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If only there could be some way that my Dad could be here - or that the day he died had never happened. But that is impossible, and it leaves me dealing with pain, Missing him so very much!

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marelyn
i love this poem it really touched me. made me cry. i can relate to it.
sia
i like this poem jst because is like that it says to me ,,, i lost a dad and really greatly missed him.
Julie
My sister found this poem while searching for hours on the internet for a poem. She wanted a poem read at our father's funeral. She had printed out two options, GREATLY MISSED and another. As soon as I read GREATLY MISSED I knew that was the one she should choose. You see he has four daughters, and it was perfect because each of us felt that it was meant for only us. The way Amy Richards' words flowed on was amazing. I absolutely love this poem. Job well done, Amy Richards.
Lauren
Wow i felt this poem in many ways. My dad is still alive but I. m a daddys girl all the way. I could never imagine losing him but if he were to pass i would write the same thing.

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Greatly Missed

A Fathers touch, A Daddy's kiss,
A grieving Daughter, You're greatly missed.

An empty house, An empty chair,
A fathers love, No longer there.

A broken heart, Tear filled eye,
Another soul to fill the sky.

Many memories in my mind,
Some I laugh, Some I cry.

The times we shared, The laughs we had,
Things I miss when I think of you Dad.

Realizing that's all I have to hold on too,
Only memories, Of what once was you.

Missing your laugh, I will never again hear.
That is the reality that fills me with so much fear.

No more smile on your face,
No more warmth of your embrace.

The last hug, The last kiss,
The last "goodbye" leaves me with one last wish...

To have you Dad, here today,
Never to leave your Daughter this way.

A Father's touch, A Daddy's kiss,
A grieving Daughter, YOU'RE GREATLY MISSED!

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Kristen
Beautiful! I lost both of my Parents 10 months apart in 2005. First my Mom in Jan from cancer and then my Dad in Nov, from a broken heart. Your poem really touched me. Thank you!
clare
i lost my dad on christmas day 2006 and feel this poem totally sums up the way i feel about losing him. he suffered a stroke 2 days before hand and i honestly thought he would pull through from this as you never,ever imagine one of your parents will be gone one day. loved this poem and well done in summing up exactly what it feels like to lose someone so precious.
patricia
What a wonderful poem. I`m sitting here with tears streaming down my face. You see,I lost my husband almost four years ago. We have three wonderful daughters. But,I lost one them almost a year ago. The girls were crazy about their Father. He was their role model.
Gouri
I am so touched by this poem. I lost my dad a month ago and i miss him so so much. I really wish from the bottom of my heart that he would come back for us. We all love him so much that i am not ready to accept that he is not with us anymore. I want him and i miss him. Why doesnt God listen to our prayers and just send him back to me. We was my guide, my BEST friend. Life is not at all same without him.
Tessa
I lost my daddy almost 3 months ago. Before he died our relationship wasnt so good and now he's gone i realize that I made a big mistake. Now Im never going to get to say what I needed too. This poem really touched me.
lynn
this poem is exactly how i feel about my daddys death about 6 months ago
Amanda
I would rate this poem a 10 out of 10. I write poetry myself and I couldn't even come close to making something this good. I lost my dad 3 years ago and this poem completly expresses what I was going through in my mind. Thank you Amy!
Liza
This poem really touched me. I lost my dad a couple of days ago and I really miss.
Richelle
I lost my father 1month and 1 day ago. Your poem described my feelings.
karen
My dad died at 3am this morning,i feel so lost without him. Your poem is exactly how i feel,and how i can let everyone know at his funeral how much i miss him. Thankyou x x
punky
i love that poem it makes me cry every time i read it and makes me happy that my dad is still alive even tho we dont get along i still dont no what id do if he died
marilyn v
i too lost my dad. it will be 2years this september. your poem reminded me of my sister and myself.
katie
i loved your poem. i loss my dad last night and i know how much you are hurting. i was a daddys girljust like i think you were. well thats for writing this poem i really love it it help me feel a little bit better. ox katie ox
gail
you made me cry! i remembered my dad! he passed away! leaving his one and only daughter! its so painful! im miss him so much! its been a year but still i cant move on i cant still accept the fact that his not here anymore!
Doniqua
That poem is a very good one and sweet one i havent lost my dad but my dad is my everything i dont know what i would do if i lost him and i respect you for sharing your story of losing your father with me and others
Bryan
My Father-in-Law passed away 1 year ago. I have been trying to do my best by my wife. Sharing my experience of when I lost my Dad 17 years ago. I can say that I have been doing a pretty good job in helping her to deal with her loss. But your poem really put things into perspective for her. she felt like "finally there is someone out there who really understands what she is going through. This has been an really good bonding thing for us, as I sometimes do not understand what she is truly feeling. For she was definately closer to her dad than I was to mine. I hope that it is alright that Make a copy of your poem for my wife to read. It really did her a lot of good. I don't know how I can thank you.
Jessica
i lost my dad last summer to a heart attack. since im only 15 its really rough, my father died infront of me this poem reminds me to remember thr memories
Dawn
Your poem was wonderful. I lost my father in 2001. Even though it has been a few years, it still seems like yesterday. I was his little girl. I know you have a great talent.
Devan
Amy, this poem is great, my father died when I was 6 and your poem really touched me, thanks for posting such a great poem, and im terribly sorry for your loss!
jessica
hey i loved ur poem it was great! it touched me in so many ways i lossed my father about 3 yeas ago so i really love your poems keep on writing u go girl!
smith
this was a great poem and i really enjoyed it. i just lost my aunt about 6 months ago. keep on writing.
Eswari
This poem is a reflection on how i feel after losing my dad juz 2 mths ago. It was sooo sudden & unexpected tat am still not able to face the truth yet i guess. "An empty house, An empty chair,A fathers love, No longer there. " Each day i go back home and see the empty chair tat was occupied by dad jus breaks my heart. I miss him soo much & knowing tat i'll neva be able to hear his voice or see him again, its sooo painful :(
Jazmyn
Hi My name is Jazmyn and I completely understand what happened. Two and a half years ago my daddy died too. He was hit by a van. When I went to his funeral I couldn't even cry. When I saw his face it hurt alot. Every single night when I'm alone I cry so bad that at times I can't even breathe. I keep thinking what if I had been there to save him, would he still be here with me today? I really love your poem. It's Beautiful.
Jewelz
Your poem touched me in a very moving way. I lost my mom suddenly just 2 short months ago. I miss her more then anything in this world and would do anything to have her back. Thank you for sharing your feelings and your talent with everyone! Jewelz!
DONNA
This poem is a very touching one. It mad me cry. My daughter lost her father when she was 16 yrs. old. He had heart problems and had a massive heart attack. She was a daddy's girl.
jacqueline
Your poem rang home for us. We lost our dear father in a tragic accident. Your poem was as if we had wrote it. Very much loved it!
Jenn
This is so true. I lost my father in June 05 and I feel the same exact way. It made me cry reading it.
jennifer
i lost my farther when i was 15 and these poem is very touchin and true
deb
this poem is very prity
Jocelyn
I lost my dad a year and a half a ago and i look at this poem every morning and dedicate it my dad and it is the only thing that gets me throuth the day. thank you for writting such a goodd poem.
Nichole
Great Poem!
paula
this poem is really sweet. me and my dad are really close so i dont know what is like to lose my dad,and would probly go CRAZY love your friend PAULA
amanda
i love this poem it makes me think of what life would be like without my dad the frist time i read this i cried my mom lost her dad this year and i cant amagine how bad it must of been for her even though she showed emotion but very little u could tell she hurt bad in side. my dad is sooo important to me that if i lost him i lose my heart.
raven
i really loved your poem and it really touched me cause i lost my dad to and i know how it fills but it ment alot to me
lorretta
I think this poem is very true in the feelings and the emotions that are written, it sounds like it has been written from the heart which is what i loved about it! it was brilliant.
Megan
This poem reflects exactly on my feelings. I am 16 years old and I lost my father August 31st, 2005. It was expected, which made everything easier, but now the finality of it is setting in. I know I'm not the only one that feels this way, and I too feel jealous, especially when I hear my friends talk about how they hate their fathers. I want to tell them how it would be when their father is gone. It's the small things you miss.
Nadia
Dearr Amy Richards Reading you're poem, I Burst out in tears. I'm sorry for you lose and wish you al the strength. Much Love Nadia
Victoria
Hey Amy, Your poem really touched me so much. When I read it I cried and cried and I'm still crying. My daddy died when I was 12 and your poem is so much like me.
amber
this poem touched me becauce it was put into the program for my dads funeral
kim
i was just looking for something that i could give my motherin law who just lost her 89 yrs dad today,,, i need not go any farther that this. thank you- made me think about my own dad. rate this a 10!
sarah
that is sooo sad! . i heard that at my best mates dad's furnearal! it made the whole church cry! =( xx. SaRaH. xx
Cari
I'm Sorry To Hear About Your Loss Everyine!I Loved That Poem, It Really Touched Me. I Know What You All Feel! I Will Keep You In My Thoughts And Prayers!
rachel
this is a great poem i just lost my dad and it hurts so much this poem is like me and him
Dianne
A great poem I lost my Dad, your poem is exactly the way I feel. God Bless you and Thank you for sharing. Dianne
Tiffani
I really liked this poem b/c i feel the same way b/c my dad died about 4 monthhs ago and i REALLY miss him. i'm 15 and i just didn't think he should b taken from me this early in life b/c he was only 39. he died in an airplane crash so its not like we we re even expecting anythihng to happen but its all in God's hands and its all a part of his MASTER plan. i just wanted 2 say i really liked the poem.
Kelsey
I just wanted to say thank you, my father died a few days ago and I have been trying so hard to get my feelings out in a poem to read at his service, I finally began looking for one on line and when I came across yours it truly touched me and was basically everything I wanted to say! Thank you so much!
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