43 Best Dad Birthday Poems To Make His Day Special

Fathers – leaders, protectors, and providers. We have a lot to thank them for. They teach us so many of the important things we know.

Think about the fondest memories from your childhood. If you had a great father, you’ll likely remember him teaching you something that impacted, influenced, and inspired you. Not only do they provide us with the best lessons, but they live their teachings by being the perfect role model. And no matter how bad you’ve messed up, you can count on your father to have your back.

One of the ways you can say thanks to your father is by doing something special for him on his upcoming birthday. The usual gifts, dine-outs, and birthday parties are great and all, but they lack a personal touch. How about sharing some touching poetry with him?

On this page, you’ll find our collection of the top Dad Birthday poems. Many of our poems are funny to keep the mood buoyant. Some have a happy ending, while others are more emotional and dramatic. The authors are sons and daughters like yourself, so you’ll be able to find poems written from both perspectives.

Let’s get to it:

Best Dad Birthday poems

1.) When I used to

Dad, when I used to fall,
You would catch me and say,
That my dear, stand tall
You inspired me in every way,
I just don’t have many words to say
Except from you are the best,
Happy birthday dad,
Stay blessed!

– Unknown

2.) You have always advised me

You always advised me on things
You always motivated me
You guided me all along the way
You make me smile on a bad day
You heal me with your kind words
You are always there when I need you
You are always there for me my dad
That is the reason why I love you
You are the best dad in this world
On your special day I want to tell you
That stay healthy and happy
Happiest birthday to you, Dad!

– Unknown

3.) Untitled

Your footsteps plot my favorite trail,
Without you, life would be dull and pale,
With your guidance, I’m not afraid to fail,
You make life awesome, like a fairy tale.
Happy Birthday Dad!

– Unknown

4.) Special Rapport

Dear Dad, it’s your birthday,
And I want you to know,
You’re with me in spirit
Wherever I go.
You’re an exceptional man,
So strong and so wise;
You’re the perfect role model
For a dad, in my eyes.
So Dad, happy birthday;
May there be many more,
So we can enjoy
Our very special rapport.

– Joanna Fuchs

5.) I can still see that eyes so wise

I can still see that twinkle in your eyes
I know that you are special and wise
I know that you have a golden heart
But think about the best part
That you have me as your daughter
You have me as a wonder in your life
Who does not change in any way
You make me happy every day
Life with you is simply great
As great as you are my dad
Always stay healthy and happy
Happy birthday to you!
May God bless you!

– Unknown

6.) Real Father

Some fathers are just father figures;
A real father is still very rare;
That’s why I value so highly
The father/son/daughter bond that we share.

I’m blessed to have a real father,
Who displays his love with such ease,
And that’s why I say on your birthday,
I love you more than a mouse loves its cheese!

– Karl Fuchs

7.) I run to you for things

Dad I run to you in my difficult time
You are always there as a friend to me
You are always there in my need
You are there when things are there to see
Dad know that you are the best
I can’t compare you to the rest,
You have a place in my heart
That was special from the start
Dad I love you and will always do
And I want to confess this to you
That I love you so much dad
Wishing you a very happy birthday
Hope you have a loving day!

– Unknown

8.) A birthday gift for a dad as cool as you

Is a gift that hasn’t been made yet
Simply because there is nothing in the world
That can be worthy of a man, so perfect
No matter what I buy, it will never be enough
Because you have made every day of my life
Seem like a gift, wrapped in the best possible way
You are the best dad to me and hubby to your wife
Happy birthday

– Unknown

9.) Happy Birthday Dad

Happy birthday Dad,
You certainly deserve the best,
For you will always be to me,
Head and shoulders above the rest,
You do so much for others,
One call is all you need,
Forever willing to lend a hand,
Always content when doing a good deed,
So I hope that on your birthday,
You’ll let others show they care,
By all the cards and gifts they give,
And all the love they share.

– Janyce Cotterill

10.) You’re My Dad

You’re the Dad that wipes my tears,
You’re the Dad that calms my fears,
You’re the Dad that works each day,
So I can run, laugh and play,
You’re the Dad that tooks me in bed,
You’re the Dad that kisses my head,
You’re the Dad that tells me jokes,
You’re the Dad that never mopes,
But best of all,
You’re my Dad and that’s why I love you.
Happy Birthday Dad

– Natalie Cooper

11.) Expressing Gratitude on your Birthday

You have been more than a father to me,
And took care of us like a sheltering tree.
You took my hand when I was little,
And were there all the time when I felt brittle.
Your love, strength and support,
Is my promise to you on your birthday in short…

– Unknown

12.) My Daddy

My Daddy has the strength of a mountain,
Yet he has the purity of a water fountain.
My Daddy has the wit of a clown,
His jokes pull me up whenever I’m down.
My Daddy has the looks of a Hollywood star,
And his voice sounds like the strings of a guitar.
My Daddy is celebrating his birthday today,
And I love him much more than I can ever say.
Happy Birthday dearest Daddy.

– Unknown

13.) Happy Birthday Dad

When I was born
I didn’t know much
I was introduced to this world
By your kind words and soft touch
Years passed so quickly
And we were already alike
You were my guide and instructor
When learning to ride a bike
Off to kindergarten
And a tear in your eye
You’ve always been sensitive
When it comes to goodbyes
It’s because of the love
That you hold in your heart
You want me to experience life
But don’t like to be apart
So off I went
Adventuring alone
Learning new things
Experiencing life on my own
Hasn’t always been easy
That, I am aware
But one thing’s for sure
You are always there
You’ve helped me see
The woman I can become
You’ve always had faith in me
Even when I had none
It’s that unconditional love
That helped me get through
I wish all little girls’ daddies
Could be as great as you
If all girls had guidance
And a dad’s shoulder to cry
They’d grow up with confidence
And a willingness to try
So I guess what I’m saying
Is thank you, Dad
I’m not sure words can express
The impact you’ve had
You are my hero
And an inspiration to all
Happy Birthday, Dad
Or Papa Dukes as I call

– Tiana Jensen

14.) Whenever I feel so low

Whenever I feel low in my life
Whenever I need that strength in strive
I know you are along my way
Always like that guiding light
Dad you are an angel who makes
Me feel so good in my life
I want to thank you for everything
Want to thank you for every gesture
Because of you I have that will
Because of you, I am so strong
I can scream to the world and say
That to me you truly belong
Dad I love you so much
Wishing happy birthday to you!

– Unknown

15.) A Birthday Wish For My Father

F antastic
A wesome
T errific
H elpful
E xciting
R eliable
These words spell out a name, it’s true
Of someone special, Dad, it’s you!
Happy Birthday to my Dear Father

– Margaret Jones

16.) We Celebrate Your Life

Of all the men in the whole wide world,
Whose praises are sung out loud,
There is no man whom I respect more,
Or of whom I am more proud.
Throughout the years, you’ve worked so hard
To provide us a happy life;
You’ve been there to help and give advice,
And you did it all without strife.
That is why on this day each year,
I pray all your wishes come true;
Today we celebrate your life,
So Dad, Happy Birthday to you.

– Karl and Joanna Fuchs

17.) Untitled

Your gentle but firm fatherly nature
Has modeled to us the love of our Heavenly Father
And helped us to model the same to our own children,
your grandchildren.
Happy and blessed birthday Dad!

– Unknown

18.) Happy 50th Birthday For Father

To my dad on his 50th birthday
When I was young you were always there.
To hold my hand and say I care.
Encourage me along the way
along each step a different day.
Laugh a hell of a lot and
say don’t ever smoke pot.
You teach me how to do only
good things in life
And to never judge and
only do what is right.
My dad’s hands were never clean
Although he was a working man he was never that mean.
He cracks half a smile only once in a while
doesn’t like to show his teeth unless they are shiny, polished, and in style.
My dad is the kind of man that performs the unexplainable
People usually stare but my dad says that doesn’t bother me because I don’t care.
There are characteristics in every person that brings out your smile
Therefore my dad has too many and I will love him a lot for a while.
Happy 50th birthday dad
I love you

– Caitlynn

19.) Untitled

I have many fond memories of growing up
With you as my father.
I thank you for all the help you’ve given to me
Through this year and through all the years.
Have yourself a wonderful birthday today, my dear Dad!

– Unknown

20.) Your gray hair

Gray hair is all the experiences of life,
Of all the struggles and strives,
Dad you have been so strong,
In your life all along,
I am truly inspired by you,
And, I truly love you,
Happy birthday to you dad,
Stay blessed in life!

– Unknown

21.) Untitled

To the man who often gets forsaken,
To the man who is weary and heavy laden;
Today on you birthday we want you to know that we love you more than you know
Thank you for the work you do and the places you go,
To make life more enjoyable.
Happy birthday Dad.

– Unknown

22.) Untitled

I know they say that after 21
Birthdays are all down hill
They say, birthdays are just “another day”
And that Celebrating your birthday is “for kids”
Well not today, Dad
Not for you
For Today we celebrate all that is you!
Today you can relax, go ahead and hit snooze
Because today is not for working hard,
It’s for saying I love you!
Another year older, and another year better
I hope you enjoy your day, as much as I know you’ve enjoyed this letter!
Happy Birthday Dad!

– Unknown

23.) Standout Dad

Dear Dad, it’s your birthday,
And I want you to know
I appreciate you more
As the years come and go.
All your good qualities
Stand out and shine;
Fathers are priceless,
And I’m so glad you’re mine!

– Joanna Fuchs

24.) Untitled

The only person whom I share
The only person whom I share things with
The only person whose close to my heart
Been there close to things I do
Right there from the very start
Dad you have been there for me
You have been there to do things I do
It’s everywhere that I see things for
It’s all that I owe to you
You are and will remain special to me
Wishing you a very happy birthday
Have a blessed day
Is my only prayer to you today!

– Unknown

25.) There is no one as perfect as you

There is no one as perfect as you are
In my life, you are my shining star
You know all the lessons of wisdom
You know how to name the few
You make me feel that life is worth living
It is a feeling so awesome and new
You forever think about my happiness
Before you can make your way
With you each one stays happy
Each person surely has a blessed day
Dad thanks so much for being there
I know that you always care
You are the best
Happiest birthday to you!

– Unknown

26.) One person in life

One person in this life,
Who means the world to me?
Dad it’s you my super hero,
Beyond you there is nothing to see,
Because you are truly the best,
Happy birthday dad,
Just wish that you stay blessed!

– Unknown

27.) Dear Dad

We probably drive you crazy
We may have made you go grey
But in the end you know
We love you and it makes it all okay
We are so grateful for all you’ve done
And hope you know, especially today
How much we love you
Happy Birthday

– Unknown

28.) Top-Notch Father

Not many can have a father
Who’s half as great as you.
Others might try, but they fall shy
You’re a top-notch father, it’s true.
So that’s why on your birthday,
I want to make sure you know,
I admire you sincerely and love you dearly,
And those feelings continue to grow.

– Karl and Joanna Fuchs

29.) Untitled

From plumbing to puberty, your wisdom has explained it all.
You taught me well how to handle rebuke and contempt,
For I often saw you turning the other cheek
To Mother.
It’s been a ride having you as a father;
But it’s been a fun one.
Happy birthday, Dad!


30.) Special Number One Dad – Birthday

Dad, today it is your Birthday
and I just want to say,
That you are very dear to me
In every single way.
You’ve always been my guiding light,
The one to show the way,
When things got tough or a little hard,
You always saved the day.
So I’m sending you this Birthday wish,
to make your day full of fun,
Because when it comes to special dads,
You’re definitely number one.
Have a great day.

– Sarah Skinner

31.) Pillar Of A Man

Work hard yet be humble,
share all that you have
Maybe the most important of many lessons,
that I have learned from my dad.
Protect and honor your family,
no matter what the cost
A battle for your family
is a battle that can’t be lost.
Take a stand for things that matter,
and always keep your head held up high.
Embrace those things close to your heart,
and yes, sometimes men do cry.
These lessons in life can not be taught,
they must be observed.
Happy birthday dad you have taught me a lot,
and I love you for what I have learned.

— Mike Brown

32.) You Held My Hand

You held my hand when I felt scared,
I just want to tell you, my dad,
That there is no one as perfect as you.
Do you even have a clue
That I truly love you?
You mean a lot to me, dad,
I wish you a very happy birthday,
May God bless you!

– Unknown

33.) To My Special Dad

Wishing a wonderful day
To my special Dad
I hope it’s the best Birthday
That you’ve ever had.
All these loving wishes sent
are so sincere and true . .
Dad you really are the best.
There’s no one quite like you.

– Julie Hassall

34.) I Owe My Life To You

You did not just teach me how to take my first step,
But when I fell, it was on your shoulders that I wept.
You pointed out the right direction for me,
You showed me how to live my life, let me be me.
Even success is incomplete without you, my dad.
Without you, I am always so blue and sad.
Happy Birthday to the sweetest father,
I love you today and forever, like no other.

– Unknown

35.) In the darkness of life

In the darkness, you are the light
In gloomy days you make my world bright
You always know what I want
I don’t tell you or I don’t flaunt
Its like you understand me so well
It’s like you understand who I am
Thanks for that share and care
Dad I know you are always there
To guide me along my lane in life
Thanks so much my wonderful dad
You are the best and I love you
Wishing a very happy birthday to you!

– Unknown

36.) Best Dad

Happy birthday to the best dad I know,
A father I love and respect,
A dad who fulfills all his duties
To teach, to guide, to protect.
If everyone had such a father,
A really good dad like mine,
The world would be so much better,
It would look like God’s own design.

– Joanna Fuchs

37.) The love you give

The love that you gave can’t be compared,
All the things that you taught so far,
Dad, I am blessed to have you in my life,
Because without you, I could not have sufficed,
Happy birthday to you dad!
Stay happy and healthy in life!

– Unknown

38.) Good Man

Every year, your birthday reminds me
how grateful I am that you are my father.
With all that’s going on in the world today,
I’m thankful I get to watch you,
to look up to you, being an example of a good man.
What a privilege it is to observe your strength,
your competence, and your kindness.
I am so blessed to be under your wing,
your protection, your care,
learning important life lessons from you.
If all fathers were like you,
the world would be a very different
and much better place.
Happy Birthday, Dad,
from your admiring son/daughter.

– Joanna Fuchs

39.) Untitled

Cake helps make the day so special,
you and your kindness deserve a million cakes in between.
But we will just start here, because today on your birthday it’s all just for you.
We hope to make it special enough just for you,
Just because we want you to know how much we really love you so.
Happy Birthday Dad.

– Unknown

40.) I want to make it special

I want to make it all special for you
I want to do things for you
To make you feel my love for you
Dad you are and will remain amazing
Dad you are and will remain the one
I wish that you remain the same
With that great spirit and vibe of yours
I wish that you remain the same
With that similar jibe of yours
I wish you a happy life all along
With this wonderful birthday song
Happy birthday to you, dad!

– Unknown

41.) Untitled

When I was a baby
You held my hand to help me cross the road
When I was a teen:
You made it clear that I could share life’s load
When I was a bride:
I took your arm, you walked me down the aisle
And now it is your birthday:
I just want to make you smile.
I love you Dad – Happy Birthday


42.) Milestone Birthday

I’m glad I got to keep you as my dad
For all these days and months and ninety years.
You’ve been a special father all that time,
And now it’s time to give you ninety cheers!

Ten cheers for loving me no matter what;
Ten cheers to you for making me behave;
Ten cheers for always being proud of me;
Ten cheers for the encouragement you gave.

Ten cheers for all the fun things that we did;
Ten cheers for always coming home at night,
Ten cheers for teaching me so many things;
Ten cheers for making childhood a delight.

And now this birthday poem is almost through,
So ten cheers, Dad, just for being you!

– Joanna Fuchs

43.) Dad I Love You

I Love You Dad (Your 85th birthday gift from me.)
I thank God every day because you are my Dad
When I need you the most,
even with the miles that separate us,
you are always in my Heart.
You have given me so many gifts.
Courage, Strength, Hope, Kindness, and Peace of Mind.
When I did not know what to do next,
you believed in me.
I had your love from the beginning.
Since the moment I was born.
You have always been there for me,
even when you thought you couldn’t be.
I can’t imagine my life without you Dad.
I know I don’t call all the time, and I’m sorry.
I get caught up in life’s struggles.
Still remember, you have given me so much joy.
You helped me to see the bigger pictures.
I think every day that if I never see you again
you will know like I do
how much you mean to me.
I am glad God picked you to be my Dad and I Love You.
I remember all the fun we had.
I smile every time I think about the time we have spent together.
You gave me life and you let me live it.
You gave me the push to do things I did not believe I could do.
In my heart I will always be your little girl.
Even as a grown up I can feel the love you have given
to a child, teenager, young mother,
even more as an independent woman.
Thank you Dad,
I am always with you no matter how far or close.

— Felicia Ruth Miller


As the saying goes: “Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” Important as they are, their efforts often go underappreciated or unnoticed. Mellow, tender poems such as the ones featured on our list are sure to get an emotional response out of even the most reserved men.

So if you find one to your liking, be sure to share it with your father by writing it on a gift card. A seemingly simple gesture such as this might end up as a cherished memory that lasts a lifetime.

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Asad Elahi is a personal finance expert and author with over 5 years of experience in the industry. He has written extensively on topics such as saving, investing, and building wealth, focusing on helping individuals achieve financial independence. His work has been featured in major publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular contributor to financial websites and blogs.