Father Death Poem

Dear God Can I Have My Dad Back

Mya's Wish

© Nancy Wright
Dear God,
My name is Mya Hailey Garcia,
and I live here on Earth,
and as far as I've been told,
whatever I want,
I should ask you first.
I really don't know much about you,
only what I've heard grown up's say,
they say your something really magical,
and whenever I'm sad,
you'll make it go away.
"Well, if you can really hear me,
there's something I want to discuss,
but promise you won't tell my mommy,
just keep it, between the two of us,
I've been feeling a strange pain inside,
almost every single day,
it all started about a month ago,
when my Daddy went away.
They said that you took him far away,
to a very special place,
they said I shouldn't cry or worry,
cause someday,
I'll see my Daddy's handsome face,
I don't care what they say,
they don't know what's in my heart,
all I know is that my Daddy is gone,
and it's tearing me apart.
Okay, let me take a deep breathe,
and tell you what I want to say,
just be a little patient with me,
I'm just learning how to pray,
I want to make a deal with you,
and I hope that I 'm not misunderstood,
I want you to give my Daddy back to me,
and I promise, to always be good,
I know that sometimes I don't listen
and I can behave very bad,
but I promise to stop now,
if you let me see my Dad,
I miss him so very much,
I just don't know what to do,
I want to hug him,
kiss him,
play with him,
and wait for him after school,
what about when Christmas comes,
who will buy my toys?
What about when I get to high school,
who will keep me safe from bad boys?
If you can really hear me, can you help me?
cause I don't understand,
how can my Daddy be here with me one day,
and the next, his life is in your hands?
Who told you that you can have him?
Did you ever think of me?
Did you ever think of Mommy,
and how lonely, she would be?
I don't mean to yell at you,
or disrespect you, in any kind of way,
I'm just feeling very hurt and angry,
cause my Daddy's gone away!
What was that you said?
I think I hear you speak,
You say my Daddy is in a beautiful place,
where only good people meet,
You say that you'll watch over him,
as he watches over me.
You say you'll never leave him alone,
and by his side, you'll always be?
"Well", if that's the case,
I guess it will be alright,
that Daddy spends some time with you,
until we reunite.
Although it's still not clear to me,
the reason why he's gone,
I feel a little better now,
knowing that he is safe in your arms,
"ok", it's getting pretty late,
and I want to go to sleep,
but there's just one wish I want to make,
and I pray you grant it just for me,
I know that it's impossible,
you give me Daddy back, right now,
but could you make it summertime again,
when my Daddy was still around.

Amen, Love Mya


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Published: Jul 2008

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  • This poem touched me very deeply, I have 3 daughters whose father was killed in a motorcycle accident and their ages are 11,10 and 8 and one of my daughters middle name is Mya so when I read this I got to feel and understand what my daughters were going through, I even let them read it and they said it was how they felt. We are now going to print it and frame it and put it on their wall... Thank you to the writer may God bless YOU!!!

    Cynara Submitted Mar 2009
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  • Whenever I miss my dad, I always read this poem. I lost my dad 6 months ago and I am having a really hard time with it. He died of lung cancer after 4 months of finding out about the cancer. I miss him so much and I wish he was with me. I didn't even get to say goodbye. After reading this poem I've felt a little better, but I, too, wish that it was summertime because that was when daddy was still around.
    RIP Daddy.

    E, NYC Submitted Apr 2010
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  • The innocence of a child's thoughts and the way they were put in this poem were very touching...

    Lola, Arizona Submitted Jun 2010
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  • I printed this poem , I loved it so much. My dad passed away almost 35 years ago when I was 13. He died of leukemia. My mom died two months later on the Vancouver street of alcoholism. I still miss my dad so much today. This poem says it all for me. LOVE YOU DAD MISS YOU MUCH!!!

    Nanaimo BC Canada Submitted Jun 2010
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  • well my dad died when I was 4 and I don't really remember him or anything like that. I did not get to tell him bye before he left for work that day, my mom told him not to go because she thought something was going to happen. my mom was the last one to find out that he had died. he was hit in the head by a backhoe it broke his neck and squished his skull on contact so he died instantly. I really miss him he's been dead for 11 years almost 12 he did not even get to take me to school my first day or see how much I have grown even though he's up above it seems as if I'm never going to see him again I can only remember a few things about him and if I want to see what he looks like I have to grab out a picture to see what he looks like. I really miss you daddy hope to see you again some day love you from your chubbytubs.

    Barbara, Villa Rica Ga Submitted Sep 2010
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  • I'm so touched of this poem, this is the exact feeling I have here in me.. When my father got sick, for 3 months I saw him suffering, attached to mechanical ventilator, I kept praying and hoping that GOD will grant our prayers, that he will use the situation of my father to show his miraculous healing..but what happened is really out of our set picture in our mind...my father died after 3 months of fighting.. its so painful..it's hard to accept that I would never see him, I wouldn't able to show how I love him...I want to convince my self that my father is now in heaven and he's now pain free and enjoying God's beautiful place, and someday we will meet again there in Heaven, but still the pain is still aching everytime I saw something that will remind me of him. and now, I'm still praying that God will help me to ease the pain.. and I'm very much looking forward to go in Heaven knowing that my 2 fathers are waiting for me...

    Dianet Submitted Sep 2010
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  • My daughters father died five months ago. My daughter has fallen into a deep depression since her sweet sixteen birthday party. She could not imagine what it would be like without him there for her father daughter dance. I went above and beyond and did all that I could do- but as you know nothing can replace a father in her daughters heart. Tears sting my face as I read your poem. I would like to share this with my aching daughter and maybe she can find some solace in knowing she is not alone. Thanks for sharing your tears with mine, Buffy

    Buffy Berry, USA Submitted Oct 2010
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  • When I was only four I lost my dad to a very bad accident . My mom got a phone call and than ran outside, there was a cop at the gate waiting to tell her that my dad was dead. It was horrible, they would not let me say good-bye to him. My grandmother, my dad's mom, told the doctor to pull the plugs on him and not give him a chance to live or even breath on his own. He was in a comma I miss him very much. When I read your poem I cried for hours 'cause it touched my heart so much. I printed it and put it in a frame and put it on his grave. Thanks for telling me to tell you my story and why I chose your poem to read.

    Reba Williams Submitted Oct 2010
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  • Oh my god! I balled when I read this poem. I seriously couldn't stop crying. This poem relates to me sooo much! I lost my father a month before my 7th birthday from cancer. I am now 20 years old and I still cry every night for him. Love your work!

    Debra Walker Submitted Mar 2011
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  • My dad died when I was 10 in a motorbike accident too. It's the worst growing up without your dad. I couldn't have written it better myself this poem is amazing xo

    Brittany, Australia Submitted Jun 2011
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  • I lost my dad two years ago to lung cancer. Most of the time I still wake up still crying almost every morning. When ever I do anymore I read this poem and it reminds me of him, Thank you I really do still miss him, but I will always know that he's in a better place.

    Bethany Submitted Jul 2011
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  • I love this poem because my dad was taken away from when I was only 8 months somebody killed him. I always ask myself why, would somebody would want to that to a person. I just want my daddy back....and that's a fact.

    Destiny Alford , Darlington SC Submitted Sep 2011
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  • My daddy was taken away last year...when I was 12...he was only 45! I'm afraid of forgetting him because he was so beautiful and strong. I miss him so much! I would give anything to have my daddy back! anything... I didn't get to say goodbye and I remember the last conversation I had with him every day. He was my world and the most amazing man I've ever known! I love you SO MUCH Daddy! I LOVE YOU! <3 R.I.P. forever and always...

    Reilly, Napa Submitted Oct 2011
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  • I cried and cried as I read this...I lost my dad a year ago to lung cancer. We found out my dad had cancer only 11 days before he passed. I miss him so much and wish we could just have sometime back. There are so many things I wish we would have talked about and I wish I could just feel his arms embracing me like they used to. I miss you so much dad, thank you for the great time we had but I am always going to want you here! I love you and am so proud to be your daughter! I am also glad to know I am not the only one who cries everyday for him.

    Rochester MN Submitted Oct 2011
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  • This really touched my heart. I lost my dad 3 years ago when I was only 17 and when I went through this poem it made me cry because I still have the image of my father dying in pain every day when there was nothing I can do but watch and cry. I miss him so much.

    Janett Diaz Submitted Dec 2011
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  • I am 19 and I lost my daddy almost two months ago to MRSA. All I do is think about him. I miss him more and more every day. This poem explains exactly how I feel. I want my daddy back. I cry myself to sleep holding a monkey he bought me every night. I don't know why but I just can't get past his death. I dropped a semester of college after he died and I never went while he was sick. He was sick a lot while I was growing up but he always came home by some miracle. We had hope right till the day they pulled the plug and that made the pain much worse. Thank you for this poem.

    Sarah Clark, Niagara Falls Submitted Dec 2011
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  • I just recently lost my step-dad that raise me from the time I was 5 years old. He died in his sleep on Dec. 5th. I loved this poem because my 6 year old son is taking it really hard knowing that he won't ever get to see his Papa again. You have touched the lives of many with this poem and I thank God for wonderful people like you that share your love and inspiration with others. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    I love and miss you Daddy Eugene.

    Crystal, MI Submitted Dec 2011
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  • My daddy died this past summer in May, after a hard fight of Bile duct cancer for 5 months. I love him very much and miss him more than anyone could imagine. I wish everyday if I could just hear his voice or see his handsome face one last time that I would do everything I needed to. My dad sure was a special man. He didn't let anyone down he always made me happy and he was my best friend. We did everything together and now that I'm almost 15 it's hard to know that he won't be the one to teach me how to drive. This poem meant so much when I opened it this morning because it just gives me hope and I hope that everyone that reads this will be encouraged as well.

    Shelby, Savannah GA Submitted Jan 2012
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  • I really enjoyed this poem it's very touching. My dad died when I was 7 two weeks before my birthday. This poem truly reminded me of my experience because of the way it's told with such innocence just like mine when I was just a little girl and having to find out that my father will no longer be at my side, having to see him in a coffin was a horrible feeling although he looked a angel sleeping.

    Gabriela Mendez Submitted Jan 2012
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  • I lost my daddy 62 days ago due to pancreatic cancer. Life is miserable without him. I'm still wondering why he left me alone and why God has to take him away from me so soon. This poem is exactly how I feel right now. I want God to give me back my daddy. I'm willing to do anything right now to have him back next to me but I know nothing can bring my daddy back. I'm praying for the day when I'll be reunited with my daddy. I miss you Daddy!

    Sofi Ah, Malaysia Submitted Jan 2012
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  • My sons father was killed 2 years ago and his birthday was yesterday my son posted this on his Facebook had me crying like a baby when I read it I understand what my son is going thru cause I lost my father at 18 only different someone didn't kill him...... Lets keep are children in our prayers at all times we never know what they are going thru

    Shanae Henderson Submitted Feb 2012
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  • As I read all of those notes above, I couldn't help but notice a lot of the fathers have died of cancer. I had a grandmother that died of cancer also and it is a very hard thing to watch. I really loved this poem though my father did not die, he jus chose not to be in my life but, it still kind of reminds me of him. I did meet my father when I was younger and again about a year or two ago but it felt like the first time. I wish I could have had a father to be there for me my whole life but unfortunately I didn't. To all who had a wonderful father that passed, I am sorry for you. May all of your loved ones R.I.P.<3 R.I.P Nanny pat, I love & miss you.

    Katie Willey, Cherryfeild,Maine Submitted Feb 2012
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  • Beautiful. My Dad was taken away 5 weeks ago today. He was murdered during an attempted robbery. While I know he's in a better place - I miss him SO much. I wasn't just Daddy's girl... we were friends, partners in business... Why someone had to take his precious innocent life I'll never know or understand. It hurts.

    Jamie Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I was only 11 years old when my dad died and now I am 13 years old. I'm sad and I'm lonely and wish my dad was here with us .
    My wish:
    I wish that when I go to sleep I can remember all the good times I shared with my dad and that when I'm awake I can see my dad standing there proud of me..

    Milly, London Submitted Mar 2012
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  • The poem touched me deeply. I lost my husband two weeks ago, leaving me with four children to take care of, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1 respectively. I pray that God will see me through. Patsy

    Patsy, Nigeria Submitted Mar 2012
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  • This poem touched me deeply. I lost My dad when I was 8. They shot him 4 times in his heart. I'm now 20 and I miss him a lot. I ask the same questions to god. R.I.P Daddy.

    Virginia Submitted Mar 2012
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  • This poem touched me deeply, remembering my dad who was so dear to us all, who was sadly taken from us 2 years ago, it brings a tear to my eye.
    Just to know that there are others out there who have lost a father and how he stays in the hearts of his family really inspires me, its a heartbreaking but beautiful thing.
    My little sisters were 4 and 7 when we lost our dad, so young and yet they cherish all of their memories which they can remember everyday, each year we set off a balloon with a note on it for our father, he was a good man, god is lucky to have him, we know we shall see him again.

    Lucy, England Submitted Apr 2012
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  • This poem is so beautiful reminds me of me and my dad. My dad passed away only 3 weeks ago after putting up a long and hard fight for 10 months. He had cancer in 6 places I was so close to him we done literally everything together. Since he died I feel like half of me is missing. I am 14 and finding it very hard. I have one older sister and one younger sister. We all find it very tough as we loved him so much he was one in a billion, but reading this poem always makes me feel like I'm not alone.

    England Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I lost my father when I was only of 11 years. On 28 January 2011 when I came back to my home I saw that my dad was sleeping and he didn't have his lunch. I tried many times to woke him up but he didn't woke up. At last when I checked his sugar, I was really shocked that his sugar is 37, I immediately called my bro and we went to hospital. In the hospital the doctor declared that he is in comma. We were shocked. My dad struggles for one month and on 24 February he leave me alone :'(. On that day I cried too much and my sister was satisfying me by saying that he will be too happy with God. But I never think that he will happy with God. I always think that one day he will be back again. I will start living happily with him but this poem realized me that he will not back :(

    Hellen Hood, London Submitted May 2012
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  • My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer after 3 months of the doctors saying it was just a cough. He finally was diagnosed in October and lived till the 2nd of March the following year. We had 5 months to get to terms with it. It was too late to have treatment as it spread to his bones and brain. He was still himself to the end, he laughed and joked in his hospital bed and we all got to say goodbye. We told him how much he meant to us. Sometimes I felt it was harder knowing what was going to happen. He knew what was happening and was obviously upset but he was still so strong, an inspiration. The school that he worked at for years planted a tree in his memory and the primary school children were so upset that when they were told he'd died, they had to let some of them go home. He was loved by so many but never knew it! I love you dad. Always remembered never forgotten. These poems are so lovely, and make it easier to get through. HAPPY FATHERS DAY xxx

    Kelly, London Submitted Jun 2012
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  • I lost my dad two weeks ago. He died while I was still in the terminal to catch the flight to come back to see him. He had liver cancer and lung cancer. Everyone who was with him told me how much pain he had been through. How brave he was to fight for the last breath of his life. His eyes remained open because he is still waiting for his little girl. My heart had been broken. I felt like part of my life had been taken away. I keep thinking of his image, his voice....I cried every night. I really want to see him again. I don't understand why he suffered so much in the end. He had been kind all his life. He worked very hard to feed the family and supported me all the way through. How this could happen to my lovely dad. I expected he will leave me one day but not like that. I love him so much....I only can hope when the time for me comes, I could see him again...I didn't believe in spirit before. but now I really hope there is a different world people goes to when they pass away.....so that I can see him again....Happy Fathers Day xxx

    Surrey Submitted Jun 2012
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  • After reading a few of these poems and seeing the comments, makes me feel like I'm not alone. My dad died about 3 years ago and It was in my birthday month within days of me turning 13! He died unexpected he had no illness no health issues that I knew of. I am and was a daddy's girl through and through; preferred my dad over anyone. He was just there for me always and had the ways of knowing that I was upset or needed him! Looking back on it now I wish I had done more to be with him. Everyday I think of him and I cry. I don't want to question the Lord but I do now and then. Why did my dad have to go? I still needed him. All That He will not be able to do, question all my boyfriends and give them the 3rd degree. He won't be able to walk me down the aisle and tell me I'll be a good wife. He won't be able to see his grandkids or great grandkids. He'll never be able to be called grandpa. Now I know people say he is watching over me but that's not the same. As him being right here beside me.

    Cheyenne, Florida Submitted Jun 2012
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  • This poem was beautifully written and made me cry. I was vacationing in Tennessee with my family, and while my mother took a look at some shops, my father took my two little brothers and I for a walk. We sat on a bench and he had the heart attack which took his life. I was alone, 11 years old with my two brothers with me. Almost three years have passed, and I still shed a tear every night. I was never the same after that. I just wish he had stayed long enough to watch me grow.

    Cari, Florida Submitted Jul 2012
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  • After reading this poem, I cried for hours, I lost my father just a day before my birth, I have listened a lot about him but never seen him, I could just dream that I'm small and my father is hugging me and playing with me and I wish if I could have seen my father for once, now I am 16 and still I don't have any photograph of my father......I really miss him and loves him a lot

    India Submitted Jul 2012
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  • This Poem really touched me I'm in tears right now I lost my dad when I was 1 year old I'm 13 yrs now and I don't remember him or any memory that we had. This poem is really touching and I just wished everyone that still has their dad wouldn't take them for granted and loved them and spend as much time with them as they can because you'll only have your dad once and one day when he's not here with you your gonna regret it. I Miss you so much daddy♥

    Mayra, California Submitted Aug 2012
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  • I lost my Daddy to an 11 month battle with stomach cancer.
    He was only 46 years old.
    When I read this poem I cried for a long time.
    I miss my Daddy so much it hurts

    Rachel H., Missouri Submitted Aug 2012
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  • I lost my dad to cancer and I was looking for a way to release some tears that are bottled up.
    Loved the poem... Absolutely beautiful.
    Very very touching.
    I heard a song this girl wrote for her Dad that is also a prayer to God.. It was out of this world amazing, made me cry.
    Especially after reading this poem.
    I think anyone that likes this will love the song too
    Thanks again for your poem.

    Allison Submitted Sep 2012
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  • I love this poem. My dad died a year ago and this reminds me of what me and my siblings went through after my dads death and we still hurt till this day. My sister Mya was 4 when he died and she still says I wish my daddy was here and I always say he's in a better place.

    Quanisha, Mobile Al Submitted Oct 2012
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  • Mya, I can feel your pain, just one and a half months ago. I lost my father. My pappa has been the kindest of all. He kept forgiving all my dirty sins. Even kinder than God! Like you dear, I also want my pappa back. But you don't cry please, God will one day reunite our family. . . For ever

    India Submitted Oct 2012
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  • I lost my dad when I was 17 months old of a heart attack at age 32. I don't remember anything about him and my family never really spoke of him much. No matter what people say I like to think he was a good guy and that we are alike. I always wanted my dad to see me do everything and be my biggest fan at events. Give me advice about school, boys, work, and life. I can feel you with me. I'm sorry if me being a teen mom shamed you, but I don't think you would be. I feel your love for me and your heart like mine-you just want me happy, no matter what I do.... I love you Dad no matter what you did or where you are.

    Saint Charles Submitted Jun 2013
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  • Mya dearie, don't you worry ok, God knows all about your pains. I lost my dad when I was only six months old and ever since, mom has been everything to me, taking care and making sure I'm well and happy. God bless you and take away your pains. AMEN

    Zinnie, Nigeria Submitted Jun 2013
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  • Very beautiful poem. I lost my dad this 23rd June . He was a fit and hearty person. He collapsed while going to office. An artery in his brain got ruptured. He fought for 5 days and on 23 June he gave up. I never told him how much I loved him and this will hurt me throughout my life. For all my friends please make it a point to tell your loved ones how deeply you feel for them. I love you baba... I miss you and I want you back.

    India Submitted Jul 2013
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  • When I say your story touch me it did I haven't lost my dad but I have lost some special people in my life like my grandma, granddad, uncles and a friend. It really hurt me when I lost my granny and friend you really said a lot that mean a lot and I am going to share your poem.

    Jacqueline Submitted Jul 2013
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  • My Dad died suddenly Oct. 22, 2012. 12 days later, my Mom died from Cancer. I am lost. They meant so much to me.
    My Dad was my rock. I always wanted to be like him. He loved playing baseball so I loved playing ball. He loved golf so I love golf.
    I struggle some days to get out of bed. I find some peace knowing one day, my parents will both be there for me when I arrive in Heaven. I look forward to the reunion. I love you Mom and Dad.

    Irving Submitted 7/29/2013
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  • Mya, Your poem touched my soul and my ache for my grandchildren. It made me cry for a long time. I lost my son December 2011. On his way to work he was killed when a semi truck drove over his car. He just turned 31 years old. His son was 2 1/2 and his unborn daughter will be 2 in a few months. My 4 year old grandson is very lonely and sad and asks me if daddy is sad in heaven. It breaks my heart. Your poem will help me talk with him and his sister over the coming years.
    I will always be thinking of you for sharing your heart. God be with you always!

    Judy, Ohio Submitted 11/10/2013
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  • I lost my dad one month, twenty five days ago. He died in my arms. Cardiac arrest. This poem is just everything I feel and more. I'm still asleep.

    Enape, Nigeria Submitted 12/24/2013
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  • My dad died when I was seven. About 4 years ago. I'm almost 11. Another birthday without him kills me. I know exactly how you feel.

    Ashtynn B. , Texas Submitted 1/26/2014
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  • My dad died when I was 4 years old so I didn't know what happened. It broke my moms heart whenever I asked about when he was coming back, but it broke her heart more when she told me that he was never coming back.

    Cassidy Submitted 2/26/2014
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  • I lost my dad July 23 2008 after spending a year and a half with him and my mom 16 October 2012. I'm very touched by this poem. I still miss them and don't understand why they had to die, they'll never get a chance to see me graduate but I hope God is taking care of them. Diabetes took my parents away from me.

    Mmapitso Boshomane, Boksburg SA Submitted 3/14/2014
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  • My dad went home to be with Jesus 4 nights ago. My mom went home 21 years ago. I am 45. He was fighting cancer but, pneumonia took him out. This poem is exactly how I feel even at my age. I miss my daddy and I wish he was here to hold my hand.

    Sherry, South Florida Submitted 5/8/2014
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  • This poem made me cry. My heart goes out to you Mya. I know how you feel. I haven't lost my dad yet, but I lost my mother from lung cancer in September of 2005. She was my best friend. My heart was shattered. I can't even put my mom's pictures out because it hurts so much. I still cry to this day when I think of her. Like you my dear I miss her so much and I also want my mommy back. Your poem touched me. I will keep you in my thoughts always. God Bless you little one.

    Elda, Nisswa,Minnesota Submitted 5/16/2014
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  • I don't know what to say. I lost my dearest father a month ago. I was not with him when he died. He lived for my family and loved us a lot. He fed me with his hands during my graduation days too, took care of me and my sister. I am his son, 29 years old, married. I have my younger sister and mother with me. If I cry they will be sad. So I am holding my tears during the day and cry for my father at night when everyone is asleep. I miss my father soo much that the feeling of he is not with us is tearing me apart. It's so painful thought. Now when I read this poem, I lost control and tears are flowing. I too daily pray to God to give my father back. I am ready to give up all my wealth and good for him. Let's all pray to God to take good care of our loved ones and keep them safe near him. If possible allow them to meet us at least once. Love you dad and miss you so much.

    Arun, India Submitted 6/12/2014
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