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. 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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    Such a beautiful poem for Father's Day, Pat. Your poem was published on the day that my late father would have celebrated his 100th birthday in heaven. A wonderful tribute to your father, a...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. Mya's Wish

    • By Nancy Wright
    • Published: July 2008
    Dear God, Can I Have My Dad Back?

    Dear God,
    My name is Mya Hailey Garcia,
    and I live here on Earth,
    and as far as I've been told,

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    I lost my dad 10 years ago when I was just 10 years old. He died from a massive heart attack in his sleep. He was my best friend. My world was flipped upside down. I have always gone to...

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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. My Dad, My Angel

    Missing My Dad Poem

    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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  10. Dear Pop

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

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  11. The Gift God Gave Me Was You

    • By Lea Gomez
    • Published: August 2008

    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 suffering.
    I am happy for you, for you will be with God.

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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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    My father became seriously ill in January 2018. I went to the hospital and he had the flu and pneumonia. I sat with him day and night. He didn't want anyone to touch him. I asked him what was...

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