Loss Poem

Ode to the memory of Charles Irving Stratton III

Goodbye To My Dad

© Debra Marie
Goodbye dad I had to say
A few months ago on a cold winter day
I値l remember the good times and try not to be sad
But saying goodbye still hurts so bad

I miss you more then I can express
My love for you will never grow less
I keep trying to imagine how I will go on
I realize tomorrow is another dawn

I know you池e in heaven above
Looking down on us with all your love
Only to whisper in our ear
Remember that I値l never stopped loving you dear

I値l always remember the good times we had
Remember the man, my wonderful dad
I値l remember you each and every day
And if I need to talk to you, I値l just sit down and pray

One day we値l be together again
To talk about all the places we been
Until the time I値l always treasure
Having you for a dad was such a great pleasure

By Debra Marie Stratton-VanBuskirk


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Published: Jul 2009

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  • Yes, what a lovely touching poem. I lost my wonderful dad recently and I just cant get over it my heart is broken that I will never see him again. He was a joy and I feel so privileged to have gotten such a fantastic dad .

    josephiine o dowd Submitted Jul 2009

  • I lost my wonderful dad in November at the age of 53 it was so premature and this poem really touched me it said everything I felt
    thank you x

    Susan Submitted May 2010

  • It's hard to find a perfect poem. I loved this one. I also lost my dad 10 years ago, right before my 9th birthday. He was the only man/person/parent I had that actually took care of me & loved me unconditionally. I'm barely 21 & still suffer from this everyday. Nothing is perfect anymore, I lived a different life when he left. I just hope god can finally make me happy.

    Jennifer, California Submitted 6/9/2013

  • Love this poem. Lost my Dad three years ago from today on his Birthday. He was a very kind man that everyone loved. He was 80 years old.

    Thank you

    New York, Long Island Submitted 11/18/2013

  • I lost my dad a year ago... as it says in the poem "in a cold winter day"... it was Dec.02
    The poem touched me so deeply. It shows my relationship with my dad and exactly what kind of person he was... just like you knew him.
    Beautifully said.
    Thank you for this poem.

    Amal Submitted 12/3/2013

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