Loss of Father Poems

Loss of Father Poems

Poem for Dad Who Passed Away

The death of someone close to us leave us shocked with grief. We cannot understand how one minute this person was here and the next they are gone. The truth is that those we love are never truly gone. The body may have run its course, but the soul lives forever. Human beings have been cognizant of eternal life since the beginning of time. Every culture has its own traditions about death and reincarnation. The anxiety commonly felt about death in our culture is a result of a scientific schema which says that "if I don't see it, it's not there".

48 Poems about Losing a Father

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  1. 1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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    I like this poem. It reflects the general reaction of the majority of people not wanting their loved ones to go and if so at least they put up a fight, along with being poetically exquisite...

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  3. 2. Goodbye Dad


    • By Leanne Brady
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    It's never the right time
    To say goodbye.
    I will miss you, Dad,
    And here is why.

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    My precious daddy died on April 9, 1967, at the age of 68. He, too, had pancreatic cancer. I was a young married woman with a toddler. He was one of nine children, born in Georgia. He was a...

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  5. 3. For My Daddy


    • By Christina Caburnay
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2014 with permission of the Author.

    Have you seen my Daddy?
    I don't know where he's gone.
    Sometimes it hurts so much
    I can't seem to carry on.

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    • Rating 4.61
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    I lost my dad in 2015; it was so very painful. My father had been admitted in hospitals many times, and so I, being a little girl of 10 years of age then, thought he would be just fine this...

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  6. 4. My Dad


    • By Disarae G. Kuhn
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    I know this man
    Who is dear to my heart.
    Suddenly one day
    It was torn all apart.

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    When I lost my dad to suicide, I read this poem to my family. I then decided that I wanted to share this with our close family at his service. Any day when I really miss him and when it's...

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  7. 5. My Dad, My Angel


    Your battle is now over; no more tears flowing down your cheek,
    no more pain, no more suffering; now you are no longer weak.
    I still do not understand why this had to happen to you,
    but I am proud to say you are my dad, the greatest man I ever knew.

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    I lost my dad 2 years ago on the 22nd of July. A week after his birthday and 4 days after mine. He was battling stage 4 bone cancer. I miss him a lot, and when I was growing up he was in and...

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  8. 6. Wish You Were Here


    • By Diana Doyle
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Three months have passed.
    I'll never forget the day
    Someone rang to tell me
    That you'd gone away.

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    About two months ago I lost my father. I cannot say that it was unexpected, yet now I realize that there is nothing in life that can prepare us to bear this void. He remained in the intensive...

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  9. 7. Dad, What's It Like In Heaven?


    If time exists in heaven,
    Do you still rise with the sun?
    Do you and Mom share breakfast
    Before your day has begun?

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    • Rating 4.66
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    This is a wonderful sentimental poem. It depicts a loving relationship between father and child. My father came into my life as an adult and unfortunately we did not get to make many...

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  10. 8. Can't Accept That You're Gone

    I hate that I can't see your face,
    except for a picture on my mirror.

    But I love that when I look at it,

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    I'll be honest, this really hit me hard. It made 7 years that my dad has been gone on April 8th. He died April 8th, 2015, due to stage 5 pancreatic cancer that spread to the lungs. According...

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  11. 9. Dear Pop

    • By Michelle Selby
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Once you had told me
    When you were gone
    I'd pick up the pieces
    I would go on

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  12. 10. Child Of Mine

    • By Theresa Cassidy
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012 with permission of the Author.

    He's walking towards me surrounded by light
    I can't believe this miraculous sight
    It can't be him, I know he is dead
    But as I look towards him, he's shaking his head

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    Seven years ago my dad passed away. My son and him were very close. After he passed, my son would get up in the morning and say I saw grandpa last night. I was always a little skeptical. As...

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  13. 11. Goodbye To My Dad

    • By Debra Marie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Goodbye dad I had to say
    A few months ago on a cold winter day
    I'll remember the good times and try not to be sad
    But saying goodbye still hurts so bad

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    I lost my Dad on February 17, 2019. Then on March 7, 2019, I lost my Mom. It has been so very hard for me. I don't wanna believe both my parents are gone. I want everyone to cherish your...

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  14. 12. To My Daddy, On Your Birthday

    • By Danniele Berkley
    • 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.

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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.

  15. 13. My Dad

    • By Lisa34
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    We miss your face; you were taken too soon.
    Your beaming smile that lit up the room,
    Them cheeky dimples and twinkle in your eye.
    We keep asking ourselves why, oh why.

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    I woke up early many, many times. I just couldn't sleep. I was sitting in my room looking at my dad's picture, wondering why he couldn't be a part of my future. Uncontrolled tears stream down...

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  16. 14. Father

    • By Jodi M. Kucera
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2019 with permission of the Author.

    Forever in my heart,
    Always on my mind.
    Together again we will be, all in God's time.
    Heaven gained another angel the day you left.

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    I am so sorry for your loss. I was searching for words to add to my father's tribute. My sister sent me this poem. I would like to use it with your permission.

  17. 15. The Greatest Man

    • By Derick Revane
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

    I knew a man, he was the greatest man
    I've known in all my days.
    Then one day God called on him,
    and now he's gone away.

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    • Rating 4.43
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    I'm sorry for the very late reply. I hope that you indeed did use my poem for your dad's memorial service. The process of writing this really helped me through my grieving process, and if my...

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  18. 16. Requiem

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    Under the wide and starry sky,
    Dig the grave and let me lie.
    Glad did I live and gladly die,
    And I laid me down with a will.

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  19. 17. Let Go Dad, Give In

    • By Denise N. Thorndale
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2018 with permission of the Author.

    My darling Dad, you suffered
    More than we could bear to see.
    "Please let go, Dad; give in.
    Your soul then can be free."

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    • Votes 141
    • Rating 4.36
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    Hi Denise,
    My father passed November 25, 2017 at 10:28pm. This is exactly the same experience that I had, and he always called me his Baby Girl. Everything you said in here was like a...

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  20. 18. Going Home

    • By Melony M. Pryor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Today is the day
    You've waited for so long.
    Oh how we wish this was a dream.
    Yesterday you seemed so strong.

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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 100
    • Rating 4.21
  21. 19. Why Dad Did You Choose Suicide?

    • By Christina M. Butz
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    Why Dad?
    Why did you chose to die?
    You left no note but left me asking why.
    You thought you were doing what was best and right.

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    • Votes 656
    • Rating 4.57
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    I came to this site looking for a comforting suicide survival poem to send to my brother whose fiancé of 12 years with young 4 children hung herself. I just have to say that your comment left...

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  22. 20. The Gift God Gave Me Was You

    • By Lea Gomez
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I will never say goodbye to you, my father,
    because I know this is not the end for us to see each other.
    You will only be going to a place where there's no pain or suffering.
    I am happy for you, for you will be with God.

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    • Favorited 58
    • Votes 1966
    • Rating 4.51
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    This poem is the most beautiful thing I have ever read. I just lost my Dad. I was a Daddy's Girl, and he was my very best friend. I became an engineer because he was an engineer. I looked up...

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