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To My Dad by Alana

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MALLORY
WOW! i'm speachless. this poem is amazing! i love it! keep up the good poems. ilove reading theM!
rosie
very touching, brought a tear to my eye
Breanna
I love this poem because my father is the same way and i know how you feel now this is one of my favorite peom
Ashley
I love this poem im srry bout ur loss and i no that if my daddy was to ever leave me in any way i'd feel the same way cuz im more of a daddy's gurl it like i can have every thing in the world but with out him it's nothing well jusno that i feel u and that u should get some of your poems published. ttyl
Kacie
Wow, Alana your poem made me cry. My dad is not dead, but he might as well be. He is a drug addict, and I hardly ever see him, and even when I do so much of him is gone that it's not like I'm really seeing him. I really appreciated your poem.
rema
This poem reminds me of my dad only my das is alive
Chelsea
My dad died too in november and the first part of your poem says, summer will come along with my birthday, my birthday is also in the summer. That was so weird. It was a sweet poem though.
Leean
This was a good one because i don't know who my dad is and i feel the emtiness of not having a dad there to do stuff with so i know how she feels in her poem.
michelle
Ican definitly relate an think this a wonderful poem.
kristen
that poem made me cry. i dont know if that really happend to you or not but it happend to me and yeah it was a really awesome poem
Peggy
i can relate because my dad is suffering with cancer.
Mehnaz
this is a really touching poem and is written with someones true passions. Who ever wrote it, has really expressed thier feelings
Stacey
This poem is awesome! when i started to read it i figured it was just that he was gone aways. but towards the end i started to relize what it meant. i started to cry it was so beautiful! keep up the amazing work!
PATTY
MY DAD PASSED 2 YEARS AGO AND I MISS HIM SO SO MUCH MY BEST FRIEND WENT TO HEAVEN BUT THE SAD PART IS MY MOTHER CHANGED TO SOMEONE I DONT KNOW WE USED TO BE CLOSE BUT WE DONT EVEN TALK SHE HAS KNOW TIME FOR ME ANYMORE ONLY MY OTHER SISTERS I GO TO VISIT BUT YOU CAN TELL SHE DOESNT WANT ME THERE SO I GOT TWO HEART BREAKS BOTH OF MY PARENTS ARE GONE I THINK YOUR POEM IS GREAT I CRIED KEEP WRITING YOU HAVE THE TALENT
Ericka
this poem has really touched me! my dad goes to and from Las Vegas for work and i miss him dearly! thank you for making me realize how much i love my father!
jessica
Hey Alana, im so so sorry bout your dad. your poem is so moving i started to cry. My dad used to live 8 hours away and i got to see him once every 2 weeks and i hated it and now he is home and i love it im so sorry it was a great poem though Jess
samantha
hey this poem reminds me of my dad he got in to a car chars and he was in the hospital for like 3 weeks and he would just lie there and not move people dont understand why i couldnt stop crying i couldnt look at him and now hes gone and if hes was still here i know he would have of loved ur poem like me
brittany
this peoms reached my hert about a father and a daughter relationship i like very much can u send me some more of your peotry just so i can read it thanks brittany.
Karla
i dont know how it feels to loose my dad cause i wouldnt know what to do with out my dad, i recentely lost my closest uncle which was like a dad for me i just started crying cause this is exacly what happend with him the way he died little by little
mandy
I really enjoyed this poem, i watched my father die for 7 long years. He was in and out of the hospital for much of my life, yet when he was home, everything seemed like it was changed. The poem was exactly how i felt, up to the day i lost my dad. It was like, it wasnt really him, it took me about a year to finally realize that my dad was really gone, after he died. I just kept telling myself he was back in the hospital, with his empty dead stare. This poem reminds me of well me. Thanks for sharing it.
barry
its really nice that u have shown the importance of father in her/his life.
olga
nice job i love this poem keep up with the work
yesenia
i loved your poem i feel just the way you do because i los my dad 10 years go when i was 3 now im 13 and i wish he was still here to see me grow and become a young lady
Kirsty
Wow that really hit me, my mum had a stroke last year and even tho she is fine now it was really hard at the time, she was there in front of me but she didnt seem like my mum, was the hardest time of my life. that poem was awesome :)
ousseynou
very very very good
Rebecca
I just lost my daddy your poem made me cry yet again. Not for the reasons most would think ,because you do understand . thank you .
Tami
This poem touched me I am not going through what you are. But my parents are split up and i live with my mom so it is hard to be away from my dad. I write poems but I can never put how i feel down on paper thanks so much
Barbara
Dear Alana, I Really Liked Your Poem About Your Dad. I Know How You Feel I Just Lost My Dad Sunday The 8th Of February And It Was Hard On Me. His Funeral Is This Friday the 13th The Day Before Valentine's day. Thank You For The Poem.
Christine
This poem really touched me and made me cry just by reading it once
Rebecca
My name is Rebecca and when i was 16 my dad passed away, it was the most unforgettable moment of my life and all the questions i asked my self when he left my life is all the questions that you have in your poem. I really didn't understand how it felt to have lost somebody so special, but now i do and i don't wish upon my enemies do go through something like i did with my dad. I love your peom and wish you the best becasue i really do think you have a gift at writting poems like this one to warmth somebodys heart, like you did to me.
Cath
This poem made me cry, not only because it is beautiful but because everything in that poem happened to me. I lost my dad to cancer 5 1/2 years ago, he was unable to see me turn from a 20 year old girl to a successful 25 year old woman.
jessica
this poem is wonderful! i know how you feel about your dad i lost my mom in 99 when i was almost 12
Joanna
My Dad died from a stroke on November 25, 2003. I hated seeing him in such a horrible and helpless condition. Your poem really touched me. I pray your Dad gets the help he needs.
Jess
I can relate to this poem alot. It's been 4 yrs since my dad passed away, i still havent gotten over it at all yet. This poem made me start to cry, its full of emotion and so touching at that, i love it!
JOHANNA
its really good and sad
Tasha
Im in tears. my dad had a stroke on his motercycle about 5 months ago and he has just now got to come home, its so hard to look at him. he's now paralyzed and i know that he is dead inside, he tries so hard to be like he used to be. but i also know its hard to pretend. i was trying to find a poem to relate to that and this is it. i too write poetry but i can never put exactly what i feel down onto paper. thnx so much.
wendy
your poem was sweet and it kinda reminds me of what im going through right now. my father is really in bad shape he is dieing of cancer and doesnt have much longer to live. i come here and read these poems and they help me so much. theres not a day that goes by that i dont loose someone close. but knowing there is others who feels my pain makes me know i cant give up hope. i hope to see more poems on this site from u cause it has helped a bunch.
Debbie
This is just how I feel. I understand completely. My Dad had a stroke 4 years ago along with a life killing illness. He has now passed away, due to his illnesses. I felt the way you do about your Dad and still do. I MISS MY DAD AND ALWAYS WILL!
4 Him
OMG I love your poem so much. I had tears in my eyes while reading it. I totaly understand what your going through. My dad died two months ago 8/29/03. Keep up the good work. you write so very well. (I'm 15)
Tahna
Wow. Your poem is absolutely amazing and describes i think how everyone feels about losing a loved family member. I lost my dad 6 years ago when i was 14 and now, 20 years old, it still feels like yesterday! I loved your poem. Thank you for sharing
Jessica
I loved that poem!. it was so touching! You have a talent for writing and its such a good poem!
susan
I really understood your poem. My dad was just diagnosed with 4th stage cancer of the lung and neck bone. There is nothing they can do for him. They gave him a matter of time, he is still with us, but everyday I wonder if today will be the last day we have with him. He is my very best friend and I can't bear to lose him, and Im sorry to hear about your dad.
steve
I'm so sorry. My Dad had a brain tumor 2 years before he finally died, and your right, they cut part of it out but he was never the same. He was gone long before he died. It's not fair, but I guess we have to focus on all of the good things in our lives too. Good Luck to you, It's a nice poem, brought tears to my eyes.
erin
this poems describes my life so much but now when i cry people tell me it's been 5 years but you can get over your dad diying in 5 years . i was only 9 when my dad died and now i'm 14 and still have a big hole in my heart
Vivian
I love ur poem. i lost my daddy on 3/6/02 at 2pm at the Singapore General Hospital. i miss him.
angel
i've been taking care of my mom for 5yrs now,she has had alzheimer's for 14yrs. She's totally bedriden doesn't talk, feed herself,nothing . Ilook at her and wonder if she even knows me. we've shared so many memories but yet she can't remember none. It hurts so bad ,you see a body but when you look in there eyes no-one there.
penny
i totally understand ,my dad died 21yrs ago and i haven't gotten over it yet. be strong and my god bless you!
Mandie
This poem made me cry, it's so touching and very full of emotion and I just loved it. You can almost feel your soul through the words and how much you loved and still do love your dad, it's amazing how you write and it show's through the words , this poem is a beautiful peice and I loved it very much.
Megan
I can totally see were you are coming from, my dad is not dead but is dieing as we speak. He has been fighting cancer some days I just wish he would die in his sleep so I dont got to watch him slip away
sophie
my dad died to and i understand what u are saying i keep my feelings in side well done gr8 poem
Maria
All I have to say is that I think this is a really great poem. I related your poem to my experience which is similar to yours. Thank You!
Robby
Your poem is very sad I hated my dad but now that I read this poem and think about it I really don't hate him. This poem reminds me how lucky I really am. I thank you and I am truly sorry about your dad.
Soh
My dad also left me last yr. I've never forget the feelings of losing him. It was very painful. It was hard to see him suffer. Even till now, I still cry whenever I think of him. Your poem touched my heart indeed. Live on well for yourself and your dad. He will love you forever and ever, regardless of where he is now.
amy
i loved your poem. I lost my dad on October 13,2001. To this day everytime I think about him I cry. It still hurts as much today as the day he died.
Carol
This Poem Was Beautiful! My father has mini strokes, which has caused a chemical embalance. There was a time I thought I had lost him too! just have faith and what happens is as God wants! Now my father is just fine, the doctors finilly found the right medication! And I thank God everyday for sending my father back to me!
Vero
Your Poem is sooo real i feel the same way but my dad isn't dead he is here on Earth but is seem like if he was dead he is always working and doesn't have time for me i know how u feel I know ur pain is much larger then mine but hey iam happy to know that in my pain iam not alone the best of luck to u keep on wirteing i well be sure i do love always a friend
Erika
I have two brothers and no sisters and in my family Im the "Daddy's Girl" I can't begin to imagine life without my father this poem relly spoke to me.
Liz
Same with Kathy here. its difficult dealing with the situation. but it all comes down to facing the reality although it is tearing your soul apart. I love my mother sooo much
sunshine
I can relate to how you actually feel Alana! My dad also have left me last year on 30 Sept 2001. I really felt so devastated. Although now I'm like back to normal, but deep down inside, I have never really managed to let go of this matter. He's the one & only I love. I hope he can also receive my love. I miss my dad. I love you forever DAD!
katie
I CAN RELATE COMPLETLY MY DAD DIED 5 YEARS AGO FROM A STROKE I KNOW ITS HARD BUT ATLEAST HE IS ALIVE MY GRANDMAW DIED AFTER HIM AND SHE LIVED THROUGH 5 STROKES BUT I COULD ATLEAST SEE HER. I HOPE IT GETS EASIER AND THAT WAS A WONDERFUL POEM.
nikki
4 years ago my dad was in a car accident and when i read your poem it was perfect cuz thats how it is every time i see him
sister
One of the most touching poems i have ever read.. thankyou for sharing.i lived every second of reading it.
Davi
It was a beautiful poem that brought tears to my eyes! I loved it! It ment alot to me in many different aspects!
Zoraida
This poem is very sad i can understand what you were feeling because i lost my dad when i was 9 and all it has been 4 years since he died and i can steel rememer it like it was yesterday. when i read this poem i felt like you were writing through what i am feeling.. i wrote a poem similar to this one 2 years after my dad died. your poem made me cry its just wonderful..
Sam
This poem is amazing and I feel deeply for the person who wrote and wish u all the best
Angelique
The poem is very nice. It reminds me of my father.
Lisa
This peom is very sad ,,but wonderfull. My brother-in-law died of cancer and left five children behind. His oldest daughter misses him dearly.
Leonna
I loved your poem. I appreciate your complete honesty. I believe your Dad knows how you feel, even if it doesn't seem like he possibly could.
Kathy
This is so touching. I could have written this except changing the word Dad to MOM.
Anon
so touch and so sad.