Grief Poem

A daughter lets her dad know just how she feels, after his passing to the other side.

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I was adopted by my grandparents but I treat them just like they were my real parents. Sometimes we don't understand each other but I live with it anyway. We always seem to work it out in the...

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You Live Daddy!


Published by Family Friend Poems August 2006 with permission of the Author.

I stand alone with you in my mind
Your words taught me how to survive
Your strength never let me down
Now you're gone
I won't disappoint you daddy
But my tears will remain in my eyes
My heart will hurt forever
Sorry I never told you what you deserved
You cared for me and I took you for granted
You live alive in my heart
Thank you for loving me from the start


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  • Haleey Tidwell by Haleey Tidwell, Lindale Texas
  • 11 years ago

I was adopted by my grandparents but I treat them just like they were my real parents. Sometimes we don't understand each other but I live with it anyway. We always seem to work it out in the end. With my parents by my side I could do anything.

  • Cindy Marley by Cindy Marley, Kingman AZ
  • 11 years ago

I lost my dad 28 years ago and it still seems like yesterday. I still feel the pain and still fell the regret that I didn't let him know how I felt about him. How I loved him. There is not a day goes by that I don't miss him more more. And yet the pain still lingers inside me. Yeah it gets easier as time goes by but the pain will never leave. I love you Daddy and I miss you more than ever.

  • Amanda by Amanda, Il
  • 11 years ago

This poem has touched my heart. I lost my mother March 2011 and just lost my father in July 2012. I'm thankful that I spent the last couple of minutes with him before they took him to ICU to vent him..that is when I said I love you dad, see you tomorrow. Sitting in the waiting room to go back to ICU to see him..10 minutes later he was gone. Don't take life for granted...and make sure you tell your parents you love them whenever possible. I didn't get to say goodbye to my mother and it breaks my heart.

  • Diana by Diana, Ontario
  • 11 years ago

I have very close relationship with my dad & mom. I moved closer to be near them. I had 3 months spending time with my dad. Mom was ill I helped Dad with that...He had been coughing since fall of 2010. The Dr. brushed it off and well July 2011 he was diagnosed on a Wed with small cell cancer. They gave him a good dose of radiation. 4 and half days later he was gone. So unexpected. One day we are have supper together and 10 days later we are having his funeral. Tomorrow is father's day. It hurts so much I sit here with his work hat on and feel his warmth. My Daddy was the best ever who made everyone else's needs come first before his own. The night I left the hospital late he was sitting on his bed he smiled at me gave me the peace sign. I told him I love you dad I will see you in the morning. That was the last thing he ever did as he was comatose when I came back. SO you still have your parents here DON'T take them for granted one day you could turn around the chair is empty.

  • Megan by Megan, London
  • 12 years ago

I lost my dad in hospital unexpectedly. The last words I said where I loved you. If I had five more minutes to tell him how much I loved him and how much he meant to me and I never would have let go. 8 years it's been now and it's hard because I know he'll never be there but he wouldn't want me to be like this so I'll keep smiling and remember don't take your parents for advantage ....

  • Erin by Erin, Texas
  • 13 years ago

My daddy passed away in march/2010 very unexpectedly. I am an only child and my dad raised me by himself.... I understand the overwhelming grief and sadness that anyone has to go thru loosing someone close.
I know that as long as I keep his memory alive in my heart and my children then he is never gone......

  • Kate by Kate
  • 13 years ago

Well reading this poem, and the comments, makes me realize how lucky I am, I will no longer take my parents for granted, sounds kind of weird but this has changed my life forever. Makes me cry the thought of losing them, I pray for all that has lost loved ones<3

  • Michelle by Michelle, PA
  • 13 years ago

This is beautiful, I know how you feel my precious daddy was diagnosed with non-Hopkins lymphoma in 2005 he fought a up and down battle for 3 years he left us only a few days after his 1 year wedding anniversary in July 2008. He was only 48 years old. He will forever be in my heart and mind.

  • shelter by shelter
  • 14 years ago

hey I just wanted to let you know that I know how you feel I have 7 brothers and 1 sister my mom died when I was 2 and dad when I was 11 all I want is for them to come back I'll be praying for you

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