Father Child Poems

Father Child Poems

Poems for Fathers

Many men will agree that being a father is the most rewarding relationship that they have. Children begin by loving their fathers unconditionally. It is a clean slate. There is nothing the father has to do to earn his child's love. The difficult part is not losing it. As the child goes out into the world, he will see all kinds of men whom he will look to as models as well. It is crucial that his father stay active in his life and help him make intelligent decisions. A boy without a father will look elsewhere to fill his father's shoes.

46 Father Poems from Children

  1. 1. My Daughter, My Love

    • By Shreya Kulkarni
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2016

    Hi! This is Shreya! My poem is a 2-minute read about how deeply a father loves his baby girl!

    The Joy A Girl Brings To Her Father

    As she wears
    that angel smile
    on her face,
    my world comes
    to a standstill...
    As she comes
    running to me,
    I wonder if I could
    ask for something better
    from destiny...
    As she entwines
    her little finger
    around mine,
    I feel the trust growing within
    so divine and sublime...
    As her chuckles and
    gurgles of laughter
    keep ringing in my ears,
    I realize my day becomes
    all the more lovelier...
    Seated by my window pane,
    as I watch the morning sky,
    it dawns upon me
    the beautiful truth
    that in my life,
    my little child
    makes up most of the story.

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  3. 2. A Girl's Daddy

    • By Lisa Linn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2016

    I wrote this for my husband because he is such a great daddy to his two girls. Since I know from personal experience how devastating an absentee father can be to a daughter's heart, I wanted my husband to know how strong an impact he was having as a loving father to his daughters. I hope you enjoy it too!

    From Wife To Husband You're A Loving Father

    There once was a daddy who had only girls.
    He was very special indeed.
    For as some daddies eternally yearn for a son,
    This daddy could not see the need.

    The love for his girls went beyond any love
    That any daddy ever had before.
    He loved his girls with all of his heart,
    And their daddy his girls did adore.

    Wrestling, singing, kisses, and hugs,
    This daddy's love was true.
    And when one of his girls stepped out of line,
    He'd say, "Daddy will love and protect you."

    Now I don't think this daddy truly understood
    The impact he had on his doves.
    For a girl's very future is shaped by the way
    Her father shows her his love.

    You see, a daughter learns compassion, confidence, and truth
    When her daddy loves her so.
    She will choose a husband of love and respect
    Who will nurture her and help her to grow.

    She will be gentle, confident, strong, and secure;
    She'll show others her beauty inside.
    She'll craft love from the love that she knew as a child;
    And then one day this she'll confide:

    "Thank you, Daddy, for loving me so,
    For proving my dreams can come true.
    You've shown me the path of an extraordinary life,
    And Daddy, I'll always love you!"

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  5. 3. On This Father

    I have never been more than a very casual "writer". Silly poems for family, rhymes to go on birthday invites....just "stuff". However, when I finished this one, I had a different surge of pride.

    From Husband To Daddy

    Being a father to a son,
    brings a man's heart so much joy.
    You can't imagine your world,
    without this wonderful little boy.

    Our son has grown so much,
    there's no trace of "baby" in his smile.
    But the work has just begun, Dad,
    time to readjust the dial.

    Wrestling in the living room
    makes him feel big and strong.
    Giving him the confidence to make decisions;
    hopefully right, sometimes wrong.

    From sporting events to his first car;
    to dating and a family of his own.
    You are the one he will turn to,
    The best man he's ever known.

    He will watch your every move,
    so guide him the best you can;
    Cause only a Daddy can teach his son
    how to become a man.

    I prayed no other woman
    would come along and steal your heart;
    but from the moment we heard, "it's a girl"
    I knew she would have you from the start.

    A little girl needs her Daddy
    to love her with gentlemanly charm.
    To hold her tightly when she is afraid;
    and keep her safe from harm.

    From pigtails and bubblegum,
    to lipstick and high heels;
    Help her mend a broken heart,
    teach her that true love is real.

    Dance with her in the living room,
    just to see her twirl.
    Know there is no love that equals that of
    Daddy's Little Girl.

    She will grow to be a woman,
    with irresistible charm and grace;
    But right now take each special moment
    and treasure her sweet face.

    I stood and made a promise
    to love you come what may;
    and watching you turn from husband to Daddy,
    makes that love grow more each day!

    From Husband To Daddy, On This Father

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  6. 4. Dancing On Daddy's Toes

    • By Chellsie
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    I lost my dad when I was thirteen years old, and one of my greatest memories is dancing on my daddy's toes. I love you dad and always will. And I cant wait until my child is born so they can dance with me, the same way we used to.

    When I was just a little girl,
    so very long ago
    I remember taking daddy's hands and stepping on his toes,
    he would dance around the room with me,
    taking his big steps,
    with every stride that he made,
    it felt like we were the only ones in this world left,
    dancing and turning in so many ways,
    all I could think about was me and my daddy's days.
    Now that you're gone, and your grandchild is on the way,
    I want my child to dance on my toes the way that I once did,
    taking there little hands in mine,
    going back to the place in time that I once loved,
    and nobody knows how much it meant to me dancing on daddy's toes.

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  7. 5. Daughter To Father

    • By Lyn M. Haney
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A daughter shares some of life's lessons that she has learned from her father.


    What I have learned about myself through my Father:

    I have the right to speak, but not down to my mother
    I have to learn respect by earning the same
    Anything that goes wrong, I have only myself to blame
    You must say your pleases when you ask for a favor
    Thank the Lord for your blessings and love thy neighbor
    You have to take life one day at a time
    Disappointment is not failure, so as long as you try
    A respectable man is not that of money
    It's the one's who can cry and can tell you he's sorry
    People will try anything to push you down
    You take it with stride and hold your own
    I have learned about myself through my Father
    To Him I say, Thank You. I Love You.-Your Daughter.

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  8. 6. In Her Eyes

    • By Michelle W. Emerson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A genuinely beautiful relationship between father and daughter is too rare not to print this one. Poem about a Daddy's Girl.

    Special Love Between Father And Daughter

    The depth of a father's love shows in his daughter's eyes.
    What's known is what's shown from sunset to sunrise.
    A foundation built on more than just what is spoken.
    It's commitments kept and promises that go unbroken.
    An emotion so immense that nothing in this world can erase.
    The permanent impression of love is tattooed upon her face.
    A relation so peculiar that only the two can understand,
    Yet so immaculate it's obvious that, by God, it was planned.

    I believe it all began when she would sleep upon your chest.
    Now you're her number one, her favorite, you're the best!
    You move and she watches so closely it's as if she's in a trance.
    The fact that she can repeat you, exactly, isn't just by chance.
    From wrestling, racing, jump roping to being made up like a doll.
    Both playmate and best friend, you've done some of it all.
    A secret place, a look, special time just for her and you.
    When a choice is to be made, it's all about what Daddy wants to do.
    And you're there to cater to her every need and every wish.
    There's an invisible pedestal for Daddy's little princess.
    She's content just to be. She's filled with absolute bliss
    Just to sit up under you, giving an occasional hug and kiss.
    Sweet dreams are non-existent without Daddy's goodnight kiss.
    Your gentle stroke, words just for her, your check on hers is what she'd miss.
    It's simply because of how you love her, I surmise.
    The depth of your love always shows in her eyes.

    With you, her laughter is harder and her smile is even brighter.
    You have a friendship, a bond, a soul tie that couldn't be any tighter.
    It's more than a special bond; it's an exclusive connection.
    No room for a third party or attempted interjection.
    This love is reserved just for Dad and no other.
    It's not the same for siblings, not even for Mother.
    It's the kind of love that I could never despise.
    For the depth of your love always shows in her eyes.

    To her, you'd give anything, but it's not about the gift.
    It's that marvelous smile brought on by the spirit you lift.
    It's not about what you can give her or about what you can do.
    It's about the unconditional love reciprocated between you two.
    It's the tears in her eyes when you two disagree.
    Nothing's quite right until 'I love you and I'm sorry.'
    It's that spunk in her step, the rainbow in her eye-
    You'll know she's a Daddy's girl when she passes by.
    She's got the kind of love that never fades or dies.
    The depth of your love always shows in her eyes.

    Upon angel wings you soar; your sparkling golden halo glows
    Whenever she's with you, it's Heaven in her eyes that shows.
    Her eyes hold a song so beautiful you'd think it was Heaven's melody.
    It's the music of love's symphony composed by each precious memory.
    The love known is the love you've shown from sunset to sunrise.
    The depth of your love will forever show in your daughter's eyes.

    Special Love Between Father And Daughter, In Her Eyes

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  9. 7. You

    I am a single father. I'm still learning to be a father, but I have my daughter by my side to show me the way.

    Poem About Single Father And Daughter

    You make me happy,
    you make me sad,
    sometimes you even make me mad.

    You showed me how to smile,
    you showed me how to care,
    you even showed me how to share.

    You make me strong,
    you make me weak,
    sometimes you even make me weep.

    You are my daughter,
    you are my friend,
    and for you I will fight till the end.

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  10. 8. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By Ashley N
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018

    There always comes a time in a father's life when he has to watch his children growing up without him to show them the way. A father's role as a parent is to teach his children and give them the strength they will need to grow into an adult. Most fathers don't even know they are doing a good job. I have been blessed with a great father, and I wrote this for him after graduation.

    In your eyes, I see grace,
    Full of love and encased
    With a hope that burns bright in the dark.
    Through your love, I know God.
    You don't know, but I'm in awe
    Of the steps that I try to keep pace.

    You may feel me slipping away,
    Hanging on by a thread,
    But that's okay,
    Because you know that I'll always be that little girl
    With the stars in her eyes and a bow in her curls.
    And even as I grow up,
    Know that you'll always be stuck
    In a place in my heart that's just yours.

    Daddy, you're the strongest I know.
    Not just with your hands but also your soul.
    I don't think you've noticed, never had to look back,
    But I've seen past the things that I thought I had lacked.

    I've come to my crossroad; I've chosen my trail.
    It's going to be hard. I may even fail,
    But your courage and strength will keep me on track.
    And If I've learned anything, it would be that
    Hardships and hurt will come when they may,
    And if you let them drag you down
    They won't go away.

    Daddy, you taught me how to be strong.
    My journey is a hard one; it's going to be long.
    I have all I need to face my fears,
    And the lessons have been learned; it's taken me years.

    Now I am confident in the strides that I take.
    My faith has grown strong, and it will never break.
    From this moment on, I'm chasing the world,
    Always proud to be my daddy's little girl.

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  11. 9. A Daughter's Cure

    • By ReNee A. Reising
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl writes of her relationship with her dad. He is not her biological father, but in her mind that does not matter.
    Dedicated to Brent Tucker
    He may not be my father, but he will ALWAYS be my dad.

    Dad's Love For His Daughter Even Though They May Disagree

    Sometimes life throws us curve balls,
    And nothing he does is fair.
    We know we have a lot of differences,
    But with a dad's love, who cares?

    Sometimes it seems like he doesn't understand
    And it is difficult to relate.
    But with a big bear hug and a look in his eyes,
    Some of my pain can go away.

    We don't always have similar viewpoints.
    When we disagree, we might shout,
    Yet when the day is over,
    Our love can work it out.

    It's hard to reach common ground
    When the road is really rough.
    I may feel like he's always against me
    But in truth, he couldn't love me enough.

    Yes, life (and parents) throws us curve balls,
    But one thing is for sure.
    My dad is more than just a dad.
    He is a daughter's cure.

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  12. 10. Daddy Can You Hear Me In Heaven

    • By Lupita Cruz
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013

    I wrote this poem for my son who was 3 months old when my fiance (his father) was murdered.

    Daddy, can you hear me, up there in heaven
    way up high?...
    Are you an angel?, do you have wings?
    and can you really fly?...
    Yes my son, I hear you,
    you can always talk to me...
    Yes I have wings and fly,
    when I tuck you in tonight, you'll see...
    Daddy, why can't you stay with me?,
    to push my swing, or just play ball...
    Why can't you just come home?,
    so you can watch me grow up real tall...
    Son, I am always with you,
    your special angel, always at your side...
    I'm sorry I can't be there how you want me,
    but as you grow to a man, I'll be there the whole ride!...
    It's time to close your eyes, go to sleep,
    I'll stay with you,..alright...
    I love you daddy.
    I love you too baby boy, goodnight.

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  13. 11. I Love Being Your Dad

    • By Tim Holtz
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2020

    My name is Tim Holtz, and I wrote this poem for my son Lil Tim on his ninth birthday. Timothy Jr. was a miracle child born to my wife Kim and I, as we found out that due to a chromosome issue we were not supposed to have been able to create children together. Rarely is there a dull moment in our home. The three of us have interest in many things. My wife runs her hair salon, Lil Tim is into karate, soccer, football, reading, and games. I am a police officer in "small town USA."

    Poem About A Dad's Love For His Son

    I love being your Dad because you make me feel that I've done at least one thing right.
    I love being your Dad because at the end of a trying day, I know I'll receive at least one warm hug goodnight.

    I love being your Dad every day that goes by
    because I get to watch you succeed by giving everything a try.

    I love being your Dad as I watch you grow.
    Often you bring tears to my eyes, but I never let you know.

    I love being your Dad while I worry about if you're safe, happy, and well,
    even when you think I'm mad because I had to yell.

    I love being your Dad because together we make a great team.
    I check with you every morning asking, "What did you dream?"

    Today is your birthday and we measured your growing height.
    I smiled as we did it, hoping I'm doing the Dad thing right.

    I love being your Dad because no matter if I'm gone away,
    You're in my heart every second of every day.

    God has blessed me with you, and for that I'll always be happy.
    I'm sorry if this poem has your old Dad sounding sappy.

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  14. 12. Fishing With Dad

    • By Douglas J. Williams
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A father and son fishing trip, more than just fishing, it's a bonding experience.

    I remember my dad waking me up at 4 o'clock.
    Barely getting up with my eyes half shut,
    Getting ready and packing up dad's truck,
    Hoping to catch some fish down at the dock.
    Driving to the lake and still dark,
    Watching dad drive and listening to my dogs bark.
    Thinking this time I'll make my mark,
    And just hoping to catch the big one.
    On the boat driving around,
    Knowing I won't be leaving with a frown.
    Cause I'm with dad and he knows best,
    Because he's wearing his famous fishing vest.
    Tying the hooks on my line.
    Too bad this pole isn't mine.
    Dad said he'll buy me one when I'm older
    And just a little more bolder.
    I love my daddy so much
    And I know he loves me too.
    His love for me is stronger than glue,
    And that is why I wrote this for you.
    Dad if you are listening I love you so.
    You are the reason why I glow.

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  15. 13. Dear Daddy

    • By Kandice R. Graves
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl writes a letter to her father asking for his love and support.

    Plea From Daughter For Love

    I need you now.
    Please take me by the hand.
    Stand by my hour of need,
    take time to understand.

    Take my hand, dear daddy
    and lead me from this place.
    Chase away my doubts and fears
    and wipe away my tears.

    Dear daddy, I cannot stand alone.
    I need your hand to hold.
    The warmth of your gentle touch,
    in my world that's grown so cold.

    Please be a daddy to me
    and hold me day by day,
    because with your loving hand in mine
    I know we'll find a way.

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  16. 14. This Is Why I Love You!

    • By Latasha Huffman
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008

    I wrote this poem because my father died this year on September 20, 2008. I loved my father more than anything, He was a wonderful father. He was here for me when I needed him to be here for me.

    Dad,
    I love you.
    Whenever I saw you,
    You would put a smile on my face.
    You cheered me up
    When I was feeling down.
    You cheered me on
    When I was doing good,
    You made me laugh and giggle,
    Whenever you tickled me on my feet,
    Whenever I fell,
    You would pick me up and put me back on my feet.
    You made me proud
    When you never gave up and you kept trying.
    You never let anything stand in your way.
    That's why I love you!

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  17. 15. Dad With Unconditional Love

    • By Brittney L. Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A father with unconditional love

    The day will come when it's time to go,
    But first there are a few things I would like you to know.
    You're the strongest man I ever knew, and the one I've always looked up to.
    You worked your fingers to the bone, to make sure we always had a good home.
    You take turns visiting us all winter, spring, summer, and fall.
    Even on days you could barely walk, there was nothing that would keep you from your kids when we needed to talk.
    It's been a comfort to know that you're here, whether it's to lend a hand or to bend an ear.
    You let us know you're as proud as can be, you are proud of the whole family.
    You're not just a father but also a friend, who we know we can count on until the end.
    I am sure God is watching from up above, and can see the father with the unconditional LOVE.

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  18. 16. Last Chance

    • By Stefanie
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    A poem to her dad from a daughter who is slipping away before his eyes.

    Poem To Dad From Angry Daughter

    My heart aches, Dad,
    For the things you won't do.
    My soul breaks, Dad,
    For all that we've been through.

    I fear it's too late, Dad,
    To mend my broken heart.
    I'm so full of hate, Dad,
    I don't know where to start.

    You took away my hope, Dad,
    That I would ever be loved,
    And now I'm left to cope, Dad,
    As I watch you love your son.

    I want to scream and yell, Dad,
    But I fear my voice will crack.
    I want so much to tell you, Dad,
    That I can't always take you back.

    Please listen to my words, Dad,
    For they are all that I can say.
    I want you to treat me like I'm yours, Dad,
    And not just throw me away.

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  19. 17. My Hero, My Dad

    A son writes about his father. Dad worked hard all his life. He was devoted to his family and friends. A man so sure and steady that you thought he'd be around forever.

    My hero never fought in a war
    He never drove a big fancy car
    He did not go very far in school
    But he lived his life by the golden rule

    He never had much money to spend
    But he had the respect of all his friends
    He was born and died in the same county
    He never felt the need to search the world for bounty
    He got up each morning at the break of dawn
    Ate breakfast, packed his lunch and then he was gone

    It takes a lot of work with a family to feed
    A lot of devotion to meet their need
    But he did it for years till his family was grown
    Then he could retire and get to stay home

    A time for rest but it didn't last long
    He became sick and then he was gone
    I guess I thought he would always be there
    When I had a problem I needed to share
    But when I am low and feeling sad
    I still draw strength from my hero, my Dad.

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  20. 18. Daddy Don't Cry

    • By April M. Alcocer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A letter of love to a father away

    Daddy don't cry,
    because you were always there for me
    I've cried many tears too,
    that you couldn't see
    Daddy I love you,
    keep those words close to your heart
    I know you love me too,
    even though we are apart
    Daddy mommy loves you too,
    though she doesn't let it show
    I have seen her sitting alone
    and many tears flow
    Daddy one day you will be back,
    and we will be a family again
    I have our last picture together
    and stare at it till the day's end
    Daddy, as you sleep,
    have dreams of mommy and me
    I have a smile on this little face
    that I wish you could see
    Daddy, my little arms are stretched out,
    I know your arms are stretched out too,
    So here is a big hug for you.

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  21. 19. Daddy, I Love You

    • By Laura Phipps
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A succinct poem of beauty of a girl saying thank you to her daddy.

    You held me up when I was weak.
    You hugged me close when tears I'd weep.
    When things got hard, you pushed me through.
    You always showed me you loved me true.
    I know there were times I made you cry, and to this day,
    I don't know why.
    For without you, where would I be?
    I am thankful God gave you to me.
    Thanks, Dad, for you are one in a million.

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  22. 20. My Perfect Dad

    • By Samantha K
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016

    I wrote this poem to my dad as a birthday present. It's a way of saying thanks for being the "perfect" dad.

    Poem About The Greatest Man In The World

    I have the very perfect dad,
    That is something anyone could see.
    But I don't know if I've told him
    Exactly what he means to me.

    Perhaps he thinks I've missed his lessons
    Or that we've grown apart,
    But Dad, I've picked up every one;
    They're forever written on my heart.

    My dad is gentle but strong
    And knows right from wrong.
    He will sit with me all through the night,
    That is why he is my glowing light.

    My dad is like the stars,
    Somehow he's always there.
    My dad is someone who will always help,
    Who shows support and will always care.

    My dad is like a book, the endings are never clear.
    But through the pages, his love is always near.
    My dad will always be; he helps define just who I am
    And is part of me eternally.

    When times are good, when times are bad,
    The greatest man in the world will forever be...my dad.

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    Wow, this is a beautiful poem. I love it. I can tell you wrote this poem from your heart.

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