Father Poems

Father Poems

Poems about Dad

Our fathers carry half of our genetic makeup. Our relationship with our father plays a huge part of who we will become. In many segments of society, people grow up without ever knowing their fathers. This is unfortunate because fathers should play as important a role in raising their children as mothers. A father is the model of a man for his daughter and she will choose a man who is like him. A father is the model for his son as well. Fortunately, there is a trend for fathers to be more active in their children's lives.

61 Poems about Fathers and Sons and Daughters

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  1. 1. Only A Dad

    Famous Poem

    Only a dad, with a tired face,
    Coming home from the daily race,
    Bringing little of gold or fame,
    To show how well he has played the game,

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    Hello everyone. It’s a Monday morning, and I’ve just begun working, but somewhere in my mind throughout the day I keep remembering my dad and his deeds. No matter how tired I become, I still...

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  3. 2. Those Winter Sundays

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    • By Robert Hayden

    Sundays too my father got up early
    and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
    then with cracked hands that ached
    from labor in the weekday weather made

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  5. 3. Becoming A Dad

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    Old women say that men don't know
    The pain through which all mothers go,
    And maybe that is true, and yet
    I vow I never shall forget

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  6. 4. Silent, Strong Dad


    • By Karen K. Boyer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

    He never looks for praises.
    He's never one to boast.
    He just goes on quietly working
    For those he loves the most.

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    I was born blind. I, like my father, had congenital (at birth) bilateral (both sides) cataracts. My vision was far worse than dad's though. My dad was always there (along with my mom) to...

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  7. 5. My Dad


    • By Vicky Frye
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2015 with permission of the Author.

    If I could write a story,
    It would be the greatest ever told.
    I'd write about my daddy,
    For he had a heart of gold.

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    Hi. I just lost my Daddy September 28, 2023. I am a 60 year old woman who lives in my hometown. So when my brothers and son told my my daddy was ill, I immediately called his doctor and got...

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  8. 6. Special Hero


    • By Christina M. Kerschen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

    When I was a baby,
    you would hold me in your arms.
    I felt the love and tenderness,
    keeping me safe from harm.

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    I don't know how it feels, but I sure understand what this poem is all about. How I wish my dad was caring. To me, he only carries the title and doesn't act the meaning.

  9. 7. Family Circle

    • By Melissa G. Nicks
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    When I am born, you are here
    In your eye, I see a tear
    Time flies and already I'm two
    "Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!"

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    Wow! Words cannot describe the quality of this poem. It is touching and another thing is that it co-relates with life's reality. Thanks a lot and thumbs up for the great job!

  10. 8. Last Chance

    • By Stefanie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

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

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    My dad is a substance abuser. He is abusive physically, emotionally and mentally in every possible way imagine. Since I could remember he has degraded my mum, my brothers and me. My mum...

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  11. 9. Blue

    • By Brian A. Haycock
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    She was born pink and soft with all of her toes
    She had my eyes and her mothers nose
    She cried for a moment and then settled down
    The angel of my life with hair of brown

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    Yeah, you're right that a father loves his daughter very much. Yes, the poem is very good.

  12. 10. Tears In My Daddy's Eyes

    • By Laiya Mystery
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2015 with permission of the Author.

    He was always my pillar when I knew I'd fall,
    Always my anchor so strong and tall.
    His hard face changes only for me.
    His softer side, so careless and free.

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    I just got so emotional after reading this poem. I love my dad a lot. I want to fulfill his dreams. He always makes me happy, and he always does hard work for us. He never shows his weakness...

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  13. 11. Memories Of My Dad

    • By Rebecca D. Cook
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

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

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    Awesome appreciation and wonderful thanksgiving to a father. No love and care can be compared with that of a father. My dad, too, is my friend and guide who always remains beside me and helps...

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  14. 12. My Dad

    • By Michael Macdonald
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017 with permission of the Author.

    He wasn't faster than a speeding bullet,
    but he was quick to come to my defense.
    Unable to leap tall buildings,
    but could lift my spirits when life didn't make sense.

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  15. 13. A Girl's Daddy

    • By Lisa Linn
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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  16. 14. Father

    • By Jennifer S. Williams
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    When I scratched my knee,
    Or if I bumped my head,
    When I was afraid of the dark,
    Or that thing under my bed,

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    Dear Dad, I want you to know I love you so much. What an amazing poem. I love everything you do for all of us. Love, Bella

  17. 15. For My Dad

    He grew up in a town where people were poor,
    In a family quite wealthy with love.
    He was raised by two parents who were stable but strict
    And taught him to trust God above.

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    My dad joined the Navy, but he is with me still today. I am sorry for your loss.

  18. 16. Daddy

    • By Ginger C. Smith
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

    I'm just sitting here thinking about what you mean to me,
    Remembering all the things you've done for me.
    You've been there for me from the start,
    Knowing what to say to keep me from falling apart,

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  19. 17. Happy Father's Day

    • By Elisa Garcia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I was not sure what to get you
    On this very special day
    So I decided to write this poem from my heart
    I have some things I need to say:

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    Through you I have learned to show dedication. Even though it has been hard times but in future I know that you will always be with me as well as I will be with you Amen

  20. 18. Wondrous Magical Times

    The child held to her
    daddy's hand.
    She stood upon his feet,
    and as they danced to the music,

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    I loved the poem but I really can't relate to it because it was hard for my dad when he was growing up because he never had anyone like the little girl does in the poem. He never had a father...

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  21. 19. Daddy, I Love You

    • By Laura Phipps
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    My dad passed away 2 months ago and I can not forget and my mom and I are sad. I know that he is not in any more pain in heaven.

  22. 20. He's My Dad

    Muddy boots and overalls, he stood about six two
    He was a country bumpkin; hard work was what he knew
    A carpenter, a roofer, a jack of many trades
    Countless hours of hard labor with not much time to play

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