Funeral Poem for Family

I wrote this poem for my dad who passed away at the age of 47, 2 years ago, out of the blue, in his sleep. I wrote this and spoke it out from my heart at the funeral while he was lay at rest behind me I love and miss him so much.

Tribute To My Dad

A special dad is hard to find,
You dad I'm keeping in my mind,
I wished you could have stayed forever,
But I will never forget you oh not ever.

If dreams weren't dreams and dreams came true,
I wouldn't be here I'd be with you.
Distance is one thing that keeps us apart,
But dad you will always remain in my heart.

A special smile, a special face, a special someone I can't replace,
I love you and I always will,
You filled a space that no one will ever replace.

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Published: Jul 2008

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  • this touched me because I lost my dad the same way. He died in his sleep. I miss him so much. He died February 10, 1998
    I was 7..I'm now 18

    Keri K Submitted Oct 2009
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  • My dad passed away 4 years ago and words cannot express how much I miss him. Thank you so much for writing such a lovely poem that captures just how I feel about it. What I wouldn't give to just hear his voice again.

    Lisa, San Jose Ca Submitted Nov 2012
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  • I have just lost my dad, 1 week ago, He was 62, and I'm 41. He also went very unexpected and was asleep. I've never cried so much than I have this week, and now I have to organize his funeral. I've been looking for a certain poem that captures the way I'm feeling, and this is the one. Thank you Emma, I would love to use this poem to read, ( if I can read the words through tears). Thank you again.

    Debbie, Coventry. England Submitted 8/12/2013
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  • I know how you feel. I am now 12 but when I was only 14 months old my dad died from a bleed in his brain and on the 19th of Jan. it will be 11 years. I found this poem truly inspirational and it makes me realise that I need to remember my daddy but move on so a big THANK YOU !!!!!

    Vicious Violet Submitted 1/5/2014
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  • I lost my father-in law. He was like a dad to me. Left us without saying goodbye. Truly worth using this words for the funeral. Thanks Emma

    Bernard. Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Submitted 3/5/2014
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