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.
49 Father Son Poems & Father Daughter Poems
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 onto
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
2. Only A Dad
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,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.
Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.Latest Shared Story
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...
3. My DadLoving Father Poem From Daughter
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.
My dad, he was no hero
Known around this world.
He was everything to me,
For I was his baby girl.
I'd write about the lessons.
He taught me right from wrong.
He instilled in me the values
That one day I'd be strong.
He taught me to face my fears,
Take each day as it comes,
For there are things that we can't change.
He would say what's done is done.
He would say hold your head up high,
Carry yourself with pride.
Thanks to him, I am somebody,
I will never run and hide.
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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I know how you feel. My dad is still alive, but my mom screwed me so many times I didn't know how to deal with it. She would come into my life for at least a month, and then I wouldn't hear...
The Special Bond Between Father And Daughter
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.
He knows my dreams are too big for this place.
His little girl's leaving, ready to begin her race.
He knows I'll be thinking of him wherever I go.
I know I'm ready to do this on my own,
But still I cry and he holds me tight,
He tries to be strong, not a tear in sight.
I'm ready to reach for the stars in the sky.
He's ready to watch his princess fly.
It's time to let go, sure of a path to take,
But now I know, even pillars can break.
For when I drive away, trying to stifle my cries,
All I could see were tears in my father's eyes.Latest Shared Story
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...
Poem About Dad Being A Hero
He wasn't a hero
Known by the world,
But a hero he was
To his little girl.
My daddy was a 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.Latest Shared Story
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...
Cycle Of Life Poem
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!"
Before you know it, I'm five
Every day, you thank God I'm alive
Pretty soon, I turn eight
You tell me I'm never allowed to date
I'm already twelve in my preteen years
Which means you'll help me with all my new fears
Now fourteen with my permit to drive
Waiting to hit the big one-five
Too early comes sixteen, with my license now
It went by too fast, you just ask how
You want to meet my boyfriend when I'm eighteen
I pray to God that you're not too mean
The same guy two years later asks for my hand
I'm relieved when you say, that's just grand
About a year later, you walk me down the aisle
Through all the tears, you bare a smile
Three years later, you're gonna be a grandfather
You show love and pride for your new granddaughter
Another year down the road
Mom dies, oh the many tears that flowed
You're not doing so well without her
Less than a year later, you forgot all about her
Alzheimer's sets in and it scares me so
Not long after, you decide to go
Now I'm regretting not saying goodbye
Every time I think about it, I start to cry
The cycle has begun again
It has started over with little Megan
The other day, she turned two
And said, "Look, daddy, I can tie my shoe!"Latest Shared Story
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!
7. My DadFather Teaching Son How To Be A Man
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.
He did not have the strength of a locomotive,
but the size of his heart could crush any man.
He faced all that the world could throw at him
and always told us it was God's glorious plan.
He didn't wear a cape, a mask,
or have any super powers.
But ask any of his friends,
he was there in their darkest hour.
So now he has gone to heaven,
and in God's arms he will be.
But this loving father of eight
was a superman to me.
8. Special Hero
When I was a baby,
you would hold me in your arms.
I felt the love and tenderness,
keeping me safe from harm.
I would look up into your eyes,
and all the love I would see.
How did I get so lucky?
You were the dad chosen for me.
There is something special
about a father's love.
Seems it was sent to me
from someplace up above.
Our love is everlasting.
I just wanted you to know
that you're my special hero,
and I wanted to tell you so.Latest Shared Story
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. For My DadThe Legacy Of A Father
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.
The days of his youth were like everyone else,
Filled with both good times and bad.
But he learned to look forward and follow his dreams
And be grateful for all that he had.
And then at 19, it was time to escape
From the shelter and safety of home.
So he went off to the Navy in search of himself
And to finally stand up on his own.
When tragedy struck and his ship was destroyed,
Torpedoed and lost to the sea,
He learned just how quickly his whole world could change
And how frightening and short life could be.
So when he returned to family and home,
He found where his future now lied,
And he studied and worked and had children,
With the love of his life by his side.
And the rest, as they say, is just history,
But my story all started with him.
He raised me and loved me and taught me what's right,
And I hold him forever within.
The man I've described is my father,
A man of whom I feel so proud.
He was loving, and honest, and decent,
And his humor brought sunshine through clouds.
And it's true that today he's no longer with me.
His laughter and hugs are now gone,
But my deep love for him remains in my heart,
And his memory forever lives on.
But I hope from the heavens he still could look down,
And I hope through the years he could see
Just how hard I have strived to be just like him,
So he could still feel proud of me.Latest Shared Story
My dad joined the Navy, but he is with me still today. I am sorry for your loss.
Always Daddy's Little Girl
The child held to her
She stood upon his feet,
and as they danced to the music,
their closeness was complete.
Excitedly, the little girl
would wait for her daddy to speak,
and as she danced in his footsteps,
he knew one day another's love
she would seek.
Time whirled her far
from her daddy's footsteps,
into lost dreams of a magic time,
void of knights and steeds
and damsels saved
and music filled with rhyme.
Old daddy wiped away his daughter's
tears of sadness and then the
tears of strife,
and then held to his child's hand,
quietly rectifying her life.
The child held to her
and danced to music filled with rhyme,
and felt a touch of happiness
and wondrous magical times.
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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...
11. Becoming A Dad
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
The night he came. I suffered, too,
Those bleak and dreary long hours through;
I paced the floor and mopped my brow
And waited for his glad wee-ow!
I went upstairs and then came down,
Because I saw the doctor frown
And knew beyond the slightest doubt
He wished to goodness I'd clear out.
I walked into the yard for air
And back again to hear her there,
And met the nurse, as calm as though
My world was not in deepest woe,
And when I questioned, seeking speech
Of consolation that would reach
Into my soul and strengthen me
For dreary hours that were to be:
'Progressing nicely!' that was all
She said and tip-toed down the hall;
'Progressing nicely!' nothing more,
And left me there to pace the floor.
And once the nurse came out in haste
For something that had been misplaced,
And I that had been growing bold
Then felt my blood grow icy cold;
And fear's stern chill swept over me.
I stood and watched and tried to see
Just what it was she came to get.
I haven't learned that secret yet.
I half-believe that nurse in white
Was adding fuel to my fright
And taking an unholy glee,
From time to time, in torturing me.
Then silence! To her room I crept
And was informed the doctor slept!
The doctor slept! Oh, vicious thought,
While she at death's door bravely fought
And suffered untold anguish deep,
The doctor lulled himself to sleep.
I looked and saw him stretched out flat
And could have killed the man for that.
Then morning broke, and oh, the joy;
With dawn there came to us our boy,
And in a glorious little while
I went in there and saw her smile!
I must have looked a human wreck,
My collar wilted at the neck,
My hair awry, my features drawn
With all the suffering I had borne.
She looked at me and softly said,
'If I were you, I'd go to bed.'
Hers was the bitterer part, I know;
She traveled through the vale of woe,
But now when women folks recall
The pain and anguish of it all
I answer them in manner sad:
'It's no cinch to become a dad.'
12. My Miracle Dad
I know that I'm not perfect, and I'm sure you know that too,
But it means the world to know that I can always talk to you.
I am sure you didn't expect all this when you took me in to stay.
But you still loved me enough that you did it anyway.
You always seemed so calm, when deep down you were so scared,
And no matter how serious it was, you always seemed prepared.
I know I'm lucky to have you here, after all that you've been through,
And no matter what just happened, I can always say I love you.
You always can forgive me, even when times get bad,
And I'll love you until the day I die, because you are my miracle dad!
Appreciation For Dad
For my father, my friend,
This to me you have always been.
Through the good times and the bad,
Your understanding I have had.
A gentle man at heart,
This sets you apart
From the others I've seen.
You mean so much to me.
The laughter we have shared
Cannot be compared.
The tears I have shed,
As you lovingly nodded your head.
You have always been there,
With a smile and a hug,
A precious gift from our God up above.
The times that I have been down and sad,
Your silly ways could always make me glad.
You gave me strength to carry on,
Even when all hope seemed to be gone.
The lessons in life that I have learned
Are from your genuine love and concern.
With deep appreciation for all you have done.
Are my number one.
With all my love, Your Daughter, Your FriendLatest Shared Story
I love this poem. My papa is the masterpiece of God as my father. I have seen him in pain when I was suffering, and he had suffered much more than me to get me out. In those horrible days,...
14. My DaddyDad Poem From Daughter
I sit and look back to how far I can remember,
And you are always there next to me.
Each and every day you were helping me grow up,
And making me be the best that I can be.
Your love was forever strong,
Your cuddles forever tight.
Every day since I was born,
Your love was always in sight.
I will always be your Baby Girl,
And you will always be my Dad.
I know I will always be the luckiest
To have the best Dad any girl could have had.
My Daddy, I love you with all my heart,
Much more than I ever say.
You are my world, my everything,
Each and every day.Latest Shared Story
I really loved this poem. It's very touching and helpful because my dad's not here, but he is always in my heart. It helps me when he's gone.
I Love My Daddy Poem
My daddy looks tough as nails
And hard as metal.
But the truth is easy to tell
He's sweet and loving
And can always understand me.
Patient he is,
And he always makes a big difference in my everyday life.
Always managing to put a smile on my face.
Even when his days aren't so good.
My daddy is my hero.
He is my best friend I can always trust,
And I don't have to worry about being misjudged.
He is my daddy,
And above everybody, he is who makes me feel very happy.
The truth is, I love my daddy.Latest Shared Story
I love my Daddy so much. He was my best friend. I love him so much. I still cry. I won't get another best friend. It hurts too much. I try to be the best person I can be and would help anyone...
16. My FatherMy Father Is My Role Model
You are the one who held me tight,
Rocked my cradle all through night,
Cuddled me dearly when I was in fright.
Oh Pa, you will always be my shining knight.
When I grew old,
You took me in your fold,
Made me fearless and bold.
Oh Pa, you will always be my hero beloved.
You taught me to think right,
Never to give up without a fight.
Helped me achieve the dizzying height,
Steered my life like a leading light.
Oh Pa, you will always be my shining knight.
17. What Is A Father
A father is a person who loves and respects you.
He is honest and he never neglects you.
He is the greatest that your eyes will ever see.
No other man like him will there ever be.
When you are in your bedroom and scared at night,
A father comes in to let you know that everything is all right.
Education is important, so stay in school; hanging out on the streets is not so cool.
Listen to me son, so the day you become a man,
Like me, you will do everything you can.
A father is like no other man around.
Another man like him can never be found.Latest Shared Story
A father is a man who gives you enough room to make mistakes as you grow, crawl before you walk and watch you stubble along the way.
He'll give you enough space to waddle in your...
18. To My FatherLove And Support Of A Father
There was a time
When not so long ago
A newborn had cried her first tear
As she entered into a strange new world.
A man held her with a certain strength
As tears of confusion ran down the newborn's face.
He knew in his heart this girl was special,
And with that he vowed to give this child a place in his heart.
As time went by,
The girl had began to grow.
She had learned to talk
And she learned how to walk.
With each step the girl took,
The man had been by her side,
To guide her when she didn't know where to go,
To comfort her whenever she fell.
His mission every day
Was to make this girl smile,
To hear her young, innocent laugh,
To make her giggle.
More years had come and gone
As the girl was in her first year of middle school.
There were days where she would come home with tears in her eyes
That would send a sad, cold knife through the man's heart.
He would sit there and console her for as long as needed
And had wiped salty tears from her cheek
As he told her that it would be okay,
That it wasn't the end of the world.
There were times when she walked through the door with an evil frown
As she spat cruel words of anger towards the man she loved.
Never did the man love her any less in hearing her words
But did scold her in hopes that she would learn.
Time went on,
And it was the girl's middle school graduation.
As she and her fellow classmates wore caps and gowns,
The man and his wonderful wife were watching with pride.
Never had the two been so proud
As when the girl went up to accept her award.
Standing there with the girl in the lens of a camera,
He snapped multiple pictures to cherish the moment.
The man had been with the girl through thick and thin,
Through bloody cuts and ugly bruises,
Through smiles and tears,
Through screams of anger and shrieks of laughter.
This man had not only kept his vow to that newborn
But did so much more.
Only a man like him could give his love
That is why he is not only an amazing father
But also the most amazing friend I could ever ask for.Latest Shared Story
Awesome. I just love it! It's awesome, and I'm speechless.
19. He's My DadMy Father Was A Hardworking Man
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
He was my mother's husband, the father of us five
He raised a crew of workers with a loving, spirited wife
A strong voice in our raising, a firm hand when in need
Just tiny tots through growing years he taught us to behave
He was a proud and simple guy, content with what he had
He strived to build a better life for his children and his wife
He taught me responsibility and to stand on my own two feet
Hold strong to what I believed in and always face defeat
He said owe no man nothing and always pay what's due
And we should love everybody but only trust a few
He wasn't much on chit chat; his words were few and far between
A deep and silent thinker, his thoughts were plans and dreams
His heart was kind and thoughtful, a humanitarian he came to be
His generous nature of giving a helper to those in need
But most important, what matters most
He was Dad to me
20. FatherLessons From A Father Acrostic Poem
Facing some of the toughest times in life
Always seem a little easier with someone by your side
Two has always been better than one.
He taught me that and taught me how to have fun.
Everyone should be leaning on the other, not pointing fingers and blaming one another.
Rest easy, fly high, until we meet again, I've never say goodbye, I'll just say "until then."
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