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Father Poems | Examples of Father Poetry

Father Poems - Examples of all types of father poetry to share and read. This list of father poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. People say that fathers are the key to a prosperous family and that we cannot minimize the importance of a father. These poets have written poetry about the paternal bond between a father and son, father and daughter relationships, about a dad who passed away in death, the love children have for their father, and more. These relationships can have far-reaching social ramifications. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of father poetry.
Premium Member The Best Day of Sheilas Life
Sheila’s daddy was a sailor He came home on leave for a week or two each year Her mother had passed when she was a baby She lived with her aunt’s family Sheila was thrilled whenever Daddy came home Usually...Read More
Categories: daughter, father,
Form: Narrative



What Men Do
I never felt as though my gender offered an advantage or that my race offered a place ahead of any other, I felt as though I must compete with anyone who challenged and that it...Read More
Categories: family, father, for her,
Form: Rhyme
THE LAST TIME
THE LAST TIME Ever since I reached 80 years time has moved too fast but in slow motion I oftentimes feel embarrassed at what I am and what I could have been But old men dream of what could...Read More
Categories: age, father son, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member He Reminded Her of Her Dad
They started out as acquaintances at work There was a tiny inkling that she had She was a waitress, he was the soda jerk He kind of reminded her of her Dad. There was a tiny inkling that she...Read More
Categories: father,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Daddys Way
Daddy was left in Osceola, Iowa Locked into Alzheimer’s unit Thirty-six miles from home He had been a Fuller Brush salesman He knew his way home He found his way back on a Sunday Took out his favorite boat Honored the lake...Read More
Categories: father,
Form: Free verse



Coffee for Dad
I feel sorry, and quite disappointed in myself -- even mad In retrospect, that I neglected to make coffee for my Dad He drank coffee every day, so I could've made it with love I hope he will...Read More
Categories: father daughter, grief, how
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member tumble
tumble, little tumbleweed come play ‘round my feet I’ll dote my cares upon you midst tenderness, replete tumble, little tumbleweed until you've found a place devote time to appreciate the treasures you embrace tumble, little tumbleweed dance your wonders, wild tho’ I call you tumbleweed you’re...Read More
Categories: analogy, childhood, father, leaving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Father's Cry
I cry out to my God that He draw near to her again the way they once embraced, for surely none would question all my tears, nor see a father's anguish as misplaced. This torment that lies deep within...Read More
Categories: cry, daughter, faith, father,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Eye in the Clouds
In the quiet and comfort of my yard outback ...Read More
Categories: father daughter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Still Here
*Image of The Old Shed by Pixabay. Still Here He was the tourist trade foremost embellisher, his Aloha shirts receptive then, and ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, dad, father son,
Form: Free verse
My Father, My Friend
I wrote this poem for my dad, who had asked me to write him one. Since then, things have changed and we are no longer in each other's lives. But at the time, these words...Read More
Categories: absence, angel, faith, father,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member fearing father
There in the corner of the living room on a loveseat meant for two now only resides one there he sits, by a warm fireplace its occupant a man a man have I known only as a...Read More
Categories: father, allegory, allusion, analogy, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Seeds of Yearning
With World War II finally over, the soldier returned home to Tennessee. To his previous life and his young, loving wife But what once was two now was three. Something had changed in his absence. Someone had taken...Read More
Categories: emotions, family, father son,
Form: Rhyme
Dead beat
I used to blame myself For your absence in my life I thought maybe you didn’t love me Maybe I was right Your in my life always leaving without a care But i should expect that from a deadbeat A...Read More
Categories: absence, dark, depression, father
Form: Free verse
Dead beat
I used to blame myself For your absence in my life I thought maybe you didn’t love me Maybe I was right Your in my life always leaving without a care But i should expect that from a deadbeat A...Read More
Categories: absence, dark, depression, father
Form: Free verse

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