Father Poem

My Father was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and was a strong and loving man. He had a love of life that inspired those around him, especially his children. He passed away on March 28, 2009, after a battle with Congestive Heart Failure, but he lived a full, active, life right up to the end and had a wonderful hunger for adventure and new experiences. He loved animals and knowledge. He volunteered, camped, and had many, many friends who loved him very much. I love and miss him dearly.

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I Want You To Know, My Father


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

As a young child you held my hand and wiped away my tears.
You saw me through some difficult years and watched me grow with the years.
You spoke of love and life and dreams and helped to ease my fears.
I want you to know, my Father, it's admiration and love in my tears.

Your passion for knowledge, connection to people, love of animals, adventure, and food.
Your desire to learn, to teach and help others, wherever and whenever you could.
You helped to inspire and form my life, and I will miss you as I would.
But I want you to know, my Father, by example you taught me good.

I saw in your heart and body the fight and through that experience you gave me insight.
It was an honor holding your hand through the night, to dream your dreams and try to make it right.
I knew in my soul what we must do - bring you home for your final flight.
But I want you to know, my Father, you are still my guiding light.

With Highland mist, heather, dewdrops kissed, gentle wind blowing through the valley.
I can see you now coming round the bend, eyes at peace, as your soul shall be.
My message to you, as I help you go, is I love you with all of me.
I want you to know my Father, in this place you're soaring free.

Even though not spoken enough, I appreciate all you did do.
Gratitude is all I feel, for having a Father like you.
I hold in my heart your image so clear; it was a gift to see you through.
I want you to know, my Father, in my heart you'll be - so true.

Nothing but love and light and peace - my wish for you this day.
I want you to know, my Father, this is what I pray.

K. Christie 03/28/09


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  • Ameur by Ameur, Algeria
  • 11 years ago

This poem is Great, You reminded me of my father and I am missing him soooo much every second in my life.. Thanks

  • Sally Murray by Sally Murray
  • 13 years ago

This poem made me cry, it brought back memories of my dad passing 35 years ago. You know the pain stays with you forever. I miss him with all my heart. Great poem. thank you for the memories.

  • Souad by Souad, Algeria
  • 13 years ago

My father is dead and I'm so hurting, feel the pain without him
I wish he could see everything that is happening to me . I'm bigger and taller.
He left me 12 years old and I'm 18 years old now
I love you dad

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