14 Father Daughter Poems To Tell Your Daughter How You Feel
Fathers share a special bond with their daughters.
And it’s sometimes hard to express the love found in that bond through words.
So we’ve set out to make it a little easier for you dads by creating this guide full of father daughter poems that will put a smile on your little girl’s face.
Whether it’s during your speech at her wedding or just showing her you care, these poems for your daughter are perfect for expressing your love.
Father daughter bond poems
As mentioned in the introduction, fathers share special bonds with their daughters unlike any other.
Show your daughter what that bond means to you by sharing with her one of the poems below!
Father’s love to young daughter – Mike Qyinn from Family Friend Poems
This is a beautiful poem for the father and daughter with an unbreakable bond. If your daughter is your everything, this sweet and touching poem is a lovely way to express your strong bond that will continue even after she says “I Do.”
You are a princess in my heart,
and I care for you so much.
I love the fondness in your eyes
and your tender little touch.
I looked at you when you were born
and knew then straight away
that I would be forever here
to watch you grow and play.
You bring to me a heart of joy
and memories so great
and a powerful sense of fatherhood
that no one can debate.
I watch you sleep and dream of things
that I can only wonder.
That innocent look upon your face
just makes my heart grow fonder.
I see you run and jump and shout
and calling out my name.
No love that I have ever known
could ever feel the same.
No suffering or tragedy
nor deeply seated pain
could ever overshadow
the bond that we retain.
And so my little princess,
before you go to sleep,
remember I am your daddy
and I am yours to keep.
Free Spirit – Paul Callus from Poetry Soup
This poem is perfect for the father who has raised an independent daughter that is afraid of nothing, eloquently expressing that you will always be there for your beloved adventurer — no matter what life may bring her way.
She is a free spirit rebellious and wild
She’s changing so quickly – no longer a child.
Determined, impulsive, she gets into fights
She wants independence and quotes me her rights.
She is a free spirit now spreading her wings
In search of adventure and trying new things.
She sees the horizon that beckons from far;
Relies on the guidance of her lucky star.
But when the experience starts fading away
She finds disillusion obstructing her way
There’s home as an option to get her on track;
I will be there waiting to welcome her back.
My Little Girl – T. Allan Wilder from Quotesgram
Reading this nostalgic poem at your daughter’s birthday, graduation or wedding will guarantee there isn’t a dry eye in the room. If you want to let your daughter know she will always have a special place in your heart as your little girl, no matter how old she may be, this reading will help you express this sentiment in a way she will look back on fondly for years to come.
Soft and cuddly, warm and wanting,
Love sprouting with every smile;
Blue jeans, sweatshirts, Bobbie socks,
Clothes long out of style.
Kool-Aid mouth, chocolate face,
Dirt between the toes;
On top of all of this,
Is powder on the nose.
Bubble bath and Snoopy Soap,
Can wash away the grime;
But all of this and grown-up clothes,
Can’t wash away the time.
Cause even when they’ve grown,
And moved so far away;
Nothing can destroy,
The way they are today.
From scraped up face and skinned up knees,
To ballerina twirl;
No matter what age she is,
She’s still my little girl.
A poem for my daughter… – Sometimes Daddies Cry
It can be difficult to express the depth of a father’s love, which is why we suggest you let this poem do the job for you. Ideal for a reading or just a sweet note for your daughter before her wedding day, this sentimental poem will remind her of your never-ending love for her as she enters into a new chapter of her life.
What could I give you, to show that I care?
To open my heart and show what’s in there.
How can I tell you with more than mere words
How I’m wrapped ’round your finger with invisible chords
And what can I show you that you haven’t seen
That displays how I love you and all that you mean
If you run to the desert I would follow you there
Or climb the tall mountains to breathe the clear air
If you sailed cross the oceans to far away lands
To find worlds that you’ll conquer
With your own two hands
Dream your best dreams, don’t leave anything out
For your hopes and your dreams are what I am about
Look to the future to see where you will go
If you stand on my shoulders, you will get there…I know
If the road is dark, I’ll set it alight
And I’ll always keep watch for you all through the night
What would I tell you that would help you along
I’d tell you your gift is your heart and your song
I’d tell you again what I’ve told you before
As much as I’ve loved you there is One who loves you more
I would tell you to walk with His love as your guide
And trust in His voice as it echoes inside
What message I’d leave you, what lesson instill
It would be that I love you
And I always will
Short father daughter poems
Expressing your love for your daughter doesn’t have to be pages upon pages.
Sometimes it’s best to keep things short and sweet.
Check out these short father daughters poems below!
A Daughter – Unknown from Scrapbook
Perfect for a quick toast or a sweet note, this short poem is a cute way to let your daughter know how much she has enriched your life over the years. This could also make a lovely engraving or framed quote for a father daughter birthday gift, graduation gift, or wedding gift with extra special meaning.
A daughter brings sunshine to brighten your day.
A daughter brings joy through her loving ways.
A daughter is a blessing that comes from above.
A special and beautiful treasure to love.
Sunshine for me – Unknown from Wish A Friend
If you want to let your daughter know how much she brightens your life, this simple poem that is perfect for any occasion should do the trick!
You are my sunshine,
You are my day so bright,
With you in my life,
Everything is so perfect and right,
You are my life my sweet little daughter,
There is no one like you,
No one another!
Untitled – Unknown from Wishes Messages
No matter what the occasion, this touching poem is a beautiful way to let your daughter know just how proud you are of the person she has become, and how excited you are to see everything she will accomplish in the future.
I love you for what you are
And what you can be
I love you for the potential
In you, that I can see
I love you for standing up
For what you believe in
I love the way you trust
Your voice from within
I love you for being
Such a caring person
Dear daughter, you are
Nothing but awesome
I love you
Proud father daughter poems
Your daughter will never cease to amaze you.
Show her how proud you are of her achievements with these father daughter poems!
A Daughter Is… – Unknown from Scrapbook
Take a stroll down memory lane with this nostalgic poem that will show your daughter how much she has meant to you through the many phases of life.
A daughter is love in a bright pink bow
A bundle of happiness all aglow
A tomboy in jeans with a tear streaked face
Crying because she has just lost a race.
Then all of a sudden, no longer small,
She’s a vision of loveliness dressed for a ball
A dreamer, a schemer, no two days the same
What is a daughter…It’s more than a name
She’s a pleasure, a treasure, a comfort each day
Loving and sweet in her own special way
She’s a sense of contentment felt deep inside
Bringing a lifetime of pleasure and pride!
My daughter – Toni Kane from All-Great Quotes
Perfect for a graduation, wedding, or any major life milestone, this poem is a special way to express how proud you are of everything that your amazing daughter has accomplished.
She’s the air that I breathe,
She’s the beat in my heart,
She’s the tear in my eyes,
When we’re apart.
She’s the pride that I feel,
With all she achieves,
I’m the one who gives hope,
In what she believes.
She’s a part of my body,
But now she’s all grown,
As she waves me goodbye,
To find a life of her own.
My beautiful girl,
You’ve grown up so fine,
So proud am I,
To know that you’re mine.
Father missing daughter poems
For those who have lost a daughter, our hearts go out to you.
They say there is no greater pain than losing a child.
These father missing daughter poems will help express how you feel.
…Until we meet again – Unknown from All-Great Quotes
This tender poem is a beautiful way to reflect on the many happy memories that you were so lucky to enjoy with your daughter.
Those special memories of you
will always bring a smile
if only I could have you back
for just a little while
Then we could sit and talk again
just like we used to do
you always meant so very much
and always will do too
The fact that you’re no longer here
will always cause me pain
but you’re forever in my heart
until we meet again
Dads hurt too – Unknown from Darrels Playground
Many times dads can be overlooked when it comes to grieving the loss of a child, which is why this poem is so rich in meaning. Know that you are not alone in your grief and remember the love you have for your daughter through this poem.
People don’t always see the tears a dad cries,
His heart is broken too when his child dies.
He tries to hold it together and be strong,
Even though his world’s gone wrong.
He holds his wife as her tears fall,
Comforts her through it all,
He goes through his day doing what he’s supposed to do,
But a piece of his heart has been ripped away too.
So when he’s alone he lets out his pain,
And his tears come like falling rain.
His world has crashed in around him,
And a world that was once bright, has gone dim.
He feels he has to be strong for others,
But Dads hurt too, not just the Mothers,
He searches for answers but none are to be found,
He hides behind a mask when he is feeling down.
He smiles through his tears,
He struggles and holds in his fears.
But what you see on the outside is not always real,
Men don’t always show how they really feel.
So I’d like to ask a favor of you,
The next time you see a mother hurting over the loss of her child,
Please remember…..Dads Hurt Too!
Father of the bride poems
We know the last thing you want to do is make your daughter cry, but we promise these father of the bride poems for wedding speeches will bring good tears!
Today’s my daughter’s wedding day – Andrew from Family Friend Poems
Congratulate your daughter and let her know all that she means to you with this celebratory wedding poem. This poem would be perfect for a toast or a quick speech before your father daughter dance.
Today’s my daughter’s wedding day.
And a wonderful thing it is;
To see her so excited,
So happy to be his.
But once she was my baby girl;
My first born, love of my life.
But now she is a woman,
And just became his wife.
Once she was my baby girl,
Loved her daddy, and her toys;
But then, I couldn’t stop it,
She grew up, and loved the boys.
Today’s my daughter’s wedding day.
How fast the time did go;
From little feet, and Sesame Street,
To a wedding gown it flowed.
From golden locks, and lollipops,
She grew up straight and tall.
From baby things, to a wedding ring;
How I loved her through it all.
And now she will go forward,
To enter married life.
To share the good and bad times,
The happiness, and the strife.
I wish them both, the best of luck;
With a prayer that my eyes will see;
That God will Bless them with a baby girl,
Just like he gave to me…
Dear daughter – bridestory
Ideal for a toast or a sweet pre-wedding note, this touching poem is a meaningful way to let your daughter know how much she means to you and how happy you are that she has found her prince charming.
My dear sweetheart,
You know I am man of very few words,
But when it comes to you, my baby,
Words can never seem to be enough
To say just how proud I am to call you my daughter.
You have grown into an incredible young woman,
But in my eyes you will always be my little girl.
The girl I carried in my arms for so many times,
The girl I would hurry to come home to,
The girl I would try to comfort whenever she didn’t have the best of day.
Anytime I feel I never do anything right in this life,
I know, I know whenever I look at you that it isn’t true,
For you are the perfection I never thought was possible,
You are the reason I truly believe in unconditional love.
My prayers have always been for you to find true love,
The way I did when your mother came into my life.
And sweetie, I believe you have found just that,
For the man you are about to marry I trust will love you the way my princess deserves to be loved.
I have been there throughout many of your milestones,
And I will continue to do just that,
But, now you are about to embark on a new journey,
Of becoming a wife,
And I believe you are going to make your husband a very happy man.
The day I give you away will bring me a roller coaster of emotions,
For I will feel joy, sadness, excitement, and a whole lot more.
But above all, I will feel happiness unlike any other,
To see you put on that beautiful smile of yours,
I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
So here we go, my sweetheart,
I wish you a lifetime of happiness in your marriage,
And know that I will always be here for you.
You have always been and will always be my little princess,
But, I believe it is now time for you to be a Queen.
And rest assured that you could not have picked a better King.
Untitled – Richard from Nana’s Corner
Celebrate the fact that your daughter has found love and let her know how much she means to you with this sweet poem filled with loving memories.
My Loving daughter,
A miracle happened when you came into this world…
A new life was given to me by my baby girl.
As I held you in my protective arms…
You wooed me with your adoring charms.
Responsibility for your life gave me great pause…
It was at that moment I knew what true love was.
Over the years I watched you gracefully grow…
From baby dolls and on to each new beau,
All the while a father protecting you from fears…
And praising you with many adoring cheers.
But most of all, my daughter, we laughed and played…
and, sadly, I wish the years could have been delayed,
For today I had one last loving act to do…
Walking down the aisle beside the lovely you.
Giving my daughter away to her groom…
Surprisingly didn’t give me a sense of gloom,
For there is one thing I am sure of…
Your groom now knows real true love.
May the two of you enjoy that love together…
Just as I have with your mother.
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