Father's Day Poems

Father's Day Poems

Poems Celebrating Dad and Father's Day

Father's Day is not as respected and popularly observed as Mother's Day. There is a simple reason for this. Although almost everyone has difficult issues with their mothers, there is no doubt as to their mother's love. The same is not true for fathers. Because men have a more difficult time expressing their feelings to their children, many children go through life with the mistaken notion that their fathers don't love them. This is a tragedy because fathers generally love their children dearly and often work long hours so that they can raise their children in comfort.

49 Poems for Father's Day

  1. 1. 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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  3. 2. 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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  5. 3. Dad, What's It Like In Heaven?

    I wrote this poem for my Dad in honor of Father's Day.

    Father's Day In Heaven

    If time exists in heaven,
    Do you still rise with the sun?
    Do you and Mom share breakfast
    Before your day has begun?

    Can the heavens hear your laughter
    As you sit and reminisce
    About the time we had together
    And other people that you miss?

    And Daddy, do you still take walks
    Along heaven's seas?
    And when you gaze upon the surf,
    Do you remember walks with me?

    Are your standing with those brave young men
    Upon its perfect shores?
    Finally by their sides again,
    Your comrades from the war.

    Do you gather with your family
    Beneath heaven's glow?
    And gaze upon those mountains still
    That once you called your home.

    Is music all around you,
    All those songs you held so dear?
    Do you and Mom still sing together,
    The way you did when you were here?

    Do you ever have long talks with God
    About those left behind?
    Do you tell him all the stories
    Of all our grand and treasured times?

    I think that heaven must be grateful
    To have you there each day,
    To bring your easy laughter
    And your silly sense of play.

    And I'm sure that God already knows
    The special father you had been
    And how I wish that you were here
    To guide my way again.

    But I carry you inside my heart.
    You are never far from me.
    I see you in my smile
    And in who I grew to be.

    And I'm sure that on this Father's Day
    God will help you celebrate
    All those dads who changed the world with love.
    What a party that will make!

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  6. 4. A Different Kind Of Hero

    • By Kelsee Briscoe
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    What kinds of heroes are there?

    He is not the kind of hero who is fighting in the war.
    He is not one who sails offshore.

    I don't call him Sergeant, Captain, or Sir.
    His title is DAD; that is for sure!

    He is the fixer of my broken things
    And the household doctor when I get bee stings.

    He picks me up when I fall down
    And always turns my frown upside down.

    He keeps me safe when I sleep at night.
    He gives me seconds when I have a big appetite.

    That's my Dad. That's who he is.
    He deserves a medal for the things he did.

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  7. 5. 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.

    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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  8. 6. My Dad

    I lost my dad August 28, 2002. He was my everything. He was 82 when he passed away. I miss him more every day. I'll be sitting at work and will be thinking about him. He was the most perfect dad ever.

    Loving 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.

    Loving Father Poem From Daughter, My Dad

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  9. 7. Through Rain, Through Shine

    • By Amy Cao
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019

    Although the love of a father may not always be obvious, it is always there behind you, watching over you as you grow. This concrete poem or shape poem is dedicated to my father who isn't here by my side every day, but he gives me unconditional support all the time. Whenever I need him, he always there, ready to hear out my problems.
    Dear dad, Happy Father's Day!

    Concrete Poem A Metaphor For Supportive Dad

    Grand oak
    A majestic figure
    Always standing straight
    Shielding the children from heat
    Watching baby squirrels as they play
    Giving bugs and mushrooms a home to live
    Smiling as generations of friends lean by its side
    An umbrella for the park bunnies when storms come
    Even if the sun does not rise tomorrow, it will be there, just like

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  10. 8. My Dad

    • By Disarae G. Kuhn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Death is not the end; it is only a bridge to another place.

    Poem For Dad In Heaven

    I know this man
    Who is dear to my heart.
    Suddenly one day
    It was torn all apart.

    This man taught me everything
    That I needed to know,
    But I never really listened
    Until he had to go.

    He gave me love
    And touched my life.
    It's all over now;
    He no longer has to fight.

    He tried to teach me
    Right from wrong.
    The day he left
    I wasn't that strong.

    He is gone now,
    It is hard to believe.
    This man is my dad
    Whom I will never see.

    But I will see him again,
    This I know.
    The day will come
    When it's time for me to go.

    So, I'll hold him dear
    And close to my heart
    'Cause the day we meet
    I know we'll never be torn apart.

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  11. 9. 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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  12. 10. Wish You Were Here

    It's been three long months since my dear dad passed away. l dedicate this to him. l cherish the past we shared but miss the future we will not have.

    Missing My Dad

    Three months have passed.
    I'll never forget the day
    Someone rang to tell me
    That you'd gone away.

    The hurt is the same,
    Like an open wound.
    There are days
    I don't utter a sound.

    Some days the pain is stronger.
    It makes me sick and weak.
    I can't stand this much longer.
    I just sit here and weep.

    I've shut my private door
    And let no one in,
    Locking myself in a box.
    They try, but I won't give in.

    You were like a rock,
    Strong, faithful and true.
    What worth has my life
    Now that I don't have you?

    I was your first born,
    Daddy's little girl.
    I took my own path
    But was still part of your world.

    I was not the best,
    Guilty of neglect,
    But you know, Daddy dearest,
    I had so much respect.

    I always loved you,
    My dad, my star.
    Now my pain is
    To worship you from afar.

    I love you now
    As I did back then.
    I just hope... one day
    I will see you again.

    I am so proud of you,
    Brave and strong to the end.
    Now when asked, "How are you?"
    There is no need to pretend.

    We all love and miss you so much; sleep well,
    and take care of all who went before you.

    Forever in my heart!

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  13. 11. Silent, Strong Dad

    • By Karen K. Boyer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The poem is sharing the praise of a father who does not sing his own praises. Therefore, others sing his.

    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.

    Silent, Strong Dad

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  14. 12. Happy Father's Day

    • By Elisa Garcia
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008

    I am daddy's little girl (even though I'm 25) and always have been.

    A Poem From My Heart

    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:

    I would first like to thank you,
    For never giving up on me.
    You pushed me when I needed it
    And through your eyes I've learned to see

    We cannot give up when times are tough
    We've got to learn to lose before we can win
    And if I shall ever fall
    I know I will always get back up again

    Thanks to you, I hold my head high
    And carry myself with pride
    Thanks to you, I am somebody
    Who will never run and hide

    Through you I've learned to face my fears
    And take each day as it comes
    You cannot take anything with you when you're gone
    What's done is done

    You lead by example
    And because of you, I've learned a lot
    Thanks to all the dedication that you have demonstrated
    And the many many times that you have fought

    You have fought for our existence
    You have fought for everyone in your life
    Never have I seen you give up
    And thus in me you've instilled the fight

    Never will I back down
    For what I think is right
    You've given me the will and determination
    You've given me the might

    To learn how to stand up
    And learn to take a fall
    But most of all, dad
    I've learned you will never stop loving me at all

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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

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  15. 13. My Miracle Dad

    • By Crystal M. Deprey
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A letter of love to a loving 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!

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  16. 14. Fatherhood Is God's Idea

    Acknowledging the important role man was given and how valuable they are to their families and to the kingdom of God.

    Honoring Fatherhood

    Thanks be unto God the Father
    for His great work in creating man.
    God decided to reproduce Himself,
    So He formed man with His hand.

    God crowned man with His glory
    and gave him dominion over the earth.
    He made man a little lower than the angels
    and honored him with great worth.

    God endowed man with wisdom
    so great things he would be able to do.
    He made him in the likeness of Himself
    so man could become a father too.

    Creating man was God's best work.
    He gave him authority and great might
    to provide for the needs of his family
    and courage to face the darkest night.

    We honor God for His creation
    and for making man His masterpiece.
    He is to be an extension of Christ Jesus
    so God's kingdom work will not cease.

    So we salute fatherhood everywhere.
    It is the highest position in the land.
    It's no greater honor than being called dad
    and no greater foundation on which to stand.

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  17. 15. What My Father-In-Law Means To Me

    • By Candi Dudley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008

    I just wanted to write a poem letting my father in law know what he means to me

    Father-in-Law Father's Day Poem

    If I had to do my life over
    I'd chose you to be my dad.
    I love you and honor you:
    You take all of my sorrows away.
    I am happy to call you my dad and
    am proud to be your daughter-in-law.
    There were times when we disagreed.
    But you still mean the world to me.
    Your love has always been pure;
    You've treated me as your own.
    You've always taken me as your real daughter,
    instead of just saying daughter-in-law.
    Even if it means losing you someday,
    it will be worth all the tears in the end.
    For you'll always be the sunshine when the
    skies go grey.

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  18. 16. Memories Of My Dad

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

    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.

    Poem About Dad Being A Hero, Memories Of My Dad

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  19. 17. My Blessing In Life

    • By Jessica L. Newsome
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    As a woman gazes at her husband sleeping, she is filled with love and tenderness for the life they share.

    Poem For Husband From Wife

    Every morning I wake up and see
    The most handsome man lying next to me.
    He's the one I cherish and love,
    A blessing sent from Heaven above.
    I will love him as a faithful wife should
    And do everything for him I could.
    I would let him know every day
    That I love him more than words can say.
    For the two children we have together
    And the love for God in each other,
    It will keep our love for each other strong,
    And the Lord will guide us away from all wrong.

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  20. 18. Father's Day In Heaven

    Father's Day can be hard when our father has passed away. This poem is dedicated to my dad.

    Poem About Love For A Deceased Father

    I love you and I miss you, Dad,
    and though you've passed away,
    you'll never be forgotten,
    for I think of you each day.

    If heaven celebrates this day
    how special it will be.
    A gathering of the many dads
    upon our family tree.

    Your father and grandfather
    and great grandfather too.
    How wonderful it is, if they
    can spend this day with you.

    May you know how much I love you,
    though I'm here and you are there.
    Happy Father's Day in heaven
    to the best dad anywhere!

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  21. 19. Daddy

    • By Ginger C. Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    "You're not my father, but you will always be my dad."

    Father's Day Poem For Stepdad

    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,
    Taking everything that comes your way good or bad.
    Even though you're not my father, you'll always be my dad.
    I can't count high enough for every time you went out of your way.
    Knowing you're there keeps me going every day.
    When I need encouragement, you're the first to give it.
    When I have a problem, you always have the best advice to fix it.
    I could sit here and say, "Thank you," from now till I die, but it wouldn't be enough.
    I can only wish if I went through what you did I could be so tough.
    I'll always love you unconditionally
    From now till eternity.

    Father's Day Poem For Stepdad, Daddy

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  22. 20. My Father, My Friend

    My dad is my hero. He has been my mentor and inspiration throughout my life. He celebrated his 75th birthday in 2009. Not having any idea what to give him, I decided what I wanted to do was tell him what he means to me, so I got out my pen and paper and started writing, and the end result became "My Father, My Friend."

    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.
    You, Dad,
    Are my number one.
    With all my love, Your Daughter, Your Friend

    Appreciation For Dad, My Father, My Friend

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