Memorial Poems for Dad

The loss of your father no matter how old you are changes your life forever.  Your dad is your protector who keeps you safe and secure. You never really get over the loss, you learn to live with the loss and he is never far from your thoughts.

Memorial poems for dad.

Dad                                                                                                    By: Emma Cartwright                 

A special dad is hard to find,
You dad I’m keeping in my mind,
I wished you could have stayed forever,
But I will never forget you oh not ever.

If dreams weren’t dreams and dreams came true,
I wouldn’t be here I’d be with you.
Distance is one thing that keeps us apart,
But dad you will always remain in my heart.

A special smile, a special face, a special someone I can’t replace,
I love you and I always will,
You filled a space that no one will ever replace.


What Makes A Dad                                                                             Author: Unknown

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … “DAD!”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dad                                                                                                    Author: Anonymous

We’ll always remember
that special smile,
that caring heart,
that warm embrace,
you always gave us.
You being there
for Mom and us
through good and bad times,
no matter what.
We’ll always remember
you Dad because
they’ll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you.


Daddy’s Little Girl                                                                                              By: Punkin

If I had my life to do over,
I’d have chosen you to be my dad
once more.
Even if it meant losing you again,
It’s worth all the tears in the
You were my sunshine when skies
were gray.
I loved you and honored you;
You took all my tears away.
I was happy to be with you,
Proud to be your little girl.
Sometimes we would argue,
But to me you meant the world.
Your love was always pure;
You treated me as your own.
Your time seemed all too short and
I feel so alone.
What can I take from this?
My heart is completely crushed.
But nothing loved is ever lost –
And you are loved so much.


He is Gone                                                            By: David Harkins 1959

You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind be empty and
turn your back,
Or you can do what he would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


Five Minutes                                                           By: Annmarie Campbell 

If I only had five minutes the day you passed away,
I would have had time to tell you all the things I needed to say.

I never got to tell you how much you mean to me,
Or that you were the best dad, better than any man could be.

The last time that I talked to you
I wish I would have known.
I would have said I love you,
and kept you on the phone.

If I only had five minutes,
the morning you passed away,
I’d give you one last hug so tight and see your great big smile.
I’d tell you that I don’t think I could live without you,
not even for awhile.
I’d kiss your cheek and take your hand and tell you it’s okay to go
And tell you that I’ll miss you,
more than you’ll ever know.

But you were gone so quickly,
One last car ride you’d take.
Before you even knew it,
you were standing at heavens gate.
Now God has called upon you,
It’s time to get your wings.
To leave this life behind you,
And enjoy all of heavens beautiful things.
So wait for me in heaven Dad,
Don’t let me come alone.
The day the angels come for me,
Please be there to bring me home.


In Our Hearts                                                                                        By: Rose de Leon

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.


Dear Dad                                                                                         By: Sarah A. Sumner

Dear Dad, We love you,
We miss you so much
Your love and your kindness
Your soft gentle touch

If we had to live life over
We would choose you once more
If it meant losing you again
It’s worth all the tears in the world.

While our hearts are now filled
With sadness and tears
We had many good memories
You will always be near

The day that you left us
Tears fell from the sky
Our hearts filled with sorrow
Your final goodbye

For years you did fight
And struggled to stay here
But you sent us a sign
When the end was quite near

Thank you for sending
That white butterfly our way
Your soul is at peace
And not far away

Your body has died
But your spirit lives strong
In each one of us
Where it forever belongs

Your time here was short
We wish you could stay
But they need you upstairs
The angels called you their way

Spread your wings and fly
Up to heaven you go
No longer will you suffer
Down on earth here below

They won’t hear you coming
So softly you walk
When you get up to heaven
Make sure that you knock

You struggle no longer
You are free of pain
Your mind is clear
And call us by name

You can play tennis once more
Through the woods you can bike
Drive where ever you please
Up the mountain you may hike

In the breeze we hear your whisper
Feel your warmth from the sun
Upon the lake we see your reflection
In the stream we see you run

Until the day comes
That we cross over too
Our family will not be complete
Until we meet that day with you


I wish                                                                                                Author:  Unknown

Daddy, I wish I had you hear to-day to say the things I didn’t say.

To ask the questions I need to know, to help me understand.

I don’t know how to get over this, we didn’t know it, but life was bliss.

We took for granted you’d always be here, now your gone and I shed a river of tears.

I know your safe and happy too, with those you love in heaven above.

So if your listening, I have one wish, when it’s my time, come and get me with the angels of love.


A song of living                                                                                 By: Amelia BurrBecause I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheeks like a drowsy child to the face of the earth I have pressed.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.I have kissed young love on the lips, I have heard his song to the end,
I have struck my hand like a seal in the loyal hand of a friend.
I have known the peace of heaven, the comfort of work done well.
I have longed for death in the darkness and risen alive out of hell.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.I gave a share of my soul to the world, when and where my course is run.
I know that another shall finish the task I surely must leave undone.
I know that no flower, nor flint was in vain on the path I trod.
As one looks on a face through a window, through life I have looked on God,Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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