You are welcome, Rebecca.
One thing that may help with the not getting to say goodbye, is to write him a letter. Let it all pour out, how you are feeling/felt, including sadness, any anger, happiness of times past, etc, how much you miss him, the good things you remember, include your beautiful poem, and tell him goodbye. Then, if it feels right, burn the letter and know that the message will reach him wherever he is. If that doesn't feel right, just tuck it away and re-read it from time to time, for comfort and remembrance, then you may feel the time has come to let go and burn it.
Hope this helps,