6 Funny, Sad & Heart-warming Poems for Father’s Day

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6 Funny, Sad & Heart-warming Poems for Father’s Day

When is Father’s Day? 

Father’s Day is an annual celebration to honour the brilliant father figures in our lives. This year it is on Sunday 20th June (2021), so you’ve still got plenty of time to get prepared. 

There’s no better way to do that than with these 6 funny, sad, and heart-warming Father’s Day poems and quotes, perfect for a message in his card. 

A Father’s Day Message from Daughters 

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A dad is his daughter's first hero,

The man she admires from the start.

And whether she's small

or completely grown up,

He has a warm place in her heart.


Showcase the special bond between your daughter and her dad with a Father’s Day message like this one and watch your little girl wrap her dad even tighter around her little finger. 

A Father’s Day Poem from Sons 

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'A Boy and His Dad'

And the boy is learning the ways of men

From the finest man in his youthful ken.

Kings, to the youngster, cannot compare

With the gentle father who's with him there.

And the greatest mind of the human race

Not for one minute could take his place.

-Edgar Guest

This Father’s Day poem by Edgar Guest melts our hearts; it showcases so beautifully the admiration of sons for their fathers, dads, daddies, pops or pappas. 

Funny Father’s Day Poem 

Father and baby's hands
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'My Handprints

My dirty little handprint

I've left on every wall

And on the drawers and tabletops

I've really marked them all.

But here is one that won't rub off,

I'm giving it to you...

Do you know why?

Well, I'm so thankful

to have a father like you.


A funny Father’s Day poem that would work excellently written inside a card decorated with your children’s handprints. There are so many cute shapes and designs you can make with handprints, from wise owls to rainbow flowers, plus it’ll be a card your children thoroughly enjoy making – who doesn’t love a bit of messy crafting? 

A Quote for Father Figures 

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He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.

-Tom Wolfe

Dads come in many forms and for those wonderful men who take on surrogate roles, this short quote sums them up beautifully. To help create a meaningful homemade card from young children to their father figures, write out a quote or saying like the above on a piece of card and then let your child decorate around it with stickers or drawings. 

A Father’s Day Poem for New Dads 

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'My Tiny Feet

The patter of tiny feet,

Leave behind something

Dear and sweet

A precious treasure for you to keep,

A print of love of my tiny feet!

Happy Father's Day


This is a gorgeous little poem that would work so well as a message inside a homemade card with prints of your baby’s feet on. It’ll make something any new dad will want to treasure forever. 

A Father’s Day Quote for Lost Ones 

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There's no expiration date on the love between a father and his child

-Jennifer Williamson

For some families, Father’s Day is a sad reminder of lost ones and can be very hard to face, let alone celebrate. This quote from Jennifer Williamson can hopefully provide some comfort, reminding us that no matter the distance between a father and his children, the love never really fades. 

So Happy Father’s Day to all those celebrating, honouring, and remembering. Dads are awesome and they deserve to be reminded so. 

Author: Anna Allam

2 months ago
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