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Here you'll find free, rhyming dad birthday poems. Use them in a greeting card or with his gift to make dad's day extra special.

This dad birthday poem is short enough to fit on any greeting card.

Standout Dad

Dear Dad, it’s your birthday,
And I want you to know
I appreciate you more
As the years come and go.

All your good qualities
Stand out and shine;
Fathers are priceless,
And I’m so glad you’re mine!

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday poems for father should make him feel special, cared for and loved. This one does that.

Top-Notch Father

Not many can have a father
Who’s half as great as you.
Others might try, but they fall shy
You’re a top-notch father, it’s true.

So that’s why on your birthday,
I want to make sure you know,
I admire you sincerely and love you dearly,
And those feelings continue to grow.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

This dad birthday poem is filled with admiration for dad, in a light way.

You Da Man!

Ever since my life began,
I realized that "You da man!"
I saw your wisdom, your courage too,
And I learned I could rely on you.

Your tolerant nature was really great;
Nevertheless, you'd not hesitate
To let me know when I'd been bad;
It must have been hard, but that's being a dad.

You're strong and smart and filled with love--
A gift to me from up above,
So here's a greeting from your biggest fan:
Happy Birthday, Dad, 'cause "You da man!"

By Karl Fuchs


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This dad birthday poem in free verse is sure to touch his heart. It’s a Happy Birthday Dad poem to remind Dad how much you appreciate him.

Good Man

Dad,
Every year, your birthday reminds me
how grateful I am that you are my father.
With all that’s going on in the world today,
I’m thankful I get to watch you,
to look up to you, being an example of a good man.
What a privilege it is to observe your strength,
your competence, and your kindness.
I am so blessed to be under your wing,
your protection, your care,
learning important life lessons from you.
If all fathers were like you,
the world would be a very different
and much better place.
Happy Birthday, Dad,
from your admiring son/daughter.

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday poems for fathers can extol their good qualities as this dad birthday poem does. It's a Happy Birthday Dad poem that lets Dad know how much he is valued.

We Celebrate Your Life

Of all the men in the whole wide world,
Whose praises are sung out loud,
There is no man whom I respect more,
Or of whom I am more proud.

Throughout the years, you’ve worked so hard
To provide us a happy life;
You’ve been there to help and give advice,
And you did it all without strife.

That is why on this day each year,
I pray all your wishes come true;
Today we celebrate your life,
So Dad, Happy Birthday to you.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Dad birthday poems can combine a serious message with a light punch line, like this father birthday poem does.

Real Father

Some fathers are just father figures;
A real father is still very rare;
That’s why I value so highly
The father/son/daughter bond that we share.

I’m blessed to have a real father,
Who displays his love with such ease,
And that’s why I say on your birthday,
I love you more than a mouse loves its cheese!

By Karl Fuchs

Dad birthday poems are almost always positive and uplifting. This father birthday poem describes an ideal dad.

Best Dad

Happy birthday to the best dad I know,
A father I love and respect,
A dad who fulfills all his duties
To teach, to guide, to protect.

If everyone had such a father,
A really good dad like mine,
The world would be so much better,
It would look like God’s own design.

By Joanna Fuchs


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This dad birthday poem describes a father who is loved and admired.

Special Rapport

Dear Dad, it's your birthday,
And I want you to know,
You're with me in spirit
Wherever I go.

You're an exceptional man,
So strong and so wise;
You're the perfect role model
For a dad, in my eyes.

So Dad, happy birthday;
May there be many more,
So we can enjoy
Our very special rapport.

By Joanna Fuchs

This dad birthday poem can be from either a man or a woman, by selecting one of the two options offered in parentheses.

To My Father, On His Birthday

Dad, I cherish your birthday,
because when you were born,
I got a role model
to show me how a man should be.
Especially on your birthday,
I compare (myself/other men) to you.
I (aspire to/look for) your strength
in making hard decisions
that can’t be avoided.
I appreciate your good character,
your respect for others,
your willingness
to lend a helping hand
even if it’s incovenient for you.
On your birthday,
I’m so very grateful for your love,
a fatherly love that gives me
purpose and direction
as well as peaceful inner security.
Dad, on your birthday, let me just say...
there are no words to express
how grateful I am that you were born
and that you are my dad.

By Joanna Fuchs


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I wrote this dad birthday poem for my dad's ninetieth birthday, but you can make it your own for any milestone birthday, such as fifty, sixty, sixty-five, and so on. Substitute the correct number of years for "ninety." Divide the number of years into nine sections. So if it's for a 60th birthday, each of the eight stanzas have "Seven cheers" = 56, plus "Four cheers" for the last stanza = sixty.

Milestone Birthday

I'm glad I got to keep you as my dad
For all these days and months and ninety years.
You've been a special father all that time,
And now it's time to give you ninety cheers!

Ten cheers for loving me no matter what;
Ten cheers to you for making me behave;
Ten cheers for always being proud of me;
Ten cheers for the encouragement you gave.

Ten cheers for all the fun things that we did;
Ten cheers for always coming home at night,
Ten cheers for teaching me so many things;
Ten cheers for making childhood a delight.

And now this birthday poem is almost through,
So ten cheers, Dad, just for being you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's a birthday poem that's a birthday prayer for your father. It could be used in a card or be read aloud.

A Birthday Prayer for Dad

Dad, I'm praying a birthday prayer for you,
Peace and happiness in all you do.
Lord, my father gave his all for me,
I pray You'll hear my extra special plea:
Keep him safe so he can still be near;
Lord, my father is so very dear.
Role model, an extraordinary man,
He's my dad and I'm his biggest fan.
Dad, I'm praying to the Lord for you
That He will give you all the good you're due.

By Joanna Fuchs

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See Our Other Pages of Birthday Poetry

We have FIVE pages of birthday poetry:
This Dad Birthday Poems page,
The Birthday Poems Main Page
and the following additional three pages:

Funny Birthday Poems
Mother Birthday Poems
Birthday Love Poems

There are also father poems that could be used for father birthday poems on the Father Poems page, and there is a father Valentine poem on the Family Valentine Poems page.

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