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. 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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  3. 2. 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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  5. 3. 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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    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...

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  6. 4. 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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    When I lost my dad to suicide, I read this poem to my family. I then decided that I wanted to share this with our close family at his service. Any day when I really miss him and when it's...

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  7. 5. 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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  8. 6. 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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    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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  9. 7. 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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    Married thirty seven years, and it still feels like yesterday. Communication is the road to success. Best wishes to all. Belfast xxx

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  10. 8. Father

    • By Jennifer S. Williams
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    This poem is from daughter to father. It says thanks for being there for me in all the right ways. I love you, dad.

    Rhyming Father's Day Poem

    When I scratched my knee,
    Or if I bumped my head,
    When I was afraid of the dark,
    Or that thing under my bed,
    When I cried in the night,
    Or even in the day,
    You were there for me
    To make it all okay.

    You tickled my feet
    And laughed at all my jokes.
    You taught me to believe
    In having high hopes.
    You are my father.
    You did what you had to do,
    But more than a father
    You are my friend, too.
    You made everything good
    That was once bad.
    I just want you to know
    I love you, Dad.

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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

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  11. 9. Special Hero

    • By Christina M. Kerschen
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Memories of her dad holding her in his arms are a continuous reminder of the love between them.

    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.

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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.

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  12. 10. 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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    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.

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  13. 11. 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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  14. 12. 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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  15. 13. My Daddy

    My dad was amazing in every way. I wrote this for him when he was in the hospital and put it on his wall so he always knew how much I loved him. He sadly passed away, so I put this poem in his hands so it was with him always. Love and miss you so much...always and forever...your baby girl!

    Dad 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.

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    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.

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  16. 14. You're My Best Friend

    • By Ashley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010

    I went through cancer at 10, and my dad was always there for me. He is my best friend, so I wrote this for him.

    A Poem For Dad

    You're more than a dad
    But a kind, loving man

    You showed me the ways
    In which I stand

    You taught me good from bad
    And all there is to know

    I love you so much,
    And your gentleness shows

    You care for me and love me so much
    You watch over me with your gentle touch

    You make me feel special
    With all the love you show

    Thank you, dad, for being there for me
    Through the rough and so

    You're not only my dad
    But a best friend, it's true

    For I love you so much
    And this is from me to you

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    I know your pain, and l can relate it with mine, dear. Mine has taken ages without calling or visiting, and he's someone l always wish to be beside me whenever l feel like I'm lost. I lost...

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  17. 15. My One And Only Love

    To my husband, from my heart to yours.

    Poem To Husband

    The sound of YOUR voice is like...
    A whisper to my ears,
    Pure and pleasant to hear!
    The sparkle of YOUR eyes...
    Are as glitter
    Enlightening me - showing me
    The smell of YOUR body...
    Excites and makes me hunger and
    Thirst for thee!
    YOUR lips...
    Taste as sweet as honey,
    Touching my very soul!
    YOUR touch...
    Hot as a burning flame,
    Seeking to devour me!

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  18. 16. Open Arms

    • By Nicole R. Melson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019

    Just a bit about my dad and me. I have two sisters, and my parents are divorced. I see my father as often as I can, but I never see my mother; she now lives in another state, but she used to live only hours away and could have visited me. But she only visited my sisters who were in a completely different state. Anyway, I do have a step-mother who is awesome. My dad is my rock, and since it is Father's Day soon, I wrote this poem.

    My Father And Me

    You're the one with open arms
    When the darkness closes in.
    When the shadows come and the nightmares make it hard to sleep,
    You're always there to chase them all away.
    You were there with every skinned knee and every time I cried.
    When I messed up, you were there to show me what I did wrong.
    When you went to work in your big truck,
    I waited patiently at the window for my daddy to arrive.
    As I got older and wanted different things,
    The one thing that never changed
    Was running into my daddy's arms.

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  19. 17. Man Of The Year

    • By Aimee Rice
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010

    I wrote this poem for my husband because he is the best husband and father in the world. He is dedicated to his family and works hard for us. He shows his love and support to us each and every day; he also makes himself readily available to us.

    James Anthony Rice, this one is dedicated to you! I love you, honey!

    Father's Day Poem For Husband From Wife

    You've been in our lives for so many seasons.
    I'm pouring my heart out for that very reason.
    I've given you life, my husband and friend.
    Our love affair shall never end,
    And though our love has been through the fire,
    You and only you are my true heart's desire.
    I pray for the man that is paving the way
    For our children each and every day.
    A man who is...
    A man who is...
    It's no wonder why God's on your side.
    He gave you the strength to father a child,
    And even when we don't know what to say,
    Your wisdom consistently saves the day.
    I opened my heart to you, simply to say...


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    I gave this poem to my dad on fathers day and he had tears in eyes because that is how sweet this poem is

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  20. 18. What Is A Father

    • By Sally B. Williams
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    About what fathers are and should be

    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.

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    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.

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  21. 19. To A Terrific Dad

    • By David L. Helm
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A son writes a poem to his father, telling his dad just how terrific he is.

    To a dad who is terrific,
    To a dad who's real neat,
    To a dad who makes the best of things,
    Even when they're not so sweet!

    To a dad who's growing older,
    To a dad who's going gray,
    To a dad who just gets smarter,
    It would seem from day to day!

    To a dad who has potential,
    To a dad who is the best,
    To a dad who's been successful,
    And who drowns out all the rest!

    To a dad I admire,
    To a dad I can trust,
    To a dad I appreciate.
    That's what makes this rhyme a must!

    To a dad I call father,
    To a dad who's held it through,
    To a dad I'll love forever,
    Because Dad, you know it's YOU!

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  22. 20. Happy Father's Day

    • By Chelsea P. Medrano
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    I wrote this poem for my dad for Father's Day 2010. Everything is heartfelt and came from me, and I meant every word towards my dad.

    Father's Day Poem From Child

    When I wake in my sleep
    You are there to comfort me
    With mommy by your side
    ...To help me breathe

    You help with so much
    And sacrifice yourself
    To help us get better
    And teach us to succeed
    To not be afraid
    Give strength to believe

    Happy Father's Day
    You deserve to be praised
    Remember you're a father
    And ability is your thing
    In my eyes, a father can do anything

    Happy Father's Day
    You deserve to be praised
    A father is always there
    To protect and save
    Happy Father's Day

    You're my hero
    And my base
    My life would be forever changed
    If you weren't here

    Inch by inch I've grown
    And grew up to be so mature
    But I wouldn't be here
    If the courage wasn't you

    Happy Father's Day
    You deserve to be praised
    Remember you're a father
    And ability is your thing
    In my eyes, a father can do anything

    Happy Father's Day
    You deserve to be praised
    A father is always there
    To protect and save
    Happy Father's Day

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