Christina Bird

Dear Daddy - Poem by Christina Bird

People always told me
You had gone to a better place.
But I’m still missing a piece of my heart
That only you could ever replace.

They said that it was better,
That you no longer feel any pain.
But living now without you
Can never quite be the same.

It really hurts whenever I think
That you no longer have a life
And that when you were taken away,
Left on earth, were two children and a wife.

Having you here every day
Is one thing I truly miss.
And If I had one more chance,
Seeing you again would be total bliss.

You were like my superhero,
Always there when I was down.
And even when you got really sick
You never, ever wore a frown.

I wish things were different,
That you were still here with me.
But just like a caged dove
At some point, I have to set you free.

I know you’ll always be with me,
Forever in my heart,
Because those are the words you uttered
To me, right from the very start.

“Try to be brave and strong”
Is what you said on a note I have from you.
And even though it doesn’t seem like it
I swear to you, I do.

And as I write this poem,
I try my hardest not to cry,
But it still hurts me to this day,
That I had to say goodbye.

Please let your spirit stay by my side,
And be there when I need you most.
Because when I really miss you,
I hope that you are somewhere close.

I will always be you’re little girl
And you will always be my dad,
Because, even now, the times we shared
Were the best times I’ve ever had.

I still don’t want to say goodbye,
But I know that I do have to.
But whatever happens here on earth
Just know, that I’ll always love you.

Topic(s) of this poem: grief , loss, lost father

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My father lost his battle when I was 9 years old and I have never been the same again.
This is the first time I have ever really let out my emotions and it was really hard to write this out.

Comments about Dear Daddy by Christina Bird

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (12/19/2015 7:15:00 AM)

    a very noble tribute to your loving Father. He is always with you. He remains in your thoughts, in your emotional memories and very particularly in your sweet heart. you will not forget him till you die. Writing like this a poem for your dad has a catharsis effect on you. we shall write as it brings purification to our own emotional being. thank you. like your poem very much. tony (Report) Reply

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  • Albert Martín (11/23/2015 1:44:00 AM)

    So beatiful, so felt, so strong the expression of being left here on earth by a beloved human being when he is inevitably gone. You have created a very good poem that talks about loss, and when this loss really hurts. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    (11/23/2015 3:36:00 AM)

    Thank you Albert, I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 23, 2015

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