Father Death Poem

Poem For Dad In Heaven

Death is not the end, it is only a bridge to another place.

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My dad died of leukemia just about 10 days ago and I'm devastated. There was so many things I wanted to tell him and I can't anymore. What should I do because I am going to hate Father's day …

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© Disarae G. Kuhn

Published: Feb 2006

My Dad

I know this man
Who is dear to my heart
Suddenly one day
It was torn all apart

This man taught me everything
That I needed to know
But I never really listened
Until he had to go

He gave me love
And touched my life
It's all over now
He no longer has to fight

He tried to teach me
Right for wrong
The day he left
I wasn't that strong

He is gone now
It is hard to believe
This man is my dad
Who I will never see

But I will see him again
This I know
The day will come
When it's time for me to go

So, I'll hold him dear
And close to my heart
Cause the day we meet
I know we'll never be torn apart.


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  • by Maria
  • 11/10/2014

My dad died of leukemia just about 10 days ago and I'm devastated. There was so many things I wanted to tell him and I can't anymore. What should I do because I am going to hate Father's day without him and his birthday was 4 days after he died. I can't take this and I'm only 13 what should I do please someone tell me


  • by Ruben, South Carolina
  • 8/29/2014

I lost my dad about 4 years ago he got shot and I was four, now I am 9 it hurts me when I even think about it. I keep suffering from it everyday but its okay because I know my father is watching over me and he still will protect me from all the bad things in the world but most of all he still loves me and I will always love him too R.I.P daddy forever in my heart


  • by Sabrina
  • 6/13/2014

I am 12 years old, my friend lost her father 2 months ago she is the elder sister in her family with 1 brother and 2 sister who are younger then her, her mother is about 30 years old, when her father died and she was like nothing has happened and in the morning when she wakes up she feels like her father is still on work to his office. But I don't know how she settle all these problems and how did her mother faced it easily and so simply .
I pray for her and may her father's soul be happy and well.


  • by Richie,England
  • 12/25/2013

I lost my dad 2 days ago and this poem hit the nail on the head, I will read it at the funeral if I can hold back the tears. Thank you for writing this poem R.I.P Dad always thinking of you, your loving son xx


  • by Annellyse, Pennsylvania
  • 12/21/2013

I have two sisters. We all have different dads. My dad and my older sisters dad's weren't in our lives. My little sisters dad, however took their place. Sadly, he died when my little sister was 7 weeks old. He had been there for our family for 5 years and spent every minute he could with us. He never missed a night of saying he loved us and tucking us in. He was amazing. I guess he got tired of his weight and decided to go for surgery for it. Next thing I knew we were gathered in his hospital room as he was dying. Something went wrong. He smiled until he couldn't no more. The last thing he said to me was "I love you". He was gone. I love him and miss him soo much. This poem helped me. Thank you!
P.S. I miss you daddy :(


  • by Lana
  • Dec 2013

I Lost my Dad 4 3 years ago, He meant the whole world to me, Loosing him is like missing part of my body.

I thank God for my Dad. I know now he is watching over me wherever he is.
When I read your poem I just can't stop myself from crying, it hurts a lot!!! But thanks for the lovely poem.

I love you dad and missing so much!!!


  • by Irene Szobolai
  • Oct 2013

My dad passed away one month ago this poem is really touch me. I know my dad is in heaven now. I love my dad so much I couldn't imagine that he's gone now. He died from cardiac arrest. I love him so much. How I wish I see him again.


  • by Aneela, Boise Idaho
  • Oct 2013

My dad died 6 months ago from an untreatable cancer. This poem made me cry a lot because it is so true. I never thought there would come a day that I would loose my dad but I guess it was his turn in line to go meet the man upstairs himself. I can't blame anybody for this but I always think it is my fault. He wasn't even my real dad he was my step dad, but he was he best father figure in the world!
Daddy's little girl! Xoxoxox


  • by Abdul Rehman, Islamabad
  • Aug 2013

Whoever wrote this! I want to say thank you. I lost my dad in a car accident... I really do miss him and can never forget him. The thoughts that one day we'll get together consoles me.


  • by Becky, Michigan
  • Jul 2013

I lost my father 9 months ago to lung cancer. I cried reading this. He was diagnosed on October 5th and we were told he had 9 months to a year to live. It was only 22 days from diagnosis to death. I miss him terribly.


  • by Mumbai
  • Jul 2013

I lost my dad six years ago when I was in sixth grade. I have no siblings so I was to one to do all rituals at his funeral.. I still don't believe ..it's hard to believe. He loved me a lot. He gave me my name my identity. Did a lot for me. Sometimes I cry.. cry louder harder I just wish he comes back. :( but I know its not possible.. and loved your poem. Thanks. Love you dad missing you like hell.


  • by Karen Nelson
  • Jun 2013

I can really relate to this poem, it's my dads birthday tomorrow he would of been 71, we lost my dad 2 half years ago, I miss him so much, my dad died from cancer and really suffered at the end, my dad was a fighter xxxxxx love and miss you dad xxxx


  • by Darlene, Seattle, Washington
  • May 2013

My father passed away last week, on May 23rd. His funeral is tomorrow. He was 86 and I am 46. He was still my Daddy and I his little girl! Thank you for sharing your stories. It helps.


  • by Mayssa, Tunisia
  • Mar 2013

My dad passed away February 10th 2013 after a long fight with cancer, I really do miss him , I can't forget how my dad was suffering and becoming so weak ... I'm 17 and I need my dad to be by my side, I wish I could see him again. may he rest in peace


  • by Kysha
  • Feb 2013

My father, my dad, my hero passed away Nov. 26 2013. His name is Clifford also known as cooker. he was the greatest dad a little girl could have. although I'm an 38 yr. old adult I will always be daddy's little girl. I just wanted to share how much I love and miss my dad. It just seems so unreal at times. It is the pain that never goes away...and to watch him slowly die of cancer to see this strong man become so weak and fragile is the hardest thing to watch. I take little comfort in knowing you no longer have to suffer that way but I will forever wish to live life with you again. You sleep peacefully now..


  • by Morgan
  • Jan 2013

I know that I will see him again but I still miss him and I will still remember him in my heart even though he passed away. He's always been the best person in my heart. He was the most caring person that I knew. I know he still watches over me and I will keep praying for him.


  • by Chris, UK
  • Jan 2013

I miss my dad, I lost him the 3rd of December. Man this made me cry and is exactly how I feel word for word. Sometimes I even feel I want to see him again but sooner but I know that wouldn't be right on my mum or my brother just my dad, I went to see him for everything all my problems, or even just for some banter. But I lost him after 4 1/2 years of him struggling he died painlessly and peacefully but there was a car accident not crash that cut his life expectancy from 6 years to 4 1/2. This has taught me expect the unexpected and cherish every moment. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him. RIP dad... 03/12/12<3 from your son.


  • by Joanna
  • Dec 2012

My Dad passed away on 11/04/12 from cancer, he was getting weaker and I seen him until he could no longer go on in life. He was my hero. We had such a great bond I was his little girl. Till God took him from me I have so much anger. I wish he could of waited, to see me graduate high school and show him my good grades, so many things we still needed to do but his time came to soon. My last dance with him was when I was 15, and how I'd love to get one more dance with him .. He fought this cancer for 12 years until he no longer could. I miss you Dad and I love you. Until we meet again till then guide me in life because I can't do this alone you were always there for me, in flesh now in sprit I ask you to guide me.


  • by Jessica, West Virginia
  • Dec 2012

I grew up with my Dad and an older brother. My mom moved away when I was in 2nd grade so it was just us. I was a Daddy's girl from the day I was born! We were so close and had a bond that was unbreakable. When I had my daughter, it was like watching him raise me all over again, except he let her chew gum :) He loved her and thought she was so special (and I agree with that) and of course spoiled her rotten. Last year, on fathers day, he called me early in the morning and said he had called 911 and I met him at his house and followed the ambulance to the hospital. He was only 63 years old. 7 and 1/2 weeks later, after being on a vent all that time, I had to make the decision as medical power of attorney to take him off. He passed with grace on July 29, 2011. I was looking for some comfort as this time of year is rough and found this poem. I cried and remembered how grateful I am to have had such a wonderful dad and poppaw in my life.


  • by Teachawonna,Mississippi
  • Dec 2012

My daddy died when I was five he shot in the head I'm 13 now its Christmas eve and I miss seeing my daddy. This poem is so true.


  • by Jane, Yorkshire
  • Nov 2012

25/11/2012 Sunday evening, my dad said goodnight for the last time. He did not know he was leaving us and we did not have the heart to tell him he was surrounded by his daughters, son and wife. I saw this poem whilst looking for something to comfort my sisters and brother and it did help. I don't know how were going to get through the next few days but we are lucky to have each other and our Mam.


  • by Kiran, London
  • Nov 2012

I lost my Dad on 27 Nov 2011 to a rare type of NHL. He battled against his cancer for 9 months and he was doing well. But suddenly he was taken away. He did not suffer his latter days and maybe that's why it was unexpected. Its left a hole, a dark hole that nothing else can fill because you realize there was so much more that I'd like to have said. For daddy's little girl its hard to believe that he is no more. But for those that still have a chance once you've read this go speak to your Mum and Dad tell them how much they mean to you- while you still have a chance. This poem has made me realize that I am not alone in the pain we feel, it was perfect!


  • by Ann, Scotland
  • Nov 2012

I lost my dad on the 9th Dec. 2011 and the pain is so bad. I loved the poem and it sounds so much like my dad I feel he was beside me when I was reading it xx rest in peace dad miss you and will see you soon xx


  • by Amanda, Indiana
  • Sep 2012

This poem touched my heart! I lost my father a two months ago today from COPD, and heart failure. Thank you for brightening my day!


  • by Danielle, Ireland
  • Jun 2012

My dad died two years ago. He was 39, he died after long of suffering. At least know I know he isn't suffering.


  • by Cheryl Ochang,Kenya
  • Jun 2012

I lost my dad when I was 10 years old. He had struggled with diabetes and high blood pressure. Though I was young I fondly remember his love for me and all his teachings. Apart from when I was in school I always spent the rest of my time with him. He was my bestfriend and though he has been gone for 12 yrs 3 months now it still feels like yesterday. I still love you so much dad and I cherish every moment we shared. May you continue to rest in eternal peace. Amen


  • by Portia Elliott
  • Dec 2011

I am 13 years old and lost my dad on October the 15th this year. He was going through a lot and couldn't cope with it any more, he hung himself. This poem really got to me. This is the first Christmas with him being gone :( I loved him and I was a daddy's girl. I pray for the others that have to go through this. The pain is unbearable. Love you daddy , R.I.P <3


  • by Frank
  • Nov 2011

Beautiful poem , very simple and raw. I lost my dad Oct. 25, he had a stroke and recovered after a month in the hospital...went through physical therapy, and seemed like he was going to make it after it all. We had good times during these days especially when he was recovering. I painted a room where he was going to be at his house. Then he went home. And on the second day Pop stood up and fell. They rushed him to the hospital. He had another stroke. Unbelievable! He fought for his life, but just didn't make it. I now know what its like to lose a dad. I feel for all that go through this. God bless all and pray for all that go through this human tragedy and others....


  • by Jeannie, West Virginia
  • Sep 2011

Lost my dad 6 months ago to a DUI driver. Saw this poem and it brought forth all the pain I have been feeling. I am 48 years old but it doesn't stop the pain and hurt that I feel. My dad was my rock and now he has been taken from me and my brothers and it is so unfair at the way he was taken... I do know he is in a much better place than we are here but doesn't stop the pain and hurt.


  • by Dolly, Nigeria
  • Sep 2011

I lost my father 7 days ago. This poem really touched me because the best moment which I'm waiting to share with him never came before he passed on. But I thank God for his life he is a great man and a hero in my community. PEACEFUL REST Sir.


  • by Megan London
  • Aug 2011

my dad died when I was 7 I don't think anyone can explain how hard it is to lose a dad especially when you're his little girl RIP daddy :'( xx


  • by Karly, Olean NY
  • Apr 2011

My dad died 2 years ago from lung cancer. I was put up for adoption 9 years ago and have been through 7 homes. I was adopted 4 years ago but haven't seen him since I was a child. the last thing I remember about the last time I saw him was the big smile on his face cuz he was happy to see me. I always hoped I would see him again...


  • by Desirae, Florida
  • Mar 2011

My friend's Father just died of cancer this morning...I'm the one who cried the most... but this poem is so touching and inspiring. thank you for letting me see in a different way.


  • by Rachel Marmora, Ontario
  • Mar 2011

This poem was amazing!
My dad has a disease called Fibromyalgia and this slowly kills him. I lost the two closest people to me when I was 5 and 7, these were my grandparents. My dad is the last close person to me. I cannot lose him, it kills me everyday seeing him suffer thru this.


  • by Sherrie Davis, Hillsboro, N.H
  • Nov 2010

My father is dying from lung cancer. He is in his last stages. We knew it was coming but to see him suffer and slowly die is still the most devastating thing I've ever had to go through. Its hard to think that once he passes ill never be able to hug him or talk to him again. I still cant wrap my head around the fact he will be gone forever. Dad I love you with all my heart and you were the best parent any kid could ever have. You'll be forever in my heart. No one will ever take your place.


  • by Dallas Texas
  • Nov 2009

My dad died when I was five years old, he got ran over and this poem hit me hard.


  • by Sharon
  • Jun 2009

My dad passes away yesterday and I am so lost without him. I read this poem and I felt as though he was by my side. I would like to read this at the funeral but not sure if I will be able to. It seem to give me peace.


  • by angela dawn johnston
  • Mar 2009

my dad passed away 14 years ago in a house fire and I miss he so he was my life. I was a daddy girl all my life, I just miss dad so bad. I have 3 boys now he never met I hope he can see them with me now I love you're poem it helped me through a bad day


  • by tonya
  • Jan 2009

my dad passed away almost 6 months ago, he was 84 and he died of cancer. this has been the worst thing of my life. I am 33 years old but its still killing me trying to get through this time. I feel like my whole world has been pulled out from under me. I was a daddys girl all my life. I just miss him so bad. my mom is still with me thank god.


  • by wanda schuster
  • Dec 2008

My father passed six months ago. This is our first Christmas without him. The poem really touched me.


  • by leah
  • Nov 2008

my dad committed suicide when I was 4, and this poem is amazing!


  • by julie
  • Oct 2008

My friend lost her dad just last night, I lost mine 5 months ago. I was looking for a poem to go in a card, this one made me cry, remembering how true it is, and how much I miss him.


  • by Amanda Carroll
  • Aug 2008

I lost my dad to cancer 4 months ago. this poem made me cry. Not in a bad way. I enjoyed the poem.


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