Birthday Poem

Poem Appreciating Father

My dad has been there for me through everything. I went through some tough times in my life, and my dad never gave up or lost hope. He is a great man and I love him dearly.

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Take him out at his favorite place to eat. Buy him his favorite candy that he loves the most.

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Happy Birthday, Dad

© more by Tiana Jensen

Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015 with permission of the Author.

When I was born
I didn't know much
I was introduced to this world
By your kind words and soft touch

Years passed so quickly
And we were already alike
You were my guide and instructor
When learning to ride a bike

Off to kindergarten
And a tear in your eye
You've always been sensitive
When it comes to goodbyes

It's because of the love
That you hold in your heart
You want me to experience life
But don't like to be apart

So off I went
Adventuring alone
Learning new things
Experiencing life on my own

Hasn't always been easy
That I am aware
But one thing's for sure
You are always there

You've helped me see
The woman I can become
You've always had faith in me
Even when I had none

It's that unconditional love
That helped me get through
I wish all little girls' daddies
Could be as great as you

If all girls had guidance
And a dad's shoulder to cry
They'd grow up with confidence
And a willingness to try

So I guess what I'm saying
Is thank you, Dad
I'm not sure words can express
The impact you've had

You are my hero
And an inspiration to all
Happy Birthday, Dad
Or Papa Dukes as I call


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  • Tasha12005 by Tasha12005
  • 7 years ago

I thank my dad for all he has done for me. I'm in the 11th grade in high school, but I don't know what to do for my dad on his special day.

  • Missy Miss by Missy Miss
  • 5 years ago

Take him out at his favorite place to eat. Buy him his favorite candy that he loves the most.

  • Kat by Kat, Chicago
  • 8 years ago

This is great! I feel the same way about my Dad. People never say it enough, how they feel about each other, but I try to always let my parents and husband's parents and all of my family and friends know that I love them. Life flies by!

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