50 Funeral Poems about Dad – In Memory of Father

The death of a father is one of the most difficult and emotional times in a person’s life.

Many people struggle to find the words to express their grief and sadness. Funeral poems can be a great way to honor the life of a beloved father.

Memorial poems for dad can help capture the emotions and memories of a father and provide comfort during this difficult time.

This article provides a collection of poems offering heartfelt the life of a beloved father. These funeral poems about dad, allowing readers to find the perfect poem to honor their father at his funeral.

The poems range from traditional to contemporary, offering a variety of heartfelt tributes to commemorate the life of a beloved father. So, let’s begin!

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Famous Funeral Poems about Dad

Famous poems about death of a father are a wonderful way to honor his memory and bring comfort and healing to those who are grieving.

1. Going Home

       by Melony M. Pryor

Today is the day
You’ve waited for so long.
Oh how we wish this was a dream.
Yesterday you seemed so strong.

You’re going home to Jesus.
Your eyes are homeward bound.
Our hearts shattered into pieces,
But we didn’t make a sound.

In our Father’s house are many mansions.
We know that to be true.
It hurts so much to say goodbye,
But it’s what we now must do.

We held your hand so tightly.
How could we ever let you go?
We softly whispered in your ear
How much we loved you so.

You’re going home to Jesus.
Daddy, you don’t have to be tough anymore.
We promise to be strong for you,
‘Til we see you again upon that golden shore.

2. The Gift God Gave Me Was You

       by Lea Gomez

I will never say goodbye to you, my father,
because I know this is not the end for us to see each other.
You will only be going to a place where there’s no pain or suffering.
I am happy for you, for you will be with God.
For now we need to go separate ways.
I remember how your arms held me and gave me strength.
You were always there to listen, love, and defend me in everything.
You were my very best friend.
In my triumphs you were always proud.
I’m very grateful and proud to call you my dad.
Here, deep inside my heart you’ll always be.
I would give up everything I have just to hug you one more time.
I remember the last time I held your hand and how you looked at me in the eyes.
If only I could turn back the time I would have never let you go.
I felt the world stop and my heart stop beating when they told me you were gone.
How I wish I were only dreaming.
Just like the rain, tears fell down from my eyes; I couldn’t speak for a while.
Thank you, Dad,
For always understanding, listening, caring, and loving me your whole life.
The greatest gift God gave me was YOU…my dad
It’s difficult to let you go, but I must.
I must return the gift God gave me.

3. My Dad, My Angel

       by Jamie A. Cirello

Your battle is now over; no more tears flowing down your cheek,
no more pain, no more suffering; now you are no longer weak.
I still do not understand why this had to happen to you,
but I am proud to say you are my dad, the greatest man I ever knew.
Although you will not be here to walk me down the aisle,
when that day comes, I know you will be by my side with a smile.
You were always there for me and never once made me cry
until the day you closed your eyes and had to say goodbye.
Now you are my Angel, so spread your wings out wide.
Please wrap them around me whenever you see me cry.
Our time together was memorable, and God took you way too fast,
But the most precious thing to me was your being there for my first breath

and me being there for your last.

4. Not Ready for Goodbye

       by Megan Adams

I’m not ready for goodbye,
Nor so long or see ya later.
Not ready for the end,
Not ready for this reality.
I’m not ready for this life,
one without you in it.
I’m not ready for your goodbye.
maybe someone else’s,
anyone else’s,
just not yours,
never ever yours.
Death doesn’t become you,
It isn’t your best color,
So could they change the prognosis,
Tell me it was just a mistake,
Just another misdiagnosis.
Please remind me you are indestructible,
just like we always used to believe,
Tell me you are still my guardian,
And still going to be living.
Please tell me daddy,
You will still always be my best friend.
Please tell me you will never leave me,
And you will be here till the end.
Tell me I’m having a nightmare,
And I will wake up in the morning,
With all these things being nothing but another forgotten dream.
Tell me you will always love me,
And stay with me,
My selfishness wants you to always stay by my side.
Knowing that you are going to be gone,
Won’t make your leaving any easier.
I love you too much daddy,
Infinity and Beyond.

5. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

       by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

6. A Prayer for My Dad

       by Danielle

I can’t believe I’m standing here,
Saying my goodbyes
To a Dad who meant the world to me,
My Dad with big brown eyes.

Anyone who loved him
Will know how I feel today.
My Dad was the sunshine of my life
Who could light up the darkest days.

So goodbye, Dad, my only Dad,
Take your wings and fly
To eternal happiness and your reward,
Through the big gates in the sky.

7. The Broken Chain

       by Ron Tranmer

We little knew the day that
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

8. I Miss You Dad

       by Anonymous

Dad I miss you, can you hear,
At times I know, I feel you near,
The moments when I feel your heart,
Despite the fact we are apart.

Dad I know that you were good,
Did everything that a dad should,
And then went on to do some more,
My dad, the man I still adore.

Dad I realise the change,
You are gone, and it feels strange,
Sadly it just had to be,
Where once we two, remains just me.

But I will never be alone,
You have a place in my own home,
A place where we will be together,
For you’ll live in my heart forever.

9. To My Father

       by Georgia Harkness

A giant pine, magnificent and old
Stood staunch against the sky and all around
Shed beauty, grace and power.
Within its fold birds safely reared their young.
The velvet ground beneath was gentle,
and the cooling shade gave cheer to passers by.
Its towering arms a landmark stood, erect and unafraid,
As if to say, “Fear naught from life’s alarms”.

It fell one day.
Where it had dauntless stood was loneliness and void.
But men who passed paid tribute – and said,
“To know this life was good,
It left it’s mark on me. Its work stands fast”.
And so it lives. Such life no bonds can hold –
This giant pine, magnificent and old.

Funny Funeral Poems about Dad

This collection of remembrance poems for dad celebrates the life of a beloved father. Laughter, smiles, and fond memories are all shared here in this tribute.

1. His Funeral

       by Judith Angell Meyer

That he planned his funeral is factual
And being a prankster quite actual
He prerecorded his voice
So when we kneeled on the joist
He said, “Hi there! Don’t I look natural.”

2. The Crowds

       by Rudolph Rinaldi

the crowds taking the subways
enter the underground
below upon waking
to rise up
to work
in the clouds above

only to go back in the evening
down through the underground
low upon leaving
to home
to family
to final rest

in the underground
or in the clouds above

3. To A Man

       by Anonymous

To a man who liked a whiskey,
Okay, so maybe two,
A man who made all others laugh,
Quite why, he had no clue.

To a man who liked his garden,
Treading mud into the house,
A man who could be raucous,
Or as quiet as a mouse.

To a man who loved his children,
Who loved his friends and family too,
A man I’m proud to call my dad,
And dad, we all miss you.

4. In a Wine Bottle

       by Hija De La Luna

They hate his drinking –
But they put his ashes in
A wine bottle urn.

5. Dad Memories

       by Anonymous

Do you remember when you used to sing,
Dear lord that sound was an awful thing.
You tried to help with my math test,
Even though you weren’t the best
Or when you danced on my wedding day,
Nobody knew quite what to say.
The stories there are many more,
But dad that’s why I do adore.

‘Cos everything you did for me,
Always done so happily.

And whether it went right or wrong,
We had adventures all along.

So goodbye, as a dad you were the best,
And yes, I did pass my maths test.

Short Funeral Poems about Dad

Honoring and remembering our fathers is a special occasion. Here are some short poems for dad who passed away to honor his life and legacy.

1. Epitaph on a Friend

       by Robert Burns

An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.

2. Requiem

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

3. Happy the Man

       by John Dryden

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

4. Father

       by Jodi M. Kucera

Forever in my heart,
Always on my mind.
Together again we will be, all in God’s time.
Heaven gained another angel the day you left.
Eternity promises you much needed rest.
Rest now, Daddy, I’ll be okay because I carry you with me every single day.

5. Promises

       by David Chadwick

You promised me you’d always be there.
You sat there, in that chair and promised me.
Large as life, ebullient, robust;
they were the words that sealed your promise
You stood by the shore
As we laughed and squealed with delight as
you picked up rocks and tossed them with ease
Splashing us with expectations of your invincibility.
You were invincible. weren’t you Daddy?
Or was it just a trick of time
That made me believe that you could live forever?

6. My Father, My Father

       by Dakota Ellerton

My father, my father,
I love he,
my father, my father,
made me see,
how beautiful this world really can be.
My father, my father,
said to me,
my daughter my daughter,
come see me,
I wont be around forever, and I have things that must be.
My father, my father,
don’t die on me.

7. Daddy

       by Anonymous

Daddy, if tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven
And bring you home again.

8. Mirror

       by J. Allen Shaw

Dad, I am often told I am just like you.
I am honored beyond measure if that is true.
You were the best example of what a man should be.
I am overwhelmed that someone would say that of me.

I never told you enough, how proud I am to be called your son,
Now that you are gone, I want to tell everyone.
You gave me much more than a name,
Someday, I hope my son says the same.

Long Funeral Poems about Dad

This collection of funeral poems for Dad is tribute to dad at funeral and the lasting memories he leaves behind in the hearts of those who loved him.

1. Dad, What’s It Like in Heaven?

       by Patricia A Fleming

If time exists in heaven,
Do you still rise with the sun?
Do you and Mom share breakfast
Before your day has begun?

Can the heavens hear your laughter
As you sit and reminisce
About the time we had together
And other people that you miss?

And Daddy, do you still take walks
Along heaven’s seas?
And when you gaze upon the surf,
Do you remember walks with me?

Are your standing with those brave young men
Upon its perfect shores?
Finally by their sides again,
Your comrades from the war.

Do you gather with your family
Beneath heaven’s glow?
And gaze upon those mountains still
That once you called your home.

Is music all around you,
All those songs you held so dear?
Do you and Mom still sing together,
The way you did when you were here?

Do you ever have long talks with God
About those left behind?
Do you tell him all the stories
Of all our grand and treasured times?

I think that heaven must be grateful
To have you there each day,
To bring your easy laughter
And your silly sense of play.

And I’m sure that God already knows
The special father you had been
And how I wish that you were here
To guide my way again.

But I carry you inside my heart.
You are never far from me.
I see you in my smile
And in who I grew to be.

And I’m sure that on this Father’s Day
God will help you celebrate
All those dads who changed the world with love.
What a party that will make!

2. For My Daddy

       by Christina Caburnay

Have you seen my Daddy?
I don’t know where he’s gone.
Sometimes it hurts so much
I can’t seem to carry on.

I hear he doesn’t look quite the same.
He doesn’t need much rest.
The IV and medications are all gone;
In fact, he looks his best.

Is he playing tag with his parents
In that place way up high?
Or is he napping in God’s garden
Where the beautiful in hammocks lie?

Some say he is always watching.
I hope this to be true
And that one day he’ll return to me
And say, “I’ve come for you.”

Have you seen my Daddy?
I imagine he’s doing okay,
Though it hurts to know
I can’t call him every day.

I really miss my Daddy.
I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.
It will never be the same.
Years from now, I know I’ll cry.

I bet God is with my Daddy,
Wrapped up in His arms,
Sheltered from all illness and sorrow,
Keeping him from harm.

I bet he sees us mourning
But would want us to smile
And tell us our time part
Is only a little while

I’ll never quite understand
Why your time here was so small,
But you said you’ll always be there
To catch me when I fall.

I miss you so much, Daddy,
But I hope and pray
That when it’s my time, you’ll come for me.
I’ll see you again someday.

I guess it was meant to be
That your work here on Earth was done.
Now your life in paradise
Has only just begun.

Tears that I weep and prayers
Will hopefully travel very far
To reach my loving daddy
Sitting among the stars.

3. The Greatest Man

       by Derick Revane

I knew a man, he was the greatest man
I’ve known in all my days.
Then one day God called on him,
and now he’s gone away.

I loved this man with all my heart,
and in my heart he’ll stay.
Continuing to lift me up,
and lead me when I stray.

This great man he was my Dad,
he meant the world to me.
He was always there supporting me,
even when he disagreed.

He was my rock, my sounding board,
He could always make me see.
The things in life that matter most,
are truth and family.

Even though eye to eye,
we do not always see.
I promise Dad to live my life,
with love and honesty.

I miss you Dad so very much,
and deeply it pains me.
I can’t believe I won’t hear your voice,
your face no longer see.

I hope you know you’re my hero,
and this you’ll always be.
I will find strength, I’ll carry on,
I’ll make you proud of me.

Until the day we meet again,
I know waiting you will be.
In paradise, I’ll see you there,
with your arms wide open for me.

4. Father

       by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

He never made a fortune, or a noise
In the world where men are seeking after fame;
But he had a healthy brood of girls and boys
Who loved the very ground on which he trod.
They thought him just little short of God;
Oh you should have heard the way they said his name –
There seemed to be a loving little prayer
In their voices, even when they called him ‘Dad.’
Though the man was never heard of anywhere,
As a hero, yet somehow understood
He was doing well his part and making good;
And you knew it, by the way his children had
Of saying ‘Father.’
He gave them neither eminence nor wealth,
But he gave them blood untainted with a vice,
And opulence of undiluted health.
He was honest, and unpurchable and kind;
He was clean in heart, and body, and in mind.
So he made them heirs to riches without price –
This father.
He never preached or scolded; and the rod –
Well, he used it as a turning pole in play.
But he showed the tender sympathy of God.
To his children in their troubles, and their joys.
He was always chum and comrade with his boys,
And his daughters – oh, you ought to hear them say
Now I think of all achievements ‘tis the least
To perpetuate the species; it is done
By the insect and the serpent, and the beast.
But the man who keeps his body, and his thought,
Worth bestowing on an offspring love-begot,
Then the highest earthly glory he was won,
When in pride a grown-up daughter or a son
Says ‘That’s Father.’

5. Goodbye Dad

       by Leanne Brady

It’s never the right time
To say goodbye.
I will miss you, Dad,
And here is why.
You taught me so much:
To show no fear,
To always have fun,
And face the day with cheer.

You were always so able,
So fast and so strong.
In your little girl’s eyes
You could do no wrong.
You would always listen,
And you never pried.
You were the arms around me
When I cried.

You never looked for praises,
And you were never one to boast.
You were always there
For those you loved the most.

You worked so hard,
And those strong working hands
Led me through life
And helped me understand
That life can be hard,
And tough, and sad,
But through it all
I had my Dad.

And because of you,
I understood
That life was actually
Pretty good.
I believe in you
And will follow your path,
And when things go wrong,
I’ll look back and laugh.

I hope you can hear me
So I can let you know
That you were and will forever
Be my superhero.
So yes, today
I am full of sorrow,
But I will smile a little more
With each tomorrow.

So please, Dad, go
Be at rest
And know to me
You were always the best.

I love you so much and miss you every day!

6. Your Spirit

       by Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach

I know that no matter what
You will always be with me.
When life separates us
I’ll know it is only your soul
Saying goodbye to your body
But your spirit will be with me always.
When I see a bird chirping on a nearby branch
I will know it is you singing to me.
When a butterfly brushes gently by me so care freely
I will know it is you assuring me you are free from pain.
When the gentle fragrance of a flower catches my attention
I will know it is you reminding me
To appreciate the simple things in life.
When the sun shining through my window awakens me
I will feel the warmth of your love.
When I hear the rain pitter patter against my window sill
I will hear your words of wisdom
And will remember what you taught me so well
That without rain trees cannot grow
Without rain flowers cannot bloom
Without life’s challenges I cannot grow strong.
When I look out to the sea
I will think of your endless love for your family.
When I think of mountains, their majesty and magnificence
I will think of your courage for your country.
No matter where I am
Your spirit will be beside me
For I know that no matter what
You will always be with me.

7. Fathers are Wonderful People

       by Helen Steiner Rice

Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should…
For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays the bills,
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills…
And Father struggles daily
To live up to “His Image”
As protector and provider
And “hero or the scrimmage” …
And perhaps that is the reason
We sometimes get the notion,
That Fathers are not subject
To the thing we call emotion,
But if you look inside Dad’s heart,
Where no one else can see
You’ll find he’s sentimental
And as “soft” as he can be…
But he’s so busy every day
In the grueling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
To his partner and his wife…
But Fathers are just Wonderful
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolade of praise,
For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness…
And like our heavenly father,
He’s a guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
To be always on our side.

Funeral Poems about Dad That Rhyme

This collection of poems for deceased father celebrates his life in verses that rhyme. Each tribute offers words of comfort and remembrance.

1. Not, How Did He Die, But How Did He Live?

       by Anonymous

Not, how did he die, but how did he live?
Not, what did he gain, but what did he give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of his birth.
Nor what was his church, nor what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?

Was he ever ready, with words of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,
But how many were sorry when he passed away?

2. Moments Before

       by Kelly Horn

Moments before our walk that afternoon,
I realized the path ended too soon.
Not long enough to hold his hand,
this amazing person, this loving man.
Not long enough to engage his eyes
and remember his always brimming with pride.
Not long enough to stand by his side,
as he was by mine after every rough tide.
Not long enough to laugh with him still,
after every bad joke,
after every tough hill.
Not long enough to walk with this man,
who has taught me to be the person I am.
Not long enough as we walked by his wife,
to thank them both for my wonderful life.
In all the walks I’ve taken in my life,
first as a girl and now as a wife,
I’ll remember that walk I took with my father
and always wish it could have been longer.

3. You Had to Go Too Soon

       by Natasha

During the day I have to be strong
I try so hard to show that nothing is wrong.
But at night my tears will flow.
It was just so sudden you had to go.
People keep asking if I’m ok.
The answer is no, but it’s yes I say.
I’m trying to move on,
but it’s just not fair that you are gone.
I do not have any hate in my heart,
but I was not ready for a new start.
It started out a normal day
And with one phone call it all went gray.
As I packed you a bag I said you would not die.
When the doctors piled in, I said it was a lie.
All I wanted was to see my dad,
all those doctors made me so mad.
I didn’t want anyone else to see you that way,
but no matter what, I had no say.
Your skin was so cold as I gave you one last kiss.
You, Dad, are the one that I will always miss.

4. My Dad

       by Lisa34

We miss your face; you were taken too soon.
Your beaming smile that lit up the room,
Them cheeky dimples and twinkle in your eye.
We keep asking ourselves why, oh why.

We miss your Daddy cuddles and kisses on the cheek,
The way you gave us strength when we were feeling weak.
We miss how you cared and protected us so.
But why, oh why, did you have to go?

We miss your voice and hearing you moan,
Watching your iPad or texting on your phone.
We miss you laughing and hearing you sing.
We even miss the microwave going ding ding.

We miss the jokes the banter you had at work
And cluttering the table, driving mum berserk,
Your coat and hat draped over the chair.
We just can’t understand why life is so unfair!

We love you Daddy; it’s unbelievably clear
That we would do anything to have you back here.
But untill the day we meet again,
Warm in our hearts is where you remain.

5. My Darling Dad

       by Sandra Hearth

My Dad Has Gone And I Am So Lost
I wrap my mouth to shut in the sound.
I cry so much, so deep, so profound.

I cannot comprehend that you are gone,
Gone forever, so cruel, so wrong.

I cannot live with so much pain,
My tears flow like never-ending rain.

I close my eyes, I cannot cope,
I am falling, I’m on a downward slope.

I cannot stop this hurt inside.
I cannot remember, I need to hide.

I picture you, I see your face,
But no longer near, just an empty space.

No more hugs or talks or time,
No more your voice saying all will be fine.

I have no one now to turn to,
I look, I search, but I cannot find you.

How do I get through this? It feels so surreal.
I am numb, I cannot feel.

I lose my breath, I cannot sleep.
My days are dark, and all I do is weep.

People say time will help, it will heal,
This is life, it is real.

There is now a hole; I am now brokenhearted.
It actually split the moment we parted.

I held your face, I saw you leave.
Now I am here alone to grieve.

My darling dad I miss you, it is true.
Forever and a day, I will always love you.

6. Crossing the Bar

       by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.”

7. My Dad, Gone but Not Forgotten

       by Anonymous

Gone but not forgotten,
Live’s cruel and sometimes rotten,
But then we will remind,
Of a man whose love was kind.
A man both gentle and strong hearted,
Though sadly now has departed,
You meant the world and more,
And forever we’ll adore.
It’s hard to find the words to say,
But dad, we’ll miss you every day.

Funeral Poems about Dad From Daughter

As a daughter, it can be difficult to express the feelings of love, loss and grief when a beloved father passes away. Here are some funeral poems that capture the funeral tribute for dad from a daughter.

1. Let Go Dad, Give In

       by Denise N. Thorndale

My darling Dad, you suffered
More than we could bear to see.
“Please let go, Dad; give in.
Your soul then can be free.”

The morphine never touched you.
You would cry out loud with pain.
“Please let go, Dad; give in.”
Yet you fought and fought again.

“I’m scared to leave your Mother,”
You had said the week before.
“Please let go, Dad; give in.”
But you stayed to fight some more.

“I think the cancer’s winning.”
It was true, Dad, and you knew.
“Please let go, Dad; give in,”
And finally we got through.

A silent tear fell down your cheek
As you now took you last.
You let go, Dad; you gave in.
Your life then came to pass.

I’ve cried a million teardrops
And then a million more.
My heart is just so shattered.
My soul is on the floor.

When I am back within your arms
And I feel your warm embrace,
“Don’t let go, Dad; hold me, keep me
Your baby girl forevermore.”

2. Can’t Accept That You’re Gone

       by Jamie A. Cirello

I hate that I can’t see your face,
except for a picture on my mirror.

But I love that when I look at it,
I feel you are near.

I hate that you can’t speak to me
when I mention the word “Dad.”

But I love the way your voice is in my memory
from all the talks we had.

I hate that God took you so soon,
when I still needed you here.

But I love the thought of you at peace,
no more pain and no more fear.

I hate not knowing for sure
what happens when you die.

But I really love to believe
there is a heaven past the sky.

The thing I love to hate the most
is when people think I’m so strong.

But it actually only seems that way because
I can’t accept the fact that you really are gone!

3. A Mighty Warrior

       by Annette R. Hershey

The Greatest Man I Ever Knew
I didn’t leave you alone, Dad.
I stayed close to your bedside.
I held your hand and talked to you.
You were waiting to join your bride.

We talked about our Savior,
about heaven and pearly gates,
trying to imagine all the glory
that for us awaits.

I can’t begin to imagine
a life without my dad.
Tears mixed with memories.
How long will I be sad?

You always wore God’s armor.
You gave us all your best.
A mighty warrior for our Lord.
Be at peace, Dad; it’s time to rest.

I will be okay, Dad. I’m your daughter.
I wield a mighty sword.
I’m armed with what you taught me,
the Word of our Lord.

4. Heaven Is Never Too Far

       by Elisha L. Garner

Words cannot explain
how much you mean to me
nothing could ever compare
or even ever be

you’re my papa, my one and only
you’re my leaning post
although I love my family
you’re the one I love most

even though you may be leaving
you’ll still be in my heart
you’ll always be real close
even though we’re far apart

while you’re in heaven, please watch over me
and help me as I grow
you have taught me so much
but there is still so much more to know

I’m not going to say good-bye
or that I can’t go on
I’ll say I love you and see you later
even though you’re gone

I love you papa, more than you’ll ever know
I know you’ll be in heaven as a shining star
no matter how far away you seem
heaven is never too far

5. Memories of My Dad

       by Rebecca D. Cook

He wasn’t a hero,
Known by the world.
But a hero he was,
To his little girl.
My daddy was God,
Who knew all things.
And better than Santa,
With the gifts he’d bring.
I knew his voice,
Before I could speak.
And loved it when,
He would sing me to sleep.
He changed my diapers,
And sat up all night.
When my body was weak
And I’d put up a fight.
He’d come home late,
With not much to say.
And made us all kneel,
As he taught me to pray.
He taught me life’s lessons,
Of right from wrong.
And instilled in me values,
That I might be strong.
And so through the years,
Like a hero he stood.
Working to give,
All that he could.
His presence was important,
And we loved to see him smile.
For no one in the world,
Could emulate his style.
And so dear Dad,
My best memory to recall.
Is the gift of your presence,
The greatest gift of all.

6. My Father, My Dad

       by Kathleen A. Sorbellini

Fathers, daughters, a timeless bond
Vaster than oceans, tranquil as ponds

My FATHER is gone
My DAD, will never leave
Intricate our relationship,
Our love, our own that we weave

Destroyed by the knowledge
My hero is gone
Knowing kept in my heart
He will always belong

Daddy, I love you
I wish you were here
Always, but always
Know in my heart, I keep you so dear

I miss you, DADDY
And will love you forever
The strength of your love
Will hold us together

7. No Longer Here

       by Jennifer

A Daughter’s Love For Her Father
I’d tell you about my dad
if only I knew where to start.
No longer here to see me,
but forever in my heart

I’ll miss you, Dad, but I’ll never forget
such a fine, upstanding man.
No longer here to love me
as only a father can.

I miss you, Dad, and always will,
but I know you always knew.
No longer here for me to tell you
how much I love you.

8. Child of Mine

       by Theresa Cassidy

He’s walking towards me surrounded by light
I can’t believe this miraculous sight
It can’t be him, I know he is dead
But as I look towards him, he’s shaking his head

I did not die, I am still here
Look into your heart, I’ve always been near
My body died, yes, but not my soul
You never had to let me go

Speak my name, talk to me
It really is simple if you believe
My spirit is here, I’m still around
My love for you can still be found

Don’t weep for me, shed no more tears
Remember the good times over the years
Our time together did not end
One day we’ll be together again

Whenever you’re lonely or feeling sad
Look back on the wonderful years that we had
One day God will call you and bring you home
You’ll be right here with me, where you belong

Until that time comes, live your life well
I will be here for you, if you need my help
Be happy, be gracious, be loving and kind
Please know I’m still with you, child of mine.

Non-Religious Funeral Poems about Dad

Remembering our dear dad, who has passed away, can be a difficult time. To commemorate his life and pay tribute, here are some non-religious funeral poems about dad.

1. He is Gone

       by David Harkins

You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

2. His Journey’s Just Begun

       by Ellen Brenneman

Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.

3. Goodbye to My Dad

       by Debra Marie

Goodbye Dad, I had to say
A few months ago on a cold winter day
I’ll remember the good times and try not to be sad
But saying goodbye still hurts so bad
I miss you more then I can express
My love for you will never grow less
I keep trying to imagine how I will go on
I realize tomorrow is another dawn
I know you’re in heaven above
Looking down on us with all your love
Only to whisper in our ear
Remember that I’ll never stopped loving you dear
I’ll always remember the good times we had
Remember the man, my wonderful Dad
I’ll remember you each and every day
And if I need to talk to you, I’ll just sit down and pray
One day we’ll be together again
To talk about all the places we been
Until the time I’ll always treasure
Having you for a Dad was such a great pleasure.

4. A Love Like No Other

       by Paula M. Newman

From the time I was born
I guess you would know
Ten perfect fingers
Ten little toes
When you first put your finger in my tiny hand that’s when I first knew
You were my papa no one else would do
As I grow older
and reach for the sky
My Papa is still there
to keep that twinkle in my eye
When I need someone to hold me
you never say I’m too big
You pick me up and squeeze me
and whisper you’re my little kid
Most other people don’t understand me
or maybe just not as well
That’s why you’re the one I run to
when I have something to tell
I love you Papa
as you can see
I’m so glad
that you’re a part of me

5. Life Lessons

       by Joanna Fuchs

You may have thought I didn’t see,
Or that I hadn’t heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.
Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we’d grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It’s written on my heart.
Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be
The (woman)(man) I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.
I’ve grown up with your values,
And I’m very glad I did;
So here’s to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid

6. Last Journey

       by Timothy Coote

There is a train at the station
With a seat reserved just for me
I’m excited about its destination
As I’ve heard it sets you free
The trials and tribulations
The pain and stress we breathe
Don’t exist were I am going
Only happiness I believe
I hope that you will be there
To wish me on my way
It’s not a journey you can join in
It’s not your time today
There’ll be many destinations
Some are happy, some are sad
Each one a brief reminder
Of the great times that we’ve had
Many friends I know are waiting
Who took an earlier train
To greet and reassure me
That nothing has really changed
We’ll take the time together
To catch up on the past
To build a new beginning
One that will always last
One day you’ll take your journey
On the train just like me
And I promise that I’ll be there
At the station and you will see
That Life is just a journey
Enriched by those you meet
No one can take that from you
It’s always yours to keep’
But now as no seat is vacant
You will have to muddle through
Make sure you fulfill your ambitions
As you know I’ll be watching you
And if there’s an occasion
To mention who you knew
Speak kindly of that person
As one day it will be you
Now U can’t except this ending
And as it’s time for me to leave
Please make haste to the reception
To enjoy my drinks, they’re free!

Final Thoughts

This article has explored some of the best funeral poems about dad to help you express your love and grief.

All of these poems are a beautiful way to pay tribute to the wonderful father that you’ve lost.

It’s never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one, especially a father.

However, these funeral verses for dad can help you to express the emotions that you’re feeling and honor the memory of your dad. We hope that this article has been helpful to you in this difficult time.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings about your dad in the comments section below. Your story can be an inspiration to other readers who are going through a similar experience.

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