Loss of Father Poem

Poem About Faith Bringing Comfort During Father's Illness

My father was diagnosed with Leukemia in 1994. He was a devout Jehovah's Witness, and therefore did not believe in accepting blood in any form. His cancer became terminal and he died upholding his beliefs and took comfort in his faith, gaining strength when he needed it most.

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The Calling


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015 with permission of the Author.

Hope remained as the battle began
The love we shared shone through
Our faith in all around us
The pride we have in you.

A man brought down, destroyed by pain
The suffering clearly showed
We held your hand and shed our tears
Hearts broke as you lay
Drawing each delicate breath
Silently we prayed.

Day and night the fight wore on
Our prayers grew stronger, too
We lived and breathed your very soul
And to the Lord we asked of him
If it should come to this
To please hold you dear and love you too
That was our final wish.

Silently the angels came and stood at either side
Of the bravest, kindest man we knew
And carried you to the skies of heaven
Where pain does not exist

We hold you close, relief as well as pain
But knowledge in the truth
That we may meet again

Worlds apart but hearts remain
Memories we treasure
Of the man I am so proud to say
Was my dad, my father.


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