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. For My Dad

    • By Helen K. Grandison-Whyte
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I sit here and wait. I wait for your chest to rise; I wait for you to open your eyes. I lay in bed and wait to hear... to hear that door open and Mum calmly come out, because that means you didn't bow out. I watch you smile, to hell with the pain, your spirit lifts when you see us all together again.

    I know you're in pain, it's a struggle every day, I know the goodbye that hangs in the air, but my heart isn't ready for the break that's waiting there. I try not to get stuck on what's to come, I don't want to grieve early, let's just have some rum. Let's laugh at the past, and live in the now, create new memories while time allows.

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    This poem really touched me, and I am a twelve-year old girl! I don't know what's going on now, if he's still fighting or not, but I just want to tell you that you can always pray and God...

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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. Daddy

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    You do not do, you do not do
    Any more, black shoe
    In which I have lived like a foot
    For thirty years, poor and white,

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  6. 4. A Father's Fear

    • By Dan L. Wallace
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 8, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    The fears of a father in this world are not few.
    Over time they may shift in their shape, shade, or hue,
    But the one that keeps calling, keeps knocking my door,
    "What happens when she doesn't need me anymore?"

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  7. 5. Just A Dad

    He doesn't care if he's a movie star
    or the best athlete to be had,
    not even a millionaire trader,
    he just wants his dad.

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    Thank you for your kind words. I hope this poem will express the importance of a father's role.

  8. 6. 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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  9. 7. Dancing With My Dad

    • By Rosemarie Ev Shaeffer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2021 with permission of the Author.

    Socks glide across the kitchen floor,
    Arms spin me around once more.
    Best time I ever had,
    Was dancing with my Dad.

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  10. 8. My Father

    • By Rish
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2020 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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  11. 9. 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.

  12. 10. My Father

    F is for Friendly; with him, fun times I share.
    A is for Amazing; his heart is full of compassion and care.
    T is for Truthful; his values have helped me stand tall.
    H is for Helpful; his generosity is valued by all.

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  13. 11. On Your Shoulders

    • By Magnus I. Rasmussen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018 with permission of the Author.

    I remember the times
    You'd flip me onto your shoulder
    Freefalling skyward
    Taller, older

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    This poem so reminds me of the relationship my Daddy and I had. He had a major surgery in 1971 and because of that and the effects of the anesthesia, his decline began. It took a while for us...

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  14. 12. To My Father

    • By Kaylee Kowch
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    There was a time
    When not so long ago
    A newborn had cried her first tear
    As she entered into a strange new world.

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    Awesome. I just love it! It's awesome, and I'm speechless.

  15. 13. 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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  16. 14. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By Ashley N
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    My dad has always been there for me at times when I think I can't keep going, but he never stops telling me that I can accomplish anything in my life.

  17. 15. Only A Dad

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    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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  18. 16. 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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  19. 17. 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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  20. 18. My Perfect Dad

    • By Samantha K
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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

  21. 19. My Dad

    • By Antara D O
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016 with permission of the Author.

    As a kid when I watched you walk,
    Leaving behind your foot mark,
    I leaped and jumped to match that stride,
    Never succeeded however hard I tried.

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  22. 20. 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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