Loss of Father Poems

Thoughts on Death of Father

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".

Poems on Deceased Fathers

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  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    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. Dad, What's It Like In Heaven?

    Father's Day 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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    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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  4. For My Daddy

    • By Christina Caburnay
    • Published: January 2014

    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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    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. Goodbye Dad

    • By Leanne Brady
    • Published: January 2017
    The Positive Influence Of A Dad

    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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  7. My Dad

    • By Lisa34
    • Published: June 2018
    My Wonderful Father

    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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  8. Can't Accept That You're Gone

    Mourning The Loss Of A Father

    Picture

    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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    It has been 8 months since I lost my father. He left us on August 7, 2020. I lost my everything. I was alone with him. My brother-in-law was going out from the hospital room, and I was...

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  10. My Dad

    • By Disarae G. Kuhn
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem For Dad In Heaven

    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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  11. To My Daddy, On Your Birthday

    • By Danniele Berkley
    • Published: March 2012

    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.

  12. Wish You Were Here

    Missing My Dad

    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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  13. Father

    Acrostic Poem About Father Passing Away

    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.

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