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Best Father Son Poems

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


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 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 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: father son, 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 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 I Forgive You
You lost my life.
     Sharp as a knife...
     You lost a lot of things.
     Your memory in my heart
     Still sings...

Today...

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Categories: abuse, father, father son,
Form: Lyric
My Parting Gifts
My Parting Gifts…

Goodbye, my son, my only king.
You are my love, your name I sing. 
My wish was more to be with you,
to be with...

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Categories: father son, goodbye, hope,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Dear Little Wee One - Nursery Rhyme
oh come, my dear little wee one
      what a long, full day you've had
      ...

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Categories: father son, child, children, father daughter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member This Fathers Son
You kept your faith with cannons flaming
when cowards left, their souls ablaze.
You kept your trust--thy will proclaiming--
from none but death to sing your praise.
Your word...

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Categories: appreciation, father son, inspirational
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Too Brief, the Flame
There lies my heart,
          Quite ragged, torn -
        ...

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Categories: father son, appreciation, bereavement, death, eulogy,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Between Your Words
Between Your Words

Dad
I tried my best 
to live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
smaller than small
Like a comma that didn't fit
a...

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Categories: father son, abuse, angst, character, child
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Out of the Park
It wasn't because he brought her flowers....
 It wasn't because he wined and dined her....
   She loved him because he spent hours on...

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Categories: father son, father, son,
Form: Free verse
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: father son, creation, dad, father daughter,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Nothing Left
Chorus:

If lonely is a prison...
Lord knows I've done my time
From my lying destination,
To the truth I've left behind

There's another losing diamond,
In every card I'm dealt
I'll...

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Categories: father son, conflict, depression, emotions, father
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Beautiful Sadness
“Thin, I think, that fabric between realities. Maybe minds aren't lost. Maybe they just slip through and find a different place to wander.”  -...

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Categories: father son, age, analogy, family, father
Form: Rhyme
Chasing the Man In the Moon
Chasing the man in the moon


When I was a child

all I wanted was a little warmth,

some love and maybe a smile

Not asking for too much...

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Categories: absence, childhood, father son,
Form: Free verse
A Pair of Boots
There was a day, a specific day,
When a pair of boots stopped walkin.
Leaving no average prints on the way,
That an average man could walk in.

Each...

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Categories: father son, character, courage, death, father
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Man Called Leo
I tread between green mounds of decay
surrounded by rows of engraved stone.
Lost in thought, I lose track of the day
for I’ve seldom felt quite so...

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Categories: anxiety, emotions, father son,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Little Boy
A Little Boy is
	Jelly on his face
	Dirt under his nails
	A patch on his knee
	String trailing from 
	One pocket and
	A frog in the other

A little boy...

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© Mel Gill  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father son, 10th grade, children, emotions,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Window Pain
Three states
in five hours.
Maybe we’ll stop somewhere nice
like a KOA campground.
A kid can hope. It’s hot and it would be great to go for a...

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Categories: father son, addiction, anger, anxiety, child
Form: Haibun
Premium Member 3D Glasses

I see you
Now stuck in two dimensions 
They sit you up
They lie you down
Semi vertical
Fully horizontal

Yet, I have the coloured lenses 
Of memory
They don't know...

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© Sam Scott  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father son, life,
Form: Free verse
A Soldier Cries
He's used to war, he fights real hard,
He's a soldier, he's battle scarred.
The enemy is weak, there is nothing to fear,
His compassion is gone, he...

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Categories: father son, beach, bereavement, child, death,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Brother For Sale
Brother for sale.
I'll deliver him too.
I can send in the mail,
Wrapped in yellow or blue.

He's water potty-trained now,
But that can change in a day.
He'll be...

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Categories: father, father son, funny,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Valor's Silhouette
Friendship - we have chased that apparition, endlessly,

          But it's elusive spirit - always beyond our...

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Categories: father son, analogy, character, courage, devotion,
Form: Free verse
A Wise Father
A Father's advice to his son on his wedding day
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A Wise Father

My wise old father said to me
Be kind and gentle to your wife
And happy...

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Categories: father son, father, son, weddingfather, happy,
Form: Pantoum