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Poems about Fathers

Posted by Andrew on March 25, 2019

Especially for you, we have collected a wide variety of poems about fathers both short and long, from children and adults, inspiring and touching. They are suitable for any occasion – for a wedding, birthday or Father’s day. These beautiful poems will perfectly serve as nice greetings to your beloved father from his daughter or son and will allow your family to put aside all the differences!

Famous poems about fathers

Our relationship with dads plays an important role in who we will become. Many people grow up without even knowing their fathers. This is regrettable because fathers have an equally important part in raising their kids as mothers do. A father is a role model for his son. A father is a model of men for his daughter and most likely she will choose a husband like her father. Fortunately, today dads tend to take a more active part in their children’s lives.
Meet a collection of famous poems about fathers to let your daddy know that he is great!

  • 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.
  • Snug at the club two fathers sat,
    Gross, goggle-eyed, and full of chat.
    One of them said: ‘My eldest lad
    Writes cheery letters from Bagdad.
    But Arthur’s getting all the fun
    At Arras with his nine-inch gun.’
    ‘Yes,’ wheezed the other, ‘that’s the luck!
    My boy’s quite broken-hearted, stuck
    In England training all this year.
    Still, if there’s truth in what we hear,
    The Huns intend to ask for more
    Before they bolt across the Rhine.’
    I watched them toddle through the door—
    These impotent old friends of mine.
    Siegfried Sassoon
  • I admire your ways
    I always admire the way you are
    So composed in tough times
    So gentle when you have to be
    You truly have the ability to see
    Each detail and nitty-gritty
    If I can learn wise lessons from you
    Then that would make me happy too
    Because I would be a better person
    In life, dad,
    Thank you for everything you taught me
    I truly love you to thee
    Dad you are the best
    And I love you for everything you do!
  • My dad, well he’s the greatest,
    The best one of them all.
    You can’t get any better,
    He’s always my first call.
    I want to tell him everything,
    I want him to know first.
    When something great happens,
    He’s the first one to hear me burst.
    We spend a lot of time,
    Just the two of us.
    Walking, talking and even playing,
    How I am so very blessed.
    What can I say to thank him
    Words can never express
    I would not say this on a whim
    Love you Dad and wishes for your happiness!
  • Hero Dad
    You are my hero, Dad
    You’re my secure foundation.
    When I think of you, I’m filled with love
    And fond appreciation.
    You make me feel protected;
    I’m sheltered by your care.
    You’re always my true friend; and Dad,
    When I need you, you’re always there.
    You have a place of honor
    Deep within my heart.
    You’ve been my superhero, Dad,
    Right from the very start.

Best dad poems from daughter

The relationship between fathers and daughters is always special. Even an adult woman will always be a little girl for her father. A poem for dad from daughters is a great way to express your love and care, to thank him and to say “my dad is the best”. You can write all these poems in a greeting card and show all your warm feelings about your dad.

  • 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 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
  • 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.
    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.
  • Fathers hold you when you have bad dreams
    And they comfort you when all is lost it seems.
    Fathers teach you how to drive a car
    And they try to teach you how to putt for par.
    Fathers wipe the tears of your broken heart
    And they hold your hand when you don’t know how to start.
    Fathers quiz the boys who take you on a date
    And they scold those boys who bring you home late.
    Fathers wait in the wings while you start your own life
    And they pray for a husband to make you a wife.
    Fathers walk you down the aisle on your wedding day
    But fathers never really give their little girls away.
  • I’m Happy You’re My Dad
    I feel safe when you are with me;
    You show me fun things to do;
    You make my life much better;
    The best father I know is you.
    I’m happy you’re my Dad
    And so I want to say
    I love you, Dad, and wish you
    A Happy Father’s Day!
  • You’re such a good example
    Of What a Father Should be
    We always get along so well
    Even when we disagree
    You’re so patient
    And understanding
    And you don’t ask for anything
    You’re never demanding
    You’re so quick to give
    And such a joy to be around
    You’re such a good person
    You deserve a special crown
    You have a good heart
    And you’re honest and true
    You’re the best dad
    And I really love you

Inspirational poems for dad

Poetry occupies a special place in people’s lives. It can inspire, make you feel better and put in a good mood, it can help to express feelings and thoughts, find strength for new beginnings. That is why poems about fathers will be an excellent choice of wishes and a great addition to the gift. Read through and choose the best inspirational poems for your dad from our collection!

  • Dad, when I fell and skinned my knee,
    You chased away my tears;
    If things were hard in school for me,
    You helped me through my fears.
    When I was old enough to drive a car,
    You patiently taught me how;
    Your loving care was my guiding star;
    You cared then, and you still care now.
    So on Father’s Day I’ll say a prayer,
    To thank the Lord that you were there.
  • I just want you to know
    you mean the world to me
    Only a heart as dear as yours
    would give so unselfishly.
    The many things you’ve done,
    all the times that you were there,
    Helps me know deep down inside
    how much you really care.
    Even though I might not say it,
    I appreciate all you do
    So richly blessed is how I feel
    for having a father just like you
  • My Hero is the quiet type,
    No marching bands, no media hype,
    But through my eyes it’s plain to see,
    A hero, God has sent to me.
    With gentle strength and quiet pride,
    All self concern is set aside,
    To reach out to our fellow man,
    And be there with a helping hand.
    Heroes are a rarity,
    With all they give and all they do,
    I’ll bet the thing you never knew,
    My quiet hero has always been you.
  • I love you, Dad, and want you to know,
    I feel your love wherever I go.
    Whenever I’ve problems, you’re there to assist,
    The ways you have helped me would make quite a list.
    Your wisdom and knowledge have shown me the way,
    And I’m thankful for you as I live day by day.
    I don’t tell you enough how important you are,
    In my universe you’re a bright shining star.
  • Thank you for the laughter,
    For the good times that we share,
    Thanks for always listening,
    For trying to be fair.
    Thank you for your comfort,
    When things are going bad,
    Thank you for the shoulder,
    To cry on when I’m sad.
    This poem is a reminder that
    All my life through,
    I’ll be thanking Heaven
    For a Special Dad like you.

Great poems for fathers from sons

From his earliest years, the boy realizes that his dad will always help, he will support in a difficult moment and come to the rescue in case of a dangerous situation. Father and son are the best friends who have fun together and who can even teach each other something.
As a rule, sons find it difficult to express their feelings and love towards their fathers (and this is not surprising, men are usually terrible in expressing emotions). To facilitate this task, we have collected the most sincere and warmest poems for fathers from sons. Just choose the one that you like the most!

Life Lessons

  • You may have thought I didn’t see,
    Or that I hadn’t heard,
    Life lessons that you taught to me,
    But I got every word.
    Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
    And that we’d grow apart,
    But Dad, I picked up everything,
    It’s written on my heart.
    Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be
    The person I am today;
    You built a strong foundation
    No one can take away.
    I’ve grown up with your values,
    And I’m very glad I did;
    So here’s to you, dear father,
    From your forever grateful kid.
  • I am glad you’re my father;
    You’re really the best;
    As a dad, you’re a fine one;
    I’m so very blessed.
    You’re smart, and you’re strong,
    Just a perfect dad blend;
    You’re my father, my counselor
    And a really good friend.
  • Dad, you’re like the sun to me,
    a sure thing, always there,
    beaming light and warmth on my life.
    Whatever is good in me today,
    I owe to your wisdom, your patience,
    your strength, your love.
    You taught me by example,
    as a role model,
    how to be my own person,
    how to believe in myself,
    instructing me without controlling me.
    Even when we disagreed,
    you held us together,
    so our bond was never broken.
    I understand what you did for me,
    and I am so grateful that I have you
    as my solid foundation, my rock.
    I respect you, I admire you, I love you,
    my guiding light, my father.
  • When I think about my father,
    and the years we’ve had to share
    I’m thankful just to know
    that his love is always there.
    Through the crazy days of youth
    and now that I’m “mature”
    the special bond between us
    is still strong and will endure.
    And though he’s growing older
    he grows sweeter with each year
    my “knight in shining armor,”
    I’m so glad to have you here!
  • You have a big heart
    And you’re quick to forgive
    Always thinking of others
    And always willing to give
    How lucky I am to
    Have a dad like you
    Someone who takes an
    Interest in all that I do
    You’re always there
    To lend an ear
    Really dad
    You’re such a dear

Amazing father poems

The father is a stone wall, behind which you can always find shelter from the offenders in childhood. He is a big child who sometimes plays pranks with his children until mom sees. And in the eyes of any child, there is no man wiser, stronger, more capable and more courageous than his father. So why hide all these wonderful qualities? Check out these amazing father poems and be sure to express all that you feel and think in congratulations for your dad!

  • A boy and his dad on a fishing-trip—
    There is a glorious fellowship!
    Father and son and the open sky
    And the white clouds lazily drifting by,
    And the father teaching the youngster gay
    How to land a fish in the sportsman’s way.
    Which is happier, man or boy?
    The soul of the father is steeped in joy,
    For he’s finding out, to his heart’s delight,
    That his son is fit for the future fight.
    And he shall discover, when night comes on,
    How close he has grown to his little son.
  • Fathers…
    Are faithful, strong and true,
    Providing for our needs;
    They give us words of truth,
    Imparting wisdom’s seeds.
    Fathers…
    Are the unsung heroes,
    Refusing any fanfare;
    They avoid the limelight,
    Serving is their desire.
    Fathers…
    Are God’s special people,
    Showing His image true;
    They love to hear the words,
    Saying; ‘Dad, I love you.”
  • I love you because you’re my father,
    But you’re really so much more;
    You’re a guide and a companion;
    You and I have great rapport.
    You pay attention to me;
    You listen to what I say.
    You pass on words of wisdom,
    Helping me along the way.
    Whenever I’m in trouble,
    You always have a plan.
    You are the perfect father,
    And I’m your biggest fan!
  • A special father,
    In my heart,
    Is someone who,
    Would never part.
    A special father,
    In my life,
    Sits at the head of the table,
    With a carving knife.
    A special father,
    I adore,
    Is always there,
    To keep the score.
    A special father,
    I must say,
    Is you my father,
    In every way.
  • My Darling Dad
    His voice so soft
    His eyes so bright
    His words of wisdom
    in my ear at night
    He keeps me safe
    In loving arms
    As if he knows
    the world means harm
    I love him now
    As I always have
    He loves me too
    My darling Dad

Short poems about dads

Father’s love can sometimes be more important than mother’s love. Father’s love is the love of the one who gave you this life, thanks to whom you live in this world, who sincerely wishes you happiness and will always stand up for you. It is very important to show your father that you value his care and love. Do it with the help of beautiful short poems about dad as congratulations on his birthday or on Father’s Day!

  • To many times days go by
    Without me telling you just how I feel, and why
    I guess it’s because the feeling is mutual and I assume it’s always there,
    But I just wanted to tell you how much you mean to me, and how much I care
    The times we share together are priceless to me,
    The things we do, the things we make, and the places we see
    You are the best of friends any guy could ever have had,
    That’s why I’m proud to say you are my dad
  • You’re a dad, and you’re doing great;
    At fatherly duties you star;
    You deserve to celebrate
    The terrific father you are.
    You’re doing a wonderful job,
    And so we’d like to convey
    Our respect and admiration;
    Happy Father’s Day!
  • Without you, Dad,
    I couldn’t be me.
    My sense of self
    Would cease to be.
    You’ve been part of me
    Right from the start.
    You are my life,
    My soul, my heart.
    Happy Father’s Day
    From your biggest fan!
  • Dad, I’m admiring you today;
    You’re the strength of our home—the king.
    The guy to seek for advice and help,
    Who can do most anything.
    I look up to you, and respect you, Dad,
    More than I can say.
    I love you, Dad, and I hope you have
    A Happy Father’s Day!
  • You mean so very much to me,
    And I want you to know
    That you are always in my heart,
    No matter where I go.
    You’re always giving, always there
    To help in any way;
    The loving things you’ve done for me,
    I never could repay.
    I can’t imagine what I’d do
    Without the love you give.
    I’ll treasure your sweet heart of gold
    As long as I shall live.

Nice poems about fatherhood

For dads, there are no warmer and more tender words than sincere greetings from their children. No matter how old you are, ten or forty, dads are waiting for you to tell them something important. Here we collect the best, touching and honest poems about fatherhood for the most important men in our lives.

  • Day of the fathers
    Allows the children to greet;
    Yes, let’s love all dads who make both ends meet.
    Old or young male parent deserves the kid’s respect;
    Fathers all over the world want a family’s future perfect.
    The breadwinner does all he can,
    He works day and night;
    Early in the morning, he toils neath the sunlight.
    Fruits of his hard labor
    Are enjoyed by his loved ones;
    Till he breathes his last,
    He will never tire even once.
    Everyday of the week,
    Regard to them really matters;
    Sunday eighteenth of June is the day of the fathers.
  • 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 to
    A true friend we can turn to
    When times are good or bad
    One of our greatest blessings,
    The man that we call Dad.
  • Fathers need not fathers be
    All one needs to do is choose.
    To love for life, and that embrace
    Held long and hard, bestows the grace.
    Each craves for all in time must lose
    Restored alone by memory.
    So now it is with you and me.
    A father is a source of strength,
    A teacher and a guide.
    The one his family looks up to
    With loving trust and pride,
    Father is a helper
    With a willing hand to lend
    A partner, an adviser
    And the finest kind of friend.
  • Even when he is mad,
    He loves me cause he’s my Dad
    When I am blue and feeling sad,
    He gives me a big hug cause he’s my Dad
    When I know what I did was bad,
    He corrects me cause he’s my Dad
    He sees things in me I didn’t know I had,
    He believes in me cause he’s my Dad.
    When he comes home from work I am glad,
    Because I am happy he is my Dad.
  • Our fathers toil with hands and heart
    to make our lives complete.
    They quietly brave the winter cold,
    and endure the summer heat.
    Our fathers’ lives are busy,
    but there’s always time for us.
    They boldly face the ups and downs
    and seldom ever fuss.
    Our fathers are the greatest dads;
    we know you know this, too.
    But thank you for the chance to share
    our love for them with you

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