20 Heartfelt Fathers Day Poems (Tearjerkers)

Fathers Day Poems

Fathers Day poems can be hard,

Finding the right words to fill your card.

How do you show him that you’re oh so glad,

The one you admire, you get to call Dad?

To make sure you don’t spark any fathers day rifts,

You need heartfelt Fathers Day poems and the right gifts,

So we’ve compiled a fine Father’s Day gifts collection,

Along with these Fathers Day poems to express your humour and affection.

Ready? Find Your Favourite Fathers Day Poems…

By Karen K. Boyer

He never looks for praises.

He’s never one to boast

He just goes on quietly working

For those he loves the most



What is a Dad?

A dad is someone who

Wants to catch you before you fall

But instead picks you up,

Brushes you off,

And lets you try again.

A dad is someone who

Wants to keep you from making mistakes

But instead lets you find your own way,

Even though his hearts breaks in silence

When you get hurt.

A dad is someone who

Holds you when you cry,

Scolds you when you break the rules,

Shines with pride when you succeed, and

Has faith in you even when you fail.



I know you like me best

Daddy I know your secret

That you’ve tried to keep suppressed

I promise I won’t tell anyone

But I know you like me best!



Our Fathers, by David A. Olds

Our fathers toil with hands and heart

To make our lives complete.

They quietly brave the winter cold,

Endure the summer heat.

Our fathers’ lives are busy, but

There’s always time for us.

They boldly face the ups and downs

And seldom ever fuss.

Our fathers are the greatest dads.

We know you know this, too.

But thank you for the chance to share

Our love for them with you.



What Makes A Dad?

God took the strength of a mountain,

The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of the summer sun,

The clam of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,

The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages,

The power of the eagle’s flight,

The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity,

The depth of family need,

Then God combined these qualities,

When there was nothing more to add,

He knew his masterpiece was complete,

And so, He called it… Dad



Dads Say the Darndest Things, by Edgar Albert Guest

You better quit crying or I’ll give you something to cry about!

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

If your best friend jumps off a bridge, are you going to do it too?

Because I said so, that’s why!

Thanks, Dad, for saying so.


Fathers Day

A Few Reasons You’re The Greatest Dad Showing Me the Ropes,

Making Stuff Work,

Corny Dad Jokes!

Letting Me Take Risks,

Keeping Me Safe,

Letting Me Win,

Letting Me Be Myself,

And believing in Me,

Happy Fathers Day!


Dad, You’re a man of Few Words

With just one look

My Dad said all I needed to hear

With just one look

My Dad instilled a reverential fear

With just one look

My Dad let us kids know just who was the boss

With just one look

His pride and love would always come across



Father is…

A Father Is . . .

A father is a source of strength,

A teacher and a guide,

The one his family looks up to

With loving trust and pride…

A father is a helper

With a willing hand to lend,

A partner, an adviser,

And the finest kind of friend.



Be Kind To Thy Father

Be kind to thy father,

for when thou wert young,

Who loved thee so fondly as he?

He caught the first accents that

fell from thy tongue,

And joined in thy innocent glee.



Pull up your pants.

Comb your hair.

Brush your teeth.

Don’t you stare.

Mind your manners.

Do your homework.

Don’t stay up too long.

Take out the trash.

Rake the leaves.

Cut the grass.

Don’t play too rough.

Being a Dad sure is tough.



My father knows the proper way

The nation should be run;

He tells us children every day

Just what should now be done.

He knows the way to fix the trusts,

He has a simple plan;

But if the furnace needs repairs,

We have to hire a man.



From The Fashionista, Adriana Velez

You grow old, you grow old

Why do you, like, still wear your pants rolled?

I’m embarrassed to be seen with you, but I still love you, Daddy!


Grandfathers are fathers who are grand,

Restoring the sense that our most precious things

Are those that do not change much over time.

No love of childhood is more sublime,

Demanding little, giving on demand,

Far more inclined than most to grant the wings

Allowing us to reach enchanted lands.

Though grandfathers must serve as second fathers,

Helping out with young and restless hearts,

Each has all the patience wisdom brings,

Remembering our passions more than others,

Soothing us with old and well-honed arts.



Brand New Dad

It’s time for happy Father’s Day

And you’re a brand new dad.

You have to get adjusted

As it’s not a passing fad.

It’s time for dirty diapers,

Messy meals and noisy nights.

But also gurgling giggling fun

And smiley, happy sights.

So, welcome now, to fatherhood.

It’s yours, the good and bad.

And I am downright certain

You are one fantastic dad!



To My Father

It matters not that Time has shed

His thawless snow upon your head,

For he maintains, with wondrous art,

Perpetual summer in your heart.

William Hamilton Hayne



Fathers Need Not Fathers Be

Fathers need not fathers be.

All one needs to do is choose

To love for life, and that embrace,

Held long and hard, bestows the grace

Each craves. For all in time must lose,

Restored alone by memory.

So now it is with you and me.



Sometimes you get discouraged

Because I am so small

And always leave my fingerprints

On furniture and walls.

But every day I’m growing –

I’ll be grown some day

And all those tiny handprints

Will surely fade away.

So here’s a little handprint

Just so you can recall

Exactly how my fingers looked

When I was very small.



To thank you for

Always being there

All these years, when I

Was heading nowhere

I better leave

My feelings unspoken

I’ll silently give you

This poem, a heartfelt token

I’m speechless, not because

I’ve nothing to say

But because I know, what you

Sacrificed, day after day

Happy Fathers Day



My Dad

If I could write a story,

It would be the greatest ever told.

I’d write about my daddy,

For he had a heart of gold.

My dad, he was no hero

Known around this world.

He was everything to me,

For I was his baby girl.

I’d write about the lessons.

He taught me right from wrong.

He instilled in me the values

That one day I’d be strong.

He taught me to face my fears,

Take each day as it comes,

For there are things that we can’t change.

He would say what’s done is done.

He would say hold your head up high,

Carry yourself with pride.

Thanks to him, I am somebody,

I will never run and hide.

If I could write a story,

It would be the greatest ever told.

I’d write about my daddy,

For he had a heart of gold.


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