hindered thoughts of childhood
often elude my mind
memories come in fragments now
escaping through corners of eyes
sometimes i see you in dreams
waiting for you to reach out
emotionless i speak
eager for one last touch
till you fade again
home is but a memory
of a father's love and devotion
mother's lullabies fading in time
eternally gone from all but mind
Copyright © Sandra Adams | Year Posted 2016
D-ances with daughters
A-s toddlers on tip toes and later in merry at weddings a little sadden
D-efender of virtue and hearts so easily broken
D-etermine to ensure your little girl successes no matter the cost
Y-es man in most cases to daddy little princesses.
Copyright © Ale A A | Year Posted 2013
Dearest held me when I was just a babe, with hands so big and worn.
Always taking responsibility from the day that I was born.
Difficult was the work to give us food and a roof above our heads.
Daddy gave us coats and shoes and toys and a nice warm comfy bed ...
You gave us one thing that was the most, each day without complaint.
Serving your love and understanding on a never ending plate.
Girls think their dads are the best, but I for sure can say,
I know you are the best. Number one in my heart you will stay.
Rendering always the dearest to me; even when we are apart.
Love you dad for being you and giving me a start.
Product of a collaboration of Robert Pettit and Sally Smith
Copyright © Robert Pettit | Year Posted 2014
Once God was in crafting mood,
He had to gift something precious to the world.
And the Imagination Bee had gone far to play.
The God was blank.
So he 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 the God combined these qualities.
And there was nothing more to add.
He looked at it,
And knew His masterpiece was complete.
He called it ... Dad,
And sent it on Earth.
Copyright © Panchatapa Chatterjee | Year Posted 2014
Home Sweet Home
H appiness is found when the heart is
O pen to kindness and love, giving even
M ore than one receives from others
E ven giving when it's not expected
S pecial moments shared as a family
W hile enjoying a meal or recreation
E ntertaining and being entertained
E njoying each others company using the
T ime shared, bonding and uniting in love
H ere is where happiness and love
O riginate, and is taught to be expressed
M easuring affection by the time and attention
E veryone gives and receives from each other.
John Derek Hamilton
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2016
I did not want to say goodbye,
To you my friend, my special guy,
You always made me get things done,
At the same time we had fun.
Missing you, I feel such pain,
The way you left was such a shame,
You left so quick, I don’t know why,
I just know it made me cry.
I always tried to do my best,
Although sometimes I was a pest,
You taught me manners and virtue,
I became a soldier because of you.
You made me what I am today,
I love you man in every way,
I know that I was sometimes bad,
I miss you big guy, you’re my Dad.
Copyright © David Carter | Year Posted 2014
Daring my dragons to rampage
And slaying them each in turn,
Dad, you are my hero!
Copyright © Virginia Mitchell | Year Posted 2010
Devoted father who
Always does his best for his
*---------------------- of course this is to my dad-------------------------*
Copyright © darleen bilyeu | Year Posted 2009
Home sweet home
Hello. Please allow me to introduce you to my humble abode
Off the beaten path, down a paved road, and across a dirt roadway
Mother was the undisputed family superstar, loving all 12 of us equally
Enemies number one and two to this lowly community were ignorance and poverty
Sunny muggy days were plenty, and they often took a portion of sweetness right off our table
Whether we had good times or bad, sad or glad, there was no defeat to this great family
Every day the sun came up in the East and set in the Western sky, we were thankful
Earnings brought meager gains; labor produced pains; but the determination remained
Teachers felt obligated to destroy ignorance, and were devoted to reading, writing, and arithmetic
Happiness wasn’t something I craved for, from somewhere out there; it was at home within me
On those rainy days of Summer which seldom came, we played ball, Jump Rope, and Hide &Seek
Mary, mama’s friend, had the first television in our community; we watched Tarzan and Superman
Every Monday night when we were little, daddy took us to town where we watched the big screen
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Copyright © curtis johnson | Year Posted 2016
THIS POEM AND EVERY POEM I WRITE AND EVERYTHING I DO IS INSPIRED BY MY ONE
MAN MY HERO MY DAD
H ate you love you
E ven in the darkest of all days you come thru with light
C ome on dad you know I love you
T ogether we stand and our love for each other will never fall
O n father’s day I didn’t really got you anything
R eading your face after my football games makes me feel fortunate to have you
T ogether we are a hell of a team
O ver every one you are my favorite
R age between us there always will be
R evange for something never will happen
E verything I know you thought me
S o dad I want you to know that you’re my hero
I LOVE YOU DAD
Copyright © josh torres | Year Posted 2009
There is a man,
his name is Shane.
he is my father.
and for that i am eternally grateful.
he gave me life
he wasn't always there
in the beginning of my life.
but now i am here living with him
and i couldn't be happier.
he gives me strength
and keeps me safe.
there is a man his name is Shane
and i am proud to call him dad.
" This poem is dedicated to my dad the best dad ever. I love him very much. I love you dad "
Copyright © Crystal Johnson | Year Posted 2007