79 Father’s Day Poems to Show Love for Dad

Fathers play an integral role in our lives, providing guidance, support, and unconditional love.

Poets have long sought to capture the special bond between father and child, expressing their love and appreciation through the written word.

From heartfelt and touching to funny and lighthearted, there are Father’s Day poems for every mood and occasion.

Whether it’s to celebrate Father’s Day or to simply express your love for your dad, poetry can be a powerful way to show appreciation for all that he does.

In this article, we’ll explore some of the best poems on Father’s Day, including funny, famous, inspirational, short, long, rhyming, and more.

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Funny Father’s Day Poems

Funny and interesting poems about Father’s Day offer a lighthearted way to show your dad how much you care while also bringing a smile to his face.

1. Danse Russe

       by William Carlos Williams

If when my wife is sleeping
and the baby and Kathleen
are sleeping
and the sun is a flame-white disc
in silken mists
above shining trees,-
if I in my north room
dance naked, grotesquely
before my mirror
waving my shirt round my head
and singing softly to myself:
‘I am lonely, lonely,
I was born to be lonely,
I am best so!’
If I admire my arms, my face,
my shoulders, flanks, buttocks
against the yellow drawn shades,-
Who shall say I am not
the happy genius of my household?”

2. Out of The Dog House

       by Hazel Lang

It’s Father’s Day and dear old Pop
Is really ratin’ up on top
All year through he’s just the goat
The entire family at his throat.

Wantin’ this and wantin’ that
From an ice cream cone to a perky hat;
All year long he goes about
Walkin’ the chalk and he can’t stay out.

He can’t spill ashes on the floor;
Odd jobs pile up more and more;
He drives the family here and there
They take his paper and his chair;

He does what e’er the family wills
He’s just the man who pays the bills.
But Father’s Day is a different story
He goes around in all his glory,

They give him gifts and pet him, too,
A million nice things do they do;
Just once a year he has his way
He’s “out of the dog house.”

3. An Ideal

       by Berton Braley

I wish I were as trig a man,
As big a man,
As bright a man;
I wish I were as right a man in all this earthly show,
As broad and high and long a man,
As strong a man,
As fine a man,
As pretty near divine a man as one I used to know.

I wish I were as grave a man,
As brave a man,
As keen a man,
As learned and serene a man, as fair to friend and foe.
I wish I owned sagaciousness
And graciousness
As should a man
Who hopes to be as good a man as one I used to know.

I’d be a creature glorious,
A Wonder-man,
Not just a sort of Blunder-man whose ways and
thoughts are slow.
If I could only be the man,
One-tenth of one degree the man,
I used to think my father was when I was ten or so.

4. Describing Dad

       by Catherine Pulsifer

Some Dads are short, some are tall
Some are quiet, some like to brawl.
Trying to describe a Dad like you
Is sometimes hard to do.

“Clean your room,” you would say,
Saying that always ruined my day.
And then my favoirite, “take out the trash,”
Which I never would do in a flash.

And every day I would hear, “pick up your toys”
That didn’t seem fair, as I was a boy!
Many things over the year, I would hate
Even the beans you made, that I ate.

Now I have children of my own,
And if only I would have known,
That I just to have to look at you and me
To describe the Dad I want to be.

5. Getting Information Out of Pa

       by Anonymous

My pa he didn’t go to town
Last evening after tea,
But got a book and settled down
As comfy as could be.
Til tell you I was offul glad
To have my pa about
To answer all the things I had
Been tryin’ to find out.

And so I asked him why the world
Is round instead of square,
And why the piggies’ tails are curled,
And why don’t fish breathe air?
And why the moon don’t hit a star,
And why the dark is black,
And just how many birds there are,
And will the wind come back?

And why does water stay in wells,
And why do June bugs hum,
And what’s the roar I hear in shells,
And when will Christmas come?
And why the grass is always green,
Instead of sometimes blue,
And why a bean will grow a bean
And not an apple, too?

And why a horse can’t learn to moo,
And why a cow can’t neigh?
And do the fairies live on dew,
And what makes hair grow gray —
And then my pa got up an’ gee!
The offul words he said,
I hadn’t done a thing, but he
Jest sent me off to bed.

6. When You’re a Father

       by Denise Rodgers

They say if you’re a father
You’ve got eyes behind your head,
And lots of fine-tuned radar
When your kids are off to bed.
They say when you’re a father
That your arms are wide for hugging,
And also wide enough to stop
Your children from wild slugging.
They say when you’re a father
That your kids think you’re not “fair.”
But when they are in trouble,
Well, they know you’ll soon be there.
They say when you’re a father
You must mix your work with play.
And when your kids grow older,
They’ll say,
“Happy Father’s Day.”

7. Brand New Dad

       by Denise Rodgers

It’s time for happy Father’s Day
And you’re a brand new dad.
You have to get adjusted
As it’s not a passing fad.
It’s time for dirty diapers,
Messy meals and noisy nights.
But also gurgling giggling fun
And smiley, happy sights.
So, welcome now, to fatherhood.
It’s yours, the good and bad.
And I am downright certain
You are one fantastic dad!

Famous Father’s Day Poems

Famous poems about Father’s Day have stood the test of time and are a great way to express your feelings in a way that is both timeless and poignant.

1. Happy Father’s Day Strong Dad Poem

       by Anonymous 

Over the years
As we grow old,
We remember our father
So brave and bold.
In the garden,
Leaning on the plow,
He would listen to me;
I see him now.
He would give advice
And understand;
He was always there
To lend a hand.
God made fathers
Strong and firm,
For he knew our lives
Would have great concerns.
So he gave us fathers
To teach us to pray,
And guide our lives,
And show us the way.
So on his day
Let’s take the time
To say “Thanks, dad.
I’m glad you’re mine.”

2. My Father, My Guiding Light

       by Joanna Fuchs

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.

3. You Mean So Much to Me

       by Anonymous

How can I ever tell you what how much you mean to me?
When you are around the grass always seems to be green.
You lighten up my day with your smile that is so bright,
Thanks to you we might not even require the stars at night.
Cause the stars are right there into your eyes,
Mom fell in love with them, is definitely no surprise.
You are the most handsome man I have ever met,
With a heart just as amazing, Daddy you are so perfect.

4. Dear Father

       by Amir Khusro

Why did you part me from yourself, dear father, why?
You’ve given houses with two stories to my brothers,
And to me, a foreign land? Why dear father, why?
We (daughters) are just cows tied to your peg,
Will move on to where ever you drive us to, dear father.
We are just flower-buds of your garden,
And are asked for, in every household, dear father.
We are just birds from your cage,
Will fly off when its dawn again, dear father.
I’ve left at home, alcoves full of dolls;
And parted from my buddies too, dear father.
When my palanquin passed beneath the terrace,
My brother fainted and fell, dear father.
As I remove the curtain from the palanquin,
I see we’ve reached the beloved’s house, dear father.
Why did you part me from yourself, dear father, why?

5. A Father’s Tribute

       by Edgar Albert

I don’t know what they’ll put him at, or what
his post may be;
I cannot guess the task that waits for him across
the sea,
But I have known him through the years, and
when there’s work to do,
I know he’ll meet his duty well, I’ll swear that
he’ll be true.

I sometimes fear that he may die, but never that
he’ll shirk;
If death shall want him death must go and take
him at his work;
This splendid sacrifice he makes is filled with
terrors grim,
And I have many thoughts of fear, but not one
fear of him.

The foe may rob my life of joy, the foe may
take my all,
And desolate my days shall be if he shall have to
But this I know, whate’er may be the grief that
I must face,
Upon his record there will be no blemish of

His days have all been splendid days, there lies
no broken trust
Along the pathway of his youth to molder in
the dust;
Honor and truth have marked his ways, in him
I can be glad;
He is as fine and true a son as ever a father had.

Inspirational Father’s Day Poems

Inspirational poems about Father’s Day offer a powerful way to honor your dad and the role he has played in your life, while also offering inspiration for the future.

1. Story Telling

       by Edgar A. Guest

Most every night when they’re in bed,
And both their little prayers have said,
They shout for me to come upstairs
And tell them tales of gypsies bold,
And eagles with the claws that hold
A baby’s weight, and fairy sprites
That roam the woods on starry nights.
And I must illustrate these tales,
Must imitate the northern gales
That toss the native man’s canoe,
And show the way he paddles, too.
If in the story comes a bear,
I have to pause and sniff the air
And show the way he climbs the trees
To steal the honey from the bees.
And then I buzz like angry bees
And sting him on his nose and knees
And howl in pain, till mother cries:
“That pair will never shut their eyes,
While all that noise up there you make;
You’re simply keeping them awake.”
And then they whisper: “Just one more,”
And once again I’m forced to roar.
New stories every night they ask.
And that is not an easy task;
I have to be so many things,
The frog that croaks, the lark that sings,
The cunning fox, the frightened hen;
But just last night they stumped me, when
They wanted me to twist and squirm
And imitate an angle worm.
At last, they tumble off to sleep,
And softly from their room I creep
And brush and comb the shock of hair
I tossed about to be a bear.
Then mother says: “Well, I should say
You’re just as much a child as they.”
But you can bet I’ll not resign
That story telling job of mine.

2. My Dad’s Hands

       by David Ketter

Bedtime came, we were settling down,
I was holding one of my lads.
As I grasped him so tight, I saw a strange sight:
My hands… they looked like my dad’s!
I remember them well, those old gnarled hooks,
there was always a cracked nail or two.
And thanks to a hammer that strayed from its mark,
his thumb was a beautiful blue!
They were rough, I remember, incredibly tough,
as strong as a carpenter’s vice.
But holding a scared little boy at night,
they seemed to me awfully nice!
The sight of those hands – how impressive it was
in the eyes of his little boy.
Other dads’ hands were cleaner, it seemed
(the effects of their office employ).
I gave little thought in my formative years
of the reason for Dad’s raspy mitts:
The love in the toil, the dirt and the oil,
rusty plumbing that gave those hands fits!
Thinking back, misty-eyed, and thinking ahead,
when one day my time is done.
The torch of love in my own wrinkled hands
will pass on to the hands of my son.
I don’t mind the bruises, the scars here and there
or the hammer that just seemed to slip.
I want most of all when my son takes my hand,
to feel that love lies in the grip.

3. A Little Girl Needs Daddy

       by Anonymous

A little girl needs Daddy
For many, many things:
Like holding her high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!
Like being the deep music
That tells her all is right
When she awakens frantic with
The terrors of the night.
Like being the great mountain
That rises in her heart
And shows her how she might get home
When all else falls apart.
Like giving her the love
That is her sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
She’ll always find him there.

4. What Makes a Dad?

       by Anonymous

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad

5. Seize the Moment

       by Ron Tranmer 

It’s Saturday morning. The tall grass needs mowed.
The garden needs weeding. The drain’s overflowed.
The garage is a clutter. The car needs repair.
All need his attention, but he doesn’t care.
The roof has a leak and new shingles are waiting
His long list of “to-do’s” are accumulating.
What’s so important to warrant delay?
Does he think if ignored, they will just go away?
How can this man with so much on his plate
Find good cause and reason to procrastinate?
It’s because he’s a man who is certainly wise.
A giant of a man in his dear family’s eyes.
A man who knows well his priorities,
And chooses the moments important to seize.
So where is this man with so much to be done?
He’s in the backyard playing catch with his son.

Short Father’s Day Poems

Short poetries about Father’s Day are a great way to express your love and appreciation for your dad in a quick and easy way, perfect for sharing on social media or in a card.

1. I Love You Daddy

       by Anonymous 

Thanks for making my childhood memories
Full of hugs and kisses
I remember all our trips to the park
And learning to ride a bike
Thanks for being there for me
Always ready in my time of need
I love you daddy
Happy Father’s Day to you

2. To a Very Special Dad

       by Anonymous 

To a very special dad, the best in the whole world
You have given me so much I am my daddy’s girl
I love you more than all the stars in the universe
Happy Father’s Day I give to you this lovely little verse

3. My Daddy is the Greatest 

       by Karl Fuchs

My daddy is the greatest
The best dad there ever was.
He always brings me lots of joy;
He’s my very own Santa Claus.
My daddy can do anything;
He’s smart as smart can be.
I love to walk and hold his hand
To show he belongs to me.
I love my daddy!

4. You Are My Hero, Dad

       by Joanna Fuchs

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;
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.

5. A Father Means

       by Anonymous

A Father means so many things…
An understanding heart,
A source of strength and support
Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness,
No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and
Always affection, too.
A father means so many things
when he’s a man like you…

6. One Day I’ll Be Big

       by Anonymous

One day I’ll be big like you,
And strong and smart and brave,
Dad you are a hero to me,
Happy Father’s Day!

7. My Superhero

       by Anonymous

Dad you know that I like Batman,
And Superman’s cool too,
But I don’t really need them,
As long as I have you!

Long Father’s Day Poems

Long poetries about Father’s Day allow for a more detailed exploration of the special bond between father and child, offering a more immersive and emotional experience.

1. A Very Unhappy Father’s Day

       by Zena Levine

I don’t understand what I’ve ever done
To be treated they way I have.
And I don’t understand why you’re the one
Who is treating me so bad.

I call every chance I get and leave a message or two.
Yet, I never get an answer back; I never hear from you.
It hurts to be unwelcomed from your own flesh and blood.
Though things will never change,
Oh how I wish it would.

So much I wanted to share.
So much I wanted to do.
I really wish you cared
Or even pretended to.

It’s been twenty-nine years.
Yet it’s still the same.
I feel like the adult here
Playing your childish game.

I called you on your cell today
Yet you forwarded me to voicemail.
I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day
But that got shot straight to hell
Did I mention I was getting married?
No father to walk me down the isle.
My true father was buried.
I was my grandfather’s child.

He gave me love.
He gave me smiles.
And my father above
Saw me through my trails. 

The Bible says to honor thy mother and father.
Yet, I am short on one.
Sorry that my existence is a bothersome.

I wish you luck with your new family.
And I mean that from the heart.
Please don’t ever contact me.
Forever we’ll stay apart.

2. The Strength of a Father’s Love

       by Yvonne Hudson

There’s nothing like a father’s love
Whose blessings come from God above
A dad to guide you in the right direction
Being there for assurance and life long protection

Helping a son to grow into a young man
Sharing his dreams whenever he can
A little more protective of his baby girl
Being there for her as she prepares for the insanity of this mixed up world

Having the father and son talk
Holding his daughter’s hand when they go for a walk
Understanding when things go wrong
But always supporting to keep his children strong

Teaching the lessons of life
Helping his children to understand the duties of a husband or wife
Always trying to keep a smile on their face
Being there with his loving arms for them  to embrace

Sharing the good times
Being supportive through the bad
Trying to protect you from the gloomy and feeling sad
He’s not a miracle worker however he will try his best
Because Fatherhood is not easy and it can be a complicating test

All men are blessed with that special gift of a father’s instinct and love
Which was implanted from the beginning by God above
With some men it comes natural
With some it needs to grow
Prayer and understanding is something all fathers should know

For all the fathers who are no longer on this earth with us here
Your love and memories to us are so very dear
You may physically be gone but your love lives on
There are some who never got to share the father’s dream
But with faith, belief, and trust, you have our Heavenly Father on your team

There’s no father around who has the Ultimate and Divine power
Like that of our Heavenly Father who’s whose there each and every hour
He will never let you down
Shares his love and is forever around

Many of us have a father, stepfather, grandfather, a godfather or more
In spite of everything, always remember that you’re never fatherless because our Heavenly Father is consistently knocking at our door

Happy Father’s Day To All
Use your blessings wisely
Love deeply from the heart from the start!!!

3. A Father’s Thoughts

       by Edgar Albert Guest

Because I am his father, they
Expect me to put grief away;
Because I am a man, and rough
And sometimes short of speech and gruff,
The women folks at home believe
His absence doesn’t make me grieve;
But how I felt, they little know,
The day I smiled and let him go.

They little know the dreams I had
Long cherished for my sturdy lad;
They little guess the wrench it meant
That day when off to war he went;
They little know the tears I checked
While standing, smiling and erect;
They never heard my smothered sigh
When it was time to say good-bye.

“What does his father think and say?”
The neighbors ask from day to day.
“Oh, he’s a man,” they answer then.
“And you know how it is with men.
But little do they ever say,
They do not feel the self-same way;
He seems indifferent and grim
And yet he’s very proud of him.”

Indifferent and grim! Oh, heart,
Be brave enough to play the part,
Let not the grief in you be shown,
Keep all your loneliness unknown,
To you the women folks must turn
For comfort when their sorrows burn.
You must not at this time reveal
The pain and anguish that you feel.

Oh, tongue, be silent through the years,
And eyes, keep back always the tears,
And let them never see or know
My hidden weight of grief and woe.
Though every golden dream I had
Was centered in my little lad,
Alone my sorrow I must bear.
They must not know how much I care.

Though women folks may talk and weep,
A man, unseen, his grief must keep,
And hide behind his smile and pride
The loneliness that dwells inside.
And so, from day to day, I go,
Playing the part of man, although
Beneath the rough outside and grim,
I think and dream and pray for him.

4. My Dad Is by Adrienne Careccia O’Connor

       by Paul M. Careccia

My dad is a garbage man who worked hard all his life

To give us kids all we dreamed about, and also for his wife

He always wore a smile even after a long day

The feeling of his love and hugs will never go away

My dad is a musician who can play guitar and sing

We played so many Beatles songs, and to his side we’d cling

We played our flutes and drums, while he gladly strummed along

All the while knowing that he’d never steer us wrong

My dad is a swimmer who used to love to swim at night

He taught us how to make whirlpools until we got it right

He’d scream out, “Coney Island” as he splashed and splashed and splashed

And threw us up into the air, into the waves we crashed

My dad is an artist, drawing everything in sight

From shapes to birds to people, in daytime or at night

He drew me all the Simpsons since it was my favorite show

How much I truly treasured them, I don’t think he’ll ever know

My dad is a builder, using wood was what he loved

He made us a house, sandbox and swing set, his tough hands safe and gloved

I watched in awe as he sawed and cut, sweating in the summer sun

He did it all for his three kids, so we could have some fun

My dad is a poet, although it took him years to know

He says it helps him to relax, to de-stress and to grow

He writes with such raw feelings, the truth right from his heart

I see the way his words touch others, at times tearing them apart

My dad is a Pop Pop now and that he’ll always be

The way my girls look up to him is a touching thing to see

Their eyes light up when he talks to them, for they know how lucky they are

To have him in their lives right now and to not live very far

My dad is a hero, for all that he has done

Taught us how to live and love, to walk and drive and run

I love my dad with all my heart and pray he knows it’s true

The thought of living without him is something I never want to do

So I hope that on this Father’s Day he takes time to sit and think

And realize all the good he’s done, even if it flew by in a blink

Dad, you are loved by so many, so never ever feel alone or sad

You’ve touched so many lives and I’m proud to call you my dad.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

5. The Fathers

       by Edwin Muir

Our fathers all were poor,
Poorer our fathers’ fathers;
Beyond, we dare not look.
We, the sons, keep store
Of tarnished gold that gathers
Around us from the night,
Record it in this book
That, when the line is drawn,
Credit and creditor gone,
Column and figure flown,
Will open into light.

Archaic fevers shake
Our healthy flesh and blood
Plumped in the passing day
And fed with pleasant food.
The fathers’ anger and ache
Will not, will not away
And leave the living alone,
But on our careless brows
Faintly their furrows engrave
Like veinings in a stone,
Breathe in the sunny house
Nightmare of blackened bone,
Cellar and choking cave.

Panics and furies fly
Through our unhurried veins,
Heavenly lights and rains
Purify heart and eye,
Past agonies purify
And lay the sullen dust.
The angers will not away.
We hold our fathers’ trust,
Wrong, riches, sorrow and all
Until they topple and fall,
And fallen let in the day.

Father’s Day Poems That Rhyme

Poems about Father’s Day with rhyming words have the musical quality of language to add an extra dimension to the emotions expressed, making them all the more memorable.

1. My Papa’s Waltz

       by Theodore Roethke

The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.
We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.
The hand that held my wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.
You beat time on my head
With a palm caked hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt.

2. I’d Look at Him and Try to Be

       by Elinor Maxwell

I’d look at him and try to be
As nonchalant and gay as he,
And then I’d say, “If I must be
Born again, it seems to me,
It doesn’t matter much just where or when
(For what’s a baby now and then?)
But there’s one thing I must request
So will you do your level best
And kindly see that I shall drop
Into the self-same arms of the self-same Pop?
For, take it from me, he’s the very best dad
That any baby’s ever had!”

3. Father

       by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My father knows the proper way
The nation should be run;
He tells us children every day
Just what should now be done.
He knows the way to fix the trusts,
He has a simple plan;
But if the furnace needs repairs,
We have to hire a man.

4. Let’s Do Something Fun

       by Caren Krutsinger

Happy Daddy’s Day Daddy Rah Rah Rah
Daddy swipes the air with his giant paw.
Who has gotten him out of his lovely sleep?
A robin’s warning goes tweet tweet tweet.

It’s his boy Roy, who wants to play.
Daddy Bear shoes the robin away.
Okay he agrees, let’s do something fun!
After all Father’s Day is really for his son.

5. Important Dad

       by Karl and Joanna Fuchs

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.
Happy father day

6. Father’s Day Thank You

       by Karl and Joanna Fuchs

The adventure of life
that made mother your wife
proved how wise you can be.

Your decision was great;
you chose a great mate,
and started our family tree.

When I came along,
life was easy, a song;
I was happy, and you were the key.

So on Father’s Day,
I just want to say,
thank you for fathering me!

7. When I am Born

       by Anonymous

When I am born, you are here
In your eye, I see a tear
Time flies and already I’m two
“Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!”
Before you know it, I’m five
Every day, you thank God I’m alive
Pretty soon, I turn eight
You tell me I’m never allowed to date
I’m already twelve in my preteen years
Which means you’ll help me with all my new fears
Now fourteen with my permit to drive
Waiting to hit the big one-five

Too early comes sixteen, with my license now
It went by too fast, you just ask how
You want to meet my boyfriend when I’m eighteen
I pray to God that you’re not too mean
The same guy two years later asks for my hand
I’m relieved when you say, that’s just grand
About a year later, you walk me down the aisle
Through all the tears, you bare a smile
Three years later, you’re gonna be a grandfather
You show love and pride for your new granddaughter
Another year down the road
Mom dies, oh the many tears that flowed
You’re not doing so well without her
Less than a year later, you forgot all about her
Alzheimer’s sets in and it scares me so
Not long after, you decide to go
Now I’m regretting not saying goodbye
Every time I think about it, I start to cry
The cycle has begun again
It has started over with little Megan
The other day, she turned two
And said, “Look, daddy, I can tie my shoe!”

8. It’s My Father

       by Karl Fuchs

Do you know who I want to be like?
It’s not Roosevelt, Reagan or Ike.
It’s my father.

Who taught me to drive and skate?
Who taught me to care and not hate?
It’s my father.

The man I’ll respect till I die,
Who taught me always to try,
It’s my father.

He was never too busy for me;
He’s my ideal man, totally.
My father!

Thanks for being a wonderful father, Dad!

Father’s Day Poems From Toddler

Father’s Day poems from toddlers offer a sweet and innocent perspective on the love between father and child, capturing the magic of childhood and the bond between parent and child.

1. Generous Dad

       by Anonymous

I think you are the greatest dad,
You’re generous all day long,
So won’t you lend me 50 bucks,
And prove that I’m not wrong?

2. Admiring Fathers

       by William Jay Smith

Look at him there in his stovepipe hat,
His high-top shoes, and his handsome collar;
Only my Daddy could look like that,
And I love my Daddy like he loves his Dollar.

3. To My Father

       by William Hamilton Hayne

It matters not that time has shed
His thaw less snow upon your head,
For he maintains, with wondrous art,
Perpetual summer in your heart.

4. The Little Boy Lost

       by William Blake

“Father! Father! where are you going?
O do not walk so fast.
Speak, father, speak to your little boy,
Or else I shall be lost.

The night was dark, no father was there;
The child was wet with dew;
The mire was deep, & the child did weep,
And away the vapor flew.

5. The Child Is Father to the Man

     by Gerard Manley Hopkins

“The child is father to the man.”
How can he be? The words are wild.
Suck any sense from that who can:
“The child is father to the man.”

No; what the poet did write ran,
“The man is father to the child.”
“The child is father to the man!”
How can he be? The words are wild.

6. A Poem for Dad

       by Anonymous

Though we may not shower him with praise
Nor mention his name in song,
Though sometimes it seems that we forget
The joy he spreads as he goes along,

It doesn’t mean that we don’t know
The wonderful role that he has had.
And away down deep in every heart
There’s a place that is just for Dad…..

Father’s Day Poems from Daughter

Father’s Day poems from daughters highlight the unique and special relationship between fathers and daughters, expressing love and appreciation in a heartfelt way.

1. Happy Father’s Day Daddy

       by Anonymous

I see your hard work
The hours you put
Your hands so rough
Your body so shook
I got you dad
From here on out
I’ll take care of you
Till the day I run out
My love for you is more powerful
Close to the heavens above
Happy Father’s Day daddy
And I say that with love

2. This Little Girl Loves You

       by Anonymous

pider has nothing on you
Your webs are more powerful
Batman can’t over shine you
You keep him running
Ninjas can stay disguised
Because you have no fear
You bravely show yourself
To protect me from tears
This little girl loves you
For who you are and such
Thank you for being you
And love me so much

3. Happy Father’s Day

       by Anonymous

Happy Father’s Day daddy
Your little girl is all grown up
Thank you for your hard work
And all of your love
Today feels so special
I love all who you can be
The best part about you
Is how much you love me

4. We Love You Very Much

       by Anonymous

You are the best father a girl could ask for
You work hard so that you can give us so much more
You fix our problems even when you don’t have to
We love you very much
Thanks for being there for us
Happy Father’s Day

5. Dear Father

       by Anonymous

I think you should know
You mean the world to me,
I can’t imagine anyone else
Could give so unselfishly.
For all the things you’ve done for me,
All the times that you were there,
Are why I know deep down inside
How much you really care.
Though I might not always say
That I appreciate what you do,
I feel so very richly blessed
To have a special dad like you.

6. Have a Happy Father’s Day!

       by Anonymous

Chases monsters from my closet,
Reaches stuff that’s way up high,
Carries me on his shoulders and
Lets me try to reach the sky,
Keeps me safe no matter what,
And watches over me when I sleep,
Puts bandages on my cuts,
And lets me make the car horn beep.
I love you, Dad, in every possible way.
Have a Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day Poems From Son

Father’s Day poems from son offer a powerful way for sons to express their gratitude and love for their dads, highlighting the important role that fathers play in the lives of their children.

1. I’m Just Like You

       by Joanna Fuchs

Dad, I’m blessed to be your son
I knew it from the start.
You’re a first-class father;
You’re loving, kind, and smart.
You show me how to be a man
You help me, guide me, along the way.
You’re strong, and yet you’re gentle, too.
I hope I’m just like you, someday!

2. Precious Dad

       by Anonymous

Take my little hand in yours
And we’ll walk along the shores.
Bring me along with you so I can
take part in everything you do,
I will always be your child, but I’ll
Only be young for a short while.
And I don’t want to miss any time
With you, precious dad of mine.

3. The Erfect Father

       by Karl and Joanna Fuchs

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 a 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!

4. Walk a Little Slower, Daddy

       by Anonymous

“Walk a little slower, Daddy,”
said a child so small.
“I’m following in your footsteps
and I don’t want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,
You’re what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.”

5. Once a Year

       by Denise Rodgers

Father’s Day
Comes once a year.
But you are special,
This is clear.
On each and every other day
There is no need for Father’s Day.
On all three hundred sixty-four
You are the dad that I adore.
So on three hundred sixty-fifth,
I’m happy you’re the dad I’m with.

6. Sharing is Caring

       by Michele Meleen

I got you a gift
for Father’s Day
and since you’re so good
at showing you care,
I know when you open it
you’ll want to share!

Father’s Day Poems from Wife

Father’s Day poems from wife offer a loving and romantic way for wives to express their appreciation for their husbands as fathers, highlighting the unique and special bond between father and child.

1. When We Married

       by Anonymous

When we married, I saw you as perfect,
The ideal husband and more;
I thought I knew all about you,
All the things to love and adore.
But when you became a father,
I saw new qualities to treasure.
You enrich all our lives in fresh ways;
As a dad, you bring so much pleasure.

2. Being a Dad is More Than a Day

       by Anonymous

Being a dad is more than a day
More than a thank-you or annual display
Your laughter and caring, adventure and humor
So giving, befitting the honor of father
I couldn’t have picked a better man
To travel through life with our crazy clan
You’re my husband, my hero, and may I suggest
A wonderful father — the best of the best!
When I look at you being a dad to our children,
my heart swells with gratitude and pride,
I find myself sitting in a corner, admiring you be your natural self,
being in your comfort zone of daddy hood.
I feel so blessed to have a husband like you
I am so thankful that my children are blessed
with a father as caring, thoughtful, and supportive as you
It must be Heavenly Father looking out for me
He knew we would complement each other
so he blessed us with each other
On this Father’s Day here is a wish for you
I wish for continuous blessings from above
For God’s guidance, protection, strength
For health, long life and prosperity
I want to thank you for always putting our children’s interest first
We love you from the bottom of our hearts
We wish you Happy Father’s Day

3. My Husband, A Great Father

       by Julie Hebert

A man as great as you,
Is something to desire.
Especially when I wanted,
A Father for my child.
Someone to show the way,
And teach her right from wrong.
You are the one I’ve chosen,
A Father who sings her songs.
I can’t imagine not having you,
In our lives these days.
You’ve been our rock during the hard times,
I owe you so much praise.
So thank you for being so great,
And Happy Father’s day to you.
You’re always such a great Father,
I hope you know that’s true!

4. We Recognize You

       by Catherine Pulsifer

On Father’s Day we recognize you
For all you are and all you do.
You are a wonderful Dad
And a great husband, I might add.

Your loving ways I wouldn’t trade
If I had to give you a grade
It would be A plus, plus, plus
You do so much, with no fuss.

To the kids you are great
Love and patience you demonstrate.
As a husband, you are the best
I’ll love you forever, I feel so blest.

5. Forever, We Love You

       by Catherine Pulsifer

When you walk in the door
There is quiet no more
The children go running to you
You know they love you, that’s true.

A smile on my face,
I get your embrace
It fills me with love
I thank God above.

As a Father you’re the best
As a Husband, I’ve been blessed
Thank you for all you do
Forever we love you!

6. The Best and More

       by Anonymous

God sends us blessings from above
And when he sent you to me
I knew it was true love
You are the best and more.

A father to our kids
You are so loving
Taking care of all their needs
You are the best and more

The encouragement you provide
Makes the children take a chance
And fills them full of pride
You are the best and more

If by chance they fall down
You are there to pick them up
You make them laugh, you’re a clown
You are the best and more

And when life throws a curve ball
And makes them down and sad
You pick them up from that fall
You are the best and more

Thank you husband who is so dear
I can’t imagine a life without you near
A great dad you are and more
You make us feel so secure!

Father’s Day Poems for Preschoolers

Father’s Day poems for preschoolers are simple and easy to understand, making them perfect for young children who want to express their love for their dads in a fun and creative way.

1. Daddy, I Love You

       by Anonymous

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.

2. It’s a Dad Kind of Thing

       by Anonymous

It’s a dad kind of thing to protect you
And see that the world treats you right,
To offer his willing assistance
Any hour of the day or the night.

It’s a dad kind of thing to stand by you
If one of your bubbles should burst,
To make sure you know you’re important
And know that with him you come first.

To give you his all but still wonder
If there’s something more he could do –
It’s a dad kind of thing to keep showing
That he’ll always be there for you.

3. Looking Up to You

       by Michele Meleen

When I look up,
you look down
and we see eye to eye.
You are big
and I am small,
each other’s favorite guy.
This Father’s Day
and all to come
I’ll look up to you.
Because you are
who I want to be,
The best dad I could learn through.

4. Happy Father’s Day to My Hero

       Kelly Roper

Dad, you are my hero,
Because of all you do.
And on this Father’s Day,
I want to say
I’m proud of you!
I love you so much, Dad,
And I want to be sure you know,
That every day in every way,
I’ll love you more as I grow.

5. Daddy, I Love You

       by Laura Phipps

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.

Father’s Day Poems for Deceased Dads

Father’s Day poem for Fathers in heaven offer a way to honor the memory of fathers who have passed away, expressing love and appreciation even in their absence.

1. I Miss My Dad Poems

       by Leah Hendrie

If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold
If could write a million pages
But still be unable to say, just how
Much I love and miss him
Every single day
I will remember all he taught me
I’m hurt but won’t be sad
Because he’ll send me down the answers
And he’ll always be MY DAD

2. Father’s Day Poem for Dad Passed Away

       by Ron Tranmer

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!

3. Loss of a Father

       by Joanna Fuchs

If we could bring you back again,
For one more hour or day,
We’d express all our unspoken love;
We’d have countless things to say.
If we could bring you back again,
We’d say we treasured you,
And that your presence in our lives
Meant more than we ever knew.
If we could bring you back again,
To tell you what we should,
You’d know how much we miss you now,
And if we could, we would.

4. Sympathy Prayer Dear Dad in Heaven

       by Anonymous

Dear Dad in Heaven
I sit here and I ponder how very much
I’d like to talk to you today
There are so many things
That we didn’t get to say
I know how much you care for me
And how much I care for you,
And each time that I think of you
I know you’ll miss me too.
An angel came and called your name
And took you by the hand and said
Your place was ready in Heaven, far above
And you had to leave behind,
all though you dearly loved
You had so much to live for, you had so much to do
It still seemed impossible, that God was taking you.
And though your life on earth is past,
in Heaven it starts anew
You’ll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you.
And though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate
We are never far apart
For each time that we think of you.

5. The Time We Had, Dad

       by Anonymous

The time we had, Dad,
Wasn’t nearly enough
To pack in an entire
A lifetime of love.
Little boy at his father’s grave
There are so many questions
That I need answers to,
But now that you’re gone
There’s no way to ask you.
But there are still photos
To remember you by,
Each time I look at them,
I still want to cry.
They say grief is easier
to bear as time goes by,
But the doesn’t stop me
from wondering why?
Why my dear, sweet dad
Was taken so soon,
When he was my guiding star,
My sun and my moon.
There are no answers
To a question like this,
So I’ll cherish your memory,
And mourn the years we’ll miss.

6. Miss You Dad

       by Anonymous

I really miss my Daddy
I wasn’t ready to say goodbye
It will never be the same
Years from now, I know I’ll cry
I bet God is with my Daddy
Wrapped up in His arms
Sheltered from all illness and sorrow
Keeping him from harm
I bet he sees us mourning
But would want us to smile
And tell us our time apart
Is only a little while
I’ll never quite understand
Why your time here was so small
But you said you’ll always be there
To catch me when I fall
I miss you so much Daddy
But I hope and pray
That when it’s my time you’ll come for me
I’ll see you again someday
I guess it was meant to be
That your work here on Earth was done
Now your life in paradise
Has only just begun
Tears that I weep and prayers
Will hopefully travel very far
To reach my loving daddy
Sitting among the stars

Father’s Day Poems for Husband

Father’s Day poems for husband offer a romantic and loving way to celebrate the role that husbands play as fathers, expressing appreciation and gratitude for all that they do.

1. You Need

       by Antointette McDonald

You told me you loved me
You shared all your hopes and fears
You spoke of your goals
You make me shed many tears

You were once so open and honest
You did so many things right from the start
You seemed very sincere
You have since broken my heart

You promised me the world
You gave me reasons to believe
You allowed me to spread my wings
You make me feel like you will only deceive

You stole my heart away
You used to be full of fun and joy
You made me feel like I was special
You have me thinking I was just a toy

You made love to me, and I gave you children
You eventually made me your spouse
You cared about my feelings once upon a time
You treat me today as if I’m a louse

You need to treat me with respect and honor
You need to quit casing anymore pain and strife
You need to remember that I am your wife
You need to go back to the man that you once were
You need to stop lying to you and to me
You need to realize it’s bringing much grief
You need to stop and think that I don’t have to be
In Your Liff…

2. Man of The Year

       by Aimee Rice

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…
Admirable, Trustworthy,
Heroic, Exceptionally Reliable.
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…
You’re The Best Husband And Dad

Happy Father’s Day!!!

3. The Reasons Are Many

       by Catherine

So many reasons why I married you
Our love and friendship to name a few.

But now a Father you have become
You’re not just a Dad to anyone
Our children are precious and such a joy
Even when we trip on their toys.

The laughter we all share each day
Has made our marriage better in every way.
A husband and father who is the best
And I think is better than all the rest.

I love you today, and tomorrow more so
May the love that we share continue to grow.
Happy Father’s Day Sweetheart

4. I’ll Love You Forever

       by Catherine

There are times in our marriage
That we will always cherish
The birth of our first one
Our family we begun.

Our kids look up to you
They watch what you say and do.
An example you show
Of a good father, you know.

Times sure have changed
Our life has been rearranged
A family we now are
We bought a bigger car.

But I would not change a thing
Together we’ll face whatever life brings
You make me so glad that I’m your wife
I’ll love you forever, for all of my life.

5. The Dutiful Husband

       by Theresa Bush

The Dutiful Husband…
Comes home from work
all fires are out with only a squirt.
A quiet evening he looks forward to,
just Bill O’Reilly, a glass of wine will do.

His loyal wife – some news she has,
The Dryer – it’s broke – I’m lost
she cries.

With bulging eyes and clenched white fists, he calmly says:
Put It On My List

She paces and paces and gives a shrill,
till finally she wins over dear ole Bill.

The dryer is dragged from its’ lint filled nitch,
unscrewed in places where only midgets could fit.
Adjectives fly from this wine filled mouth
Where’s My Tools he says with a shout.

Hours pass, parts askew, sweat on his brow ;
(Oh more wine will do!)
Forget It he says
Out Is Goes
‘Get My Money, We’re Going To Lowes.
Thank You Dear!!!

Final Thoughts

Poetry has the power to capture the complex emotions and experiences that come with the relationship between fathers and children.

Through funny, famous, inspirational, short, long, rhyming, and other types of Father’s Day Poems, we can express our love and appreciation for our dads in a unique and memorable way.

Poems from toddlers, daughters, sons, wives, and preschoolers offer a variety of perspectives and insights into the special bond between fathers and children.

Whether your dad is with you or has passed away, whether you want to express love, gratitude, or appreciation, there is a poem about Father’s Day that can help you express your feelings in a meaningful and heartfelt way.

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