A man holding up his toddler daughter

 

Written by Elisa Weiss

 

Frazer Consultants thanks all fathers, both those who are with us and those who have passed, for their love, encouragement, support, friendship, and sacrifice.  In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, we would like to share a few of our favorite poems about fathers. We hope these poems help you celebrate and/or reflect on the fathers in your life. Happy Father’s Day!

 

What Makes 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

Author Unknown

 

Father’s Day

Over the years

As we grow old,

We remember our father

So brave and bold.

 

In the garden,

Leaning on the plow,

He would listen to me;

I see him now.

 

He would give advice

And understand;

He was always there

To lend a hand.

 

God made fathers

Strong and firm,

For he knew our lives

Would have great concerns.

 

So he gave us fathers

To teach us to pray,

And guide our lives,

And show us the way.

 

So on his day

Let’s take the time

To say “Thanks, dad.

I’m glad you’re mine.”

Mary Frances Bogle

 

Father’s Day In Heaven

I love you and I miss you dad,

and though you’ve passed away,

you’ll never be forgotten,

for I think of you each day.

 

If heaven celebrates this day

how special it will be.

A gathering of the many dads

upon our family tree.

 

Your father and grandfather

and great grandfather too.

How wonderful it is, if they

can spend this day with you.

 

May you know how much I love you

though I’m here and you are there.

Happy Father’s Day in heaven

to the best dad anywhere!

Ron Tranmer

 

He Is Gone

You can shed tears that he is gone,

Or you can smile because he lived,

You can close your eyes and pray

that he will come back,

Or you can open your eyes and see

all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty

because you can’t see him

Or you can be full of the love that you shared,

You can turn your back on

tomorrow and live yesterday,

Or you can be happy for tomorrow

because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone

Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,

You can cry and close your mind be empty

and turn your back,

Or you can do what he would want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

David Harkins

 

What poem reminds you of your father? Share it in the comments below!