Funeral Poem

I wrote this poem for my dad who passed away at the age of 47, 2 years ago, out of the blue, in his sleep. I wrote this and spoke it out from my heart at the funeral while he was lying at rest behind me. I love and miss him so much.

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This poem touched me so deeply. I lost my dad last year on November 9, 2018. He died right after my birthday. He had a massive heart attack while he was asleep. It was so suddenly. We didn't...

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Tribute To My Dad


Published: July 2008

A special dad is hard to find.
You, Dad, I'm keeping in my mind.
I wished you could have stayed forever,
But I will never forget you; oh, not ever.

If dreams weren't dreams and dreams came true,
I wouldn't be here; I'd be with you.
Distance is one thing that keeps us apart,
But, Dad, you will always remain in my heart.

A special smile, a special face,
A special someone I can't replace,
I love you and I always will.
You filled a space that no one else could fulfill.

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  • by Nicole Jones
  • 3 weeks ago

This poem touched me so deeply. I lost my dad last year on November 9, 2018. He died right after my birthday. He had a massive heart attack while he was asleep. It was so suddenly. We didn't expect it. He was very close to me. I loved him dearly. I miss him so more now than ever. When I read this poem, all the memories can back to me. I will never forget the good times we shared while he was still with us, so thank you for this!!!

  • by Ohadiro Evangel
  • 2 months ago

I lost my Dad on 1/2/2019 to the cold hands of death. He died of prostate cancer. I'm looking for a good price for my dad.

  • by Carolyn
  • 1 year ago

My father died Nov 15, 2017, from cardiac arrest. He had a heart attack on Nov 6 and was able to be revived and was waiting to see a cardiologist. It's hard to think he will not come home anymore. I was holding his hand when he took his last breath. He looked at me and then the doctor said stop CPR. My mom was sitting on a wheelchair, trying to wake him up. They asked me to stop CPR, but I couldn't, so the doctor did it for me. He said his heart was weak and they shocked him 12x already. I wished I stayed that night at the hospital. If only the cardiologist came right away instead of 9 days later, maybe they could have figured out what was wrong with his heart. My dad never complained. He had a huge heart and always had a smile on his face. I will forever miss him.

  • by Odunze Happiness
  • 1 year ago

Just lost my dad last month and his burial will be next month, and I need a nice poem that defines my state right now to render to him because I am heartbroken, and his death was the least expected.

  • by Jerome Tananibe
  • 11 months ago

I need a nice tribute for my dad who passed away 5/15/18. He fell and broke his hip, and that resulted in a stroke. He had been in the hospital since November 2017.

  • by Kunuyi Ayodeji
  • 1 year ago

I need a sweet tribute message to my dead dad who died on the 27th of June 2017. Thank you for being there for me.

  • by Amaka Nwasah
  • 1 year ago

I lost my hero (dad) on the 3rd of last month. He was a man of integrity and honor. Oh death! My dad was the only parent I knew. He never abandoned us, even as kids (3 years of age) when mum was no more. He took up the both responsibilities. I love you Dad, and you are my hero. You stood by me always. You never make me feel the vacuum of not having a mum. I was not expecting you'd die so soon. You are always in my heart, Dad.

  • by Nwali Esther
  • 2 months ago

My dad died 12/1/2019. He was in a coma for five days and died on the fifth day. My dad loved me so much and did everything for me.

  • by Adie Emmanuel
  • 2 years ago

I lost him in a very terrible moment of my life. Dad, I love you so much I wish you come back to me.

  • by Emie Taylor
  • 2 years ago

Ten years ago on July 31, I lost a godly man to sickle cell anemia, my father. He was a man of great honor and integrity. He died at the age of 46 when I was only 8 and my brother was 9. I remember 3 months before he passed when he came home one day and showed my brother and I some sort of tubes and machines stuck to him. It was scary and I remember crying and asking him what it was and he told me everything was alright and that he would get better soon. A week before he passed, my brother, my mother and I were going on vacation to London when we met my father at the airport. He was just arriving from a business conference in Switzerland. After we said our hi's and goodbyes, my father wanted one last hug from me but I told him " you don't need another one, I'll see you when you come to London " and till this day, I still regret that because he died that week before he could come see us. And I miss him so much.

  • by Michelle, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 3 years ago

I lost my dad during the Christmas of 2015 after a 9 month battle with cancer. I think what hurt me the most was watching him suffer and not being able to do anything about it. Sometimes I still can't believe he's gone. He was 63 and still full of energy and life, wasn't ready to let him go. I miss him and try not to talk about him most times so I don't break down in tears. I pray he is resting with the Lord in heaven. Amen

  • by Hezron Waweru, Kenya
  • 4 years ago

Lost my Dad on 12 Thursday 2014 at a car accident from Nairobi. He left his wife, twins at the age of 14 years and a young son of 8.
Truly worth using these words for the funeral. Thanks Emma

  • by Khurram Ejaz
  • 4 years ago

My father was passed away on 27th June 2011 from lung cancer. I always miss him. My ears tries to imagine his voice but I cannot...

  • by Bernard. Port Moresby Papua New Guinea
  • 5 years ago

I lost my father-in law. He was like a dad to me. Left us without saying goodbye. Truly worth using this words for the funeral. Thanks Emma

  • by Vicious Violet
  • 5 years ago

I know how you feel. I am now 12 but when I was only 14 months old my dad died from a bleed in his brain and on the 19th of Jan. it will be 11 years. I found this poem truly inspirational and it makes me realise that I need to remember my daddy but move on so a big THANK YOU !!!!!

  • by Debbie, Coventry. England
  • 5 years ago

I have just lost my dad, 1 week ago, He was 62, and I'm 41. He also went very unexpected and was asleep. I've never cried so much than I have this week, and now I have to organize his funeral. I've been looking for a certain poem that captures the way I'm feeling, and this is the one. Thank you Emma, I would love to use this poem to read, ( if I can read the words through tears). Thank you again.

  • by Lisa, San Jose Ca
  • 6 years ago

My dad passed away 4 years ago and words cannot express how much I miss him. Thank you so much for writing such a lovely poem that captures just how I feel about it. What I wouldn't give to just hear his voice again.

  • by Keri K
  • 9 years ago

this touched me because I lost my dad the same way. He died in his sleep. I miss him so much. He died February 10, 1998
I was 7..I'm now 18

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