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Best Father Son Poems

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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 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 Forgive You
     You lost my life.
     Sharp as a knife...
     You lost a lot of things.
     Your memory in my heart
   ...

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Categories: abuse, father, father son,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member My Parting Gifts

                 My Parting Gifts…

Goodbye my son, my only king.
You...

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Categories: father son, goodbye, hope,
Form: Couplet



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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
Noah counting love
I woke this morning
yes this morning
and felt the warmth of love
‘pon mine forehead
and my face
and my ears 
and my nose

I woke this morning
yes this morning
and...

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Categories: father son, father, son,
Form: Free verse
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
Overcome Evil With Good
A loving husband, a great man of God,
Few people would dare to walk the path he trod;

Came to spread the Good news of the Bible,
Left...

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© Jo Daniel  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dark, evil, father son,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Man of the House
You left without saying goodbye
and now I'll never know what it was like,
to have you teach me, eye to eye.
You left without saying goodbye.
Now who...

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Categories: father son, blue, childhood, dad, father
Form: Triolet
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
IF I DIDNT HAVE YOU
If not You...

If I didn't have YOU I wouldn’t know
What true love really meant
You are the BEST surprise I have ever received 
Baby YOU are...

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© Diana Vee  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father son, i love
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Soul To Water
In nights, in stillness those small hours
The clock’s quick hands caress me more
Than I can remember yours
Once held me close so long before

I am no...

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Categories: betrayal, father, father son,
Form: Sonnet
Dear Son
Street Cries

Son remember this gentle kiss can hide filthyness of feature events

As I converse to his innocence

Our time spent precious in a world reckless hectic...

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Categories: conflict, father son, future,
Form: Epic
Premium Member My Childrens Children
Thank you Sweet Lord
For this wonderful day
The comfort I slept in
The bed where I lay
My faith in my waking
Was never in doubt
Your Love in abundance
I’m...

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Categories: father son, children, christian, evil, father
Form: Rhyme