60+ Best Birthday Poems For Dad

You can make your dad’s birthday special in many ways, such as going out with him or planning a surprise party at home. However, dedicating or writing birthday poems for dad can make his birthday extra special. Expressing your feelings on his birthday can make his day memorable, and he will cherish this loving appreciation for life. Although cake-cutting activities, and games add fun to a birthday celebration, a dad’s birthday should have a personal touch. Nothing can be more powerful than a beautifully drafted poem that moves hearts and conveys a heartfelt message, so if you want to write something eloquent but are not confident, read on. This post has a collection of lovely poems, especially for dads.

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60+ Birthday Poems For Dad

1. Happy Birthday Dad

Every day the whole year through,
I feel grateful you are my father.
Some fathers don’t have time for their kids,
But for you I am never a bother.

You always make the effort to listen and share;
You are always there when you are needed.
It warms me to know how much you care,
And with that knowledge my worries are defeated.

Dad, you are truly admired and adored,
And as your daughter, I hope that you know,
These sentiments fill me each day of the year,
And my love for you continues to grow.

Today I wish you much pleasure and joy;
I hope all of your wishes come true.
May each hour and minute be filled with delight,
And your birthday be perfect for you!
—Arfa Karim

2. 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!

3. Dad

You are always there for me
No matter what I do
Everyone can see
There is no-one quite like you.
So, Dad on this special day
I would like you to know
Although I very rarely say
I really love you so.
Have a very special Birthday Dad

— Carol Saunders, craftsuprint.com

4. Wishes For A Special Day

Wishes for a special day; birthday poems for dad

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A man so genuine and true,
Can only be your dad with his affection.
Today is your special day
And I want to proclaim hard in every way.
I thank God for giving you to me,
And my love is what you will always see…

5. Happy Birthday To The Best Dad

A gentle and wonderful man,
The very best in his clan.
You were there with me in every grief and joy
What would I have done without you, Oh boy!
Today, on your birthday I ponder to reflect,
Every precious memory in my mind that I collect.

6. My Dad, A Role Model

So much to learn and yet so little time,
From a man who leads a life so fine.
Thank you for all the patient listening
And that has always left me glistening.
Dad, I am sending gratitude and love your way,
On a day that cannot get more solemn than your birthday.
Warm Birthday Wishes Dear Dad.

7. My Dad Is My Friend

Fortunate are those to have a father like you,
The one who has been a friend all the way through.
You knew when you had to extend your support,
And you also knew when I had to learn to hold my own fort.
Sending wishes and prayers on your birthday,
I will hold you in my heart and think of you every minute of every day.
Happy Birthday Dear Daddy!

8. My Daddy

Birthday poems for dad

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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.

9. I Love You Daddy

I don’t know what it means to be confused and sad,
‘coz you are so are so very brilliant, my dearest Dad.
You somehow have a solution for every little problem,
You manage to get your way even without throwing any tantrums.
You taught me how to distinguish between right and wrong,
You made me into the person I am and made me so strong.
You are the wisest, yet the sweetest man I have ever met,
You are someone Daddy, whom I can never ever forget.
Happy Birthday Dad.

10. 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.

11. You Da Man!

Ever since my life began,
I realized that “You da man!”
I saw your wisdom, your courage too,
And I learned I could rely on you.

Your tolerant nature was really great;
Nevertheless, you’d not hesitate
To let me know when I’d been bad;
It must have been hard, but that’s being a dad.

You’re strong and smart and filled with love–
A gift to me from up above,
So here’s a greeting from your biggest fan:
Happy Birthday, Dad, ’cause “You da man!”
—Karl Fuchs

12. Good Man

Good Man; birthday poems for dad

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Dad,
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

13. It’s Your Birthday

There’s so much to do
So much to celebrate
That great Dad that’s you
The great life you’ve led
The great life you now lead
The great things that you do
Through both action and deed
Here’s to another great year
And more years to come
But if life were a contest
Then you’ve already won

14. To the father who raised me

And showed me the way
Between right and wrong
Here’s to your special day
All my life you’ve guided me
All my life you’ve been there
So I say “Happy Birthday”
With the greatest of care

15. 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

16. Happy birthday to you, pops

as you wake like every other day
and go about your routine
like nothing is different.
Except it is different
because you know
you have completed another cycle
in spite of everything
and you will see
more glorious days.

17. Another year is here to greet you

with smiles and open hearts
of the glorious life that you live
of which we are all a part!
With great love and respect
Of the man that you are
we want to wish you Happy Birthday
from all of our hearts!

18. 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

19. Dad, all year long

You give and give
You work harder and love more
Than anyone could ever ask for
But today is your day
So kick up your tired feet
Take control of the remote
Sit back and relax
Today is for you
It can’t be said enough, but we love you Dad!
We wish you the happiest of birthdays!

20. 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 that you are God’s greatest gift.
Happy Birthday Dad.

21. Be brave and be honest

Be true and be bold
To me as a child
This is what you always told
Everything you said
I’m glad I listened to
I feel thankful for having
A dad like you

22. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

I’m going to gather a crowd
Today is my daddy’s birthday
Is what I’m shouting out aloud
Lots of pins, tons of shares
Tens of posts, many a tweets
All this and a lot more
For a dad who is just too sweet
Happy birthday

23. Dad…

I hope you can see
How much I honor you
I wish I can be
The person you want me to
I wish that I can
Stand out from the crowd
I hope that one day
I can make you feel proud
Happy birthday

24. A birthday gift for a dad as cool as you

A birthday gift for a dad as cool as you

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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 present, wrapped in the best possible way
You are the best dad to me and hubby to your wife
Happy birthday!

25. He’s The One

He’s the one I can rely on,
He is honest, strong and true,
There is nothing in the whole wide world,
If you ask he will not do,
So as it is your birthday,
I just want you to know,
How much I really love you,
And want to tell you so.

Have a great happy birthday dad!
—Janyce Cotterill

26. 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

27. 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

28. Daddy,

I love you more than the stars in the sky,
More than the fish in the sea,
More than the trees in the forest.
Daddy, you mean the world to me.

29. 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!

30. I Owe You My Life

You are the sole reason for my existence,
Guiding me in every instance.
Your wisdom has shaped my life,
You have taught me to see the world through your eyes.
Your guidance showed me the way.
When I stumbled, your support was my stay.
On your birthday, Dad, let’s rejoice,
For you are the reason I found my voice.
— Trisha Chakraborty

31. 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

32.  A Birthday Wish For My Father

A birthday wish for my father

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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

33. 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

34. 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

35. A Dad Birthday Gift With Love

Whatever you want, please, tell me;
You’re my beloved father, you know.
On your birthday it would please me to please you,
That’s the way my affection can show.

Of course if it’s really expensive,
It might take time for the funds to develop.
But rest assured what you want will be coming,
For I’ll work on it steady, no letup.

In the meantime here’s a small gift to hold you,
I picked it out for you, carefully.
I hope that it’s something you’ll cherish,
For you are loved and adored constantly.

– Karl and Joanna Fuchs

36. A Birthday Prayer for Dad

Dad, I’m praying a birthday prayer for you,
Peace and happiness in all you do.
Lord, my father gave his all for me,
I pray You’ll hear my extra special plea:
Keep him safe so he can still be near;
Lord, my father is so very dear.
Role model, an extraordinary man,
He’s my dad and I’m his biggest fan.
Dad, I’m praying to the Lord for you
That He will give you all the good you’re due.
– Joanna Fuchs

37. Happy Birthday, Dad

It’s your birthday
Once again it gives me the chance to let you know
You continue to be a super dad as I grow
Enjoy it from start to end in every single way
Because my wishes come your way.
– Unknown

38. My Daddy, My Hero

Dad I know I don’t often say to you
How much I appreciate all that you do
So today on your birthday I will say it one time
Your a great father figure you stand out in the line
– Unknown

39. 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. poemsource.com

40. A Dad Birthday Gift With Love

Whatever you want, please, tell me;
You’re my beloved father, you know.
On your birthday it would please me to please you,
That’s the way my affection can show.

Of course if it’s really expensive,
It might take time for the funds to develop.
But rest assured what you want will be coming,
For I’ll work on it steady, no letup.

In the meantime here’s a small gift to hold you,
I picked it out for you, carefully.
I hope that it’s something you’ll cherish,
For you are loved and adored constantly.

– Karl and Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

41. To My Father, On His Birthday

Dad, I cherish your birthday,
because when you were born,
I got a role model
to show me how a man should be.
Especially on your birthday,
I compare (myself/other men) to you.
I (aspire to/look for) your strength
in making hard decisions
that can’t be avoided.
I appreciate your good character,
your respect for others,
your willingness
to lend a helping hand
even if it’s inconvenient for you.
On your birthday,
I’m so very grateful for your love,
a fatherly love that gives me
purpose and direction
as well as peaceful inner security.
Dad, on your birthday, let me just say…
there are no words to express
how grateful I am that you were born
and that you are my dad.

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

42. 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, poemsource.com

43. Birthday Refuge

Dear Dad, on your birthday,
I am thinking of
all the joyous family birthdays
you made possible
with your hard work.
You created a haven
of peaceful security
that allowed the rest of us
to have safe and happy lives.

Dad, the birthday gifts we give you
could never repay you
for the refuge you built
and all the happiness
you created for us.
We benefit every day
from what you accomplished,
and we are so very grateful.

Know that our love for you
Is boundless and indescribably deep.
Happy birthday, Dad.

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

44. 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, poemsource.com

45. 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, poemsource.com

46. 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, poemsource.com

47. 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, poemsource.com

48. Best Dad Around

Happy birthday, from me to you,
You’re the best dad around, we all know it’s true.
When we feel upset, angry or sad,
He’s always right there, that’s our dad
Happy birthday, from me to you,
You’re the best dad around, we all know it’s true.

– Unknown

49. Celebrate All That Is You

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

50. I Love You Dad

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

– Unknown

51. To The Father

To the man I have come to know
and the man I always knew;
to the one who taught me how to live
and to always speak the truth.
To the father who always loves
and the dad who always jokes,
Have a wonderful, special day,
one that’s filled with hope.

– Unknown

52. Daddy

Daddy! You have always been the best
No matter what anyone says
Today’s your special day
So my present for you today is
This reminder of how much
I appreciate you
And all of the work you’ve done
And letting you know I love you
Happy Birthday

– Unknown

53. It’s Your Birthday

It’s your birthday
There’s so much to do
So much to celebrate
That great Dad that’s you
The great life you’ve led
The great life you now lead
The great things that you do
Through both action and deed
Here’s to another great year
And more years to come
But if life were a contest
Then you’ve already won

– Unknown

54. Happy Birthday Dad

Blow out the candles on the cake
And a wish, you should make.
Dad, this day is only once a year
Happy Birthday, you will hear.

We wish you only the best,
With you as a Dad, we’re so blessed
So hope your day is a happy one
And may the coming year be full of fun.

– Catherine Pulsifer

55. We Think The World Of You

Dad, we think the world of you,
Thank you for all you say and do.
You’re always willing, you give so much,
You always have time, never in a rush.

We come to you when life is bad
And you help us, you’re such a great Dad.
You always listen, and you care
A Dad like you is truly rare.

We love you Dad and we say,
Have a Happy Birthday!

– Catherine Pulsifer

56. Happy Birthday Pop

You make me laugh, you make me smile
You do things for me, you go the extra mile.
So on this birthday day, put up your feet
And enjoy the gifts and the treats.

We baked a special cake for you
We even decorated it blue.
We will put a lot of candles on top
Because we think you’re a great Pop!

– Catherine Pulsifer

57. Over The Hill

Dad, don’t let them tell you
You’re over the hill.
Age is just a number,
You’re young still.

May the memories we create today
Stay with you when you feel old
Keep young by living life
And continuing to be bold.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

– Catherine Pulsifer

58. Celebrate

Dad, I celebrate with you today
I sing and cheer, hip, hip hooray
Today is your birthday
The years don’t stop, there is no delay.

But don’t worry, dear Dad
Don’t fret, or be sad
Celebrate and have some fun
The day will soon be done.

And then you will start another year
Maybe at that age, you will fear.
All joking aside I wish you well
As a Dad, I think you’re swell.

– Catherine Pulsifer

59. On Your Birthday

From childhood memories to lessons learned,
In your love, my heart has always yearned,
On your birthday, I celebrate your grace,
A father’s love that time can’t erase.

You’ve been my hero, my mentor, my friend,
With every word, you help my wounds mend,
Happy birthday to the one so dear,
May your day be filled with love and cheer.

– Unknown

60. A Father’s Love

Through the years, your love has shone,
A father’s love, forever my own,
On your birthday, I want to say,
Thank you for brightening each passing day.

Your laughter and wisdom fill the air, With your guidance,
I know life is fair, Happy birthday to the one I adore,
May your day be filled with blessings galore.

– Unknown

61. A Father Like You

Through laughter and tears, you’ve been my guide,
With a heart so warm, always by my side,
On your birthday, I want you to know,
How much your love continues to grow.

You’ve been my superhero, my shining light,
With your support, I know I’ll always fight,
Happy birthday to the one so kind,
A father like you is hard to find.

– Unknown

62. My Dad, My Guide

From teaching me to ride a bike,
To puzzles, we solved alike.
Science projects, he helped me ace,
Cheering on our team, he set the pace.
On this day, I’m glad to say,
He was born to be my guide each day.
Dad’s birthday, oh so dear,
Celebrating him brings us cheer.

63. A Father Like You

Every child must have a father,
That’s the way the Nature planned.
But I am thankful to the Father
For a father like you, my Dad.

Some children grow up fatherless,
While others see their fathers
But seldom.
I, however, have enough memories
Of you
To fill a full-fledged album.

Some fathers stay but take little thought
Of what’s good for their own.
Others lash out in anger,
And make a prison of their home.
But you, O Dad,
Have been a friend,
A counselor, a model
From this day back as far as the time
I was sucking on a bottle.
Thanks for being a great Dad, Dad.
Happy Birthday!

– Unknown

64. Happy Birthday, Dad

I see you are grilling out again
On your birthday, Father.
It’s been a long-continued tradition,
Always opposed by Mother.
She always calls your steaks “mis-steak,”
And your bratwursts, she just calls “worsts.”
But the rest of us have learned to appreciate your grill food,
Though of ketchup it takes a few squirts.

It’s a tribute to your determination
That you’ve continued grilling all these years,
That you’ve pressed on through the smoke, and shooting flames,
And endured all Mother’s tears.

You never bought a gas grill,
For charcoal is for men.
You’ve never bought a new grill,
For wasting money is a sin.
We have much for which to praise you,
And our love for you abides.
We hope your generous heart will pardon us
As we go see what Mother is cooking inside.
Happy Birthday, Dad!

– Unknown

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I choose the right birthday poem for my Dad?

Look for the one that describes the personality and characteristics of your Dad and conveys your message clearly. Also, check the poem’s tone to see if it suits the emotions you want to evoke.

2. How long should a birthday poem for Dad be?

The length of the birthday poem for your Dad depends on the message and feelings you want to convey to him. It can be short and sweet or very detailed and long.

3. Should I include personal anecdotes in my Dad’s birthday poem?

Yes. Adding personal anecdotes can make the birthday poem more personal and meaningful to him.

4. What are some good opening lines for a birthday poem for Dad?

You can pick any relevant opening line that communicates your emotions best. A few general examples include “Dear Dad…,” “Hey my Superhero Dad,” or using his nickname.

5. How do I end my Dad’s birthday poem on a high note?

Like the opening line, the poem’s ending should also be impactful and summarize the poem’s message. You may choose to be heartfelt, joyous, nostalgic, cheerful, or sentimental, but make sure it is of a positive tone and memorable.

Make your dad’s birthday a fun and memorable one by writing him a poem or choosing one from this list and sharing it with him. These messages can help you convey your love and admiration towards him and make him feel special. As a loving tribute, throw him a party, cut the cake, and write birthday poems for dad to make his special day even more fun. He is sure to cherish your gesture through verses and rhymes for the rest of his life.


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Vinita Agrawal is an accomplished poet hailing from Indore, India. She has garnered significant recognition for her poetic endeavors, including winning the prestigious Proverse prize in Hong Kong in 2021 for her collection of poems titled "Twilight Language." Vinita has been the recipient of several awards, such as the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize in 2018 and the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial...read full bio