Dear Mr. Hallmark ….. One More Time

(Sent to me by Grief Haven)

Hello there Mr. Hallmark man,

I wrote to you in May

To ask that words of love be shared

With my mom on Mother’s Day.

Just as there is no card for Mom

To let her know I care,

There is no card for my dad, too,

And I have so much to share.

It’s very hard for my loving dad

To know that I’m okay.

To protect me was his job, he feels,

So he thinks he failed some way.

Although I had to leave this world,

While still considered young,

There is no way he ever failed—

There’s no more he could have done.

My dad he tends to question

Those things he cannot see.

I always send him little signs

To say, “Hey, Dad, it’s me!”

I hear him crying in the car,

The shower hides his tears.

He feels he has to be so strong

For those he holds so dear.

My dad he often gets so mad

At what became of me.

He wants so much to understand,

He says, “How could this be?”

I somehow need to let him know,

Though impossible it seems—

For him to live and laugh again

Will fulfill so many dreams.

The card I need to send right now

To a dad as great as mine,

Will thank him for the love he gave

Throughout my brief lifetime.

He’s still the one that I call Dad,

Our bond’s forever strong,

‘Cuz even though he can’t see me,

Our love lives on and on.

Please help me find a way

To tell my dad that when

It comes his time to leave the earth

I’ll be waiting there for him.

And also, Mr. Hallmark man,

Please help him to believe,

That nothing will ever change the fact

That my dad he’ll always be.

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  • Michele Jackson

    My I share this message with others? It’s so very touching and completely expressive of what others may feel too.
    I’m praying for your continued blessing for peace and healing.

  • Diann Johansen

    Such an appropriate poem for dad’s who have lost a child, and in our case, a loss to suicide. Thank you for writing from your heart.

  • Lisa

    Thank you for posting these words…. Very Powerful, the words i couldn’t find to say this said it all ???? God bless ????

  • Vanessa

    My brother passed 9 months ago leaving behind 5 children, so I decided to give this poem to my Dad today for Father’s Day. He was so touched by it…thank you!!! God bless you for sharing it. 🙂

  • Lisa

    I also agree it is very hard to read but so true I lost my sister on 5-29-14 & laid her to rest on 6-4-14 she was only 35 would have been 36 on 7-30-14 she died young my mom & dad had 5 girls she was the 2nd the pain is very fresh & my dad is so strong for us but I know he is hurting so this poem is for him I will read this poem to him on Sunday (Father’s Day) on behalf of my sister Clarisa 7-30-78 – 5-29-14 rip cly

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  • Matt L

    Thank you for posting this. It DOES hit very close to home. RIP Riley Ann 5.26.11-6.15.11.

  • It hurt to read this but its true my buddy is gone and i loved him to no end its ben 9 months he left me and the pain everyday is to much to bear i miss him so bad.

  • Bruce Welsh

    That poem would be the “ultimate” Father’s Day gift for any one of us.

    Yesterday was harder than I thought it was going to be.

    Up and down all day. The gifts and card from daughter and a note from my step son thanking me for always being there for him were extreme high lights.

    Then crashing back down again when thinking about my Matt that wasn’t there. It will be 11 months tomorrow that he’s been gone. The pain is still very fresh.

  • Steve House

    Wow the words ring loud Thank You

  • Thank you for posting. Very difficult words to read and even more difficult to believe.

  • Stephen Robb

    Thanks for Posting. Hits TOO Close to Home for far too many of us.