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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
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: father daughter, 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 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 daughter, absence, care, child, dad,

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,

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 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 daughter, childhood, dad, death, family,

A Game Of Thorns - Collaboration with Maurice Yvonne

i heard a...what do they say...a spine chilling scream
...is 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: father daughter, addiction, bereavement, body, boyfriend,

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: father daughter, dad, daughter, dedication, father

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
Please...

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Categories: dad, daughter, father daughter,

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,

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,

Premium Member SUGAR DADDY - TWO LENSES
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,

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,

Premium Member MISTAKEN THAT YOU LOVED ME
'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,

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
sweet...

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Categories: father daughter,

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,

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,

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,

Unbroken Reconciliation
18-12-1922.                    22-12-2018
A date of birth. ...

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Categories: december, father daughter, how

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,

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,

Premium Member ALWAYS A PRINCESS
In my father's eyes, I'll always be his princess,
No matter how old I've grown, he still sees
His little girl, dancing across the invisible stage
Before him.
A...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father daughter, beautiful, celebration, devotion, emotions,

We Lost More Than a Dad
We lost more than just a Dad that day
We lost half of how we came to be
We lost we four girls first love
We lost our...

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Categories: father daughter, absence, angst, best friend,

See You
You were so tired
You couldn’t wait to go lay down
Mom was standing in the kitchen
I was outside locking things up
As you went through the back...

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Categories: father daughter, angst, cry, dad, death,

Premium Member Night Angel
They needed help
Walking alone in the dark.
The man.
The child.
A broken down car.
The child frightened,
But not understanding
The terror
That would soon
Come her way.
Her parents petrified
That their baby...

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Categories: father daughter, angel, child, courage, dad,