Father Death Poem

A poem from a child who is closest to her father. He has passed away but she knows that "heaven is never too far".

Heaven Is Never Too Far

© Elisha L. Garner
Words cannot explain
how much you mean to me
nothing could ever compare
or even ever be

you're my papa, my own and only
you're my leaning post
although I love my family
you're the one I love most

even though you may be leaving
you'll still be in my heart
you'll always be real close
even though we're far apart

while you're in heaven, please watch over me
and help me as I grow
you have taught me so much
but there is still so much more to know

I'm not going to say good-bye
or that I can't go on
I'll say I love you, and see you later
even though you're gone

I love you papa, more than you'll ever know
I know you'll be in heaven as a shining star
no matter how far away you seem
heaven is never too far

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Published: Feb 2006

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  • this is very nice and sad

    melly Submitted Feb 2009
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  • This poem touched me a lot.
    my dad dies past December in a murder.
    thanks for writing this poem (:
    it helped a lott

    Maricela Submitted Jun 2009
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  • This poem is wonderful. I lost my father four days ago I called him papa. He died suddenly. Tomorrow I have to say good bye, and bye is not what I want to say. This poem helped thank you and God bless.

    Vallejo, CA Submitted Mar 2010
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  • that was a touching poem my dad died when I was 8 and I'm 10 now and I will still never forget the man I lost on October 15th 2007 thanks that poem means a lot to me and keep up the good work that poem was the most touching poem I've heard yet keep it up

    Spanaway, WA Submitted Mar 2010
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  • This poem reminds me about when my dad passed away. My mom hates me, and so does my bros and sisters, but my dad was the only one who I love and who loves me. This poem is very inspirational and I love this poem.

    Gilroy, Ca Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I was only eleven when my dad died an he died over a lot of different things but if I could ever just have one wish it would be that I could have him back but now I feel so empty

    Sheila Seitz Submitted Nov 2010
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  • This is very sweet. My Daddy passed away last February. And words can't describe how much I miss him. Thanks for sharing your poem! It's touching. (:

    Elizabeth, Va Submitted Jan 2011
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  • Thank you much for sharing this poem. It brought me tears this morning reading it but I will never give up on life because I know my daddy is watching over me everytime as I grow up. I love and miss you daddy so much. missing you like crazy every single day of my life...Forever Missing you and I love you till no end.

    Lady Emz Submitted Jun 2011
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  • My dad died Friday January 27 2012 and I was soo hurt I'm only 16 and I understand this poem a lot. thanks.

    Tymesha,Home Submitted Feb 2012
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  • The poem is so touching. I lost my Dad on Jan 29,2012. I would just wake up in the morning and thinking of him, his last moment, his last picture taken with me, his smile, the last birthday dinner....., I can't even go to his house now because I know he is not there anymore! He could have turned 90 this April 6 and my b-day is 4/4, my mom is 3/28 and we would all go out to it. My brother and sister were planning to fly in this year to celebrate, they even bought tickets. This would be the first time the whole family be together after so many years. It is so sad that we had a funeral instead of birthday party for him! It hurt so so so much just to think about that. If you ask me what I want, I wish I have a time machine that I could turn back time!

    Flora Submitted Mar 2012
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  • This poem really touched me a lot because I lost my dad on April 4, 2012. I'm only 16 years old he died 8 days before my birthday and I really miss him a lot he taught me so many things but there is still much more to learn. I miss him so much and I never tell him goodbye because I know I'm going to see him one day in heaven.

    Lupe,Ca Submitted Sep 2012
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  • This poem is really emotional. I love it. My dad died in a murder where he got kidnapped. I was only 2 years old and he was found dead on March 7 1999. Now I'm 17 and all I say to God is that I would love to have one day with him, at least one. And I know that all this time he has been that one watching over me after God has. So many problems and difficulties but only God can help. This poem help me understand and it also helped me in controlling myself. Thanks GREAT WRITING!

    Selvin Rubi Submitted Nov 2012
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  • I was 14 when I lost my dad in car accident. It happened on November 14, 2009. This poem made me cry because I started thinking about him. He was the only one I looked up to, he was my hero, he was the only one I could tell anything to. I could ask him for advice about anything but this poem touched my heart. Good job and keep writing.

    David Robinson Kentucky Submitted 8/9/2013
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