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.
dad, courage, funny, hero, uplifting,
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
The Old Covered Bridge
dad, age, father, growing up, son, time,
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
dad, insect, perspective, psychological,
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
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.
Tree Top Dancers
dad, death of a friend, mystery, nostalgia, perspective,
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
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
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD
dad, father daughter, 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
Form: Light Verse
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
dad, appreciation, emotions, health, mental illness, parents, peace,
Form: Free verse
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
A mothers grief
dad, death, emotions, 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
It Will Never Be Enough
dad, abuse, how i feel, men, political, power,
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
Howard Street - 1948
dad, life, social,
Form: Free verse
Where are we?
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?
Well yes, but what are they doing?
And they all have...Read More
not the crickets
Form: I do not know?
at an early age
at that time
though he was
an officer in the
army he took me
on my ninth
i dont know
why the base
so we went
and he...Read More
THE MALARIAL SPOROZOITE
dad, care, death, extended metaphor, insect,
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
dad, faith, mom,
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
dad, appreciation, child, daughter, life, nostalgia, time, tribute,
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
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
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.
For Each a Second Chance
dad, child, family,
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
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
dad, death, tribute,
Time has passed slowly
one year seems like forever...
Dad, I do miss you....Read More
dad, death, health,
Form: Free verse
In our heads
Everyday we visit
The one that
Kept us up
The car crash
The young dad
Bike vs curb
One early dawn
The new baby
Floppy like slinky
The breast...Read More
Jesus Christ, Who's The Daddy
dad, allegory, truth,
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
dad, angst, blue, christian, father son, health, heart,
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
dad, death, sad,
Form: I do not know?
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
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