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Best Father Daughter Poems

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


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 daughter, mom,
Form: Free verse

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 daughter, absence, care, child, dad, desire, father,
Form: Ballad
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
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: father daughter, absence, angst, cry, dad, death, depression,
Form: Elegy
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 By Default
We drove through a fog, just my father and I
while the car we were in seemed to know the way home

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Categories: father daughter, childhood, dad, death, family, father, father
Form: Narrative
A Game Of Thorns - Collaboration with Maurice Yvonne

i heard a...what do they say...a spine chilling scream that the saying?

a spine chilling scream
followed by

'he's dead, my G_d he's dead'

the phrase echoed 
inside the...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: addiction, bereavement, body, boyfriend, father daughter,
Form: Narrative
Unbroken Reconciliation
18-12-1922.                    22-12-2018
A date of birth. ...

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Categories: december, father daughter, how i feel,
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 daughter, memory,
Form: Free verse
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, love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Free Spirit
She is a free spirit rebellious and wild
She’s changing so quickly – no longer a child.
Determined, impulsive, she gets into fights
She wants independence and quotes...

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Categories: father daughter,
Form: Rhyme
Childhood Days

I’d heap spoonfuls of sugar in my tea
I wouldn’t drink it without it you see
That sweet syrupy drink
Wasn’t poured down the sink
Every single drop...

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Categories: father daughter, health, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Loving The Child In Me
There is a child that looks like me.
Years from now still won't be free.
You'll want to rock her in your arms.
Keep her safe from all...

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© Deb Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father daughter, pain, child, me,
Form: Rhyme
'My' biggest mistake was being born a girl 
I was never going to meet your expectations for you wanted a
Son and you got me ...mum...

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Categories: childhood, discrimination, father daughter, growing up,
Form: Acrostic
Make A Wish
In abandoned fields
the silhouette of a dad
blowing fluffy seeds
from the last dandelion's head
towards packed toys in the shed

Beyond mountain yields
Her hands untied from the bed

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Categories: father daughter,
Form: Quintain (English)
You don't even look back
You don’t even look back, as I stand here in the rain,
I can see your shoulders shake as you walk towards the train, 
In-my-mind I...

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Categories: anxiety, change, emotions, farewell, father daughter,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member April Fawn
Longing in lowly light of longer days
by which a summer wilts paternal dreams
and browns the loitered heaves of yellow spring:

the budding void that stamps an...

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Categories: depression, father daughter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Princess
When I grow up, will I still be princess?

Of course, says glowing daddy. 
A roll of the queen’s eyes.

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Categories: 12th grade, family, father daughter, humor,
Form: Haiku
All Gods Creations
We walked on the beach, just Daddy and me,
And looked for shells in the sand.
We found a starfish holding tight to a rock
Then we walked...

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© Dean Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: creation, dad, father daughter, father son,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Language of Silence
We don't talk about it, I was mutely told,
Schooled in your nonverbal narcissism, I Attest
I became a linguist in the language of silence;

The tightened line...

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Categories: father daughter, hurt, language, silence,
Form: Free verse
The Shrew's Rant
I’m your eldest daughter, but I ‘m not for sale
Stop lying about my temperament and telling other tales
Father, this tradition is archaic and no longer...

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Categories: father daughter, marriage, relationship, romance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thankful
for my daughter, Lily Belle

Having crawled through a crack in my third-story window,
I drift, this night, to a familiar place
in search of age in a...

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Categories: father daughter, forgiveness,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member HAUNTED
I will never ever forget
that haunted look 
in her huge blue eyes

She was only four years old ...
an innocent child
who witnessed her beloved daddy 

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Categories: death, father daughter, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
I'm my Daddy Made Over
Dedicated to my Dad Jerry W. Niday 3/20/1952 - 6/18/2013

I am who I am because of him
He’s the reason for my son’s name
He gave me...

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Categories: father daughter, absence, angst, cancer, change, child, courage,
Form: Marsiya
You are a princess in my heart,
and I care for you so much.
I love the fondness in your eyes,
 and your tender little touch.

I looked...

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© Mike Quinn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: child, dad, daughter, father daughter, my
Form: Chant Royal