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Best Dad Poems

Below are the all-time best Dad poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of dad poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member - Dear Dad -

I have learned to say thanks
... It's free
I can not remember that I sat on your lap when I was little
How delightful it is to...

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Categories: dad, daughter, sad,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Fifty-Three Shades Of Grey
in the uncoloured tint of another everyday
amongst the spit polished waxed apples
tightly packed in burlap bags
they walked like minded
in their own burly wrap
oblivious to the...

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Categories: child, community, conflict, dad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Daddy

Daddy, why did you go away?
Don't you know I wanted you to stay!

Daddy, when you left mom,
Don't you know you left me too?
Now all I...

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Categories: blue, dad, depression, father
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A father's Sacrifice
I loved you the first day
I saw those big brown eyes blinking,
taking in your first moments of life.
Not a tear nor a little scream,
you seemed...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, dad, daughter,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Cobwebs - Season of Death
Sometimes life is the tragedy
of a fly, caught in a cobweb -
awaiting its fate.

It's happening again,
a child of summer misplaced
in the dawn of autumn's anguish....

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dad, death, emotions,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member A Tribute to Daddy
You were the oak in our family tree,
With roots that were strong and true,
Holding on so tenaciously
No ill wind could topple you.
We nestled under your...

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Categories: dad, daughter, father,
Form: Rhyme
Homeless Mans Love For His Daughter
A homeless man played his guitar,
for coin rewards put in a jar.
 A lonely life he always led,
but in his heart a love he had.

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Categories: dad, daughter, fate, longing,
Form: Rhyme
I am not a father
nor I am a mother
I am just a daughter
that is growing better...

Father, you have been away
I truly wish you have stayed

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Categories: absence, care, child, dad,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member My Darling Little One, You Carried Me
A hardened and disciplined man drove to the grocery store lost in thought, 
with setting of sun, the long day's work almost found it's end.

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Categories: child, dad, daughter, father,
Form: Rhyme
I saw a burial with a bugler playing taps;
I turned to my father, “what happened?” I asked.
He clutched my hand and with a quiver in...

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© Ed Coet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dad, death, father, inspirational, loss,
Form: Rhyme
I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Our Christmas Eve Dinner
'Twas our Christmas Eve dinner; we all had sat down
at the table to eat. Grandma couldn’t be found!
We children were fussing; Dad rose to his...

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Categories: dad, humorous, mom, prayer,
Form: Couplet
A Greener Grass
You think I have a pretty face

My dresses weaved from frills and lace

You  think that I'm a spoilt brat

with diamonds around my neck

and roses...

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Categories: childhood, dad, family,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Halloween's Headless Horseman
One Halloween night when I was five
Rain pelted city streets, we stayed inside

Dad lit the Jack-o-lantern candle
Told us the tale of a famous vandal

One “Headless...

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Categories: childhood, children, dad, halloween,
Form: Dramatic Verse
This year we will remember
Happier times in past months of December

This year we will certainly see
A massive void where you used to be

This year we...

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Categories: christmas, dad, remember,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member By Default
As we rode through a fog, my father and I,
the car we were in, seemed to know its way home
Hands on the wheel, without eyes...

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Categories: childhood, dad, death, family,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Sister Says
My sister says
               my father was a good man --
but, how...

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Categories: dad, absence, addiction, anger, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
Winter Walking Blues

Glazed, deep snow, virgin crunched under my aimless walk
as I idle rambled onward through a vacant, bare-treed park.
Sun was so high that its brightness flashed...

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Categories: brother, childhood, dad, death,
Form: Free verse
Adam Of Love And Faith
Adam of Love
barely knew what to put 
in black and white
with the Light in his heart
the dark able to look through.
A man of wealth
warmth and...

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Categories: dad, daughter, dedication, father
Form: Free verse
Premium Member So much about living she has learned since
Grit in her eyes beaming fortitude of vibes
Powers her dash from one end to the other
Handing out drinks: brandy, whiskey, beer;
Serving high rollers and surly...

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Categories: angst, courage, dad, death,
Form: Free verse
Picture Of Painted Pain
Taken this worn path ,he'd 
taken so many times before
To his one and only true love,
he will always adore

His destination marked Riekers, 
sprinkled with fresh...

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Categories: child, dad, death, mom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Don't Grow Old, Daddy
How could you get old, Daddy?
That's not supposed to happen
I'm your little girl
I can't see the stooped shoulders
I can't see the ravages of time, Daddy

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Categories: dad, daughter, father daughter,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
From a Hospital Bed

Even if I’m dizzy with an aching head, 
I must not disturb the others in the beds
In this hospital ward where...

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Categories: dad, childhood, depression, family, children,
Form: Rhyme
A Lost Soldier
He wrapped his arms around me 
Never wanting to let go 
I gently whispered in his ear 
Daddy, when you coming home? 

He said I'm...

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Categories: dad, death, farewell, hero,
Form: Rhyme Royal
The Mirror Of Time
I hold three magic rocks, in my hand. Rolling them over and over and over. Leaving this 
reality behind, far behind I stepped into the...

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Categories: dad, family, imagination, nostalgiaday, mom,
Form: Free verse