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Jon Bratton

Fathers Day Verses Poems Quotes

Dad, you've neither been an anchor to hold me back,
Nor a sail to take me there, 
But a guiding light whose love
Has shown me how, why and where

Thanks, Dad
I'll do the same for you, if the time comes

Jon Bratton © 2012
(based on sentiments expressed by another unknown) 

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Here's your first batch from the Father's Day Verses Collection

You didn't tell me how to live; 
You lived, 
And let me watch you do it 

Happy Father's Day, Dad 

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A first-rater 
No one's greater 
Than my pater 

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"F" aithful. 
"A" lways there.
"T" rustworthy. 
"H" onoring. 
"E" ver-loving. 
"R" ighteous. 
"S" upportive.

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Though time has changed your handsome grip, 
Your hair is snowy white, 
You gait's a little slower now, 
Thick glasses help your sight. 

Oh, do I thirst for years gone by, 
To be that growing lad, 
Re-living all of the memories, 
Of growing with my dad. 

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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. 

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Fathers need not fathers be. 
All one needs to do is choose 
To love for life, and that embrace, 
Held long and hard, bestows the grace 
Each craves. For all in time must lose,
Restored alone by memory. 
So now it is with you and me. 

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A further batch of Father's Day poems

This special Fathers Day wish 
That comes with love to you 
Brings warm and heartfelt thanks 
For all the thoughtful things you do-- 

It also comes to let you know 
You mean more to me each day 
To everyone your lives have touched 
In such a loving way.

Happy Day Dad
With Love 

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Grandfathers are fathers who are grand, 
Restoring the sense that our most precious things 
Are those that do not change much over time. 
No love of childhood is more sublime, 
Demanding little, giving on demand, 
Far more inclined than most to grant the wings 
Allowing us to reach enchanted lands. 
Though grandfathers must serve as second fathers, 
Helping out with young and restless hearts, 
Each has all the patience wisdom brings, 
Remembering our passions more than others, 
Soothing us with old and well-honed arts.

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To my dad on his day,
Of whom I am a living will: 
May your happiness fulfill 
Your goodness, as is just and right.
Deeds are seeds upon the night 
As wind and wonder have their way, 
Delivering the destined light. 

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Fathers Day Poem From Wife to Husband 

Of course, I'm not your child, but nevertheless 
This card is sent to say 
I played my part, I supplied the egg 
Have a lovely Father's Day 

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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 

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A Fathers Day poem / verse by David Kettler 

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When I was just a tiny kid, 
Do you remember when, 
The time you kissed my bruises, 
Or cleaned by soiled chin? 

You scrambled for the balls I hit,
(Short-winded more than not,) 
Yet, every time we'd play a game, 
You praised the "outs" I caught.

It seems like only yesterday,
You wiped away my tears, 
And late at night I called your name, 
To chase away my fears. 

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My Dad and I 

My dad and I-we think alike,
He knows just what I mean 
Before I even say a word 
He reads, well, in between. 

My dad and I-we like to fish 
Or build a model plane, 

Or fix a broken chair or two 
Or just a windowpane. 

My dad and I-we know the score 
Of every single game;
Sometimes he's really busy, too 
But he takes me just the same.

My dad and I-we go swimming too,
Each year and sometimes twice. 
My dad and I-we do everything; 
My dad-he's really nice. 

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Fathers Day poem by Phyllis C. Michael 

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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." 

Fathers Day poem by Mary Frances Bogle 

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When I was ... Four years old: My daddy can do anything. 
Five years old: My daddy knows a whole lot. 
Six years old: My dad is smarter than your dad. 
Eight years old: My dad doesn't know exactly everything. 
Ten years old: In the olden days, when my dad grew up, things 
were sure different. Twelve years old: Oh, well, naturally, Dad doesn't know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
Fourteen years old: Don't pay any attention to my dad. He is so old-fashioned.
Twenty-one years old: Him? My Lord, he's hopelessly out of date. 
Twenty-five years old: Dad knows about it, but then he should, because he has been around so long. 
Thirty years old: Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he's had a lot of experience.
Thirty-five years old: I'm not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad. 
Forty years old: I wonder how Dad will handle it. He is so wise. 
Fifty years old: I'd give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him. 

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He's rough and lacks in etiquette, 
Society would say. 
He has no classy attributes, 
To help him on his way. 

He's not a fancy dresser, 
And he's not so trimmed and neat. 
With simple clothes and simple shoes, 
He wears upon his feet. 

He doesn't belong to a club, 
Or drive a shiny car. 
And when he takes vacations, 
He does not go very far. 

He doesn't dine on fine cuisine, 
To him fast food's a treat. 
And he may use a plastic fork, 
When it is time to eat. 

He has a modest little house, 
But has all that he needs. 
He keeps his lawn cut nice and short, 
He even trims his weeds. 

He works long hours at his job, 
To make an average pay.
And even if he's sick or tired, 
He goes to work each day.

His job is just a factory job, 
His pay just makes ends meet. 
But, a few good friends and family, 
Make his life complete. 

He's not well versed in poetry, 
Theater or the arts. 
And wisdom is not something,
That he constantly imparts. 

He loves the simple things in life, 
For riches doesn't thirst. 
He knows what is important, 
And his family is put first. 

The wealth that God has given him, 
To treasure in his life. 
A loving son and daughter, 
And a very special wife. 

He never has much money, 
And his life is not a show. 
But he is still the richest man, 
That I will ever know. 

To others he's a simple man, 
And fame he's never had.
But he's the greatest man I know, 
He also is my Dad.

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A Dad is a person 
who is loving and kind, 
And often he knows 
what you have on your mind. 

He's someone who listens, 
suggests, and defends ~
A dad can be one 
of your very best friends! 

He's proud of your triumphs, 
but when things go wrong, 
A dad can be patient 
and helpful and strong. 

In all that you do, 
a dad's love plays a part ~ 
There's always a place for him 
deep in your heart. 

And each year that passes, 
you're even more glad, 
More grateful and proud 
just to call him your dad! 

Thank you, Dad ...
for listening and caring, 
for giving and sharing, 
but, especially, for just being you! 

Happy Father's Day 

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By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. Charles Wadsworth

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. Sigmund Freud

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The greatest gift I ever had Came from God, and I call him Dad! Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.

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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. Mark Twain

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A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Proverbs 13:22

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It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton

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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. Proverb

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To be a successful father there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years. Ernest Hemingway

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A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Below there's some tips on writing your own Father's Day verses..poems

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The History of Father's Day ...why you are seeking a Father's Day Card Poem Verse or Quote

Father's Day was the brainchild of Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She heard a Mother's Day sermon in 1908 and thought of her father William Smart who had raised, along with her, at 16, her 6 younger brothers, following the death of her mother giving birth to the last child. The first Father's Day was celebrated June 19, 1910 in Spokane and the very slow wheels of government started turning...for 60 plus years...when in 1972 President Nixon determined that nationally it should be the third Sunday in June. It is now that date in many parts of the World but not all ...see below

(Mrs Dodd hung on until her "baby" was official and died in 1978 aged 96)

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Fathers Day verses poems quotes

When is Father's Day in 2014 thro' 2016 in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Father's Day UK & USA, Canada 
Third Sunday of June.

2014 June 15th 
2015 June 21st
2016 June 19th
Father's Day Aus & NZ 
First Sunday of September 
2014 September 7 
2015 September 6 
2016 September 4 

Fathers Day verses poems quotes

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. Sigmund Freud

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Plenty of Father's Day Quotes to come

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example. Mario Cuomo

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If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right Bill Cosby

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Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! Lydia M. Child

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A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. Enid Bagnold

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The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them. Bertrand Russell

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The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects" them. Confucius

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My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately George Bernard Shaw

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That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel Joseph Addison

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And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

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The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Proverbs 10:1

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Honour thy father and mother Ephesians 6:2

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Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. 

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A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season. 

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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. 

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Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, Who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, And joined in thy innocent glee. Margaret Courtney

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A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be. 

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Here's some tips on writing your own Father's Day verses .. poems where you will also find a few more actual verses you could use


Some useful rhyming words for Dad

mad, bad, lad, glad, sad, had

example template

You were always there as I grew up
________2nd line_____________
________ 3rd line ____________
I'm so proud that you're my Dad

Suggested second lines

You taught me good from bad
Through the good times and the bad
Through the happy times, and sad
And even though you're barking mad
And, as you know, I was a bit of a lad
And sometimes you got hopping mad
And I'm so very glad
What great taste, my Mum had

The third line doesn't need to rhyme so can be anything

You were my rock to lean on
It's no wonder that I love you
And completely off your trolley
In the lottery of life, I got the best
You're the very bestest in the world
So, Mr. (John William Smith) of ( Consett)
She chose you for a husband

So, picking and mixing, you can have, for example:-

You were always there as I grew up
You taught me good from bad
You were my rock to lean on
I'm so proud that you're my Dad


You were always there as I grew up
And even though you're barking mad
And completely off your trolley
I'm so proud that you're my Dad

Another useful template for Fathers Day is

____any first line____
This card is sent to say
____any third line___
On this your special day

So, for example:-

Dad, you're my Superhero
This card is sent to say
Go to the pub and sup some ale
On your very special day


Dad, you need to relax, you're looking stressed
So this card is sent to say
I'll try to get out of the house for a while
To help you enjoy your day


Grandfather, Grandpappy, Gramps or Grandpa
This card is sent to say
Whatever the word, you're the best, Grandad
Enjoy your special day

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