Loss Poem

Ode to the memory of Charles Irving Stratton III

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© Debra Marie

Published: Jul 2009

Goodbye To My Dad

Goodbye dad I had to say
A few months ago on a cold winter day
I'll 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're in heaven above
Looking down on us with all your love
Only to whisper in our ear
Remember that I'll never stopped loving you dear

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

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

By Debra Marie Stratton-VanBuskirk


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  • by Daisy
  • 5/23/2014

I lost my grandfather last year, and some days i still cry. It's just not the same without him, it's like someone has taken a chunk out of my heart. Your poem is beautiful xx


  • by Amal
  • 12/3/2013

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.


  • by New York, Long Island
  • 11/18/2013

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


  • by Jennifer, California
  • Jun 2013

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.


  • by Susan
  • May 2010

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


  • by josephiine o dowd
  • Jul 2009

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 .


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