He Is Gone | Sympathy Memorial Male Poems

He Is Gone
(Sympathy Male Poems)

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 will come back ..
Or you can open your eyes
and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty
because you can’t see him ..
Or you can be full
of the love that 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
and 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 would want
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

– David Harkin

Father | Dad In Loving Memory Poems

(Dad In Loving Memory Poems)

Dad .. so many images come to mind
whenever I speak your name ..
It seems without you in my life
things have never been the same.

What happened to those lazy days
when I was just a child ..
When my life was consumed in you
in your love, and in your smile.

What happened to all those times
when I always looked to you ..
No matter what happened in my life
you could make my gray skies blue.

Dad, some days I hear your voice
and turn to see your face ..
Yet in my turning it seems
the sound has been erased.

Dad, who will I turn to for answers
when life does not make sense ..
Who will be there to hold me close
when the pieces just don’t fit.

Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time
and once more hear your voice ..
I’d tell you that out of all the dads
you would still be my choice.

Please always know I love you
and no one can take your place ..
Years may come and go
but your memory will never be erased.

Today, Jesus, as You are listening
in your home above ..
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.

His Journey’s Just Begun | Male Sympathy Memorial Poems

His Journey’s Just Begun
(Male Sympathy Memorial Poems)

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.

– Ellen Brenneman

Our Father Kept A Garden | Sympathy Poems

Our Father Kept A Garden
(Sympathy Memorial Poems)

Our Father kept a garden
a garden of the heart ..
He planted all the good things
that gave our lives their start.

He turned us to the sunshine
and encouraged us to dream ..
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rain came
he protected us enough ..
But not too much because he knew
we would stand up strong and tough.

His constant good example
always taught us right from wrong ..
Markers for our pathway
that will last a lifetime long.

We are our Fathers garden
We are his legacy.

Thank you Dad we love you.

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