Spiritual Poem about Death

Memorial Poem For Dad

In August we lost my husband's dad. He was a beautiful person to everyone. When he became sick, he and I would have heart to heart talks about his life and children, so when he passed, I wrote a poem called A Fallen Branch. This is the follow-up poem since 5 months have passed. He was 96 years old.

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I've been searching for a poem that would speak to me, and this one did it. I started to cry the moment I began to read it because it describes my stepdad so well who also passed away in...

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If You See My Dad In Heaven

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Published: April 2017

If you see my dad in Heaven
He won't be hard to find.
He'll be the one to greet you first,
For he's a one-of-a-kind.

He'll be the one with the softest voice,
A veteran's cap upon his head,
Or he's probably in God's beautiful
Garden, with a shovel in his hand.

He'll be watching the pretty hummingbirds,
A warm smile upon his face,
And as he leaves to go about, he'll
Be walking with strength and grace.

He'll sit among the story tellers,
For that's what he does best.
He will tell about his life on earth
Before he was called to rest.

He's with his Mom and Dad now,
Embracing them tenderly.
Never no longer to miss them or
Wonder where they might be.

He may be playing with the children,
And there sits one upon his knee
Laughing and singing the games of fun,
Clapping hands so joyfully.

Now if you haven't found my Dad yet,
He's probably kneeling by the throne,
Surrounded by God's angels,
Praying for his loved ones below.

He wasn't famous in this world
Nor did any heroic deeds.
He was a strong, hard-working man,
Taking care of those in need.

For you see, he was my hero,
Bigger than big to me.
He taught me all a son should know
And about the love God has for me.

So if you see my Dad in heaven,
Tell him I'm doing fine.
Let him know how much I miss him,
And I think of him most of the time.

You know he was my hero,
So will you give him a hug or two?
Tell him how much I love him and
I'll be seeing him someday soon.



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  • Paramjeet by Paramjeet
  • 4 months ago

My beautiful dad passed on three months back. I have not recovered from my loss. I'm still in grief. I guess this will last a lifetime. He was my hero. The poem made me tear up.

  • Raelene J. Elliss by Raelene J. Elliss, Australia
  • 8 months ago

My own dad passed away when I was only 10 years old (46 years ago) I miss him as much now as I did then. Love never fades away. Memories are our everlasting legacy of our loved ones' lives. Thank you for this very special poem

  • Dwain R Stoops by Dwain R Stoops
  • 10 months ago

We lost our 96-year-old dad this past week. He was an honorable veteran of WWII and a wonderful man to all. This is the perfect poem to be read at his burial service tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  • Gisell by Gisell
  • 1 year ago

I've been searching for a poem that would speak to me, and this one did it. I started to cry the moment I began to read it because it describes my stepdad so well who also passed away in August. He was an Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. One of a kind, a great story teller, and he LOVED gardening. He moved to a cabin on the mountains with my mom after he retired and there he enjoyed the sight of many hummingbirds and other wildlife.

I am glad you found what you were looking for, They sound so close to being alike. Blessings
to you.
Jac Judy

  • Natasha M. Wai by Natasha M. Wai
  • 2 years ago

You make it so realistic about life beyond death, not that death finds their destiny straight away either heaven or hell, but you created a beautiful poem out of it. It will reassure and comfort those who lose their love ones too.

This was such a sweet poem and read very smoothly. Looking forward to reading more from you!

Thank you, Marie. Happy you enjoyed. I have several if you want to read them: "If You See My Dad in Heaven," "She's Our Mother," "Willis the Cowpoke," and "A Fallen Branch." Thanks again. God bless.
Jac Judy A. Campbell

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