Missing You Poem

In memory of a loving dad who his daughter never got the chance to know.

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I was 2 years old when I was taken from my parents. I was 8 years old when I lost my dad. He was 50 when he passed away from cancer. I hardly knew my dad. This poem is sad, but it's like my...

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A Loving Dad


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the author.

I wish I had my dad by my side.
Just thinking of him makes me cry.
Never being able to get to know him
Hurts me inside everyday that goes by.
The stories I hear,
To my eyes they bring a tear.
Before I had to say good-bye,
I wish with him I had more time.
My mom lets me know how much he cared
Since I was too young to have my own memories to share.
Seeing pictures of him I want to know
Why so soon he had to go.
Good things that he did to help someone else
Hearing about that just makes my heart melt.
I just hoped that the time with him could have been longer
Because I know he was a loving husband and father.
I am sad that we are apart.
I miss my dad with all my heart.


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  • Sophie Timms by Sophie Timms
  • 2 years ago

I lost my dad 8 and a half months before I was born. Nobody knew I was a thing yet. I always felt cheated, but 18 years on and I found this poem. Sums up everything perfectly. Thank you.

  • Kathy Pollard by Kathy Pollard
  • 3 years ago

I was 2 years old when I was taken from my parents. I was 8 years old when I lost my dad. He was 50 when he passed away from cancer. I hardly knew my dad. This poem is sad, but it's like my life with my dad. I wish I had more time with him. I was put into several foster homes. I don't know much about my dad. I lost my mom 3 years ago; she had Dementia. I don't associate with my family much anymore because after she passed they turned their backs against me.

  • Precious Rae by Precious Rae, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 7 years ago

When I was born, My dad left me with my mom, I kind of still think that he wasn't ready to have a child because my mom and my dad had me at the age of 17 and I'm 11 so my mom is 29 years old and my dad is 30, I miss him so much it's been 11 years already........

  • Andrea by Andrea, Vanc. Island
  • 9 years ago

My dad passed away at the beginning of December, many years ago; but I still remember some 62 yrs. later. He was turning 32 yrs. old the first of Jan. of the next year. The 4 of us were January babies....my brother would be turning 9, myself..7, and my little sister 3 years. She didn't really know her daddy; so Mom became her and our, "both" mother and father. I didn't realize the sacrifices that my mother had to face; until I myself became a mother. But, I remember, so well, my father voice....singing "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean", to me each night, before tucking me into bed.
"God bless you, dad"!

  • Bernadett by Bernadett, Bellflower
  • 9 years ago

My two oldest children lost their dad at very young ages my son was nine months the day we laid him to rest, my daughter was 3. As I watched them grow up with only me as their mother and father it was sad. My daughter remembers her dad and my son never had the chance to meet him, I share your pain through the pain I saw in the eyes of my two children celebrating holidays, birthdays and other things that others did with a dad. I send prayers of comfort to you as you move forward without the presence of your dad.

  • Judith Kay by Judith Kay
  • 5 years ago

I was almost 2 months pregnant with my third child when their father passed away. I went through similar journey and I can relate to what you said. My eldest is 19 years old, the second is 15, and my third daughter is now 12 years old. My hands are full and I am still a father and mother to my three girls. I applaud you for your strength to be there for your kids.

  • Hilary by Hilary, Alabama
  • 9 years ago

My son's father tragically died while I was five months pregnant. This poem really touched my heart. Although my son is only five he asks where his father is and why he never comes to see him. Breaks my heart every time.... I am going to save this poem for him for when he is older.

  • Toronto by Toronto
  • 11 years ago

My dad passed away when I was 25 days old. I hate parties and charismas because I feel alone and this poet really did a great job.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 12 years ago

just felt the need to comment because this poem described exactly how I feel.

  • Grace by Grace
  • 12 years ago

I was 6 when my dad pass way and 8 years on it hasn't hit me. I hate Christmas and birthdays because he is not there to see them all, and I feel I didn't get to know him. Yes I see lots of picture and hear lots of stories, but I wish it was him here telling me them not my family. My dad, the one that made them, you know. That poem it made me cry soo much. now I know I'm not the only young child missing her daddy so much.

  • Angela by Angela
  • 12 years ago

I was just 12 when my dad passed away. Today marks 18 years since he left us, to me its just like it happened yesterday. So many unanswered questions in my heart. gone too soon. Wherever you are Dad just know that l love you and l miss you so much.

  • Shanna by Shanna
  • 13 years ago

This is perfect.. I never knew my dad either. he died just 2 months before I was born. I hear stories about him all the time and it just makes me want to cry. Everybody tells me I look like him and he would have been a great dad that would have done anything to make me happy.

  • latisha Frazier by latisha Frazier
  • 13 years ago

I wasn't real young when my daddy passed away I was 23years old but I still wish we had more time together...

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