Father and Child Poem

The loss of a son's father

The Loss Of A Child's Father

© Elizabeth Dougherty
Your loss came so unexpectedly. I thought many more years we would have to share.
But God had another plan and at times the loss and grief are things I just can't bear.
We created the most wonderful son. And he looks and acts just like you.
I never thought that I'd have to raise him and care for him
not always being reassured by you of the right things to do.
He asks about you all the time and says "Mommy, I miss daddy when can I see him again."
I tell him that you are in heaven and when you reunite you can catch up on all the things that have been.
Hours, days, months and years pass by but the love of a father and a son never run dry.
I miss you as one of my best friends but I can't change anything that has happened or what has been.
Our son is the legacy that you leave for all to see.
And I pray that God has wrapped his loving arms around you allowing you the chance to be all that you can be.
I love you and I miss you.

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Published: Jun 2008

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  • This poem touched me so much that as I was reading it I had tears rolling down my cheeks. My son just lost his father and my best friend on Nov. 2, 2010. In fact he was buried on the day that we were married which was Nov. 5. I never thought this day would ever come that I would see my son in so much pain. As I am trying to grieve I am staying strong for our son. I have never felt so helpless as a mother as I do now. Mommy's are to take the pain away and make it better. In this case I cannot. I can just be there to wipe his tears and hold him tightly and tell him that I truely love him with all my heart. My life time love and best friend is no longer here and that pain is unexplainable.

    Kristia, Monroe, NC Submitted Nov 2010
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