Comforting Funeral Poems for Fathers

When you lose your father, you lose your rock. He’s that irreplaceable person who has always been there for you, and it’s so hard to express what he meant to you.

This is where poetry comes in. Carefully chosen words can sum up everything a father means. You can choose from traditional verses or something more modern – whatever fits best with the father you knew and loved.

Last month we spoke about funeral poem choices for mothers, in this post, we’re going to take you through some poem choices for a father’s funeral, which you can use for the eulogy or in your funeral stationery. Take comfort in beautiful words that represent your beloved father.

To celebrate your father’s life

This verse by Robert Louis Stevenson celebrates your father’s successes and reminds you that he 'leaves the world better'. It recognises the smallest of successes, like his ability to laugh, love and appreciate the wonder of the world.

That Man Is A Success

That man is a success
who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect
of intelligent men
and the love of children;
who has filled his niche
and accomplished his task;
who leaves the world better
than he found it;
who has never lacked appreciation
of earth’s beauty
or failed to express it;
who looked for the best in others
and gave the best he had.

To express your thoughts simply

Sometimes the simplest expression of your thoughts and feelings is the best. This beautiful poem by Helen Steiner Rice sums up all the good things that make up a dad.

Dads Are Special People

Dads are special people,
No home should be without.
For every family will agree,
They’re so nice to have about.

They are a happy mixture,
Of a small boy and a man
And they’re very necessary,
In every family plan.

Sometimes they’re most demanding
And stern and firm and tough,
But underneath they’re soft as silk,
For this is just a bluff.

But in any kind of trouble,
Dad reaches out his hand
And you can always count on him,
To help and understand.

And while we do not praise Dad,
As often as we should,
We love him and admire him,
And while that’s understood.

It’s only fair to emphasise,
His importance and his worth,
For if there were no loving Dads,
This would be a loveless earth.

To feel hopeful

While mourning your loss is inevitably a sad time, there is also room for hope. This is expressed perfectly in this poem by Ellen Brenneman, which reminds us that your love for your dad will live on in your heart.

His Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of him as gone away
His journey’s just begun
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.

Reach out to Baileys for compassionate funeral printing services

You can find more examples of poems dedicated to dads on our website. When you choose one that sums up the character of your father, the words will bring you the comfort you need.

You can recite the words as part of your father’s eulogy, or the Baileys team can help incorporate your chosen poem into your funeral stationery.

Choose from a range of funeral stationery, including order of service cardsmemorial cards and funeral booklets through to Santini cards and banners and photos.

We’re a close-knit and compassionate family design and print business based in Melbourne and have many years’ experience in providing funeral cards and other types of stationery. So reach out to us and let us help you create a beautiful tribute befitting your beloved father.

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