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
AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER
father, introspection, words,
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...
More Worse When I Cry
abuse, childhood, emotions, father,
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...
Between the words of my father
farewell, father son,
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?
Now that you...
Submerged in Shallow Streams
angst, death, father son,
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...
blue, dad, depression, father
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...
Isle of Bast
father daughter, love, me,
Memories of the North Sea
sift in like sand kernels
on a fast, frigid tide:
events that transpired outside
the confines of rhyme,
as they were...
A Tribute to Daddy
dad, daughter, father,
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...
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...
LONGING FOR FATHER'S LOVE
father, absence, care, child, dad,
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
Things That Seemed Poetic
father, angst, childhood, death, depression,
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...
In The Chill Of An Open Door
angst, caregiving, death, father,
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...
father, mother, wife, ,
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
A FATHER'S LEGACY
father daughter, love,
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...
death, father, inspirational, loss,
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...
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...
father, abuse, addiction, anger, angst,
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...
High Bred Reality
childhood, faith, family, father,
back field in motion
Chose, chose, live grow leave!...
daughter, death, depression, father,
What makes the decision
To flick the switch
To end ones life
For the sake of it
Bullied at school
Fork in the road
To let death rule
change, childhood, conflict, father,
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...
A Heart of Gold
beauty, father, friendship,
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:
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,
I Forgive You
abuse, father, father son,
You lost my life.
Sharp as a knife...
You lost a lot of things.
Your memory in my heart
father, childhood, dad, death, family,
We drove through a fog, just my father and I
while the car we were in seemed to know the way home
Another Piece of God's Art
baptism, dream, faith, father,
"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...
My Parting Gifts
father son, goodbye, hope,
My Parting Gifts…
Goodbye my son, my only king.