Sarah Dharmasiri

Where Has Daddy Gone - Poem by Sarah Dharmasiri

Daddy is not here
Nor is he there
He is not under my bed
I can't find him anywhere

Mummy says he has gone
to a better place
It's big, white and fluffy
with big, golden gates

Up there he can play football
All hours of the day
He will have so many friends
And they'll all want to play

Up there, there is no sadness
No hurts or even pain
The sun is always shining
It doesn't even rain

It means I cannot see him
for a little while
But he will be looking down
So I'll look up and smile

One day I'll feel much better
even without Dad
but first I might feel angry
confused or even sad

I just have to remember
when I'm older about Daddy
especially when I'm feeling sad
Dad will always live in me.

Topic(s) of this poem: children, dad, death, father, grief , loss

Form: Couplet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this as a children's story to help children understand grief. There wasn't many books about losing young healthy fathers when I was a child (mainly loss of grandparents) so when asked to write something for children as a school project I did this.

Comments about Where Has Daddy Gone by Sarah Dharmasiri

  • (4/10/2015 5:19:00 PM)

    It's so sad I'm crying. I lost my step dad so that's most part of crying. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/7/2015 4:51:00 PM)

    Beautifully written, Sarah. Thank you for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 6, 2015

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