How can a daughter show her love to her father on Father's Day? Let me count the ways. There's spending time with dad, buying him a special gift, cooking him his favorite meal, and my all-time favorite: Giving him a homemade card customized with a beautifully written Father's Day poem. Although our dads may not like to admit it, those handwritten cards with a lovely poem from their daughters are the thing that brings a tear to their eye on Father's Day.
For my dad, I always try to plan some time to spend with him. Usually, I find that this is what we both enjoy best: Watching some of our favorite father-daughter movies while eating something that I cooked up. But first I know that my dad likes to get a little something special on Father's Day, and I am always more than happy to oblige. This year, I decided that what I really wanted to do is make him a card, instead of going the usual route of just buying something at my local pharmacy along with whatever was on display in their "For Dad" aisle. Since my father has always enjoyed poetry, my card also has to include a special poem (from a professional, not just from me) about what it means to have him as my dad.
From "His Stillness" by Sharon Olds to "What Makes a Dad" by an unknown author, here are eight beautiful Father's Day poems that are made especially for daughters to present to their dads. Happy Father's Day!