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Best Father Poems

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


Premium Member AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER

Passing through framed windows like ours,
I recall your tales of reckless war and lost friends
that burned your innocence at 21... and though
you claimed flashes of...

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Categories: father, introspection, words,



Premium Member More Worse When I Cry
Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease me, call my family poor.
I had to...

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Categories: abuse, childhood, emotions, father,

Premium Member Between the words of my father
I tried my best 
To live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
Smaller than small
So why didn't I fit?

I wonder
Now that you...

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Categories: farewell, father son,

Premium Member Submerged in Shallow Streams
Shimmering silhouettes haunt.

Shadow stands still, 
observing his soul drift towards 
the tree of melancholy.

Its morbid image stands silent,
but screams inside the mind.

I could write a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, death, father son,

Daddy
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

Isle of Bast
Memories of the North Sea
sift in like sand kernels 
on a fast, frigid tide:
events that transpired outside 
the confines of rhyme,
unfolding exactly 
as they were...

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Categories: father daughter, love, me,

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,

Premium Member Mother's child
I shall never be defined by the sins of my father,
who faded like a shadow in the summer rain.
I am a masterpiece of my angelic...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father, mother,

Premium Member LONGING FOR FATHER'S LOVE
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
Hugging...

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Categories: father, absence, care, child, dad,

Premium Member Things That Seemed Poetic
Things that seemed poetic were always sad,
though I yearned for sparkle
and my dad's guffaw, which never came.
Familiar things were always drear --
repeated motions in the...

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Categories: father, angst, childhood, death, depression,

Premium Member In The Chill Of An Open Door
 
Cleaning out my refrigerator, an ice cube slides to the floor
startling the cat, and interrupting a locomotive of thought
that often tracks me down in...

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Categories: angst, caregiving, death, father,

MY EYES
My eyes,
you traced the beauty of nature.
The starry sky and inky ocean,
smile of winter in the heavenly garden,
dancing of waterfall on the lap of hill
and...

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Categories: father, mother, wife, ,

Premium Member A FATHER'S LEGACY
You grew up going from place to place.
Folk thought you wouldn't amount to a thing.
You were a wander til you heard love calling.
Your life changed...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father daughter, love,

Soldier
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: death, father, inspirational, loss,

Premium Member THE CRYING CANDLE
The candle seemed to call my name
I watched its brightly flickering flame
The light from it shone bright in the dark
I was hypnotised by its golden...

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Categories: father, light,

Premium Member The Ripping
You ripped me 
One word at a time
Shredded my smile
Pulled at my sensitivity
I was never strong enough 
To pull back my paper heart

You took the...

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Categories: father, abuse, addiction, anger, angst,

Premium Member High Bred Reality
     Soul progress
     back field in motion
The guff
     Chose, chose, live grow leave!...

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Categories: childhood, faith, family, father,

Premium Member Suicide Mind
What makes the decision
To flick the switch
To end ones life
For the sake of it
 
Troubled, debts
Bullied at school
Fork in the road
To let death rule
 
Mums,...

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Categories: daughter, death, depression, father,

Premium Member Intangible
There was change, an odd pulse, a new cadence, and tone,
where my mother had been,  in the place I called home
Where two maples stretched...

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Categories: change, childhood, conflict, father,

Premium Member A Heart of Gold
Friends who are so far apart
find it difficult to help when the
sweetest, gentlest people are in need.

How we of open hearts wish we were near:
to...

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Categories: beauty, father, friendship,

Premium Member Dad's Workshop
A clutter of wood and dust and cobwebby corners,
And dappled sun shining through dirty windows;
On his work table a drawing; a project in progress,
And tin...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father daughter,

Premium Member I Forgive You
     You lost my life.
     Sharp as a knife...
     You lost a lot of things.
     Your memory in my heart
   ...

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Categories: abuse, father, father son,

Premium Member By Default
We drove through a fog, just my father and I
while the car we were in seemed to know the way home
    Still...

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Categories: father, childhood, dad, death, family,

Another Piece of God's Art


"Slipping into a coma, the emptiness of a dreamless sleep.
Nightmares filling your head, where nothing is what it seems.
You're underground, desperately tryna' find your way...

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Categories: baptism, dream, faith, father,

Premium Member My Parting Gifts

                 My Parting Gifts…

Goodbye my son, my only king.
You...

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Categories: father son, goodbye, hope,