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.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
This is the first time I have ever really let out my emotions and it was really hard to write this out.
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