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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.

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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.

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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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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.
rosammy june
this poem really touched me so much, upon reading the poem, i cant help myself but to cry, for the reason it makes me to remember my dad. because he was also died but 7 years ago from now. but all i can say. this poem is really great. congrats to the author!
Sarah
Thanks for this poem. This is exactly what I would say. My dad died when I was 22 years old. I miss him more than ever. I would give anything to see him.
Taheira
I was 22 when my father past away from Lung Cancer, which was last year. When watching him take his last breath, I knew that my life would never be the same, but after reading this poem, I realize that I am not the only one expereincing this pain and discomfort. Reading this poem touched me and I can definitely relate to it. Thank you so much.
Jaclyn
My Dad left this world to be with the Lord on 5/29/07. I needed something to say, hopefully I won't break down. Your poem hit it right on the head. I hope it's ok to just read it at his memorial service 6/2/07. I'm not trying to pass it off as my own. Thank you in advance, God bless.
Shannon
This poem really touched my heart, I'm still crying as I just lost my hero/dad unexpectedly last year. I only wish I had ur talent!
jasmine
i loved it it was just wat i was lokkin 4 n my dad died on saturday n i would love 2 read dis at his fennral on dis saturday. but it's very nice n touchin r. i. p 2 all daddy
carmen
i think this poem is the best one ive ever read and i know that i havent lost my dad yet but some times it like ive have b/c i dont see him that much and i pray to god to just tell him that i do very much love him and i love this poem.
ginger
very touching you have a great profession in what you do knows what we are feeling. for those that don't know how to express theirselves. I thank you. 100% A+
Heather
This poem touched me. I lost my Father, suddenly, after a heart attack when I was 26 years old with a 2 year old and a 3 month old baby. It was very hard on my husband & I.
Ann Dunnihoo
I love it ! I lost my dad 22 years ago. This is the most beautiful poem I have every read about Dad's Ann
Maria
like everyone else this brought tears in my eyes. i lost my dad about 3months ago due to cancer and i am still hurting. thank you for this wonderful poem! God bless us all!
Michelle
My step-dad died in Febuary of this year. But he has been with me for most of my life so I considered him my dad. I am 17 and I just don't know what to do I am to depressed all the time to be normal and I didn't know if anyone could help me that has gone through this too. He died of cancer he had it for 17 years. He died in our bathroom and I possibly could have saved him and I can't stop blaiming myself and I just don't know what to do. Please help if u can give me some advice.
Melody
I lost my dad 3 yrs. ago. A day never goes by that he isn't on my mind. I feel for your loss because I to have been there. The poem is touching and beautiful.
Marcella
Really touching. Same feelings expresses as I always wanted to
chelsea
This is a really great poem it express's what i feel and i love that bcoz i could not do 1 better thank you for this poem its sad for every1 who has had a loss as bad as thios and i would like to say sorry to everyone who has rip thanks oh im 14 by the way
helen
dear judy, thank you so much for putting my thoughts on paper. I'm still a complete mess and can't think straight. I lost dad two days ago and I'm not sure how to get over the pain I am feeling right now. You're poem, and the last verse in particular says it all. I am sure when dad reaches his final destination, he will seek you're father out and let him know what a wonderful daughter you are. God Bless.
leah
i lost my dad yesterday and i am looking for a nice poem i have been looking for my poem all day long i am 14 yrs old and this poem really toyched me i have made my choice and this is my poem to him thanx a lot its lovely
Rebecca
I lost my Dad to a sudden heart attack when he was just 48. I was only 23, and so many things ahead of me in my life that meant everything to me to share with him. Getting married, having children. I am now 34, have a son, and I was recently married. And to remember my Dad, we had this poem read at the ceremony. He maybe wasn't there to walk me down the aisle, but he was still with me, and all of my family and friends. Thank you for making that possible.
Sam
My dad died suddenly from a heart attack this morning. I was his little girl (even though i'm 36). Your poem really touched me, as i loved him so dearly. I hope you wont mind me using this at his funeral. Thank you
Christina
I can relate to this poem, because I lost my father too.
georgina
your poem really touched me i know how you feel my dad passed away december 29th 2006 cuz of ammonia he couldn't fight it cuz he didn't have enough strentgh and his birthday was just on april 11
ANGELA
I loved your poem. It is so true of a father/daughter relationship. My father was hit by a car and killed instantly November 21, 2006. It is only comforting to know that my angel is now my dad
Charlotte
Your poem is great. It made me cry and it made me wish my dad loved me. Charotte16
Sidak
thank you judy for this wonderful poem and the beautiful phrasing. i can relate to it as i lost my dad when i was just a 5 year old. now since im 21. i feel the need and want my dad s guidance and love. since i was too young it did nt hit me then tht i ve lost my dad. but over the yrs his thought and a faint picture of him keeps coming back to me. i just hope tht wherever he is he looks down and see s how much his son still loves him and needs him. love u dad.
Linda
This poem touched me alot. it must be very hard for someone to lose a dad. I hope ill never lose mine.
Michelle
This poem is exactly what I was looking for. My dad died unexpectedly Monday, February 26th 2007, the day after his 57th birthday. He died at work from a heart attack. It was the worse news I could have gotten considering he was in good health and no history of a heart condition. I am trying to give him the most elegant funeral, which is in two days and I wanted to read a poem for him, this is the poem I will share, because it encompasses what I feel while i grieve.
J
This poem really hit home. I lost my dad 3yrs ago on March 6, 2004. My dad was beat to death and only God knows why. Thanks for sharing this poem.
JANE
I Lost my Dad eight years ago to a heart attack and still miss him so very much. Like you he was everything to me and there is so much I need to say to him. This poem has me in tears but the words are so beautiful and true. Thankyou
becky
This poem touched my heart so much that it made me cry i lost my dad 2 weeks ago and this poem says everything that i want to say to him but i cant i find it so hard it feels like im the only one that feels this pain but reading this made me remember all the happy times i had with my dad this poem relly helps THANKS becky xxxxxxx
Kathy
This poem almost completely sums up how I feel. I lost my Daddy to cancer almost 6 months ago and it is the hardest thing to deal with in my life. This poem is beautiful.
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