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. 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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  3. 2. 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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  5. 3. 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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  6. 4. 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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  7. 5. 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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  8. 6. 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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  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. 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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  11. 9. 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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  12. 10. 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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  13. 11. 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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  14. 12. 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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  15. 13. 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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  16. 14. 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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  17. 15. 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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  18. 16. 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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  19. 17. 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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  20. 18. My Father's Love

    • By Wendy Nichols
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    I wrote this poem for my father who is the light of my life. He's a single dad who has raised me and now raises my little sister, and I hope that one day she will have this to remember him by. It describes how a father should be, how he has stood beside me through my troubles and continues to this day. I'm sure a lot of you will be able to relate to this poem with your own fathers and maybe it will make some think of their dad and know to cherish every moment because every moment counts.

    Father's Day Poem To A Single Dad From His Daughter

    My father's love never places judgment on me,
    his love comes unconditional and unselfishly.

    For all the things you've done to show how much you care,
    always remains as a reminder that you will always be there.

    I'll never forget the affection you have shown in so many ways,
    faithful to me, as a father you have never missed a day.

    The way you look at me with that twinkle in your eye,
    no matter my situation lets me know I'll be alright.

    You have taught me the difference between right and wrong,
    and as I became a woman, you taught me to be strong.

    I'll always be grateful for you being there through my struggles and my strife,
    because of your encouragement, you taught me the meaning of life.

    Now you raise my little sister who is so close to your heart,
    another little girl from whom her father she can't stand to part.

    As she's just a baby now I watch you teach her as she grows,
    and I sit back and I smile because one day she will know,

    This special man who she calls dad is the one person who will be there when she's happy or she's sad.

    When she is grown there will be no doubt in her mind,
    of the father she loved who never left her behind.

    Each day as you look in the mirror, I pray that you see,
    there is no one in the world who will ever mean more to my sister and me.

    Father's Day Poem To A Single Dad From His Daughter, My Father's Love

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    I am so glad to have stumbled upon this poem. In my moment of grief, this has given me the strength to strive to be a dad like this for my two daughters. Many thanks and much love.

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  21. 19. Daddy, I Love You

    • By Tava
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008

    I did this for my daddy who I will never see again, as he died on my birthday.

    Short Father's Day Poem

    Daddy, I love you
    For all that you do.
    I'll kiss you and hug you
    'Cause you love me too.

    You feed me and need me
    To teach you to play,
    So smile 'cause I love you
    On this Father's Day.

    Short Father's Day Poem, Daddy, I Love You

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    Dad, you are
    My Friend,
    My Hero,
    And I love you
    With all my heart!

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  22. 20. I Never Want To Lose You

    • By Mark A. Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Too often we don't appreciate what we have until it is almost gone.

    Father's Day Poem From Son

    I grew up like most kids,
    Wishing to be like my dad,
    No matter what he did,
    Be it good or be it bad.

    He worked so very hard,
    Many miles he had to roam
    To provide for the family,
    The ones he left at home.

    All he ever wanted
    Was to give us the best,
    But time at home without him
    Really put me to the test.

    I never understood
    His absence far away
    'Till I became a man,
    And walked the path his way.

    I became a father,
    Now I finally see,
    You're the sole provider,
    And no, it's not easy.

    Now I've figured out
    What my father went through.
    He had to scream and shout,
    For the things that I would do.

    Everything he tried to teach,
    I rebelled with every word.
    I thought I knew better,
    His words I never heard,

    The reason for the wisdom,
    We learn throughout the years,
    So we can keep our children,
    From shedding the same tears,

    Dad, I'm very sorry
    For all I've put you through.
    I've cried so much these last few days,
    I'm scared of losing you.

    You mean the world to me,
    I feel like such a fool.
    I'm a lucky man, you see,
    To have a Dad like you!

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