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Dad Poems | Examples of Dad Poetry

Dad Poems - Examples of all types of dad poetry to share and read. This list of dad poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. There are fathers, and then there are dads. A dad is unique, funny, and irreplaceable. He is your friend, mentor, and a person to whom you look up. Real dads impart wisdom that no one can take from you. These poems are expressions about these amazing and monumental figures. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of dad poetry. This list of works about dad is an excellent resource for examples of how to write dad poems.
Forgiving God
I really should forgive God At some point I really should probably move on Let my soul heal It was not his fault I talked to my father today Like talked talked I have to...Read the rest...
Categories: care, dad, depression, god,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member A Father's Decree
In realms beyond, where shadows dance with glee, Draw near, sweet child, and heed my decree. Though my earthly form resides, in silent repose, My essence endures, as life’s eternal cycle flows. Fear not the cold, silent stone’s embrace, For...Read the rest...
Categories: beautiful, bereavement, dad, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Captain Of Your Own Ship
A wise poet said: “You are captain of your own ship!” My employer said: “Not here, Buddy!” My wife said, “Yes dear, after you take out the garbage and mow the grass…” My son said, “please come to my baseball practice,...Read the rest...
Categories: dad, giggle, humorous, husband,
Form: Free verse
THE KING IS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN For the rest of my life, you will never be forgotten Every day I will think of you again and again My love for you will always be And that will always...Read the rest...
Categories: cry, dad, father son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dad Limericks - See Notes
Dad went to work on an egg each day Til one day the egg cracked on the way Pants covered in yolk It was not a joke That his colleagues egged him on, all day. Dad had an egg...Read the rest...
Categories: dad, humorous,
Form: Limerick

TO MY GROWN CHILDREN For my four children I've been working Almost every day There was never enough time to play with you There were baseball games, dance recitals That you wanted me to come to But with all the time...Read the rest...
Categories: appreciation, blessing, child, dad,
Form: Rhyme
Days After
Silence spoken for by the rain— A missing space for the missing gold of sun, As the wind breaks on song, his china fall— There my eyes soak up the tears now that he's gone. A missing space for...Read the rest...
Categories: child, dad, death, emotions,
Form: Pantoum
I wish I had--
I wish I had been kind to Dad Mostly I tried... but left him mad I wanted him to be less sad I would prefer to make him glad Buy him new shirts perhaps in plaid However he likes to be clad Make him proud of my college...Read the rest...
Categories: dad, father daughter, i
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Delightful Encounter
Walking downstairs; I see particles of light, Shimmering in my dark brown long hair. The light of stars is so bright that it Envelopes all the darkness into light. Sauntering there; I am made aware, By the crispy clear...Read the rest...
Categories: childhood, dad, daughter, death,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Golden Days of Memory
Golden memories will never wilt ...Read the rest...
Categories: dad, daughter, missing you,
Form: Rhyme
My Beloved Antichrist
Raised off tales of a biblical nature, I had always been warned, About a particular creature, The devil bound to human flesh, To bring us destruction, To bring us death, He will speak the truth, In a way that lies, The false prophet...Read the rest...
Categories: abuse, bible, dad, daughter,
Form: Free verse
Elegy to a promised land
In the quiet twilight, we gather here today, To honor my dad, remember him, and pray. From the promised land, he flew with no regret, To the fifties U.S., a different mindset. In...Read the rest...
Categories: america, culture, dad, father,
Form: Elegy
Sunset - Death Of My Father Minichu
By the sunset, you were ploughed In a new tableau of color for every sun's new goodbye— Life's bright glow on my skin fades now. On my face, faith has known better days— Smoothed stones— a walk through the...Read the rest...
Categories: childhood, cry, dad, death,
Form: Rhyme
A Father's Journey in Education: Retirement Reflections
In halls of learning, wisdom's crown, Stood a dad with love profound. His days of guiding minds are done, But memories bright, they'll still be spun. With patience vast and knowledge deep, He stirred young hearts from sleep. In every lesson,...Read the rest...
Categories: dad, dedication, devotion, education,
Form: Free verse
ONLY JUST A DAD Dad comes home with a sore back It feels like every bone in his body has been attacked Bringing home a little bit of money To buy food for the children's tummies His heart is always...Read the rest...
Categories: age, dad, family, father,
Form: Rhyme

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