Grief On Father's Day

Published: May 28, 2021

Missing Dad On Father's Day Poems

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate fathers and their influence in the lives of their children. But for many, Father’s Day becomes a difficult holiday after you’ve lost your dad. You wish you had more time with him, more time to learn from him, more time to love him. You’re not alone. Many other people also grieve the absence of their fathers.

14 Missing Dad On Father's Day Poems

  1. 1. Dad, What's It Like In Heaven?

    I wrote this poem for my Dad in honor of Father's Day.

    in Loss of Father Poems

    Father's Day In Heaven

    If time exists in heaven,
    Do you still rise with the sun?
    Do you and Mom share breakfast
    Before your day has begun?

    Can the heavens hear your laughter
    As you sit and reminisce
    About the time we had together
    And other people that you miss?

    And Daddy, do you still take walks
    Along heaven's seas?
    And when you gaze upon the surf,
    Do you remember walks with me?

    Are your standing with those brave young men
    Upon its perfect shores?
    Finally by their sides again,
    Your comrades from the war.

    Do you gather with your family
    Beneath heaven's glow?
    And gaze upon those mountains still
    That once you called your home.

    Is music all around you,
    All those songs you held so dear?
    Do you and Mom still sing together,
    The way you did when you were here?

    Do you ever have long talks with God
    About those left behind?
    Do you tell him all the stories
    Of all our grand and treasured times?

    I think that heaven must be grateful
    To have you there each day,
    To bring your easy laughter
    And your silly sense of play.

    And I'm sure that God already knows
    The special father you had been
    And how I wish that you were here
    To guide my way again.

    But I carry you inside my heart.
    You are never far from me.
    I see you in my smile
    And in who I grew to be.

    And I'm sure that on this Father's Day
    God will help you celebrate
    All those dads who changed the world with love.
    What a party that will make!

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  2. 2. I Miss

    • By Ailsa L. Darragh
    • Published: November 2020

    I wrote this poem on the anniversary of losing my mum. I was only 15 when I lost my mum to cancer, then tragically lost my dad 15 months later from a heart attack. I'm 43 years old now, and despite the number of years that have passed, I still miss them every day and the life that I would have had with them.

    in Family Death Poems

    Missing My Parents

    I miss your face; I miss your smile.
    I wish I could see you once in a while.
    I miss your laugh; I miss your love.
    I hope you are watching with pride from above.
    I miss so much not having you here,
    Guiding me in life and having you near.
    I miss you, Mum; I miss you, Dad,
    Forever in my heart with the memories we had.

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  4. 3. Always In My Heart

    I wrote this poem for my Dad. He passed away from prostate cancer, and it has been one whole year since he has been gone, and it still hurts like if it were yesterday. I love and miss him so much. This poem just shows some of my feelings that I am going through right now.

    in Family Death Poems

    Poem About The Anniversary Of Dad's Death

    Dad,
    You have been gone one whole year and nothing is the same.
    It seems like it was just yesterday that the angels called your name.
    Every morning when I wake up, I think it was just a nightmare,
    But when I go to look for you, I realize you're not here.
    My memories of you will never fade, and you are always on my mind.
    I wish that there was such a way for the years to just rewind.
    I wish I could see you and hear your voice once more.
    I wish we could talk and laugh like we did before.
    It makes me happy to think of all the good times that we had,
    But it breaks my heart to know that's all I have left of you, Dad.
    I look at pictures, smell your cologne, and listen to your favorite song.
    I know that you were sick, but it just seems so wrong.
    As I sit here writing this I realize nothing in life is fair,
    And there has not been one day that's gone by that I haven't shed a tear.
    As my life moves forward without you, I will imagine you always by my side,
    And you will always be in my heart...because in there you're still alive.

    Poem About The Anniversary Of Dad's Death, Always In My Heart

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  5. 4. My Angel

    • By Cjr1217
    • Published: August 2010

    I wrote this after my dad died of liver cancer. I know he's in a better place & not in pain anymore, but I miss him terribly. I am a recovering addict and at the time of his death I was still using and I know I let him down. I haven't used heroin since December 1999 & hope he is proud of me now!

    in Death Moving On Poems

    I wake up in the morning
    And I look up to the sky
    I wonder why he took you
    before I said goodbye

    I look up to the stars at night
    And know you're looking down
    I'd like to think you're proud of me
    But I'm just stumbling round

    I crawl in bed and close my eyes
    And realize that you're gone
    Then comes the fears and then the tears
    And life just seems so wrong

    I glance up at the heavens
    And I know you're flying by
    My angel's watching over me
    I'm happy as I cry

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  7. 5. Always With Me

    • By Amelia Lloyd
    • Published: May 2011

    My dad passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2003. I wrote this poem as a tribute in preparation for the 7th year anniversary of his death.

    in Death Moving On Poems

    7th Year Anniversary Of His Death

    I think of you all the time,
    Emotions still running on high.
    It's been over six years
    Since you went into the sky.

    A lot has changed in our lives since then,
    But with me you still remain.
    My own personal beacon of hope,
    Guiding me through this game.

    My memories of you will never fade,
    The good, the bad, I treasure them all.
    Wherever I go, there you are,
    Standing by me, though not very tall.

    And when I go to sleep tonight,
    My eyes will flood with tears.
    But I know you'll visit me in my dreams
    And protect me from my fears.

    For today is only another day,
    No different from the rest.
    You'll still be here with me tomorrow.
    My Dad, you are the best.

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  8. 6. My Dad

    • By Disarae G. Kuhn
    • Published: February 2006

    Death is not the end; it is only a bridge to another place.

    in Loss of Father Poems

    Poem For Dad In Heaven

    I know this man
    Who is dear to my heart.
    Suddenly one day
    It was torn all apart.

    This man taught me everything
    That I needed to know,
    But I never really listened
    Until he had to go.

    He gave me love
    And touched my life.
    It's all over now;
    He no longer has to fight.

    He tried to teach me
    Right from wrong.
    The day he left
    I wasn't that strong.

    He is gone now,
    It is hard to believe.
    This man is my dad
    Whom I will never see.

    But I will see him again,
    This I know.
    The day will come
    When it's time for me to go.

    So, I'll hold him dear
    And close to my heart
    'Cause the day we meet
    I know we'll never be torn apart.

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  9. 7. Wish You Were Here

    It's been three long months since my dear dad passed away. l dedicate this to him. l cherish the past we shared but miss the future we will not have.

    in Loss of Father Poems

    Missing My Dad

    Three months have passed.
    I'll never forget the day
    Someone rang to tell me
    That you'd gone away.

    The hurt is the same,
    Like an open wound.
    There are days
    I don't utter a sound.

    Some days the pain is stronger.
    It makes me sick and weak.
    I can't stand this much longer.
    I just sit here and weep.

    I've shut my private door
    And let no one in,
    Locking myself in a box.
    They try, but I won't give in.

    You were like a rock,
    Strong, faithful and true.
    What worth has my life
    Now that I don't have you?

    I was your first born,
    Daddy's little girl.
    I took my own path
    But was still part of your world.

    I was not the best,
    Guilty of neglect,
    But you know, Daddy dearest,
    I had so much respect.

    I always loved you,
    My dad, my star.
    Now my pain is
    To worship you from afar.

    I love you now
    As I did back then.
    I just hope... one day
    I will see you again.

    I am so proud of you,
    Brave and strong to the end.
    Now when asked, "How are you?"
    There is no need to pretend.

    We all love and miss you so much; sleep well,
    and take care of all who went before you.

    Forever in my heart!

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  10. 8. Father's Day In Heaven

    Father's Day can be hard when our father has passed away. This poem is dedicated to my dad.

    in Father's Day Poems

    Poem About Love For A Deceased Father

    I love you and I miss you, Dad,
    and though you've passed away,
    you'll never be forgotten,
    for I think of you each day.

    If heaven celebrates this day
    how special it will be.
    A gathering of the many dads
    upon our family tree.

    Your father and grandfather
    and great grandfather too.
    How wonderful it is, if they
    can spend this day with you.

    May you know how much I love you,
    though I'm here and you are there.
    Happy Father's Day in heaven
    to the best dad anywhere!

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  11. 9. I Miss You

    The world never seems the same after the loss of a loved one. There'll always be a void in your life that nothing can fill.

    in Missing You Poems

    Losing A Loved One

    I still miss you
    As the weeks and years go by.

    I still miss you
    Like the clouds would miss the sky.

    I still miss you
    Like a bird without its wings.

    I still miss you
    Like a flower without the joys of spring.

    I still miss you
    As I greet another day.

    I still miss the love we shared
    And the memories we both made.

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  12. 10. In Our Hearts

    A poem written while a girl was in the healing process of losing her father.

    in Death Moving On Poems

    Poem About Losing A Father

    We thought of you with love today,
    But that is nothing new.
    We thought about you yesterday
    And days before that, too.
    We think of you in silence.
    We often speak your name.
    Now all we have are memories
    And your picture in a frame.
    Your memory is our keepsake
    With which we'll never part.
    God has you in his keeping.
    We have you in our heart.

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  13. 11. My Dad

    This poem is about a girl losing her dad and getting over the depression.

    in Grief Poems

    A Poem Of Grief For Dad

    Do you know how it feels to lose someone?
    How you go through grief and pain?
    I know how that feels,
    and how it feels to always live in rain.
    I remember it like it was yesterday,
    how I stood by my dad's side.
    And how I couldn't bear to look at him,
    but all I did was cry.
    I knew I couldn't help him,
    I couldn't fix his pain.
    I couldn't stop myself from crying,
    I couldn't help him in any way.
    I wanted to help my dad,
    but they said it was too late.
    How could it have come to this,
    to this horrible fate?
    My dad was loving,
    he was a caring guy.
    Maybe he wasn't perfect,
    but he didn't cheat, steal or lie.
    I loved my dad.
    I loved him with all my heart.
    But there was nothing I could do.
    It was too late from the start.
    They said they caught it too late,.
    There was nothing they could do
    but just let him pass on.
    It was hard, but it was true.
    It's been almost a year.
    It doesn't feel like it's been that long.
    And it still hurts,
    but he's now where he belongs.
    No matter what happens,
    he'll always be loved,
    until the day I die
    and I join him up above.
    He's up there somewhere with God.
    He's in his rightful place.
    And even though I want him back,
    it's a tragedy I have to face.
    Sometimes at night
    I cry myself to sleep.
    But through the year of darkness,
    the depression I'll have to defeat.
    His love
    is what keeps me hanging on.
    Love is a strong word,
    Because it's kept me alive this long.
    But there is one more thing
    that I have to say.
    My dad's love will go on and on,
    and he's in my heart to stay.

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  14. 12. A Poem For My Dad

    • By Maureen Haf
    • Published: June 2014

    I wrote this poem on the anniversary of my father's death. He died of cancer and nursing him was hard; watching someone you love in pain is always hard.

    in Grief Poems

    Poem About Missing My Dad

    It's been three years since you left us, and I still miss you so
    I wish I could have held you tight so you didn't have to go
    But that would have been so selfish, as you were in such pain
    But I know that when my time comes I will see you once again

    We never spoke of how we felt, but I hope you always knew
    How proud I was to call you dad, and how much I loved you
    They tell me whilst I still walk the earth, you will still be here
    I remind people so much of you, and they're words I love to hear

    If I could have just one more day with you to tell you
    All the things I never did, and for now I cannot do
    So till we meet again, dear Dad, I'll keep you in my heart
    And when we meet up once again we will never have to part

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  15. 13. Each And Every Day

    • By Gloria
    • Published: March 2010

    My father passed away May 1997. To this day, I think of him. I would like to dedicate this poem in honor of my father, Richard Weber.

    in Death Moving On Poems

    Another year has come,
    and you're still so far away.
    You're always in my heart
    each and every day.

    I still cannot believe you're gone.
    I hurt so deep inside.
    I cry a tear day after day,
    Wishing you were by my side.

    I never got to say goodbye.
    Why did you have to go?
    You left without me telling you
    How much I love you so.

    I will never forget you, Dad.
    You're the only father I knew.
    Why did you have to leave so soon?
    And leave my heart so blue?

    I wish I had the chance to say
    I love you, I miss you
    Each and every day.

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  16. 14. Missing You

    • By Daljia Cummings
    • Published: February 2010

    I think I'm just still mad at God for taking my papa away and just can't seem to find the forgiveness.

    in Grief Poems

    I sit and think of you; then I start to cry.
    I miss you so much; why did you have to die?
    The only thing that I can hear is a deep scream inside my ear.
    My head is pounding so much nowadays.
    Why did he take you away?
    The biggest thing that I can say is I'm missing you every day.
    I'm sitting looking at the starry sky and just keep asking God why?
    The night is dark and the fire sparks.
    but through all that's happened
    I'm able to say, "Why didn't you stay every day?"

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