Loss of Father Poem

The Positive Influence Of A Dad

My dad recently died from pancreatic cancer. It was a very short time from diagnosis to his final breath, and not once through all the complications he suffered did he complain. Even his final hours were quiet and drama free, just like the man he was. He was a man who worked hard, never bemoaning life, always accepting how things were and enjoying the moment. He taught me a lot about what matters and how to just be happy. He is missed every day.

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My father passed away from pancreatic cancer this past Tuesday, March 27, 2018. What you say in your paragraph about your dad could have been written by myself or one of my sisters (dad had 5...

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Goodbye Dad


Published: January 2017

It's never the right time
To say goodbye.
I will miss you, Dad,
And here is why.
You taught me so much:
To show no fear,
To always have fun,
And face the day with cheer.

You were always so able,
So fast and so strong.
In your little girl's eyes
You could do no wrong.
You would always listen,
And you never pried.
You were the arms around me
When I cried.

You never looked for praises,
And you were never one to boast.
You were always there
For those you loved the most.

You worked so hard,
And those strong working hands
Led me through life
And helped me understand
That life can be hard,
And tough, and sad,
But through it all
I had my Dad.

And because of you,
I understood
That life was actually
Pretty good.
I believe in you
And will follow your path,
And when things go wrong,
I'll look back and laugh.

I hope you can hear me
So I can let you know
That you were and will forever
Be my superhero.
So yes, today
I am full of sorrow,
But I will smile a little more
With each tomorrow.

So please, Dad, go
Be at rest
And know to me
You were always the best.

I love you so much and miss you every day!



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  • by Gloria Netz
  • 7 months ago

My dad died at home under Hospice Care due to liver disease. I really wanted to express my feelings at his funeral. This poem really touched me, and I used it for his funeral.

  • by Janet Price
  • 7 months ago

My father passed away from pancreatic cancer this past Tuesday, March 27, 2018. What you say in your paragraph about your dad could have been written by myself or one of my sisters (dad had 5 daughters). My dad also passed very quickly from his time of diagnosis and also never once complained. We believe he actually felt symptoms much earlier, but he was so devoted to taking care of his wife, our mom, who has Alzheimer's, that he neglected his own health. They were married for 67 years. I can't imagine life without our dad, but he will live forever in our hearts. Thank you for writing such a beautiful poem.

  • by Patricia Cisco
  • 1 year ago

I felt this young lady's love for her dear father. She clearly was very close to his heart and vice versa. She describes all of his characteristics, and he must have been one heck of a wonderful father! She has a treasure for sure in his memory. It is so hard to finally set them free, but she does it with such love and grace! Loved this poem!

  • by Brittany Rivera
  • 1 year ago

Wow, what a beautiful poem. I can tell this poem came from your heart. I love it.

  • by Abu Zafar, Banglaesh
  • 1 year ago

The poem is very much painful. It has touched my mind very deeply. This is the nature, everyone has to leave the world. May Almighty Lord bless the poet with strength to bear the pain.

  • by Rhonda Scott
  • 1 year ago

I was directed to this site to provide a resource for a friend who lost her uncle. He leaves two sons whose mother preceded him in death two years ago. One child has special needs. The older son's life is not his own. Yet his brother will probably consume his life even more. He needs strength, direction and permission to live his life while he's serving in his father's footsteps. When fathers pass, someone needs to tell you of the immobility, immensity, paralysis, sadness, lingering and overwhelming pain and how to accept there's not ever a Happy Father's Day again. The sickness won. There's a gratefulness about sickness too. We were permitted to do everything we could before their time yielded to heaven's call. And to sickness, even, we say thank you.

  • by Merlin
  • 1 year ago

It's always dads who have been a pillar of strength to their daughters, as it is always that people we love the most can't stay with us for a longer time. He left, too. It's going to be 2 years on Feb 27. I'm still not over him, his love, his pat on my shoulder when I felt weak. His smell, his care, mornings with him, his words of strength, his jokes, his hands that held me when I was learning to walk. They won't walk me down my aisle in my wedding, which is why I'm scared to get married. His secrets he shared are safe with me. There was never a day I skipped to pray to hold his hand for one last time. I never really got a chance to kiss him goodbye. Words he spoke will forever stay in my heart just like treasure.
-love one lonely daughter who lost her dad

  • by Harpreet
  • 1 year ago

Read so many poems...yours made my heart cry. My dad passed away on February 9th, 3 months ago. It hurts so much for this inevitable loss in our lives. May their souls rest in peace.

  • 1 year ago

Daughters can understand and express the qualities of fathers with emotions.

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