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Are birthday poems for the deceased appropriate?

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Birthday poems for the deceased are appropriate and are a special way to honor a loved one's memory. Often, these poems are read by friends and family at a gathering celebrating the deceased person's life.

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It is common for poems to be read at a loved one's memorial service. When the anniversary of their birth arrives, friends and family often want to do something special to celebrate the person's memory. Gathering together and celebrating the life of the deceased person is a unique way to keep his or her memory alive. Reading poems that have a special meaning or sharing fond memories and anecdotes are just a few ideas of what to incorporate into the celebration.

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