Dying Poem

Poem About Father's Fight With Cancer

This was just how I felt the last few weeks of my Dad's battle with prostate cancer. I knew in my head that he was not going to get better, but my heart was telling me otherwise. I always had hope, but it soon ran out.

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This poem touched my heart in so many ways! I'm writing this through tears. On June 23, 2019, I lost my dad to cancer. I had just gotten to meet him. That sounds odd, I know, but I didn't get...

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God Can You Hear Me?

Jamie A. Cirello © more by Jamie A. Cirello

Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014 with permission of the Author.

My eyes fill with tears,
And I could hardly see
This cancer is stealing my father
Slowly away from me.

I can't stand to see him suffer,
I pray his pain would go away.
The light inside him fades a little more
With every passing day.

Please give him the courage
To fight a little longer.
I feel so helpless now.
What can I do to help make him stronger?

I can see it in his eyes.
It's like he wants to give in.
Cancer CAN be fought,
But you have to WANNA win.

Can't he see that we need him.
Shouldn't that be enough?
He has to think positive.
I know my dad is tough.

I sit and think and think
Until my head wants to explode
Always the same question: why him?
But the answer is still untold.

I wish by some miracle
His cancer would just disappear
And I could have my father back
And there would be no more fear.

God, can you hear me?
I never ask for much.
Would it be so wrong for me to ask
That you give my dad your special touch?

I'm not asking for money
Or diamonds or even a pearl.
I'm simply asking you to help him fight
Signed: daddy's little girl!


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  • Kevin Jutras by Kevin Jutras
  • 3 years ago

I have been looking for someone or something to relate to. This poem found me. Thank you. It helped me to see that I am not all alone.

  • Tonya Miller by Tonya Miller
  • 5 years ago

This poem touched my heart in so many ways! I'm writing this through tears. On June 23, 2019, I lost my dad to cancer. I had just gotten to meet him. That sounds odd, I know, but I didn't get to know my dad until I was 36 years old. I found out I am his first born. My brothers and sister got to have him their whole lives, but I only got to know him for a few years. I feel cheated, even though I could have gone to see him more often than I did. Thank you for this beautiful poem. It really helped me.

  • Chloe Bailey by Chloe Bailey
  • 5 years ago

I was in tears reading this poem. My aunty has cancer and is going to die soon. Everyone is sad at the moment. I have decided I am going to write a poem for her.

  • JoAnn Maloney by JoAnn Maloney
  • 6 years ago

This poem is so beautiful and so heartfelt. I just lost my father to Alzheimer's. I too was daddy's little girl. And my daddy was my world. I'm so heartbroken, and it's not likely to ever heal. I hope your prayers are answered. May peace be with you and your Daddy.

  • Macy by Macy
  • 6 years ago

My dad was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2016. He denied chemo and started an herbal treatment. We found out in August of 2017 that it had done nothing and his cancer had spread some, but there was still hope if he started chemo pretty quickly. He refused again and went with a different herbal treatment. We found out December 23 that it had spread even more and chemo would only give him a little more time. The next day he was rushed to the hospital. He spent ten days there and had 2 surgeries. He got out and he's going to the oncologist to start chemo this week, but there's not much hope that he will live for very much longer.

  • Benjamin Shattuck by Benjamin Shattuck
  • 8 years ago

A week ago my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma, metastasized in both lungs and liver, causing pain in his bones losing weight turning pale. The Dr. says there is no cure, its a very aggressive cancer, were doing chemo to make your dad comfortable. We know the end is near. The poem had tears down my face. Never believed in angels but keep seeing my mom saying, its ok his time is near, I'll take care of him, it scares me.

  • Kimberly H by Kimberly H
  • 9 years ago

I found this to be a very beautiful poem. My Mother has Lymphoma, but it's not in a stage yet. It's not aggressive, but it's still very scary to think that one day it could become that way.

Cancer is a horrible disease that doesn't discriminate. I recently lost a friend to cancer. She was only 11 years old.

  • Osama by Osama, Banglore India
  • 9 years ago

It's like you are talking my words. We share the same story with a small difference. My father is no longer fighting he passed away ten day's ago, and he was also suffering from cancer. I hope you will get your father back, I hope he will be stronger than cancer. I hope you will not share the other part of the story with me.

  • Jacinta by Jacinta, Victoria
  • 10 years ago

This touched me so much. They could easily be my words written down. My dad doesn't have cancer but another terminal illness called MND. I hope you're doing okay.

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