How To Write a Eulogy for Somebody You Don't Know?
April 9, 2014 10:24 AM Subscribe
My sister has asked me to deliver the eulogy for my nephew at his funeral next week. He was 21 when he died of a drug overdose. I am happy to do it, but the difficulty is that I did not know him. So, I am having a hard time getting started...
posted by The Blue Olly to Human Relations (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I need something that captures the idea that young deaths are more poignant / tragic / ?? than other deaths.
My sister has only given me two pieces of direction:
1 - She wants me to include the Lord's Prayer, and
2 - She does not want me telling stories about him, since I didn't know him. We recently attended a funeral where this approach was taken, and we both feel it was an awful approach.
So, I am looking for inspiration here. Poetry (modern or ancient), songs, essays, etc.