Father Poem

The poem is in praise of a father who does not sing his own praises and therefore others sing his.

Silent Strong Dad

© Karen K. Boyer
He never looks for praises
He's never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He's there.... A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.

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Published: Feb 2006

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  • My father passed away very suddenly over the weekend, we will be laying him to rest tomorrow. I wanted to find something that describes the man my father was and this poem seems written for him. It will be a very beautiful tribute to read at his service. Thank you for putting my thoughts and words into form for me.

    Deborah Kelly Submitted Mar 2009
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  • My dad passed away. It is his funeral tomorrow. I have been trying to write something myself to sum up exactly what he was. I have just stumbled across this poem and we will be using it tomorrow. Thank you very much, the poem is beautiful.

    Shirley cockburn Submitted Aug 2009
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  • Yes, this story has touched me because our family is going through a bit of a rough patch right now and without my father we would be completely lost.
    My father does A LOT for the family unknowingly and never boasts.

    Without him I would be no one in the world. He is the person I am living my life for and sincerely hope that one day I can make him proud...

    Love you Dad, even though I never tell you that! :P xxx

    Nelly, Birmingham Submitted Dec 2010
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  • My father passed away in 1989 while in the hospital having some tests done. I never got to say good-bye and I still miss him very much. This poem describes my dad completely. Thank you and I hope you don't mind if I share this with the rest of the world.

    Leda Parrish Submitted Dec 2010
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  • My husband's father died a week and half ago. He was 85 years, had suffered from Parkinson's for years. But he was head-strong, good appetite and humorous. Although he had divorced Jim's mother when Jim was about 7-8, he tried to keep the relationship going.

    A massive heart-attack took him, and because of the suddenness of it, that's what hurts the most. We're always thinking of why didn't I get to see him one last time! Thanks to God for the times my husband shared with his father, John Silverberg!

    Linda, Astoria NY Submitted Dec 2010
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  • Memories are my lifeline to the past, and the man that I shall always remember was my Dad, and to him I shall and will always give thanks, as he was responsible in so many ways, to have shaped my future, to be responsible in life, in all I do, and to treat my fellow human beings with respect.

    Thomas S Wertheim Submitted Dec 2010
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  • My dad loved this story and he hugged me and told me he loved me so awesome that's the first time I got a hug from my daddy!!!!!!!!

    Wa Olymipa Submitted Feb 2011
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  • My father passed away and it will be a month today June 17th of 2011. And I am just trying to find some poems that described my dad and my feelings that I'm having. It is so hard I can't believe it, it was so sudden, and it was hard because I had to do CPR until the EMTS showed up. He was not responsive but a few seconds before the EMTS showed up, my dad opened his eyes and tried with all his might to say something to me but couldn't and I have to live with that for the rest of my life.

    Jen, Florida Submitted Jun 2011
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  • He's the most admirable man...I may ever know!
    He's soft but...strong!
    And his heart is crystal clear!...
    love him the most in the world!
    I love you daddy! <3

    Asmi, Bangalore India Submitted Oct 2011
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  • Why I love this poem because I hardly see my dad I only see him once a week and that makes me sad but still this is a blessing poem I just read because this story just made my day the memories me and my dad had. :D

    Nashvillie,TN Submitted Dec 2011
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  • Wow! I have a 4 year old little girl...and my husband will be going to jail (not for sure how long) for probably at least a year or 2. And every night, she wants to sleep with her daddy, if he has to work a night shift at his job, she cries herself to sleep because she says she misses him. It breaks my heart every time!!! How am I supposed to explain why her daddy's going to be gone so long? And why he can't come hone for the night? It really hurts!! But thanks you guys for letting me share my story! ;))

    Brittany, Nashville, Tn Submitted Feb 2012
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  • My dad passed away, he had a terrible accident, last week its still so painful I cried reading this as it describes my dad. I love my dad forever.

    Michelle Submitted Oct 2012
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  • My dad died suddenly on Saturday morning. It hurts so much. I saw him a week ago, we went to the movies together and I just can't believe that he is gone. I cried so much and the pain is agonizing but now I have felt the peace of God over me and now I know he is with God now. God had better plans for him.

    Sacoya Turner, Williamstown, Nj Submitted Feb 2013
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  • My dad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer a year ago. After eight months of chemo and radiotherapy, he was given the all clear. This week he has been told that the cancer has come back but this time in his spine. My dad has always been my hero and the strongest man I've ever known. Seeing him cry for the first time ever has hit me hard and I have been praying, every moment since I got the news, that he will be fine. It's hard to see my dad in this condition. This poem sums up my dad to me..

    Dale, Manchetser Submitted Mar 2013
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  • I took this poem and transferred it to a piece of wood and gave it to my husband for fathers day. That was the second time I have ever saw him cry, the first time was when he read his vows to me (not including the tears of joy when our boys were born). It is very beautiful and I did not take credit for it. Thank you for such a lovely poem.

    Laura, Florida Submitted Jun 2013
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  • My Dad, Still alive, Is always working SO hard for us. Were not getting much money,and its getting worse. I don't see him a lot because he works a lot. He goes to one job, then straight to another right after.. I don't tell him a lot but he is my hero-and always will be 3

    Rebecca, Ireland Submitted Jun 2013
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  • Reading this poem reminds me of my father-in-law. He passed away one year ago and was exactly as the poem describes!
    Life had so many challenges for him that he overcame because of his love for his family.
    Rest in peace, Cliff and after that go and finally enjoy yourself!

    Sabine, USA Submitted 6/11/2014
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