so he lifted high and floated
high with no pain, God set him free of his pain.

by Amy Angiano

20. I Will Never Forget

Easy come, and easy go
It’s very hard to let you go
Don’t think I won’t remember
Because I will never forget

It was hard to see you in that bed
The look of sadness and my dread
But you looked so peaceful, I will admit

You thought you were strong
We knew you were
But it got you
It took you over
It ate you alive
Until,
There was not a single breath
It took them all,
Not a single one left

You were so weak
We kept you strong,
So we thought,
But we were wrong

We love you and miss you
We wish you were here
But we can have only memories
And don’t you think I won’t remember
Because I,
I will never forget

by Elizabeth Tremblay

Uncles Poems –They are both a relative and a companion; one of the few individuals capable of being both.

You will use your relationship with your uncle to figure out who you are and what you can do in your relationship with your dad. He will satisfy the emotional needs that your father might not have fulfilled.

Dailytimepoems – Uncles Poems 

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