Father’s Day is June 18, the third Sunday of June. Although Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, it seems only fair that dads get their own day too. This day marks an occasion to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society, and honor those not only provide for their families, but also play a key role in the upbringing of their children. In some cases, there even are super dads that are father and mother at the same time. To celebrate dad on his day, here are 6 poems that showcase the importance and relevance of fathers.

“What Makes a Dad”

"God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it ... Dad." -- Author Unknown

“A Little Girl Needs Daddy”

"A little girl needs Daddy/ For many, many things:/ Like holding her high off the ground/ Where the sunlight sings!/ Like being the deep music/ That tells her all is right/ When she awakens frantic with/ The terrors of the night./ Like being the great mountain/ That rises in her heart/ And shows her how she might get home/ When all else falls apart./ Like giving her the love/ That is her sea and air,/ So diving deep or soaring high/ She'll always find him there." -- Author Unknown

“My Dad and I”

"My dad and I-we think alike,/ He knows just what I mean/ Before I even say a word/ He reads, well, in between./ My dad and I-we like to fish/ Or build a model plane,/ Or fix a broken chair or two/ Or just a windowpane./ My dad and I-we know the score/ Of every single game;/ Sometimes he's really busy, too/ But he takes me just the same./ My dad and I-we go swimming too,/ Each year and sometimes twice./ My dad and I-we do everything;/ My dad-he's really nice." -- Phyllis C. Michael


"He never looks for praises/ He's never one to boast/ He just goes on quietly working/ For those he loves the most/ His dreams are seldom spoken/ His wants are very few/ And most of the time his worries/ Will go unspoken too/ He's there.../ A firm foundation/ Through all our storms of life/ A sturdy hand to hold to/ In times of stress and strife./ A true friend we can turn to/ When times are good or bad/ One of our greatest blessings,/ The man that we call Dad." -- Karen K. Boyer

My Dad”

"When I was just a tiny kid,/ Do you remember when,/ The time you kissed my bruises,/ Or cleaned by soiled chin?/ You scrambled for the balls I hit,/ (Short-winded more than not,)/ Yet, every time we'd play a game,/ You praised the "outs" I caught./ It seems like only yesterday,/ You wiped away my tears,/ And late at night I called your name,/ To chase away my fears./ Though time has changed your handsome grip,/ Your hair is snowy white,/ You gait's a little slower now,/ Thick glasses help your sight./ Oh, do I thirst for years gone by,/ To be that growing lad,/ Re-living all of the memories,/ Of growing with my dad."  -- Author Unknown

“Father's Day”

"Over the years/ As we grow old,/ We remember our father/ So brave and bold./ In the garden,/ Leaning on the plow,/ He would listen to me;/ I see him now./ He would give advice/ And understand;/ He was always there/ To lend a hand./ God made fathers/ Strong and firm,/ For he knew our lives/ Would have great concerns./ So he gave us fathers/ To teach us to pray,/ And guide our lives,/ And show us the way./ So on his day/ Let's take the time/ To say 'Thanks, dad./ I'm glad you're mine.'" -- Mary Frances Bogle