A dad hugging his child.

 

Compiled by Jenny Goldade

 

With Father’s Day approaching, the day can be difficult for those whose dad is no longer physically with them. The first Father’s Day after their passing can be especially tough. However, there are many meaningful ways you can honor and remember them this holiday.

 

These poems and quotes about dad are great for memorial services. Or they’re meaningful for those who are grieving to read and receive some comfort.

 

Father — Anonymous

“He never said, “I love you,”

in words I can recall.

He felt it not the manly thing to do.

Yet, deep within my heart

I know that love was really there.

His eyes, his touch, the things he did

all told me that it’s true.

And now it’s time to say, ‘Goodbye,’

to Father and to friend.

Sweet memories remain of him,

ones that will not end.”

 

Dear Dad — Anonymous

“The times when life is difficult,

He helps us understand.

He’s always there to help us out

Or lend a guiding hand.

He helps us understand the old

And teaches us the news…

A dad gives us the kind of love

That lasts a lifetime through.”

 

My Daddy — Anonymous

“I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my daddy you’ll be.”

 

Loving Father — Anonymous

“The love of a father is one of nature’s greatest masterpieces.”

 

Dad — Anonymous

“We’ll always remember

that special smile,

that caring heart,

that warm embrace,

you always gave us.

You being there

for Mom and us

through good and bad times,

no matter what…”

Read the rest of the poem here.

 

In Loving Memory Dad — Anonymous

“If I could write a story

it would be the greatest told…

of a kind and loving Father

who had a heart of gold.

I could write a million pages

but still unable to say…

Just how much I love and

miss him, every single day…”

Read the rest of the poem here.

 

Father — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“He never made a fortune, or a noise

In the world where men are seeking after fake;

But he had a healthy brood of girls and boys

Who loved the very ground on which he trod.

They thought him just little short of God;

Oh you should have heard the way they said his name —

‘Father…’”

Read the rest of the poem here.

 

Jim Valvano Quote

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.”

 

What are your favorite poems or quotes about fathers? Share them with us in the comments!

 

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