This poem is for anyone who has lost a parent as a child, a child as a parent or (like me) both.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems

My Father, My Son
As a son I lost a father,
As a father, a son -
If the choice was mine I'd rather
Had not lost either one.

I do not know where I come from
Or where I am to go.
True, this fate is less than some
And more than some can know.

My father, my son - you both I miss
But we shall meet someday
In the kingdom where angels kiss
To chase the clouds away.

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  • Michael
    im 13 but i know wut its like 2 lose some 1 close 2 u great poem
  • Jenna
    I lost my father 2 years ago. I really do miss him so much nobody can't take dat from me but he already knows dat i love him to death. When he passed away i thought that i didn't have nothing left in my life because my dad had died and on through the years i was jus missing him.
  • Josh
    I was told today by a friend that the girl I was about to ask out because I deeply loved, said she didn't like me anymore. Therefor all day I've been having a really depressed time and I came home and looked for some poems and came across this random site with your poem and it struck me that it doesn't matter about the little things in life like girl friends that you'll probably break up with in 4 months, but it matters about what you have already. Thanks Tom
  • Tonya
    Your poem is really good and i am sorry for your loss.
  • marlene
    this is a very moving poem, i never new my father, and i lost my brother,so i have an idear where you are coming from. pleas keep up your writing you are very good, i know as i wright poems my self and have some on one of the poems site. regards marlene
  • danni
    this poem is amazing.
  • jessica
    i am truly sorry for your loss. though i havent physically lost a father, and i dont have any kids, i feel like i dont have a father. and i can relate to this poem because i hope that you can find peace at last and remember that you will see them again.
  • SYLVIA
    I LOVE THIS POEM
  • alyssa
    I loved the poem it was so sad but i also losted my dad two years ago he left my brothers and my mom when i was a baby i never got to meet him. but, if he was still alive and came knocking on my door i wouldnt give him a chance because he lost that chance when he left us and he missed out on alot and ravean i do know what u mean and i do understand where ur coming from too!
  • grace
    such a touching poem. I havent lose my father for God's grace, neither a son, for I dont have. but I lost my brother. 6 years had passed, but the memory remains. its not easy. but thats life.
  • Shelby
    WOW! This poem is sad, I was about to shed tears when I read it.
  • Lacey
    That was such a beautiful poem that really touchs close to home because my mother lost her father before I was born.
  • Nereid
    I haven't lost a parent but my Daddy is very sick and i'm so afraid he'll be leaving me soon. This poem is really very touching. Probably doesn't mean much but i am sorry for youe loss.
  • cheynae
    In away i no how dis feels even though im not a motha and im dads still a live i feel distant him. And my step bro n otha family membas r up deh in heaven. I wanna say u rote a beutiful poem which im sure many can realte or will touched by.
  • Grace
    i no what it feels like to loose a father i lost mine when i was 9 but i thought i would never be able to pull myself together but for you a son too im so sorry
  • sarah
    OMG this is the cutest poem you should try to publish it unless you already did. but its so cute i was about to cry its sooooooooooooooooooo x 100000000 cute
  • alisha
    I AM REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE POEN WHICH THE POET HAS PUT IN ALL HIS EMOTIONS N IT TOUCHES THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS WHO LOST THEIR LOVABLE DADS AND I AM ONE AMONG THEM. I HAVE SEEN MANY POEMS BUT THIS THE BEST OF ALL. DID A GOOD JOB KEEP GOING. ALL THE BEST
  • robbi
    i love it
  • Kimmie
    i really liked this poem. It touched me in a special way. I lost my father last month 4 days before my 18th birthday. I also lost a baby at the age of 15. I really understand the hurt and pain this poem expresses.
  • mery
    good job! its made me cry but I like the way I felt about it. good job keep the work up
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