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.

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Ten years ago on July 31, I lost a godly man to sickle cell anemia, my father. He was a man of great honor and integrity. He died at the age of 46 when I was only 8 and my brother was 9. I...

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Tribute To My Dad

© Emma Cartwright visit Emma Cartwright's site

Published on July 2008

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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  • by Emie Taylor
  • 1 month ago

Ten years ago on July 31, I lost a godly man to sickle cell anemia, my father. He was a man of great honor and integrity. He died at the age of 46 when I was only 8 and my brother was 9. I remember 3 months before he passed when he came home one day and showed my brother and I some sort of tubes and machines stuck to him. It was scary and I remember crying and asking him what it was and he told me everything was alright and that he would get better soon. A week before he passed, my brother, my mother and I were going on vacation to London when we met my father at the airport. He was just arriving from a business conference in Switzerland. After we said our hi's and goodbyes, my father wanted one last hug from me but I told him " you don't need another one, I'll see you when you come to London " and till this day, I still regret that because he died that week before he could come see us. And I miss him so much.

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  • by Michelle, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 5 months ago

I lost my dad during the Christmas of 2015 after a 9 month battle with cancer. I think what hurt me the most was watching him suffer and not being able to do anything about it. Sometimes I still can't believe he's gone. He was 63 and still full of energy and life, wasn't ready to let him go. I miss him and try not to talk about him most times so I don't break down in tears. I pray he is resting with the Lord in heaven. Amen

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  • by Hezron Waweru, Kenya
  • 2 years ago

Lost my Dad on 12 Thursday 2014 at a car accident from Nairobi. He left his wife, twins at the age of 14 years and a young son of 8.
Truly worth using these words for the funeral. Thanks Emma

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  • by Khurram Ejaz
  • 2 years ago

My father was passed away on 27th June 2011 from lung cancer. I always miss him. My ears tries to imagine his voice but I cannot...

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  • by Bernard. Port Moresby Papua New Guinea
  • 2 years ago

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

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  • by Vicious Violet
  • 2 years ago

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 !!!!!

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  • by Debbie, Coventry. England
  • 2 years ago

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.

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  • by Lisa, San Jose Ca
  • 3 years ago

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.

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  • by Keri K
  • 6 years ago

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

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