Father Poem

Poem About Dad Being A Hero

The author talks about her dad, who is her hero in so many ways.

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Memories Of My Dad

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Published: February 2006

He wasn't a hero
Known by the world,
But a hero he was
To his little girl.

My daddy was God,
Who knew all things.
And better than Santa,
With the gifts he'd bring.

I knew his voice
Before I could speak.
And loved it when
He would sing me to sleep.

He changed my diapers
And sat up all night
When my body was weak
And I'd put up a fight.

He'd come home late
With not much to say
And made us all kneel
As he taught me to pray.

He taught me life's lessons
Of right from wrong
And instilled in me values
That I might be strong.

And so through the years,
Like a hero he stood.
Working to give
All that he could.

His presence was important,
And we loved to see him smile,
For no one in the world
Could emulate his style.

And so, dear Dad,
My best memory to recall
Is the gift of your presence,
The greatest gift of all.

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  • by Brittany Rivera
  • 1 month ago

Wow, what a beautiful poem. I can tell this poem came from your heart. This poem touched me.

  • by Elsa A. Schmitt
  • 5 months ago

Makes me remember the time when I was a little girl waiting for my dad to come back home from work. I was always able to recognize the sound of his bus.

  • by Tammy Kelly
  • 10 months ago

My daddy is suffering from Parkinson's and I feel helpless. He's having phobias of all kinds of things. I'm so torn with all feelings and don't know what to do. He's an amazing man. YES, I am a daddy's baby girl.

  • by Sherry
  • 8 years ago

This poem was beautiful and it really touched my heart. Thank you for writing and sharing this. It made me think of my dad so very much.

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