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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,
Form: Free verse

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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shepherd Who Forgot His Flock
It's raining again, grey neon skies,
washing away suppressed surfaces,
to reveal unhealed wounds,
to scars the eyes cannot see

sometimes they bleed.

Some say words heal,
but I resist to...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, emotions, father son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Homecoming
It was in late October in the year nineteen seventy three
That the war in South Vietnam was finally over for me
I boarded the seven o...

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Categories: america, father, home, mother,
Form: Narrative
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

More Worse When I Cry
(note:  picture is essential to the poem)

Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease...

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Categories: abuse, childhood, emotions, father,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member If Ever I Don't Know
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and 
can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words"

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, daughter, father daughter,
Form: Rhyme
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,
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
Premium Member His Golden Essence
The oyster shell 


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Categories: appreciation, beauty, father, inspiration,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Visits from Heaven

                 Was it really you dad? Not merely just...

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Categories: dream, father daughter, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Diamonds
On earthen shores are treasures


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Categories: death, faith, family, father,
Form: Rhyme
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

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Categories: father, absence, care, child, dad,
Form: Ballad
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,
Form: Free verse
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

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Categories: father, mother, wife, ,
Form: Light Verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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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Categories: father daughter,
Form: Free verse
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 a...

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Categories: angst, caregiving, death, father,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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
Premium Member Don'T Burn After Reading
To my daughter who never listens.

Life is not as simple as a cliché.
It's not lullabies and butterflies.
Not all sounds are soothing,
not all flowers are faithful.

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, father daughter, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It Took All My Courage To Write and Post This Poem
I wish I’d had the courage to ask you
why you treated me so differently to my sibling

You gave her private education at Norland  -

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Categories: confusion, father,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Lay Me Down
(For Dad ... I love you and miss you, and time doesn't help)


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Categories: death, father son, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Fathers Immortality
Upon waking up this day, a single tear
Father your eternal immortality 
Still proves wise and gracious
I haven’t been misled by popular opinion
Which should be taken...

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© I Am Anaya  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father, father daughter, feelings,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme