Missing You Poem

In memory of a loving dad who his daughter never got the chance to know.

A Loving Dad

© Patricia M. Green
I wish I had my dad by my side
Just thinking of him makes me cry
Never being able to get to know him
Hurts me inside everyday that goes by
The stories I hear
To my eyes they bring a tear
Before I had to say good-bye
I wish with him I had more time
My mom lets me know how much he cared
Since I was too young to have my own memories to share
Seeing pictures of him I want to know
Why so soon he had to go
Good things that he did to help someone else
Hearing about that just makes my heart melt
I just hoped that the time with him could have been longer
Because I know he was a loving husband and father
I am sad that we are apart
I miss my dad with all my heart


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • I wasn't real young when my daddy passed away I was 23years old but I still wish we had more time together…

    latisha Frazier Submitted Sep 2009
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  • This is perfect.. I never knew my dad either. he died just 2 months before I was born. I hear stories about him all the time and it just makes me want to cry. Everybody tells me I look like him and he would have been a great dad that would have done anything to make me happy.

    Shanna Submitted Apr 2010
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  • I was just 12 when my dad passed away. Today marks 18 years since he left us, to me its just like it happened yesterday. So many unanswered questions in my heart. gone too soon. Wherever you are Dad just know that l love you and l miss you so much.

    Angela Submitted Oct 2010
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  • I was 6 when my dad pass way and 8 years on it hasn't hit me. I hate Christmas and birthdays because he is not there to see them all, and I feel I didn't get to know him. Yes I see lots of picture and hear lots of stories, but I wish it was him here telling me them not my family. My dad, the one that made them, you know. That poem it made me cry soo much. now I know I'm not the only young child missing her daddy so much.

    Grace Submitted Dec 2010
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  • just felt the need to comment because this poem described exactly how I feel.

    Anonymous Submitted Feb 2011
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  • My dad passed away when I was 25 days old. I hate parties and charismas because I feel alone and this poet really did a great job.

    Toronto Submitted Mar 2012
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  • My son's father tragically died while I was five months pregnant. This poem really touched my heart. Although my son is only five he asks where his father is and why he never comes to see him. Breaks my heart every time.... I am going to save this poem for him for when he is older.

    Hilary, Alabama Submitted 6/15/2013
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  • My two oldest children lost their dad at very young ages my son was nine months the day we laid him to rest, my daughter was 3. As I watched them grow up with only me as their mother and father it was sad. My daughter remembers her dad and my son never had the chance to meet him, I share your pain through the pain I saw in the eyes of my two children celebrating holidays, birthdays and other things that others did with a dad. I send prayers of comfort to you as you move forward without the presence of your dad.

    Bernadett, Bellflower, CA Submitted 1/10/2014
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  • My dad passed away at the beginning of December, many years ago; but I still remember some 62 yrs. later. He was turning 32 yrs. old the first of Jan. of the next year. The 4 of us were January babies....my brother would be turning 9, myself..7, and my little sister 3 years. She didn't really know her daddy; so Mom became her and our, "both" mother and father. I didn''t realize the sacrifices that my mother had to face; until I myself became a mother. But, I remember, so well, my father voice....singing "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean", to me each night, before tucking me into bed.
    "God bless you, dad"!

    Andrea, Vanc. Island, B.C. Submitted 1/31/2014
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