Daddy from Heaven Poem


Her hair up in a pony tail,
her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school,
and she couldn’t wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her,
that she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;
she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates,
on this Daddy’s Day.

But still her mother worried,
for her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
she tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school,
eager to tell them all.

There were daddies along the wall in back,
for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
anxious in their seats.

One by one the teacher called,
a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
as seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name,
every child turned to stare.
Each of them were searching,
for a man who wasn’t there.

“Where’s her daddy at?”
she heard a boy call out.
“She probably doesn’t have one,”
another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,
she heard a daddy say,
“Looks like another deadbeat dad,
too busy to waste his day.”

The words did not offend her,
as she smiled at her friends.
And looked back at her teacher,
who told her to begin.

And with hands behind her back,
slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
came words incredibly unique.

“My Daddy couldn’t be here,
because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could,
be with me on this day.

And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
and how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories,
he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with yellow roses,
and taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes,
and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him,
I’m not standing all alone.

“Cause my daddy’s always with me,
even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
he’ll forever be here in my heart”

With that her little hand reached up,
and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
beneath her favorite dress.

And from somewhere in the crowd of dads,
her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love,
of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
doing what was right.

And when she dropped her hand back down,
staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
but its message clear and loud.

“I love my daddy very much,
he’s my shining star.
And if he could he’d be here,
but heaven’s just too far.

But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it’s like he never went away.”
And then she closed her eyes,
and saw him there that day.

And to her mother’s amazement,
she witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
all starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them,
who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
they saw him at her side.

“I know you’re with me Daddy,”
to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,
for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there placed on her desktop,
was a beautiful fragrant yellow rose.

And a child was blessed, if only a moment, by the
love of her shining bright star.
And given the gift of believing,
that heaven is never too far.


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5 thoughts on “Daddy from Heaven Poem”

  1. OMG! I just lost my fiance and my son’s father to a tragic accident. I read this poem before I am doing a book for him and wanted to add a poem or too.,

    This brought tears to my eyes! I truly believe that our loves one are with us even when they die. Children and animals have the capability to see them and speak to them even when we can’t due to their innocense.

    I am forwarding this to all my friends who have lost someone dear to them.

    God Bless

  2. i think this is sooo sweet it made me cry and i am 12 and i have been to 3 funerals in my family and that was all in 2 months but this girl is so brave even i wouldnt be able to read that out loud :/ but i bet her daddy in heaven is very very proud of her :'(

  3. Hello. Here’s a Father’s Day song that I wrote for my own father.

    “More Like You” (c) Words & Music – Paul DeBrino

    Listen online (no cost):

    Kind Regards,

  4. Thank you Georgy for this poem. It made me cry so hard knowing that my dad is still close. He died when I was 13 – 41 years ago. As he was leaving for the hospital he said he would always live in my heart – just like in this poem. I didn’t know what he meant then but I do now.

    Thank you, Donna

  5. This poem touched my heart in such a major way. My daddy passed away 1 month ago. He had been sick for a while but he was a strong and determined man, so even though his doctors had told him 20 years ago that he wouldn’t live another year, he proved them wrong time and time again. This time was different though…he was so tired. I love my daddy with all of my heart… I always will and I miss him every day of my life. I will see him again, I have no doubt about that. My life has forever been changed.

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