Loss Poem

Remembering My Wonderful Dad Poem

Ode to the memory of Charles Irving Stratton III by Debra Marie Stratton-VanBuskirk

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I lost my Dad on February 17, 2019. Then on March 7, 2019, I lost my Mom. It has been so very hard for me. I don't wanna believe both my parents are gone. I want everyone to cherish your...

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Goodbye To My Dad


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009 with permission of the Author.

Goodbye dad I had to say
A few months ago on a cold winter day
I'll remember the good times and try not to be sad
But saying goodbye still hurts so bad

I miss you more than I can express
My love for you will never grow less
I keep trying to imagine how I will go on
I realize tomorrow is another dawn

I know you're in heaven above
Looking down on us with all your love
Only to whisper in our ear
Remember that I'll never stopped loving you, dear

I'll always remember the good times we had
Remember the man, my wonderful dad
I'll remember you each and every day
And if I need to talk to you, I'll just sit down and pray

One day we'll be together again
To talk about all the places we been
Until the time I'll always treasure
Having you for a dad was such a great pleasure


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  • Norma Ramirez by Norma Ramirez
  • 4 years ago

I lost my Dad on February 17, 2019. Then on March 7, 2019, I lost my Mom. It has been so very hard for me. I don't wanna believe both my parents are gone. I want everyone to cherish your parents. Love them, take care of them like they took care of you, always let them know they mean the world to you because you never know when they will go. I miss them every day. Not a day goes by that I don't shed a tear or remember them. I wish I'd had more time with them, but I know they are together and free of pain. R.I.P.

  • Lb by Lb
  • 6 years ago

I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss! I feel that painful stomachache for you. I just lost my father this morning, so I can imagine your pain. I'm so very sorry!

  • Bethany Jones by Bethany Jones
  • 7 years ago

I lost my grandfather July 15, 2016... then I lost my dad July 20, 2016. I lost the 2 most important men in my life just 5 days apart. I miss my daddy so much, though. He was only 57 years old. He died 11 days before my son's 3rd birthday. The first holidays without him have been extremely hard. I cry when I go to bed, I cry when I wake up. I miss my dad's goofy laugh, and he was just one of kind. It sucks that he won't see my son grow up. They were best buds. My son looks and just acts like him. I feel like it's not going to get any easier, and I'm sorry for everyone on here who lost their dad.

  • Nadeen by Nadeen, Gaza
  • 9 years ago

I lost my father half a year ago. He was the best man, father, and brother in the whole world. I am my daddy's little girl, and I was only 14 when I lost him. He was 59..I miss him so much and I really can't imagine a life without him.
Can anyone tell me what I should do to help myself and also my family ..I am dead inside my heart and I really miss him.

  • Bernice   Arruda by Bernice Arruda
  • 6 years ago

I lost my dad 3 years ago, and I am having a very hard time. I miss him so much. Then 8 months later I lost my Mom. I am also daddy's little girl. I can't even imagine life without him. Life feels very lonely. Sometimes I don't know how to get by. When I think about my dad I feel like I have died inside. I miss my mom very much also. Sometimes I hear my dad's voice. That feels so weird and strange and there was one time that my mom was with me when I was in a psychiatric hospital.

  • Mary Bear by Mary Bear
  • 7 years ago

I lost my dad 30 years ago, and I still miss him so, so much that it hurts.
My dad was so full of life and laughs.
He loved mom and all of us 8 children.
I'm 64 now and I still cry for him.
You never get over losing you dad or mom.
He was a musician and loved to dance.
So full of life.
Love you Daddy.

  • Daisy by Daisy
  • 10 years ago

I lost my grandfather last year, and some days i still cry. It's just not the same without him, it's like someone has taken a chunk out of my heart. Your poem is beautiful xx

  • Amal by Amal
  • 10 years ago

I lost my dad a year ago... as it says in the poem "in a cold winter day"... it was Dec.02
The poem touched me so deeply. It shows my relationship with my dad and exactly what kind of person he was... just like you knew him.
Beautifully said.
Thank you for this poem.

  • New York by New York, Long Island
  • 10 years ago

Love this poem. Lost my Dad three years ago from today on his Birthday. He was a very kind man that everyone loved. He was 80 years old.

Thank you

  • Jennifer by Jennifer, California
  • 11 years ago

It's hard to find a perfect poem. I loved this one. I also lost my dad 10 years ago, right before my 9th birthday. He was the only man/person/parent I had that actually took care of me & loved me unconditionally. I'm barely 21 & still suffer from this everyday. Nothing is perfect anymore, I lived a different life when he left. I just hope god can finally make me happy.

  • Susan by Susan
  • 14 years ago

I lost my wonderful dad in November at the age of 53 it was so premature and this poem really touched me it said everything I felt
thank you x

  • josephiine o dowd by josephiine o dowd
  • 14 years ago

Yes, what a lovely touching poem. I lost my wonderful dad recently and I just cant get over it my heart is broken that I will never see him again. He was a joy and I feel so privileged to have gotten such a fantastic dad .

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