My dad died suddenly with a heart attack when I was 22. No matter the days that have past, I can still feel him nearby and there are times that I miss him so. As long as he lives in my memory, he will always be close by. If your dad has died also, may this poem comfort you.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Poems about Death

Dad
Dad...so many images come to mind
whenever I speak your name;
It seems without you in my life
things have never been the same.

What happened to those lazy days
when I was just a child;
When my life was consumed in you
in your love, and in your smile.

What happened to all those times
when I always looked to you;
No matter what happened in my life
you could make my gray skies blue.

Dad, some days I hear your voice
and turn to see your face;
Yet in my turning...it seems
the sound has been erased.

Dad, who will I turn to for answers
when life does not make sense;
Who will be there to hold me close
when the pieces just don't fit.

Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time
and once more hear your voice;
I'd tell you that out of all the dads
you would still be my choice.

Please always know I love you
and no one can take your place;
Years may come and go
but your memory will never be erased.

Today, Jesus, as You are listening
in your home above;
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.


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  • Aimee
    I'm 24, and I lost my dad in April. He was always the one I went to during hard times. It is so hard to put into words how much I miss him. Thank you for writing this poem, it really means a lot to me!
  • Tejaswini
    Hi, I liked this poem because even my dad left me when i was just 18. I can feel the pain what you felt.
  • Vicky
    This poem really touched my heart. I lost my dad two years ago from injuries due to a fall at a construction site. We knew he was hurt bad, but was not expecting him to die. All of a sudden things went wrong and he went to be with the Lord. So thank you for this poem.
  • marelyn
    i loved this poem it really touched me. esoecially the end the last lil verse.
  • Mikayla
    I loved it!
  • Amber
    i lost my dad on the 31st of august 2005 and didnt know what to do. now 2 years down the line im reading this poem and it made me cry! it said all the things i wish i could do and say! it really touched me and you should be proud of writing something with such an impact on other peoples lives!
  • rosemary
    I too lost my dad 7 years ago, I loved my dad more than anything. He had polio and it was so very difficult for him to walk and yet he put the pain away and did all the wonderful things a fathers does, play games, ride a bike, swim, sled ride, play ball and so many more. I looked up to him. In his last days he was in his loving home with my mom and his four daughters to care for him. some times his friends would tease him because he had no son's but in the end he couldn't be more proud of his daughters. Each of us gave him a grandson to love and cherish. When I read this poem it was so touching and would have been what I would say. Each Father's day and each anniversay of his death I write someting and put it in the local paper in tribute to my dad. I was so proud and grateful that I was able to care for him and he was able to die at home. Seven years may seem a long time to someone else but to us it's like we lost him today. Thank you for such a loving tribute to your dad.
  • Victoria
    I lost my Dad to Brain Cancer in May of this year! He fought long and hard! He passed away 4 days before his 57th birthday! I miss him dearly and this poem was amazing! I'm only 20 and trying to make it without him!
  • Tanya
    My 11 year old's daddy passed away just a couple of days ago. I was looking online for poems for him that may ease the pain. I think this is a beautiful poem. And everything you had written there he could relate too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
  • laura
    a reali like this poem ma dad has jus passed away n a find this poem a comfort xxx
  • sara
    i liked this poem i think about my dad and cry. my mom went to a sidekick last year and they told her that my dad would die aug 2007 and it is augs now and he is really sick i never seen him like that and right now i dont know what to do im scared
  • angela
    its is such a lovley poem it says it all
  • Carla
    This poem is excellent for a Dad and daughter. My dad passed away May 8, 2007 and so many things written in this poem echo how I feel. I don't know what it is about a dad's voice, but I also loved the sound of my dad, and it is one of the things I miss the most. He had lung cancer, but he fell, and died before I thought he would. He had such a strong spirit, and he was my best friend. Thank you for writing this poem.
  • Shelly
    My dad past away a year ago on 7/13/06 from melanoma. I wanted to put a picture and a special note to him in the newspaper. I was having a hard time coming up with the right words, until I read your poem. It was almost everything I wanted to say and alot more. Thank you so much for being able to write the most perfect poem I have ever read.
  • Dixie
    Wow, this poem is amazing. It has really toutched me! Thank you.
  • Melody
    My DAD just died on 07-07-07. I will miss him so very much. I read this poem and knew this was the one I had to read. I loved it so very much. My tears were just rolling down my cheeks. Thank you for sharing this with us. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Melody
  • ivy
    made me think of my dear dad i love him very much
  • Amber
    This poem brought a tear to my eye.
  • lori
    Beautiful poem. I lost my Dad 3 years ago to cancer and I can relate.
  • Lisa
    I really love this poem and I decided to use it at my dads memorial. It says everything I've been feeling. My dad passed away on 6-26-07, and it has been really hard to put words onto paper and i really appreciate this poem at this hard time.
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