Daughter Poem

A breathtaking, beautiful poem about relationship between father and daughter throughout their lives.

In Your Heart

He was so proud of his little girl
It was her very first day of school
He walked with her to school that day
And she held his hand all the way
They walked together quiet and sad
A little girl and her loving dad
Into the school her father led
But he almost cried when she said
Daddy, Daddy please don't go
Don't leave me here all alone
I'll miss you if you go away
And I might need you, can't you stay
Little Daughter please don't cry
You'll be okay so dry your eyes
You have our memories in your heart
We're together though we're apart

He sat up front on her wedding day
And cried as his daughter walked away
Later that night he watched her dance
He sat there waiting for his chance
The band started to play their song
Father and daughter danced along
She looked at him and saw a tear
Then leaned and whispered in his ear
Daddy, Daddy I have to go
I hate to leave you all alone
I'll miss you when I go away
But if you need me then I'll stay
Little Daughter I'll be just fine
I'll love you always you are mine
I have our memories in my heart
We're together though we're apart

She came in his room and kissed his head
Then sat next to his hospital bed
He took her hand and held it tight
And wished he had the strength to fight
They sat together quiet and sad
A daughter and her dying dad
He saw the tears she tried to hide
She looked at him and then she cried
Daddy, Daddy please don't go
Don't leave me here all alone
I'll miss you when you go away
I still need you, you have to stay
Little Daughter I love you so
I want to stay but have to go
I'll always be here in your heart
We're together though we're apart


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • Very moved reading the poem!!! a brilliant one which is a must read by all

    nova Submitted Nov 2008
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  • I loved this poem it really touched me and brought tears to my eyes. : )

    Tamara Poole Submitted Dec 2008
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  • Beautiful poem. It would be an awesome song, too. I lost my dad two years ago, and it made me burst into tears. Nothing normally touches me like that. You are very talented.

    Tammy Submitted Jun 2009
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  • Tomorrow is Father's Day, and this will be my second without my daddy. Although he can't be here, we are never apart because his love surrounds me every minute of every day.

    momo Submitted Jun 2009
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  • I just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone for the wonderful things they have said about my poem "In Your Heart". It means a lot to hear how much it has touched people. I wrote it for my mother when my granddad passed away a few years ago. I know that the loss of a loved one is a very hard thing to deal with and my hope in sharing this poem is that it helps anyone in need during the healing process.
    Much love,
    Thomas Carver

    Thomas Carver Submitted Oct 2009
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  • this is just so beautiful,
    I'm only 12 and its just so nice,
    it made me cry.

    cassie Submitted Nov 2009
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  • aw, it made me cry!!! so beautiful. Congrats on a moving piece, and I hope all is well for your mother now.

    Cay Submitted Dec 2009
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  • This is too sweet! it made me want to start crying :)

    Noelle, Missouri Submitted Jan 2010
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  • This is a beautiful and touching story. Even though I lost my dad many many years ago but I still miss him a lot, Whenever I talk about my dad, I will start to tear. I miss him so much

    Annie, Singapore Submitted May 2010
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  • I <3 this poem!! It is so touching!!!
    I recited something like this when I was a little girl!!!

    Lauren Carrie Submitted Jun 2010
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  • This poem is so touching, it brought tears to my eyes! I cried! You are a good poem writer! Keep up the great work!

    Loraine, Maine Submitted Jun 2010
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  • this poem is amazing, I'm deeply touched and fascinated by its story line...this simply emphasizes the love of father and daughter, and that the readers would really learned to value their family...
    you're really a good poet that inspires everyone, including me...

    Aquino, Anna Mae Submitted Sep 2010
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  • Dear Mr. Carver
    I read the 1st two verses at my daughters wedding this weekend. Though I practiced it often, I never got through it without crying including the wedding.
    There was not a dry eye at the reception. Thank you for letting me borrow it.

    Russ, Dayton Submitted Sep 2010
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  • This is BEAUTIFUL. I am sitting at work crying. My dad and I are in different countries but I call him at least twice a week. Just the thought of my dad not being there...Thank you

    Emmanuella, Bromley Submitted Dec 2010
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  • that story was amazing, I cant describe how much that means to me, it was really special. thank you for making such a wonderful poem :) x

    Courtney Maree Submitted Mar 2011
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  • This is an amazing poem, my dad just passed away at age 63 from pancreatic cancer and the service will be in a few weeks. If I think I can get through it without crying, I may read this at the service. Love it.

    Tiffany, Sherwood Oregon Submitted Mar 2011
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  • My daughter was very touched by this poem. The first time she read it, she cried quiet tears. Then, she wanted to read it again (that's the thing with her, if she reads something and cries, she has to read it again out loud for people to hear, and to see what touched her), and this time, she cried a lot and started choking on tears and messing up words. It took a lot to calm her down. But she is still probably going to read it to her class... Did I mention she needed an emotional poem for homework? Well, she does. And even though it made her cry, she still loves it.

    Jacob, Long Island Submitted Mar 2011
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  • I cried and could not stop, this poem has touch me in so may ways. I lost my father when I was a child and my grandmother as a young adult. I just lost my best friend two years ago and nothing seems to help. I can't stop crying and praying to God that the pain stops. Some days it's so hard to wake up and go on. I hope that one I shall be able to understand why God causes so such pain. Thank you for the lovely words.

    Becky, New York Submitted Apr 2011
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  • This is Amazing....I've never cried like this before over a poem like this...It is a breathtaking poem

    Jordan, Virginia Submitted Apr 2011
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  • This is a very touching poem. Even though I lost my dad 12 years ago I still miss him a lot. I am just crying after reading this poem. I have never been so much emotional before. This poem really has power in it. Now I understand what melting of heart means. You are really a very talented poet. Thank you so much for making my father's memories fresh.

    Suryakumari, Gurgaon, India Submitted Jul 2011
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  • I lost my dad in earlier this year, he wasn't the "perfect dad" but he was my only dad. Even though I was 30 years old I still felt like a little girl screaming at the top of my lungs daddy don't go, just stay in case I need you. Seven months and a many tear later I still pick up my phone to call him or think about a project I know we can do together.

    Tommie Submitted Sep 2011
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  • When my dad read me that I started to cry that was a lovely poem. That touched me. My dad is a loving person. I loved that!

    Alyssa, Aurora, Colorado Submitted Oct 2011
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  • This poem made me and my husband cry we have a 4 yr old girl your are very talented it got me thinking we need to be the best parents we could be to leave great memories to our baby when we are not here in this world

    New Jersey Submitted Mar 2012
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  • This poem is like a true story and very inspiring and makes parents want to be the best parents they can be to their children. This poem can really reach your heart and change your emotions it can make you cry even though you think your tough and nothing can reach your emotions but I am wrong it can because this poem made me cry. You have a beautiful talent and you are very inspiring person I wish you all the best in life :)

    London Submitted Mar 2012
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  • Never, ever ever read a poem that touched me like this... thank you Thomas. Simply AMAZING! Hope to hear from you /pålb

    Pål, Norway Submitted Apr 2012
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  • Thank you to everyone for your kind words I appreciate all of you and your feedback so much. If you would like to stay in touch I would love to hear from you. Click on my name under the title of the poem, it is a link to my Facebook page. I appreciate all of the support and encouragement and thank you for all the votes and notes!
    Much love,

    Thomas Carver, Colorado Submitted May 2012
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  • I am 12 years old and this poem made me cry. It reminds me of when my daddy left when I was about 3 years old. He loved me a lot then he just left. I was heart broken and I burst out tears and yelled out ‘‘daddy don't go!’’ he picked me up and said that he loves me with all his heart and always will. That was the last time I saw him and I still miss him a lot.

    Arlene, Los Angeles, California Submitted May 2012
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  • The first poem I've read in a long time and it made me think of my love for my daughter and the bond we share. As a man, I'm not afraid to admit it made me cry.
    Thank you Mr. Carver for sharing this poem. You are indeed a very talented man and it would be nice to read more from you. A poem that really touched my heart.

    Michael, Sheffield, Uk Submitted Jun 2012
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  • This poem is beautiful. I read it at my Dad's celebration of life service. It was tough reading, but so true of our relationship! It gives me comfort too! Thank-you for this poem Mr. Carver.

    Tracy, Maine Submitted Jun 2012
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  • Dear Mr. Carver,
    Very good evening.
    I have just finished reading your poem "IN YOUR HEART" - It is so touching, that I couldn't stop weeping... I have a cute little daughter, I took her to the school holding her little finger when she was three years old girl. Now she has grown in to a talented young lady doing her engineering with specialization in Aeronautics. Very soon she will move out for her career and once she gets married moves out in to another family. All the lines of your poem are scrolling in front of my eyes and I visualize that day when I shall have to depart leaving her here..?? I LOVE HER SO MUCH.

    Rammohan Potturi, Hyderabad , India Submitted Sep 2012
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