Loss of Father Poems

Father Death Poetry

The death of someone close to us leave us shocked with grief. We cannot understand how one minute this person was here and the next they are gone. The truth is that those we love are never truly gone. The body may have run its course, but the soul lives forever. Human beings have been cognizant of eternal life since the beginning of time. Every culture has its own traditions about death and reincarnation. The anxiety commonly felt about death in our culture is a result of a scientific schema which says that "if I don't see it, it's not there".

Poems for Deceased Fathers

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  • By Christina Caburnay
For My Daddy

Have you seen my Daddy?
I don't know where he's gone
Sometimes it hurts so much
I can't seem to carry on.

I hear he doesn't look quite the same
He doesn't need much rest
The IV and medications are all gone
In fact, he looks his best

Is he playing tag with his parents?
In that place way up high?
Or is he napping in God's garden
Where the beautiful in hammocks lie?

Some say he is always watching
I hope this to be true
And that one day he'll return to me
And say, "I've come for you"

Have you seen my Daddy?
I imagine he's doing okay
Though it hurts to know
I can't call him every day.

I really miss my Daddy
I wasn't ready to say goodbye
It will never be the same
Years from now, I know I'll cry

I bet God is with my Daddy
Wrapped up in His arms
Sheltered from all illness and sorrow
Keeping him from harm

I bet he sees us mourning
But would want us to smile
And tell us our time apart
Is only a little while

I'll never quite understand
Why your time here was so small
But you said you'll always be there
To catch me when I fall

I miss you so much Daddy
But I hope and pray
That when it's my time you'll come for me
I'll see you again someday

I guess it was meant to be
That your work here on Earth was done
Now your life in paradise
Has only just begun

Tears that I weep and prayers
Will hopefully travel very far
To reach my loving daddy
Sitting among the stars

In loving memory of my hero, Abelardo C. Caburnay 1946-2013


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What a beautiful poem!! I am an almost 49 year old DADDY'S GIRL. I'm also an only child. My Dad was my Superhero, and nothing could take him down- he always bounced back from health scares....

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