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I am 15 years old, and at the young age of 14 my father passed away very suddenly. I wrote this poem about 5 months after my father died. It involves memories, and love.

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i really liked your poem i can relate to it
I love your poem Erin, it's so beautiful and touching. I'm sorry that your dad died, I don't know what I would do without mine.
well my dad passed on when i was 10 and im now 16; and this poem is touching cause it's what some people go through even at a young age it's hard cope with exspcially when your really close to your dad but i thought it was great over all
i love this poem im sorry about ur lost.

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He was great
He was funny
When I needed it,
He'd dish out the money
He drove me around
From place to place
I will never forget his handsome face
For he is gone
His soul will stay
All and through
The night and day
He won't be forgotten
Not at all
I know he'll catch me
When I fall
I love my daddy
Through and through
For life to go on
This is my cue.

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This poem was absolutely beautiful. It reminded me a lot of my dad. I lost my dad when I was six and I'm turning sixteen in accouple months and this poem said all the way I feel about my dad. I miss him more than anything and this poem touched me.
i loved this poem, my dad too passed away 3 yrs ago i was 15 at the time, and every word reminded me of my dad, thank you so much i loved it.
i loved it =[ it reminded me of my daddy who died when i was 14 and im now 15 so yeah i just related to it and thought it was nice!
I love this poem
i feel you my daddy died last year on feb. 3 2006 so this touched me
that was a great poem i LOVED it! it reminds me of my DADDY??? you are a great poet:) love always
Very nice, it really touched me.
my father passed away as well. though its been about 3 years i still feel what you may be feeling. its going to be alright n thank you for understanding others. im sorry
that poem was the most beautiful poem i have ever read. i will always remember it.
i loved this poem, my dad died what i was 14, it was 4 years since his death on the 25th of january. i am still finding it hard to deal with his death, but i know he still watchs over me, like im sure ur dad looks over u. im now living life to make my dad proud as im sure ur dad is soo proud of u for ur wonderful talents as a poet! chaz x
im so sry that ur dad died! i know what you went through cause my dad died to!
this is a very nice poem i love it, it touched my heart, n keep up the good work im soory about your loss!
I love this poem sooo much, my dad just died yesterday, 1-7-07. I'm only 13. I couldn't stop crying after I read it. I didn't know that there were people that had the same experience, who are my age, that I have just had. My dad's death was very unexpected ,too. I don't know what to do. Thank you for writing this poem, it helped me so much.
i loved this poem i havn't been as close to my dad since became a teenager and was forced to move a half hour away but this makes me relaize thta maybe i should spend more time with him cuase you never know wat can happen you can wake up one moring and some noe be gone i love my dad and i never want to lose him
Your poems reminds me of my dad he passed away 3years ago and it seems if it was just yesterday the last day I saw him. So I do understand how u feel cuz I been thru it too and it does hurt a lot. But I will never replace my daddy for no one one will take his place aways no one.
I just lost my father early this year in August and to read that poem really rouched the heart. Thanks for writing that poem. It really brings back good memories.
I loved this poem. It reminded me of my dad. I was 15 when my dad died. It was sudden for me and my family. I am soon to be 20 and its still hard for me to grasp that he is gone. That poem was excelent!
I read your poem and I know how much you miss your Dad, I can't even think of loosing my Dad and I get tears in my eyes. My Dad is still around and i treasure him like gold. You don't know what you have till you loose it.
this is a great poem it really toched me in my heart im a 14 year old girl living in Parsonsburg Maryland and I an the number one daddys girl around here
i really liked the poem my ex stepdad died in april and even tho we did not live with him at the time nor my mom was not married to him at the time. it had a trenmendous impact on me. when he died i relized that he was really special to me he always cared and he never let me down i miss him and sometimes i get really tore up about. i think that its really cool that you can express a deep feeling of loss in poems.
i reallly liked that poem because it reminds me of my dad, who's in prison for 15 years for rape. i loved that poem, keep on writting them, and dont ever change! Porsha Aka Skittles
i loved your poem because i can identify myself with it you see im 14 and my dad just died too and suprisingly the same date yours did just that one year later he died from a stroke and i think the moment i read this poem i was like"wow this is something i could of written"
i really like it i never lost my dad but when i read this i cried. sorry about u lossing u r dad. love me angela vance. bye
This poem touched my because, my father died when i was 12 years old and i miss him so much. This is a great poem, now i know someone else has lost there father and im not alone.
i loved this poem. it is heart felt and thats the best part.
This was great, it was serius and yet still made you laugh it made my day. My dad is the closer person to me and if he died, I would definantly wan't to see this eveyday!
I really love this poem. You must have put a lot of thought into it. It's very sweet and emotional. it made me cry.
Wow this is a very deep poem and i'm truely sorry about your daddy even though i don't know u this is a truly great poem!
I know how you feel, I lost my dad two days before christmas, well anyway ur poem is amazing and it really touched me.
did ur dad die??? cuz if he did. reading ur profile is making me CRY my eyes out right now. OMG that was SO sad.
This poem was very touching. It dealt with the issues of sadness and bereavement very sensitively and allowed the reader to have an emotional connection.
I thought this was a very great poem. I give this poem a 10 or whatever it takes to get it to the top.
i love this poem, i htink if there was anything that had happend to my daddy hti swould be the poems that i wooud say infront of everyone at his funeral. it made me tear up and caused me to shead a tear.
im sry about your los but at least you had a dad that didnt yell and you 24/7 and was a drunk
I loved this pome it really was nice it mad me cry veary good
I loved ur pome it touch me so much even though my dad is not dead his always in my heart each and every day. I just hope you keep on writing pomes that mean something to you and everyone else.
Wow, I loved your poem it was great. It really touched me since we are kinda in the same position. My dad Passed away 3 yrs ago and your poem described my dads love the same way. THanx
i lov the poem that you wrote and it realy got my heart because my grandpa died when i was only 15 years old and he was like a dad to me. keep up the good work witing poems.
i really like this poem a lot, as too when i was 14, my father passed away, and now i too am 15, it really touched me, im sorry for ur lost, and i kno how it is to lose someone special, awesome, and the first man that was in your life that you love. thanks for sharing this awesome poem.
That was an awesome poem. I can't exactly relate to it but pretty close, I didn't lose my dad but I lost a part of him when he became paralyzed when I was just 13 now I'm 15 and it's very hard on him and me. But he's still my daddy.
this poem is really good. i know how it feels to lose someone you really love and care about.
i loved your poem i lost one of my best friends so i kina know what your going through
it was a realy good and it touches hearts it is realy great
the poem was so inspriring to many people it really touch me
this is a good poem. you are a good writer. plezz write more so i can read.
Hi my name is Heather and iam 14 well i havent lost my dad but i can almost relate to the poem. my dad is in the army and every time he goes over to iraq ti fight for our country i get scared that he might die because for days at a time i dont hear from him. thanks erin for reminding me not to give up on my dad.
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