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This poem is about the deaths of my Father and Step Father.

My Father's name was Kenneth. He died when I was 11 months old in a car wreck while going to work. I was the most important thing is his life. I never got to really say good- bye so I guess this is the way I can do that.

My Step Father was Edward. He died when I was 13 of a Heart Attack in his sleep. He gave me the imagination I now have today by challenging my mind with puzzles and crafts.

I never got the chance to say my final farewells to my Fathers so I guess this is how I did it.

In loving memory of my Father and Step- Father

A Few Visitor Comments

Nicola
Your poem really touched my heart. I understand you're grief,I lost my mother nearly 2 years ago to cancer and it's still hard. Feels like there's so much that we did not get to say. So thanks for your poem!
Lynda
Ur poam was awesom nd amaizin!Oh i feel sry 4oh yall guys, nd i kno u folks still tha bzt n ur father's hearts no matter they're here or passed away. B gd :') peacez
Danielle
I liked this poem it really touched me because my dad died when I was six and it made me remmeber all the moments we had together.
Tanisha
I Loved this poem it touched my heart! my dad passed away on the 19th of june 2003 i miss him alot i was only nine years old sometimes i just dont understand why god is so cruel at times!

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A Daughter's Prayer

Father how I miss you
every waking day
I curse the one who made you
die and go away.

I miss your warm hands
and I miss the talks we had
I miss the times when words were of no need
and hope my love you'll always see.

I wish I'd had some time to say
how I loved you so
but I never got the chance
because it was your time to go.

I want the memories back
new and happy still
yet I know I never will
if you knew how much I cared
I might not feel so sad and scared.

My Father how I miss you so
My Father I need you!
I hope you knew about my love
because its strength is always true.

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Darlene
Hello. I really love the poem you wrote of your father. I too. lost my father that I was close to, though he was 78 years old, he died the day after surviving a heart attack. It will be a year tomorrow. June 16th. and not a day goes by that I do not think of him, and think of his affectionate ways as a father in my childhood and my childrens childhood. I recently had a new grandchild. the first girl. she has his beautiful light blue eyes. every time i look into her eyes. i see his. I find alot of comfort knowing that his genes have passed on to her. Thank you for sharing the lovely poem. of a love between a daughter and father. God bless
Andrea
At this moment, tears are running down my face. My father also passed and i never got to say good bye. thank you for sharing you heart with others. i been in need of a good cry.
Elizabeth
Your poem really touched me. I lost my father just this past week on May 3, 2006. He was a great man, a loving man, and just a real people-pleaser. He was stil young and it came as a sudde shock. He too passed away in his sleep. Causes are unknown as of now, but it looks like a heart attack. He will always be in my heart and I know that he is looking down on me. I love him and miss him so much.
DESIREE
I think this poem is really good I am very sorry for your father and stepfather. Your a great writer
Amanda
I love this poem! I lost my dad this year and i was only 14. at this holiday time it is really getting to me that he really is not here to share my thoughts with. Thsnk you for letting me know that i am not the only one that lost my dad at a young age. Thank You!:)
jessica
this poem was great i lost my dad on december 19 2000. and it hasnt been the same with out him. the poem made me feel better about the anniversry of his death coming up thanks alot.
annie
i lost my dad in april of 2004 of lung cancer. I was very close to my dad and we talked everyday . We say each other all the time. I nearly killed me to see my dad suffer. I was there when he passed away. I miss him everyday. This poem really touched me. annie
lindsay
this peom really touched me anything aboout fathers do becuz i never new mine evrytime he would come to get me he would run back to his car and leave me i never crie dso hard in my life that day he walked away from me when he saw me he walked away i cried so hard u could see blood from my nose my mouth and my eyes i hated my father ever since then i cant satdn himi will never meet him cuz he doesnt love me
Betty
Your poem was very heartfelt and beautiful. I must remark about the comments from the people that viewed your poem. There are so many that have had such wonderful relationships with their fathers and this is heartwarming to read. I have put my father to rest last December, he was 86 yrs old. I leave his judgement in the hands of a higher power. This is my only solace as he was extremely abusive. Bright Blessings to all.
jessica
i think that the poem was great i lost my dad when i was 3 and i am very sorry about yours
Adrienne
I love your poem it was great I lost my dad when I was 12 I am 13 now I really miss him and this poem made feel great thank you
Holly
THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO MY DAD, HE HAD A HEART TRANSPLANT AND NINE MONTHS LATER HIS BODY REJECTED HIS HEART. THERE IS SOMETHINGS THAT WE JUST WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO HELP NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRY. I FEEL YOUR PAIN.
Jonetta
I LOVED YOUR POEM BECUASE IT TOUCHED ME VERY DEEPLY AND I WAS MOVED VERY MUCH. THATS WHY I APPRECIATE PEOPLE LIKE YOU. MY FATHER PASSED AWAY IN JUNE OF 2003 A WEEK BEFORE MY H. S GRADUATION AND I NEVER GOT TO SAY GOODBYE TO HIM SO I THANK U FOR THIS POEM AND I WANT U TO CONTINUE TO WRITE MORE LOVELY AND INSPIRATONAL POEMS LIKE THIS
Sarah
This poem touched my heart, I was never able to tell my dad I loved him be for he had to go.
jenny
MY dad just passed away 2 weeks ago. I miss him. so many things i never got to say. Too many things i cann't take back. I hope he knows how much i love him. I'm sorry dad.
May
Thank you for a lovely poem. I too, lost my father when I 34 years old. I never said good-bye to him because I had just given birth with complications two weeks before he died. But, the greatest memory of my dad is that he had the chance to see my daughter, his brand new grand-daugher. It was New Year's Eve where we spent it with my parents. My dad wasn't feeling well, and I guess he knew he was going, because at exactly 11:30 New Year's Eve, I saw my father picked up my daughter and said "Dani, we're going to see 1995 together. " New Year's Day, he was taken to the hospital, that evening he slipped into a coma, and at 8:00 in the morning January 02, 1995, he passed away peacefully in his sleep. Tomorrow, (September 03) is his birthday, and he would have been 73 years old. I just wanted to thank you for that beautiful poem, it has helped me to not only think of my loss, but the beautiful memories that I have of my dad. Thank you again, and God Bless.
Megan
I have tears in my eyes! I lost my dad at the age 22 July 2nd 2003! I watched him die of cancer! From one brian tumer and surgerys he never stoped trying!He lost all speach and he was so full of life! He was the world's largest Fountain powerboat dealer for 6 years untill he was sick! Your poem was read at a dealer meeting in front of 60 people they loved it!I think about him everyday if there was anyway to discribe how I feel you did in your poem. it was great!
Nicole
The poem was great. I know how the writer feels. I lost my father to a heart attack a week after my 6th birthday on July 25, 1987 and then lost a man who was like a stepfather to me due to alcoholism on January 20, 2002. It's painful, but I try to think of the good memories I had with them. Brief but beautiful.
Courtney
This poem really touched me because my step-father passed away. This poem to me expresses feelings that you have among yourself and others. I'm glad you wrote this poem. I'm about to print out this poem and read it at my step-father's funeral. This poem is great. I give you a # 10 on the scale for being a great poet. Well gotta go. Bye. P. S. Keep up the good work and you will get somewhere. Peace
lollie
although im only young i recently lost my dad im not an emotional person but this made me cry thank you so much ~*lollie*~
LaDeena
The poem was very good. I kind of know h ow she feels. My dad left me when I was very young. I never wanted to see me. I now have a stepdad. I don't know what i would do if i lost him. i love him so dearly. he's the only one i can really talk to. It's a excellent poem! -LaDeena 13
Ashley
This poem was great! I lost my step-dad when I was 10. Its hard and I wish I had the gift you do to put my feelings down like that.
Kelsey
Hey nikki, i know how u feel becuzi dont exactly have my memories of my dad but hes always in my heart whereveri go, becuz he died when i was 6 in a fire.
kelly
This is a turely amazing and beautiful poem. It made me cry and touched me so, for I have lost two fathers within weeks apart, I lost my stepfather on dec. 22,2003 and my father on jan. 19,2004.
Monica
Wow! This poem took me right back to the time I lost my dad. I was 13 when he died, and I never got that last chance to say goodbye. I am now 20, but I remember him just as clearly as now as I did then. Keep your memories and remember the happiest times.
Palmuz
I loved this poem. I lost my dad when i was 13. your poem says everything!.
Shonah
Nikki, I know how you and many others feel. My dad died when I was 9 I am now 15. I still don't know to this day how he died And I miss him tremendously and I don't know if he knew he was my everything and he was all I had,now I'm all alone and I'm hating it. Your poem has helped me alot more than you'll ever know.
Samaly
Hey Nikki. I feel you. I lost my mother when I was 8, now I am 14. See, she suffered from Hepitatis B and often gone to the hospital a lot. One night, she came back from the hospital and everything was going good until the early morning. I didn't get to see her smiling ever since she came home from the hospital. I love your poem and take care.
Pam
Nikki, Hey. I lost my father when I was 14. I am now 17. I never got to say goodbye either. I was in denial for a long time. He came home one night from work and was holding your chest. 10 minutes later he was unconsious. I thought that he would come home from the hospital and every thing would be back to normal. But when he lost consiousness, that was the last time we spoke to him. His last words were,"Anna! Don't you get in a fuss over me, I'm fine!" Anna is my mom. She's a manic depressive.
Elizabeth
I really love your poem. It is really beautifeul. I know how you feel, my father passed away when i was 10 yrs old. Now i am 13 but it is still very hard to not think about it as much and your poem helped me alot : )
Tammy
Thanks so much for the poem, my father died last week and it hurts so much I really miss him, this poem is my feelings as if it came from my heart thanks again.
Lori
This poem reallyl hit home for me real hard. I lost my husband 2 years ago in a car wreck. I was left with 3 small children that feel the same way that you do.
vicki
Nikki,I really liked your poem--beautiful and very touching. If you have more please e-mail it to me. Thankz
Sherry
I just wanted to say that your poem really touched me,it even made me cry!My daddy died when i was 13 and i am now 17,and the pain still isnt gone.I just wanted to say i can relate to your feelings because i only knew my dad for 13 years and half i dont even remember!And i am truly sorry for your losses and it sucks that daddy's do actually die.
angelRN2001
I love this poem because it is often how I feel about my father, he died when i was 18.
cry_bar
i really loved your poem it was very nice and intresting i hope you will email me when you get some more poems.

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