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Dad Poems

Dad Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about dad. 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, famous, and modern examples of dad poetry. This list of works about dad is an excellent resource for examples of how to write dad poems.

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Row Houses
Newfoundlanders can row, you should see some of'em go,
when they puts a punt on a pond. 
But I don't like this mess, all this Race foolishness,
I'd never seen so much goings on.

If you wants to see someone rowing, 
you needs...Read More
Categories: dad, courage, funny, hero, uplifting,
Form: Ballad



The Old Covered Bridge
When I was ten I got a bike one Christmas
I learned to ride that morning, 
	though the snow was several inches on the ground
Though the gravel road was hard to ride,
	it was straight and full of silence;
And me and my...Read More
Categories: dad, age, father, growing up, son, time,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Perception

To an kitten a shoe's a lethal weapon
   To a toddler, Dad is giant, awesome
To some folks spiders are plain fearsome
   ~ Others think they're little bugs to step on...Read More
Categories: dad, insect, perspective, psychological,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Dad was a Furrier Man
My dad was a furrier man, a hunter, a skinner.
He sometimes was traveling, not home for dinner.
He went to New York
Ate steak with a fork
When he came home with the money, a winner.

...Read More
Categories: dad,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Tree Top Dancers
Tree Top Dancers
and Circus Clowns

The neighbors moved away. 
They said nothing to anyone, 
they just left. 
New people took the home. 
There was a big truck. 
It was full of boxes, 
and a TV. 

It was jam-packed with animals...
and cages...Read More
Categories: dad, death of a friend, mystery, nostalgia, perspective,
Form: Narrative



eccentricity
I inherited my eccentricity from my father
amongst all the other things 
but sometimes I wish I hadn't 
so I do not feel it in my bones when my sorrow sings

Sometimes I wish I did not pen down
All this sadness in...Read More
Categories: dad, mum,
Form: ABC
Premium Member DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD
As they watched a field of flowers gently swaying in the breeze
sitting mesmerized and awed
A young girl looked at her dad and signed.
“Daddy, do you believe in God?”

Her father paused a moment
stroked the hairs upon her head
then looked into her...Read More
Categories: dad, father daughter, god,
Form: Verse
Hey Daddy
Hey daddy, there's no need to search for you, as I hold you in my bones
 and in every sinew..
 You left this world in my flannels on that cold winter day. I wish I'd been there 
 in that...Read More
Categories: appreciation, dad,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Purple Princess
My eighteen yeared daughter
living and dreaming with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,
As she grows up and out
hopes to become

"An old princess
with long purple hair
living in a GroupHome."

I'm not sure if this indicates
I did a shockingly good
or alarmingly bad
job as a thirteen-year dad
with...Read More
Categories: dad, appreciation, emotions, health, mental illness, parents, peace,
Form: Free verse
A mothers grief
The tears that I have cried today, 
Are less than the day before.
Fewer than the previous week,
And I'll  be shedding more.

My tears, they come 
From grief, You see. 
For I am very sad,
I've lost my oldest son, and now...Read More
Categories: dad, death, emotions, grief,
Form: Rhyme
It Will Never Be Enough
They claim that you were ‘outdated,’
old-fashioned and ‘not with the times,’
because you hesitated to
give up traditions of your kind.
They claimed new was always better,
that you weren’t on history’s side.
You noticed their way rarely worked,
“Reactionary!” they all cried.
Your life already had...Read More
Categories: dad, abuse, how i feel, men, political, power,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Howard Street - 1948
Dad?
	Ummmm
Where are we?
	San Francisco
I KNOW we're in the City
I mean, WHERE are we?
	Oh ........ on Howard Street
Is this Uncle Howard's street?
	No, it's just a name
What are all those people doing?
	Walking
Well yes, but what are they doing?
	Just walking
And they all have...Read More
Categories: dad, life, social,
Form: Free verse
not the crickets
i was
edumecated
at an early age

at that time
my father
had what

were thought
but probably
not read

banned 
books
and

though he was
an officer in the
army he took me

on my ninth
birthday and
i dont know

why the base
was even
playing it

but those
were the
days in

the sixties
so we went
to watch 

the Yellow
Submarine
and he...Read More
Categories: dad, muse,
Form: I do not know?
THE MALARIAL SPOROZOITE
My mom and dad met in the gut of an insect!  	
As a kid, I was packed in a sac not so perfect;	
When I am mature,	
I make myself sure	
To infect a human when the insect does inject	
...Read More
Categories: dad, care, death, extended metaphor, insect,
Form: Limerick
Thanks Dad
Tragedy can strike, at any given time.
I pray that you will be ready, and in the right frame of mind.
No matter how big or how small your clan, there only needs to be one.
Who can be strong enough for the...Read More
Categories: dad, faith, mom,
Form: Rhyme
Rewind
Rewind
By Julia Shaw

At seventy-two my life has been so very fine,
That I'd like to push a button and just rewind.
I'd go back to my wedding day so exciting
And marry again the man I found so inviting.
He's been all things to...Read More
Categories: dad, appreciation, child, daughter, life, nostalgia, time, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Natural High
I want to laugh out loud 
And to find my happiness in the crowd
There are jokes to find
And I want to finally unwind

Where’s my DVD of the Life of Brian
Finding the Meaning of Life will be binding
Then Abbott and Costello...Read More
Categories: dad, fun,
Form: Ballad
Little John Duba
Little John Duba.
Loved to play the tuba.
His dad told him, my son be wise, get some exercise.
He now swims and does scuba.
...Read More
Categories: dad, boy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member For Each a Second Chance
For Both, a Second Chance


“So tell me…what’s adopting like? Seems a little risky - picking out your children from the local lost and found! 
Suppose the kid’s a ‘loser.’ Do they let you bring ‘em back? Can you - if...Read More
Categories: dad, child, family,
Form: Rhyme
Near Death Experience
I visited a special place, without awakening from the night.
Those who had been lost, were now brought into the light.
The darkness I had known, was now forever gone.
Everyone was happy and smiling, I truly felt like I belonged.

I saw many...Read More
Categories: dad, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Unending Bond
Time has passed slowly
one year seems like forever...
Dad, I do miss you....Read More
Categories: dad, death, tribute,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Untitled
In our heads
Are graveyards
Many

Everyday we visit
Every night
We weep

We remember
The one that
Kept us up 
Pushing fluids

The other
The car crash
His entrails 
Hanging out

The young dad 
Bike vs curb
One early dawn
Liver minced

The pancreatic
With cancer
All yellow
All dead

The new baby
Floppy like slinky
No sound
No hope

The breast...Read More
Categories: dad, death, health,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jesus Christ, Who's The Daddy
JESUS CHRIST, WHO’S THE DADDY

If I had to throw an arrow; I would say businessman Joseph of Arimathea was the dad
His relationship to Jesus was a little bit too close to home; I think we have all been had

Indiana Shaw...Read More
Categories: dad, allegory, truth,
Form: Couplet
My Son
Sitting here by your baby bed,
Many thoughts going through my head,
Praying God protect you from harm,
Yearning to hold you in my arms.

Go to sleep, my dear infant one,
Long way to go, life just begun,
Beyond today lies many feats,
May God direct...Read More
Categories: dad, angst, blue, christian, father son, health, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Schrodinger's Larkin
They eff you up, your Mum and Dad,
At least that's what we're told,
All your Dad's genes are hand-me-downs,
Your anger, spawn of old,
It's not your fault you can't fly straight,
it's not your fault you fail.
I'll blame it on my Ma and...Read More
Categories: dad, death, sad,
Form: I do not know?

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