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25+ Inspirational and Short Father’s Day Poems In English (2022) To Dedicate To Your Dad!

Father’s day 2022 is around the corner and we have just what you need to make his day special. We’re here with a collection of father’s day poems that’ll be the perfect accessory to go with your gift. You could even recite the father’s day poem during the virtual party and watch him overcome with love and emotion. So without any further ado, scroll ahead! 

Best Father’s Day Poems

Father's Day Poem in English
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 It’s time to say thank you by sending him some of the best father’s day poems. These happy father’s day poems in English will definitely melt him into a ball of mush. 

My Hand’s Father

Bedtime came, we were settling down, 
I was holding one of my lads. 
As I grasped him so tight, I saw a strange sight: 
My hands. . .they looked like my dad’s! 
I remember them well, those old gnarled hooks, 
there was always a cracked nail or two. 
And thanks to a hammer that strayed from its mark, 
his thumb was a beautiful blue! 
They were rough, I remember, incredibly tough, 
as strong as a carpenter’s vice. 
But holding a scared little boy at night, 
they seemed to me awfully nice! 
The sight of those hands – how impressive it was 
in the eyes of his little boy. 
Other dads’ hands were cleaner, it seemed 
(the effects of their office employ). 
I gave little thought in my formative years 
of the reason for Dad’s raspy mitts:
The love in the toil, the dirt and the oil, 
rusty plumbing that gave those hands fits! 
Thinking back, misty-eyed, and thinking ahead, 
when one day my time is done.
The torch of love in my own wrinkled hands 
will pass on to the hands of my son.
I don’t mind the bruises, the scars here and there 
or the hammer that just seemed to slip. 
I want most of all when my son takes my hand, 
to feel that love lies in the grip. 

– David Kettler 


Also Read: Father’s Day Quiz Questions

What Makes Him A Dad?

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad

– Unknown Author 

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Fathers are Wonderful People

Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood, 
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should… 

For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays the bills, 
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills… 

And Father struggles daily
To live up to “HIS IMAGE”
As protector and provider
And “hero or the scrimmage”…

And perhaps that is the reason
We sometimes get the notion, 
That Fathers are not subject
To the thing we call emotion, 


But if you look inside Dad’s heart, 
Where no one else can see
You’ll find he’s sentimental
And as “soft” as he can be… 

But he’s so busy every day
In the grueling race of life, 
He leaves the sentimental stuff
To his partner and his wife… 

But Fathers are just WONDERFUL
In a million different ways, 
And they merit loving compliments
And accolade of praise, 

For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness… 


He’s a guardian and a guide, 
Someone that we can count on

– Helen Steiner Rice 

Silent, Strong Dad

He never looks for praises.
He’s never one to boast.
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most.

His dreams are seldom spoken.
His wants are very few,
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken, too.


He’s there…a firm foundation
Through all our storms of life,
A sturdy hand to hold onto
In times of stress and strife.

A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad.
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.

– Karen K. Boyer 

A Different Kind Of Hero

He is not the kind of hero who is fighting in the war.
He is not one who sails offshore.


I don’t call him Sergeant, Captain, or Sir.
His title is DAD; that is for sure!

He is the fixer of my broken things
And the household doctor when I get bee stings.

He picks me up when I fall down  
And always turns my frown upside down.

He keeps me safe when I sleep at night.
He gives me seconds when I have a big appetite.


That’s my Dad. That’s who he is.
He deserves a medal for the things he did.

– Kelsee Briscoe

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.

Short Father’s Day Poems!

Not everybody is a great poet nor good at expressing their emotions. For all those people, we have handpicked a few short father’s day poems in English.


Daddy, I Love You

Daddy, I love you
For all that you do.
I’ll kiss you and hug you
‘Cause you love me, too.

You feed me and need me
To teach you to play,
So smile ’cause I love you
On this Father’s Day.

– Unknown Author 

Celebrating Dad

You are all a father should be,
Loving, strong, taking care of me.
I celebrate you on this holiday;
I love you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day!


– Joanna Fuchs 

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!


– Karl and Joanna Fuchs 

Father’s Day Thank You

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!

– Karl and Joanna Fuchs 

This Is Why I Love You!

I love you.
Whenever I saw you,
You would put a smile on my face.
You cheered me up
When I was feeling down.
You cheered me on
When I was doing good,
You made me laugh and giggle,
Whenever you tickled me on my feet,
Whenever I fell,
You would pick me up and put me back on my feet.
You made me proud
When you never gave up and you kept trying.
You never let anything stand in your way.
That’s why I love you!

– Latasha Huffman


One And Only Dad

You have given me
The best I know you’ve had,
So I wish you the best this Father’s Day,
My one and only Dad.

Father’s Day Poems From Daughter

Happy Father’s Day Poem from daughter
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Here’s wishing all the dads a happy father’s day with these father’s day poems from daughter!

Daddy’s Princess

I’m daddy’s little princess, daddy’s little girl!
I make a little curtsy, and give my dress a twirl.
I smile so sweet and kiss your cheek,
And I can ask for anything ,
Because I’m daddy’s little princess, the center of your world!

Source: Homemade Gifts Made Easy


When You’re Old With Dentures

Dad you are the very best,
So I’ve got something to suggest,
One day I’ll take care of you,
When you’re old with dentures too,
And when your age has lots of zeros,
Then you will still be my hero!

Source: Homemade Gifts Made Easy

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 always there when you’re needed.
It warms me to know how much you care,
And with that knowledge my worries are defeated


Dad, you are truly admired and adored,
And as your daughter, I hope that you know,
These sentiments fill me each day of the year,
And my love for you continues to grow.
Happy Fathers Day!

– Joanna Fuchs

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.

Inspirational Father’s Day Poems

Father’s Day Inspirational Poems
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Check out these father’s day inspirational poems and pick the one that you like the most!


Before I Was Myself, You Made Me, Me

Before I was myself you made me, me
With love and patience, discipline and tears,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,
Allowing me to sail upon my sea,
Though well within the headlands of your fears.
Before I was myself you made me, me

With dreams enough of what I was to be
And hopes that would be sculpted by the years,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

Relinquishing your powers gradually
To let me shape myself among my peers.
Before I was myself you made me, me,

And being good and wise, you gracefully
As dancers when the last sweet cadence nears
Bit by bit stepped back to set me free.


For love inspires learning naturally:
The mind assents to what the heart reveres.
And so it was through love you made me, me
By slowly stepping back to set me free.

– Dimitri Shostakovich 

Fathers Can Be Solitary Mountains

Fathers can be solitary mountains,
All their love rock-like, steep, and strong.
Though warm and caring, somehow they belong
Halfway home to mothers’ bubbling fountains.
Each of us needs love that knows no quarter,
Reminding us of bonds that cross a border,
Strengthening our sense of right and wrong.

– Richard Allwood 


Best Dad

I have a very special Dad
One which I would never trade.
He is kind and considerate too
He makes me laugh when I am blue.

He has had his share of ups and downs
But he determined he is and holds his ground.
His family is important to him
And when he is with them he has a grin.

He loves us just the way we are
He is the best Dad by far!

– Julie Hebert 


My Daddy

My Daddy My Daddy is a mountain
My Daddy is a sea
My Daddy smiles again and again
I love my Daddy
And I know he loves me
’cause my Daddy is a ray of lite
that warms a winters’ eve
My daddy is very special to me
I could not live without my daddy as he could not live without me.

– Charleigh Graham 

Thanks For Believing In Me

Thank you Dad for believing in me,
Thank you for taking my side,
Through all the ups and downs of life,
And every bumpy ride!

Funny Father’s Day Poems

Funny father’s day poem
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Here are some funny father’s day poems for your dads that we think might work for you!


1) “You grow old, you grow old
Why do you, like, still wear your pants rolled?
I’m embarrassed to be seen with you, but I still love you, Daddy!”

By Adriana Velez

2) “There once was a scientist mad
Who kept clones of himself as a lad;
He arranged them on shelves
And taught all of his selves
To shout loudly (in unison) ‘Dad!’”

Source: Bustle


3) A Child Like Me
What a lucky dad you are,
What a lucky man,
To have a brilliant daughter/son like me,
As a member of your clan!

Source: Homemade Gifts Made Easy

Father’s Day Poems From Son

Happy Father’s Day Poem from Son
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W have listed a few sweet and short father’s day poems from son for you!

Daddy I Love You

Here in my heart
my daddy will stay.
He nurtured and cared
he held me tight when I was scared.
my best friend my teacher in life
I saw the tears in my daddy’s eyes
when I said I love you
I meant it so deeply
you always carried me to bed
whenever I got sleepy.
You tried to do my hair
and got it tangled every time
but I never cared
playing the guitar, strum at a time
while I danced around you
You never once sighed
I’m your little girl and I always will be
Even when I forty I’ll still sit on your knee
This day is yours I want to say
I love you dearly! Happy Fathers Day


– Janetta

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!

Source: Homemade Gifts Made Easy

My Papa’s Waltz

The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.


We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

The hand that held my wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.

You beat time on my head
With a palm caked hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt.

– Theodore Roethke


These inspirational, short and sweet poems will definitely make your dad emotional and your father’s day. Pick up your fathers day poem and share your dad’s reaction in the comments.

Fathers Day Quotes From Son: Here are some amazing father’s day quotes to send to your daddy or use them in your cards!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Though your father will never speak of the things he wants, he will love a good gift on this special day. 

Father’s Day Wishes: In these tough times, not everybody has the privilege to be next to their fathers. We care for your feelings and emotions, and therefore have bundled up some cute and emotional father’s day wishes and messages for you!


Fathers Day Thoughts in Hindi: Since your first heartbeat, your father has been the person in all your highs and lows of life. This compilation of Father’s Day Thoughts in Hindi is just what you need to make his day special. 

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13 Jun 2022

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