Funny Fathers Day Poems

Funny Fathers Day poems are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. If your dad has a good sense of humor, he's certain to enjoy these funny poems!

Remember, you are free to share these poems with the father of your choice. (But if you are a business, or plan to use these poems for publication or on a web site, or for any commercial purpose, please contact me.)


Funny Fathers Day Poem #1

The first funny poem is light and breezy without getting mushy. I hate mush. Even for breakfast.

The photo illustration is of my dad (who was technically a grandfather in the photo). But we all know that in order to be a grandfather, in most cases, you had to be a father first! So please enjoy the photo of my late dad, taken in the 1980's, with his four grandsons.

Once a Year
Father’s Day
Comes once a year.
But you are special,
This is clear.
On each and every other day
There is no need for Father’s Day.
On all three hundred sixty-four
You are the dad that I adore.
So on three hundred sixty-fifth,
I’m happy you’re the dad I’m with.

by Denise Rodgers
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Photo by Denise Rodgers


Funny Fathers Day Poem #2

The next poem features all the fine qualities of a good father -- some of which don't seem so fine when you're a kid. The photo is one of my personal favorites. Taken in 1984, it is a portrait of my late father-in-law and our son, David.

When You’re a Father
They say if you’re a father
You’ve got eyes behind your head,
And lots of fine-tuned radar
When your kids are off to bed.
They say when you’re a father
That your arms are wide for hugging,
And also wide enough to stop
Your children from wild slugging.
They say when you’re a father
That your kids think you’re not “fair.”
But when they are in trouble,
Well, they know you’ll soon be there.
They say when you’re a father
You must mix your work with play.
And when your kids grow older,
They’ll say,
“Happy Father’s Day.”

by Denise Rodgers
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Photo by Denise Rodgers


Funny Fathers Day Poem #3

The next funny poem is in honor of the brand new dad, the one that has to deal with dirty diapers and colic. The photo is the back view of my husband and boys, back in the ancient 80s, walking in the sand not too far from Traverse City, Michigan.

Brand New Dad
It’s time for happy Father’s Day
And you’re a brand new dad.
You have to get adjusted
As it’s not a passing fad.
It’s time for dirty diapers,
Messy meals and noisy nights.
But also gurgling giggling fun
And smiley, happy sights.
So, welcome now, to fatherhood.
It’s yours, the good and bad.
And I am downright certain 
You are one fantastic dad!

by Denise Rodgers
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Photo by Denise Rodgers


Funny Fathers Day Poem #4

The final funny Fathers Day poem was written in honor of a friend who said that while his boys were teenagers, he felt like his name was "Twenty Bucks," as that's what his boys said when they saw him (while holding out a hand).

The man on the photo below is Andrew Jackson. I took the picture myself.

Twenty Bucks
Happy Father’s Day.
You’re the tops.
Your list of good traits
Never stops.
You’re smart.
You’re strong.
You’re always there
To fix a bike
Or change a spare.
You’re good for laughs
And grins and yucks
(and could I please
have twenty bucks?)

by Denise Rodgers
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Photo by Denise Rodgers


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