Losing a father or parent when one is a child may be one of life’s most difficult experiences. Sometimes a poem for dad every death anniversary has made the task of eulogizing my beloved father just a little bit easier since the loss is felt every other passing year.
I was only eight years old
When I heard the most terrifying news of my life
I didn’t fully know what it meant.
I felt numb, but I still cried not knowing what the future held.
I didn’t know how big a hole
Your passing would leave.
As the years have gone by,
I’ve forgotten a few things,
Like the sound of your voice
I can’t remember exactly what
It was like when you held me,
But I do remember it left me with
A feeling of warmth and security.
My first birthday spent without you
Was the hardest after you were gone
That first Christmas just wasn’t the same,
And it remains so as the years go on.
There so many times I have wished you were still here,
To celebrate all of my joys and successes,
To calm my fears and to cheer me on
17 years down the road,
I want to say that we miss you
And think about you every other day.
May your Soul Rest in Peace Dad.