In case you didn't already know, Father's Day is quickly approaching. If you're someone who struggles with finding the right thing to say to the dad in your life, you might want to consider reading through some Father's Day poems to help you find a bit of inspiration. I'll be the first to admit that I'm far from creative when it comes to expressing my appreciation for all the wonderful ways my partner contributes to our family. I'm definitely guilty of rambling on a card to express how I feel. But just reflecting on what being a father means to different people can definitely put things in a fresh perspective.
There's been a lot of focus lately on the inaccurate depictions of motherhood in the media, but the same can be said for how fathers are portrayed as well. And even so, not every family is the same. The fact of the matter is that families come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and forms. Sometimes a single parent does the job of two or a child has many loving parental figures in their life. No matter what your family looks like, take a minute to celebrate dad with these inspiring Father's Day poems.
1"In Her Eyes" by Michelle W. Emerson
There's something to be said about the unique relationship between a father and daughter. For a young girl, her dad shows her how a man should treat a woman. This poem by Michelle W. Emerson captures this bond.
2"Father" by Edgar Albert Guest
There used to be a show called Father Knows Best, and some might still agree with that title. But this lighthearted piece by Edgar Albert Guest about dads pokes a bit of fun at that concept.
3"Descriptions Of Heaven And Hell" by Mark Jarman
This Mark Jarman poem hits you right in the feels and perfectly sums up how a father can give you such security.
4"Hero Dad" by Joanna Fuchs
A dad can play many different roles in a child's life, and this Joanna Fuchs poem highlights his inner superhero.
6"Father's Day Without You Is Like Music" by Nicholas Gordon
For anyone whose father is far away, absent, or has passed on, this Nicholas Gordon poem truly strikes a chord.
7"Labor Of Love" by Julie Atwood
A father is more than just someone who has a child. A father is someone who sacrifices selflessly just to see their child happy. This Julie Atwood piece says just that.
8"Happy Father's Day To My Dear Dad" by James T. Schriver
Just as fathers and daughters share a unique bond, so do fathers and sons. This poem by James T. Schriver demonstrates how young boys look to their father as an example for becoming a man.
9"Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden
So often, it's not until you're an adult yourself that you realize how hard your parents worked to provide for you as a child. This poem by Robert Hayden is a reminder that thanks should be given for all the unnoticed good deeds fathers do.
10"Twenty Bucks" by Denise Rodgers
Short, sweet, and funny, the words in this Denise Rodgers piece might sound pretty familiar.
11"Walk With Me Daddy" by Helen Bush
Written from the perspective of a child, this poem by Helen Bush pulls on the heartstrings in the most beautiful way.