Loss of Father Poem

My dad passed away of cancer this year, and that inspired me to start writing again after a break for a few years. It felt good to share. I actually made it PUBLIC because I wanted to pass along something to anyone who needed to read it. Sometimes you just feel like there is something you should share, and maybe you could help say the words they can't...or just aren't sure how.

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My dad passed away in 1997. He was shot 4 times in his back. There is still not a day that goes by that I don't think about him.

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To My Daddy, On Your Birthday


Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012 with permission of the Author.

Today was the day
So many years ago
You came into this world,
Bringing a special glow.

So full of love
And laughter so loud.
Thinking of you today,
You still make us proud.

Daddy, I know you're watching,
I know your looking down.
Your birthday is today,
And although you're not around,

It doesn't stop our thoughts
And never stops our prayers.
I am sending birthday wishes
To my angel upstairs.


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  • Carmen Pena by Carmen Pena
  • 6 years ago

My dad passed away in 1997. He was shot 4 times in his back. There is still not a day that goes by that I don't think about him.

  • Keensownhle by Keensownhle
  • 7 years ago

Today my dad would be turning 45. I miss him more than anything. My hero, my dad, my World, my all. I still don't think he left. The smiles, the hugs u gave me, I miss them a lot.

  • Erin by Erin
  • 8 years ago

My father died of a brain bleed in 2000 when I was only 2 1/2 so I don't remember much of him, I miss him each and every day and I will for the rest of my life. Tomorrow 16/02/16 will be his 16 birthday in heaven.

  • Jay. by Jay., Minnesota
  • 8 years ago

My dad passed away only a month ago, today is his first birthday in heaven. This poem... Is literally amazing. Thank you so much for writing this.

  • Shirley by Shirley, Western Cape
  • 9 years ago

Tomorrow, 18 March 2015, will be my Dad's first birthday in Heaven. I shared this poem.......very touching.

  • Raul by Raul, Manila
  • 10 years ago

Wonderful poem. I couldn't help but tear up when I read this. Thank you for writing this.

  • Lynnette / East London by Lynnette / East London
  • 11 years ago

This poem is beautiful and I was searching for something to say to him on his Birthday today and this poem is all I need.

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