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Free father poems and dad poems. Use this original father poetry and verse for Happy Fathers Day card poems. Send a loving message to Dad.

I'm Happy You're My Dad

I feel safe when you are with me;
You show me fun things to do;
You make my life much better;
The best father I know is you.

I'm happy you're my Dad
And so I want to say
I love you, Dad, and wish you
A Happy Father's Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

older dad and grown son

The following Father's Day poem is dad poetry for a card or e-card or with a gift.

Life Lessons

You may have thought I didn't see,
Or that I hadn't heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.

Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we'd grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It's written on my heart.

Without you, Dad, I wouldn't be
The person I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.

I've grown up with your values,
And I'm very glad I did;
So here's to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Father poetry can be a tribute to dad. Here's a free father poem that sends a message to Dad to let him know he's a hero to you. This father verse would be perfect for a greeting card message or with a gift. It's a rhyming poem.

Hero Dad

You are my hero, Dad
You're my secure foundation.
When I think of you, I'm filled with love
And fond appreciation.

You make me feel protected;
I'm sheltered by your care.
You're always my true friend; and Dad,
When I need you, you're always there.

You have a place of honor
Deep within my heart.
You've been my superhero, Dad,
Right from the very start.

By Joanna Fuchs

This poem for a father acknowledges the big influence Dad has on his children's personalities.

Without You, Dad

Without you, Dad,
I couldn’t be me.
My sense self
Would cease to be.

You’ve been part of me
Right from the start.
You are my life,
My soul, my heart.

Happy Father’s Day
From your biggest fan!

By Joanna Fuchs

Father poems can be loving greeting card messages. This dad verse, in a rhyming poem, lets Dad know he's important. Use it as an inspirational Father's Day poem or whenever you want to send a loving father message. Along with your father gift, an I Love You Dad poem is always welcome.

Star Dad

I love you, Dad, and want you to know,
I feel your love wherever I go.
Whenever I've problems, you're there to assist,
The ways you have helped me would make quite a list.

Your wisdom and knowledge have shown me the way,
And I'm thankful for you as I live day by day.
I don't tell you enough how important you are,
In my universe you're a bright shining star.

By Karl Fuchs

There is a wide variety poetry for father, and father poems convey different messages to father. Here's a short Fathers Day poem that's a general, all-purpose Happy Father's Day poem. This rhyming poem could go on a Father's Day gift or be sent "just because."

Terrific Father

You're a dad, and you're doing great;
At fatherly duties you star;
You deserve to celebrate
The terrific father you are.

You're doing a wonderful job,
And so we'd like to convey
Our respect and admiration;
Happy Father's Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Father poems can talk about Dad's good qualities. This free poem to a father defines the "perfect dad." It also works as a Father's Day poem for a greeting card message. Use this rhyming poem in a card or with a gift.

The Perfect Father

I love you because you're my father,
But you're really so much more;
You're a guide and a companion;
You and I have great rapport.

You pay attention to me;
You listen to what I say.
You pass on words of wisdom,
Helping me along the way.

Whenever I'm in trouble,
You always have a plan.
You are the perfect father,
And I'm your biggest fan!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs


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This Father's Day poem, in free verse, tells Dad what makes him special. It's a poem about father that conveys a special father message.

I Want to Be Just Like You

In a time when fathers are totally absent,
gone most of the time,
or physically present but mentally distracted,
you are there for me—
looking at me, listening to me
understanding me, talking with me.
You make time for me
even when it's inconvenient for you.
You make me feel important to you.

I learn from you when you teach me,
when I watch you do things,
and when I observe you
just being you—a terrific father.

Every affectionate smile you give me,
every pat on the back, every hug
shows me you love me,
that you're proud of me.

These are things I'll remember
to do for my own kids.
You're a great role model, Dad.
I want to be just like you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Greeting card sayings are sent with affection. Here's a light, affectionate Father's Day poem, a rhyming poem, that's a warm poem for father.

Glad You're My Dad

I'm so glad that you're my dad;
You're one in a million, Pop!
When it comes to first-class fathers,
You're the absolute cream of the crop.

You love me no matter what,
Whether I'm a goodie or baddie;
I really love you, Pa;
You're a fine and fantabulous daddy!

By Joanna Fuchs

Father poems, often used as verses for cards, highlight Dad's good qualities. This Father's Day poem describes a strong, capable dad, "the strength of our home." These words for father will make dad feel appreciated.

The King

Dad, I'm admiring you today;
You're the strength of our home—the king.
The guy to seek for advice and help,
Who can do most anything.

I look up to you, and respect you, Dad,
More than I can say.
I love you, Dad, and I hope you have
A Happy Father's Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Father poems can be specific or general. This short Father's Day poem is a father verse suitable for lots of dads. It's a general father poem with wide application.

Perfect Dad Blend

I am glad you're my father;
You're really the best;
As a dad, you're a fine one;
I'm so very blessed.

You're smart, and you're strong,
Just a perfect dad blend;
You're my father, my counselor
And a really good friend.

By Joanna Fuchs

Most father poems are used for Father's Day verses for cards. There is huge demand for Father's Day poems for young children to give to their dads. So here's a father poem for those of you who are asking for Father's Day poem for a kid, child Father's Day poem, Father's Day poem from a child, Father's Day poem from a kid, a daddy Father's Day poem or a preschool Father's Day poem.

father and kids on walk


My Daddy Is The Greatest

My daddy is the greatest;
The best dad there ever was.
He always brings me lots of joy;
He's my very own Santa Claus.

My daddy can do anything;
He's smart as smart can be.
I love to walk and hold his hand
To show he belongs to me.

I love my daddy!

By Karl Fuchs





Father poems are most often used as Fathers Day poems. This free verse poem for dad compares him to the sun, shining as a guiding light.

My Father, My Guiding Light

Dad, you're like the sun to me,
a sure thing, always there,
beaming light and warmth on my life.
Whatever is good in me today,
I owe to your wisdom, your patience,
your strength, your love.
You taught me by example,
as a role model,
how to be my own person,
how to believe in myself,
instructing me without controlling me.
Even when we disagreed,
you held us together,
so our bond was never broken.
I understand what you did for me,
and I am so grateful that I have you
as my solid foundation, my rock.
I respect you, I admire you, I love you,
my guiding light, my father.

By Joanna Fuchs

This father poem is a message to a father that will touch his heart as a Fathers Day poem. It's a rhyming poem.

Important Dad

Dad, when I fell and skinned my knee,
You chased away my tears;
If things were hard in school for me,
You helped me through my fears.

When I was old enough to drive a car,
You patiently taught me how;
Your loving care was my guiding star;
You cared then, and you still care now.

So on Father's Day I'll say a prayer,
To thank the Lord that you were there.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Father poems contain a variety of messages, but this father poem in free verse was written for a pre-teen or teen to give to his or her father. It has in mind all the fathers who have jobs--fathers who leave each workday morning and return, dependably, each night. These words for father convey a special father message.

A Real Father

It's not so common anymore
to have a dad who's really there,
who is the provider for his family,
who comes home every night,
whose predictability
creates a sense of stability and security
in his household.
Your routine may not seem valuable to you,
but it's worth a lot to me.
I'm thankful that I can depend on you
to always be you--
a real father,
responsible, trustworthy,
and a great role model.
I've learned a lot of good things
from watching you.
Thanks, Dad.

By Joanna Fuchs

Father poems send important messages in father poetry, often used as verses for cards. Here's a free dad poem that tells how much influence fathers can have. You could use this father poem as a Father's Day poem. This message to father is a gift in itself.

If Everyone Had a Father Like You

If everyone had a father
Who was more like you,
There'd be more laughing, joy and singing;
Fewer people would be blue.

There'd be much more understanding;
Crime and hate could not prevail.
We'd all be so contented,
We wouldn't need a jail.

If everyone had a father
Who was more like you,
The whole world would be blessed,
Just as I am blessed with you.

By Karl Fuchs

Kids often hope to be like their parents or to have certain good qualities their parents have. This poem lionizes dad, and expresses the wish to be like him.

Super Dad

I studied and watched you when I was a kid.
I knew you were special in all that you did.
You handled the problems that came, day by day;
Your brilliance came out in what you would say.

It defied understanding, I thought, every night,
Till one day I saw, and was amazed by the sight.
I finally knew what I was missing before:
You were hanging your cape on a hidden door.

You’re the very best man I ever knew;
I hope to be a super person like you.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

This father message is in the form of father poetry. It tells how Dad influenced you to become the person you are today.

Peerless Dad

I am your child; you are my dad;
I really appreciate the times we've had.
I feel a bit sad for others I see,
Who don't have a wonderful father, like me.

For me you are perfect; you're wise and you're strong;
You loved me and taught me what's right and what's wrong.
For those reasons I love you, and to you I confide,
I want to be a parent who fills you with pride.

Happy Father's Day, Dad, just one day of the year,
But I'm happy to tell you, you haven't a peer.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

This Father's Day poem starts at the beginning and recounts what Dad did right as a parent.

Father's Day Thank You

Dad,
The adventure of life
that made mother your wife
proved how wise you can be.

Your decision was great;
you chose a great mate,
and started our family tree.

When I came along,
life was easy, a song;
I was happy, and you were the key.

So on Father's Day,
I just want to say,
thank you for fathering me!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Father Daughter Poems

Father poetry comes in a variety of forms, most often used as verses for cards. Father poems can be from specific family members to Dad. Here's a father poem from daughter to father. It's perfect for a Father's Day poem. When she gives him his father gift with this poem attached, she will touch his heart.

Always There For Your Daughter

Every day the whole year through,
I feel grateful you are my father.
Some fathers don't have time for their kids,
But for you I'm never a bother.

You always make the effort to listen and share;
You're there whenever you're needed.
Because I know how much you care,
My problems are all defeated.

Dad, you are truly admired and adored,
And I hope you always know,
Your daughter's affection for you is strong,
And my love continues to grow.

Happy Fathers Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

daddys girl

Father poems can review life together. This Father's Day poem in a greeting card message is another father and daughter poem. This father poem from daughter to dad expresses a lot. Attach it to a father gift or put it in a card. Father poetry can strengthen the parent-child bonds.


Everything Dad

A little girl needs her daddy
To love her with manly charm,
To soothe her when she's hurt,
And keep her safe from harm.

A girl needs her dad
To show her a man who's good,
To help her make right choices,
As only a father could.

A woman needs her father
Just to be aware,
He'll always be there for her
To sustain her and to care.

You've been all these things, Dad.
I hope that you can see
How much I treasure you;
You mean everything to me.

By Joanna Fuchs

Father And Son Poems

Father poems from specific family members include father son poems. Here is a poem from son to father. It could be a Father's Day poem. This is perfect for a message to dad or greeting card saying. It's a rhyming poem.

First-Class Father

Dad, I'm blessed to be your son
I knew it from the start.
You're a first-class father;
You're loving, kind, and smart.

You show me how to be a man
You help me, guide me, along the way.
You're strong, and yet you're gentle, too.
I hope I'm just like you, someday!

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's a father and son poem written from son to father. This dad verse could be a Father's Day poem used as a greeting card saying. Put these dad words with a father gift or write them in a card. This is dad poetry sure to please.

It's My Father

Do you know who I want to be like?
It's not Roosevelt, Reagan or Ike.
It's my father.

Who taught me to drive and skate?
Who taught me to care and not hate?
It's my father.

The man I'll respect till I die,
Who taught me always to try,
It's my father.

He was never too busy for me;
He's my ideal man, totally.
My father!

Thanks for being a wonderful father, Dad!

By Karl Fuchs


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Father poems like this father and son poem let Dad know how much you care. This father poem, a rhyming poem, could be used as a Father's Day poem or dad verse to go along with a father gift or as a greeting card saying.

I'd Pick You

Dad, if all the fathers
Had lined up one by one,
And God told me to pick,
I'd still choose to be your son.

I'm proud to have a father
Who listens and understands,
Who teaches me and sets fair rules
Without unfair demands.

Dad you are my hero,
My role model in all you do.
So Dad, if I could pick again,
You know I'd still pick you!

By Joanna Fuchs

First Father's Day Poem

brawny dad kissing son

Father poems include poems for new dads, usually sent as verses for cards. This first Father's Day poem tries to capture the wonder of it all in a greeting card rhyme.

First Father's Day Poem

So this is your first Father's Day,
Your first one as a dad;
Get ready for surprises now,
The wildest you've ever had.

Just when you think you've got it down,
There's a new and different stage;
This little person changes a lot
With each fascinating age.

Being a dad takes all you've got;
Your heart and mind you'll invest;
It's the hardest job you'll ever have,
And the one you'll love the best.

By Joanna Fuchs

Husband Father's Day Poem

Father poems don't always have to be from sons and daughters. A poem for dad on Father's Day could be from a wife, for example. Here's a husband Father's Day poem, a Father's Day poem from a wife, a loving Fathers Day verse that could be used as a greeting card saying. She could print this greeting card message out, frame it, and give it as a Father's Day gift.

The Best Man I Ever Knew

When we married, I saw you as perfect,
The ideal husband and more;
I thought I knew all about you,
All the things to love and adore.

But when you became a father,
I saw new qualities to treasure.
You enrich all our lives in fresh ways;
As a dad, you bring so much pleasure.

Our child/children is/are forever blessed
To have a father like you,
And I love you more than ever,
You're the best man I ever knew.

By Joanna Fuchs

Father's Day Song

As I've said elsewhere, the melodies for most familiar Protestant hymns are in the public domain, so I looked again to a Protestant hymnal for the melody for a song about father. This Father's Day song has the essential ingredients for a good father message—love, respect, admiration—that should be included in a song for dad. You can use it for a fathers day card poem, too, since it's a Father's Day poem and song. The melody, written in 1792 by Oliver Holden, is from the familiar hymn, “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name.” Note that there are two melodies with the same lyric, so be sure to look for the one written by Oliver Holden. As always, check for copyrights on recent additions to the original music, and if they exist, just don't use the additions; use the original melody. As is, this melody is not easy enough for little kids, so feel free to change a few notes to make it easier.

Essential Father

My dad is my role model for
Most everything I do.
I look to him to see what's right
He always gets me through.
(Repeat last two lines)

I hope my father knows how much
I love him and I care.
He is my hero and my rock,
My dad is always there.
(Repeat last two lines)

My father is essential to
My life and happiness.
My feelings are so strong for him,
My heart cannot express.
(Repeat last two lines)

There's so much more about my dad
That I would like to say,
But now I'll end by saying to you Dad,
Happy Father's Day.
(Repeat last two lines)

By Joanna Fuchs

Grandfather and Grandpa
Father's Day Poems

grandpa with grandchild

Father poems include Father's Day poems for grandfather. This grandfather Father's Day poem in free verse details the special things that he gives you in a special greeting card message, note or saying for Father's Day.

My Special Joy

A grandfather is a special blessing
enriching the life of a grandchild
with unique and incomparable joys.
Grandpa, you are my special joy.
I get a warm, safe, contented feeling
when I think of you.
With you, I feel no pressure to be
what someone else wants me to be;
you love me enough to let me be me.
You're never in a hurry;
you always take time to listen and to help.
You are always there for me when I need you;
You're never too busy for talks, for walks.
I can count on your wisdom,
your life experience,
your understanding heart
to help me comprehend and get through
challenges you've already faced.
You are part parent, part teacher,
part best friend.
Your strength and your easy, calm confidence
is your legacy to me,
and I love you dearly.

Happy Father's Day, Grandpa!

By Joanna Fuchs

Father poems also include Father's Day poems for grandpa from young children. Here's a grandpa Father's Day poem with a special Fathers Day message, probably to be used as a greeting card saying, note or message.

Grandpa, You're the One

Grandpa you're the very best;
You're a lot of fun.
When I need someone to care,
Grandpa you're the one.

You're always in a real good mood.
I'm happy when you're with me;
I love you, and I always will,
You're the best grandpa that could be!

Happy Father's Day, Grandpa!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poem For A Stepfather or Stepdad

Many people are searching for father poems that are step dad poems. This poem for a stepfather expresses his importance to you in an admiring Father's Day message for a greeting card saying. It's a rhyming poem.

A Poem for My Stepfather

Although you are my stepdad,
You're really so much more;
We get along so well;
We have really great rapport.

You always listen to me;
I know you really care;
When I really need you
I know that you'll be there.

I'm learning really good things,
Just by watching you;
Thanks for being my stepdad
And for being a good friend, too.

By Joanna Fuchs

Father In Law Poem

Father poems include father-in-law poems. This poem for a father in law lets him know you appreciate him. It's perfect as a greeting card message or saying.

A Poem for My Father In Law

When I married I got a new dad,
A special father in law;
That made me very happy,
And a little bit in awe.

You're a man who cares,
With an understanding heart.
You're also filled with wisdom;
No wonder my spouse is smart!

Thanks for being so cordial;
Thanks for welcoming me;
It feels really good to be part
Of your special family.

By Joanna Fuchs

Christian Father's Day Poem

Poetry for dad can be based on his belief in God. Here's a father poem for the thousands of people who are typing Christian Father's Day poem Christian poem about father or religious Father's Day poem, spiritual Father's Day poem into the search box.

My Father Is A Christian

My father is a Christian;
He leads our household well;
With instruction from the Bible,
Right behavior he'll compel.

Yet he steers us with compassion;
His gentle love is true;
He conforms to our Lord Jesus,
So we know just what to do.

He teaches us with purpose,
Guides us in all Godly ways,
So we will take the right path,
And serve our Lord with praise.

I'm glad you're a Christian, Dad;
You help me see things clearly.
I'll always look up to you,
And love you very dearly.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Father's Day Prayer

Free verse father poems have a variety of applications. Many thousands of people are typing Father's Day Prayer into their search engines, so I wrote this free verse father poem as a father prayer to be used at Father's Day events.

Father's Day Prayer

Lord, please bless our fathers,
these men who mean so much to us,
who are greatly responsible
for who we are and who we are becoming.
Bless them for having the courage
to do what's necessary to keep us out of trouble,
for making us do the right thing,
for helping us build our character,
even when it makes us angry;
and bless them for pushing us to do our best,
even when they just want to love us.
Bless our fathers for being our protectors,
for leading us through stormy times to safety,
for making us believe that everything will be all right
and for making it so.
Bless our fathers for quietly making a living
to provide for those they love most,
for giving us food, clothing, shelter
and other necessary and not so necessary material things,
for unselfishly investing time and money in us
that they could have spent on themselves.
Bless our fathers, Lord,
for saving some energy for fun,
for leading us on adventures
to explore the outer reaches of ourselves,
for making us laugh,
for being our playmates and our friends.
Bless them for being our secure foundation, our rock,
for holding on tight to us...until it's time to let us go.
Lord, bless these men we look up to,
our role models, our heroes,
our fathers.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

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