40 Best Father's Day Poems for Your Dad

Last Updated: May 8, 2023

These Happy Father's Day poems are perfect for writing in a card for your Dad. We've collected a great selection of the very best Dad poems that will let him know how great you think he is!

Our Happy Father's Day poems celebrates all kinds of dads. Dads are our superheroes and our role models. They worked so hard over the years, providing and caring for our families. Dads are so very important, and Father's Day is an excellent moment to let our dads know how much they mean to us. If you're stumped for words, use one of our poems in a card or message to show your appreciation for your dad.

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Short & Sweet Father's Day Poems

Some of these short Father's Day poems have a touch of humor and may elicit a giggle at the same time as letting your dad know how much you care.

Grateful To Have You As My Dad
I hope you know I'm grateful,
And my heart is truly glad,
That today and every single day,
I have you as my Dad.
~ Holly Giffers

My friend
You'll always be my first true love,
And always be my friend,
Happy Father's Day my dear Papa,
I'll love you 'til the end.
~ Corey Mitcherson

You've Raised A Child With Flair
Congratulations Dad,
You've raised a child with flair!
You gave me looks and brains and modesty
All beyond compare!
~ Ronan Fensby

My Superhero
Dad you know that I like Batman,
And Superman's cool too,
But I don't really need them,
As long as I have you!
~ Meagan Tuffley

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!
~ Brann Rafferty

Fathers Day Poems

Here are some classic Father's Day poems to help you show gratitude to your dad for all he's done for you. These heartfelt verses will surely warm his heart and make him feel appreciated on this special day.

Happy Father's Day
Dad, you mean the world to me,
I hope that's something you can see,
Through every up and every down,
You've been there to help me rebound.
I thank you for your constant love,
And guidance from up above,
For all the times you held my hand,
I'm grateful for you, my amazing dad.
~ Kip Alderidge

An Ode To Dads
Dads are the rock that holds us strong,
A compass to guide us all along,
The foundation of our lives they create,
A stronghold of love that's never late.

With strength and support, they stand by our side,
A beacon of hope that never hides,
Dads are the world we live in each day,
And their love is what lights the way.
~ Melodia Ortez

Thank You Dad
Dad, you're the best, there's no doubt,
Your love and support, I cannot live without,
For everything you've done, I'm grateful and blessed,
You're the best dad ever, above all the rest.
~ Reuben Suco

Are you looking for Father's Day poems for preschoolers? Here are some great poems to write inside a card from your little one. Simply have them print their hand on the front in paint to make a Father's Day gift that your husband will treasure.

My Wonderful Daddy
My wonderful daddy is always there,
To show us love and give us care,
We're blessed to have him in our life,
My daddy's the best, and that's no lie!
~ Sherrie Hobbes

To My Superhero Daddy
My superhero daddy is so strong,
He helps me when things go wrong,
Mommy and I are so lucky to have him,
I love my daddy more than anything!
~ Brann Rafferty

I Love You Daddy
My amazing daddy is so kind,
He's always there with an open mind,
He gives the best hugs and kisses too,
I'm so lucky to have a daddy like you.
~ Louie Clyborne

To the Best Dad in the World!
My superhero daddy's always there,
To show me love and give me care,
He makes me laugh and helps me grow,
My daddy's the best, that's all I know.
~ Julian Brydie

Here are some short and inspirational Father's Day poems which celebrate the amazing role that fathers play in our lives. Writing one of these poems in a card or message is a lovely way to praise and thank your dad for all he has done for you.

Thanks For Always Being There
Thanks for always being there, through thick and thin,
Your love and support have always been within,
You're my rock, my anchor, my guiding light,
Dad, I'm grateful for you, day and night.
~ Melodia Ortez

No Other Dad Like You
You're one-of-a-kind, that's plain to see,
Always there for me, no matter where I may be,
I appreciate your love and support, it's true,
Dad, I'm grateful for all that you do.
~ Louie Clyborne

You Gave us the World
You gave us the world, with your love and care,
Your strength and wisdom, always there,
You showed us how to stand tall and be brave,
And be kind and compassionate in every way.

Through thick and thin, you were always our guide,
Your love and support, we cannot hide,
Dad, we're grateful for all that you do,
We love you so much, Happy Father's Day to you!
~ Julian Brydie

Lucky to Call You Dad
So lucky to call you dad, that's for sure,
You're the best dad, that we can't ignore,
With love and care, you've shown us the way,
Dad, we're grateful for you each and every day.
On this special day, we want you to know,
We love you more than words can ever show.
~ Taloula Moretti

Happy Father's Day Poems from Daughter

These sweet Happy Father's Day poems from daughters show the special connection between a daughter and her daddy.

Daddy's Little Princess
I'm Daddy's princess, that's plain to see,
My hero and protector, he'll always be,
With a love that's pure and true,
Dad, I'm grateful for all that you do.
On this special day, I want to say,
I love you more and more each day.
~ Meagan Tuffley

My Daddy, My Hero
You are my hero, my shining star,
Guiding me through life, no matter how far,
With your love and wisdom, you light the way,
Dad, I'm grateful for you, each and every day.
You inspire me to be strong and true,
Dad, I love you, Happy Father's Day to you!
~ Lucy Himenes

A Father and Daughter
Dad is her hero, her guiding light,
Teaching her to be strong and brave, no matter the fight,
He shows her the way, to strive for her goals,
And helps her navigate life's twists and turns, no matter the tolls.

With his love and care, he gives her the strength,
To face any challenge, no matter the length,
For all the times he's been there, day by day,
A daughter's love for her dad, will never fade away.
~ Olivia Loukides

Happy Father's Day Poems from Son

These selected Happy Father's Day poems from a son to his dad show how sons see their dads as superheroes. Every little boy wants to grow up to be just like his daddy! These are perfect for writing in a card from your preschooler or young child.

My Daddy
My loving dad is always there,
To show me love and give me care,
With hugs and kisses, he makes my day,
I love my daddy more than words can say.
~ Louie Clyborne

My Awesome Dad
My awesome dad is the coolest guy,
He makes me laugh and teaches me to try,
I love spending time with him each day,
My dad's the best, that's all I can say.
~ Brann Rafferty

One Day I'll Be Big
One day I'll be big like you, Dad,
Strong and brave, and rarely sad,
I'll always look up to you with pride,
Dad, you're my hero and my guide.
~ Kip Alderidge

The Best Dad in the World
The best dad in the world, that's what you are,
Strong and brave, you're my shining star,
You make me laugh and smile each day,
So clever and smart, you show me the way.
You can fix anything and everything too,
Dad, I'm grateful for all that you do.
~ Reuben Suco

"New Dad" Father's Day Poems

A dad's first Father's Day is very special. Why not write one of our funny and moving new dad poems in a card to celebrate the occasion and make him feel appreciated?

Happy First Father's Day
On this special day, we celebrate you,
A new dad, with a heart so true,
A father's love, so pure and strong,
You've shown us all, where we belong.

You've embraced fatherhood with open arms,
With love and care, you'll protect them from harm,
Your heart is full, your soul is bright,
As you embark on this journey with all your might.

You'll teach them to walk and teach them to talk,
And always be there when they need a hand to hold,
You'll laugh with them and cry with them too,
And love them unconditionally, no matter what they do.

So on this Father's Day, we want you to know,
Your love and dedication will continue to grow,
You're an amazing dad, with a heart of gold,
And we're all grateful to have you, in our world to hold.
~ Raleigh Windson

Happy First Father's Day!
On your first Father's Day, we want to say,
Congratulations and hip-hip-hooray,
Your little one is lucky to have you,
A dad who's kind, loving, and true.
Cherish this special time, it won't last forever,
And know that you're loved, now and forever.
~ Brann Rafferty

Welcome to Fatherhood!
Welcome to fatherhood, it's a brand new game,
With plenty of surprises and a steep learning curve to tame,
From dirty diapers to sleepless nights,
You'll face it all with a brave face and lots of might.
Your life has now changed, in oh so many ways,
No more late-night parties or sleep-ins on lazy days,
But don't fret, dear new dad, for you'll soon find,
The joys of fatherhood are the best kind.

From the first time they grab your finger with their tiny hand,
To when they learn to walk and explore the land,
You'll watch in wonder and pride, as they grow each day,
And realize that being a dad, is really the only way.
So on this first Father's Day, we want to say,
Enjoy the journey, in every possible way,
And remember that being a dad is one heck of a ride,
But it's totally worth it, with a little one by your side.
~ Jordyn Sandleford

Dad Poems

Dads are just the best, aren't they!? They work so hard, they put up with so much, they make us smile, and they make everything ok. Father's Day is such a great occasion to make the Dads in our life feel noticed. Here are some awesome Dad poems to suit any dad.

First of all, why not check out some of our funny Father's Day poems that make light of Dads and their kids.

Your Favorite
I know I'm your favorite, dad, that's clear,
You love me more than pizza and beer,
I may be a little biased, it's true,
But you're the best dad, that I ever knew.
~ Brann Rafferty

Thanks for Putting up With Me
Thanks for putting up with me, dad, you're a champ,
Even when I act like a grumpy little scamp,
You never give up on me, and for that I'm grateful,
Dad, you're my rock, my superhero, my faithful.
~ Julian Brydie

The Luckiest Dad
You're the luckiest dad, that's what they say,
With me as your child, each and every day,
I may be a handful, a little wild and crazy,
But you love me just the same, even when I'm lazy,
So here's to you, dad, on this special day,
The luckiest dad in every possible way!
~ Corey Mitcherson

Dads are Funny
Dads are funny, that's for sure,
They snore like bears, and drink beer galore,
They make us laugh with silly jokes,
And always leave the toilet seat up, that's no hoax.
They may be stubborn, and hard to please,
But we love them anyway, with all their quirks and sneeze,
For even with their flaws, they're the best,
Dads, we love you more than all the rest!
~ Louie Clyborne

These longer, sentimental Father's Day poems talk all about the important role that Dads play in the world, and the relationship between children and their fathers, and more. These are perfect when you're looking for a Dad poem that is more moving or heartfelt.

Fathers Mean the World
Fathers are the ones who work so hard,
Building bridges and fixing up the yard,
Driving trucks and feeding their families,
Their hard work is the backbone of society.

They have toiled in the sun and rain,
Working hard to help ease the family's pain,
Their dedication and hard work, never in vain,
For their love and care, there is no refrain.

They have built homes and schools and more,
Their contributions we cannot ignore,
From fixing everything that's broken,
To teaching us lessons that remain unspoken.

Fathers are the unsung heroes of our time,
Their sacrifices and hard work are a true sign,
Of their unwavering dedication and love,
That lifts us up and makes us soar above.

We need fathers in this world today more than ever,
To guide us through life's twists and turns, we must endeavor,
To honor their hard work and sacrifice,
And cherish their love and care, forever in our lives.
~ Dev Sommerville

My Dad is My Rock
My dad has always been my rock,
Supporting me as I chased my dreams around the clock,
Encouraging me to go on the craziest adventures,
And taking me seriously, no matter the venture.
He gave me advice and encouragement,
Even when I was feeling lost and disheartened,
His words of wisdom, always on point,
Helped me navigate life's twists and turns with every joint.

With his unwavering support, I gained strength,
To pursue my passions, no matter the length,
For all the times he's been there, day by day,
My dad's love and support, I'll always repay.
So on this Father's Day, I want to say,
Thank you, Dad, for all the support along the way,
Your love and care have helped me soar,
And for that, I'll cherish you forevermore.
~ Winnie Smith-Garland

Dads Show Us the Way
Dads are the guiding lights that lead the way,
Raising kids to be strong, brave, and never stray,
Teaching us to try hard, and put ourselves to the test,
To see the funny side of things, and do our best.

Dads inspire us to be optimistic and kind,
To find our mission in life, and always keep in mind,
That success comes to those who never give up,
Who work hard and never hold a grudge.

With patience and love, dads show us the way,
To live in the here and now, and seize each day,
To face life's challenges with grace and ease,
And to never ever give up on our dreams.

Dads teach us values that shape our lives,
To be kind to others, and treat them with respect and thrive,
Their love and guidance, we'll cherish forevermore,
For dads play a crucial role in the world, that we can't ignore.
~ Harrison Beslow

A World With No Dads
In a world with no dads, things would be a big mess,
The plumbing would break, leaving us quite stressed.
Planes wouldn't fly, buildings would fall,
The grass would grow tall, and weeds would cover all.

Rain would come through the roof, and the cars would break,
The power would go out, leaving us in the dark with no escape.
Robbers would roam free, with no one to stop their crime,
And we'd have to face the monsters, with no dad to make it fine.

Who would fix a flat tire, or check for noises at night?
Who would scare the monsters, and make everything all right?
Who would make our days sunny, and chase our fears away?
Without dads, our world would be dull and gray.

But hey, there might be some benefits, to this world without dads,
No more awkward hugs, or cheesy jokes that make us mad.
No more lectures on how to clean, or take out the trash,
No more uncomfortable talks, or dad's corny gags.

We might even get to wear our PJs all day,
Without dad's nagging, or relentless displays.
But let's face it, we need our dads, for all their quirks and charms,
For without them, we'd be lost, and life would be full of harms.

So let's appreciate our dads, and honor them each day,
For all their love and care, that never fades away.
~ Harrison Beslow

My Dad, My Teacher
From the very start, my dad's been there,
Teaching me to ride my bike without a care.
When my toys broke, he fixed them with a grin,
And when I needed help, he always pitched in.

Through every scrape and tear, he wiped away my fears,
Making everything okay, and drying up my tears.
He's been my rock, my guide, my hero, all in one,
And I'm grateful for everything he's done.

He's taught me to be kind, and to spread my wings,
And he's always been there to help with anything.
With his patience and love, he's helped me through it all,
And I'm grateful for his support, big and small.

I'm lucky to have such an awesome dad,
And I'm grateful for all the fun we've had.
He's the best friend I could ever wish for,
And I'll always love him more and more.
~ Reese Carlington

We've Come So Far
We've come so far on this journey together,
From the day when you showed me how to ride my bike,
From helping me with homework, to watching me graduate with pride,
To seeing me off to college, and supporting me on this ride.

Through all the challenges and ups and downs,
You were always there for me, and never let me down.
You taught me to do my best, and to always strive for more,
And for that, I'm grateful, now and forevermore.

Though we may have had our disagreements and bumps along the way,
I'm thankful for every moment, and for you being there every day.
So here's to you, my dad, on this special day we celebrate,
For everything you've done, and for being the best dad, mate.
~ Nikolas Sheekey

Dads Are Awesome
Dads are awesome, there's no doubt,
They're always there, whenever we're feeling down and out.
They fight fires, and chase away the monsters under our bed,
And when we're feeling scared, they hold us close instead.
They make everything okay, with just a few words and a smile,
And keep us in the present moment, to savor each little while.
They chase away our worries, and show us not to hold a grudge,
And teach us to be brave, even when the going gets tough.

Through thick and thin, they're our steady rock,
Guiding us through life's ups and downs, despite every block.
They inspire us to reach for the stars, and to never give up hope,
And remind us that anything is possible, and not to mope.
Dads are awesome, in every way,
And we're grateful for them, each and every day.
For they're more than just our dads, they're our guiding light,
And we'll love and cherish them, always, with all our might.
~ Heath Quintieri

To Fathers
Fathers, oh fathers, how great you are,
You make our days brighter, and our troubles seem far.
You work hard for us, day in and day out,
Making sure we have everything we need, without a doubt.

You teach us to be brave, to stand tall and to be strong,
And to always do what's right, even when it feels wrong.
You inspire us to chase our dreams, and to never give up hope,
And to always have faith, and the strength to cope.

You show us what it means to be kind, to be generous and true,
And to always be there, no matter what we're going through.
You are our rock, our shelter from the storm,
And we're grateful for you, more than words can ever form.

So here's to you, dear fathers, on this special day we celebrate,
For all the love you give us, and the memories we create.
We cherish you always, with all our hearts,
For you are the ones who make our world, bright and smart.
~ Olivia Loukides

Through the Ages
Fathers and their families, throughout the ages,
Have stood by each other, through life's many stages.
From hunters and gatherers, to farmers and bakers,
Fathers have always been there, through every endeavor and acre.
Through war and peace, through times of feast and famine,
Fathers have been our rock, our shelter and our captain.
They have taught us to be brave, to stand tall and be strong,
And to never give up hope, no matter what may go wrong.
From generation to generation, their legacy lives on,
A bond unbreakable, from dusk until dawn.
Fathers and their families, a story that will never grow old,
For their love and devotion, is worth more than gold.
~ Nathaniel Kottmeyer

Where Would I Be Without You
My dad, my hero, always by my side,
From the moment I was born, he has been my guide.
He cared for me as a baby, taught me to crawl and walk,
And as I grew older, he taught me to talk.
He taught me to throw and catch, ride a bike and drive a car,
And to never give up, no matter how hard things are.
Without my dad, where would I be?
Lost and unsure, I don't want to even think.

He has always been there, through thick and thin,
Supporting me, and helping me to win.
His guidance and faith in me, have given me the strength,
To overcome all obstacles, no matter the length.
He taught me about The Lord, and how to live a life of grace,
To be kind and compassionate, and to always have faith.
My dad, my hero, I'm grateful for all you've done,
And I thank the heavens above, for giving me the best one.
~ Corey Mitcherson

Free Printable Father's Day Cards

Download one of our free printable Father's Day cards to give to your dad. They're convenient when you can't get to the store, and your Dad gets a special card made just for him!

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"Dad Likes" Poster

Father's Day poems are a brilliant way to express what your dad means to you, and so is a personalized gift made just for him.

This personalized Father's Day poster celebrates all the funny things about your dad and the things he likes. It's a great last-minute Father's Day gift idea and one that will make him feel special!

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More Father's Day Ideas

I hope you enjoyed my favorite Father's Day poems and that you found one that was just right for your dad! If you're looking for other ways to show your dad how much you love him, here are some other pages I think you'll enjoy:

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