A poem for my Dad

A year ago it happened.
That day, it broke my heart.
No longer is there 'normal'
For that's been torn apart.


Feels like only yesterday
We laughed, joked, moaned.
Brewing tonnes of coffee,
Or when we spoke over the phone.


Still get that stabbing feeling
Through the centre of my chest,
When I realise you're gone.
Why do they always take the best?


I miss you every fraction
of each second, every day.
In everything I do, and
In every single way.


So lucky to have had you,
Proud you are my Dad.
Trying to keep smiling,
You wouldn't want me sad.


I'll raise a glass and drink to you
On this day, you did depart
I'll never walk alone, I know
You are forever in my heart.

By Jo Smith,  2015. xx


34 comments:

  1. Beautiful words. Hoping you're ok and remembering all of your special times together xxx

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  2. Absolutely beautiful poem. Thinking of you and your family today, I can't imagine how hard it must be xx

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  3. Such a beautiful poem Jo, thinking of you. He'll forever be in your heart xx

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  4. So beautiful, Jo. It must be so hard to live with the loss of your dad. It sounds like you were really loved by him. x

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  5. Such beautiful words, it must be so difficult and anniversaries are always so hard. It sounds like you had a wonderful relationship and you are so right he will be forever in your heart.

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  6. A beautiful poem. It is good to remember those special moments. Sorry for your loss.

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  7. Oh Jo, this is such a beautiful tribute to your Dad. You're totally right too, he wouldn't want you to be sad, he'd want you to look back at the good times and smile and laugh. Hugs to you <3

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  8. Having lost my mum this year, this strongly resonates with me. Take care, x

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  9. What a lovely way to pay tribute to your dad! Such a beautiful poem, really heart felt and full of emotion.

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  10. Beautiful words, loss is difficult and expressing things is so important to heal, hugs x

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  11. Beautiful poem, lovely words and i'm sorry for your loss, it can't be easy

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  12. Beautiful Poem,sorry for your loss. Life is so precious.

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  13. Beautiful Poem,sorry for your loss. Life is so precious.

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  14. Beautiful poem Joanne. And I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your dad last year. It's so hard when you lose someone you love

    Louise x

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  15. This is a lovely poem, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Sending you hugs and you are in my thoughts. *hugs* xx

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  16. Beautiful words, I have lost my nan this year and at times it is all just indescribable.

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  17. Beautiful tribute to your dad. I'm so sorry for your loss. Anniversaries are so hard and stir up so much emotion, I hope you have supports to get you through.

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  18. Oh gosh, that's made me cry.A beautiful tribute, he'd be very proud I'm sure.

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  19. What a beautiful tribute to your dad, he would be so proud of the poem you have written.

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Joanne, I can't imagine the pain you must be going through. The poem you shared for your dad is lovely, I loved the personal touches like the coffee and the phone calls! Your dad wouldn't want you to be sad, just like the poem said! xx

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  21. These are such beautiful words Joanne. I'm so sorry your Dad is no longer with you

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  22. Beautiful words hun. I can't believe its been a year, I remember you writing about it all not long after. So sorry for your loss xxx

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  23. A beautiful poem, I'm sorry for you loss.

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  24. Oh I am so so sorry for your loss :( I can't imagine not having my dad. You have written such a beautiful poem. Lots of love, Kaz x

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  25. A beautiful poem. I lost my Dad a month ago and I really needed to read something like this.

    Sending love x

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  26. Such a beautiful poem my lovely, it really warmed my heart at the sentiments you shared. Sorry for your loss my lovely, keep being strong <3 x

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  27. Beautiful words....I am so sorry about your dad! Sending love and hugs x

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  28. This is a beautiful poem. I am so sorry for your loss my lovely.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  29. Your poem is a beautiful tribute to your dad. You're right, he will be forever in your heart and you will cherish the memories even more as the years go by

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  30. Your poem is beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss. x

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  31. Such beautiful words, I am sorry for your loss hun, such a wonderful tribute x

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  32. Beautiful words. I'm sorry for your loss, it must be hard to loose a parent. Xx

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  33. Such a heartfelt poem! Sorry for the pain and he is looking after you

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  34. That's a beautiful poem. I am so sorry for your loss but remember all the good times and he'll never truly be gone.

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