Father's Day Poem - Haiku about Dad

I love you, Dad!
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To my dear, sweet Dad

So quiet over the years

Who knew what I've had?


Hesitant as I....

Hard to open with real life

but loves as I do.


Time has given me

Understanding of your heart...

and it is like mine.


April is National Poetry Month

This was #16 for National Poetry Month, published on April 16th in honor of my dad's birthday on that day.

Sometimes it's hard to talk, to express ourselves, but it's good when we know that people love us as much as we love them. My dad and I don't always open up, but I know he's always there for me. This haiku is in honor of my special dad.

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Flora Breen Robison 4 years ago

My father had his birthday last week-Thursday. He turned 69 years old. My personality is quite a lot like his-I look a lot like him too. :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I really enjoyed this! Says so much with so few words:) Up and everything!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

beautiful!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

That's cool, Flora. Thanks for commenting. Always a pleasure to see you....


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, RealH! I'm glad you enjoyed this one.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Victoria....sweet and lovely....brought a tear to my eye, remembering my precious Dad, who gave us so much love and laughter and left us much too soon. I appreciate the song your heart sings.

Thank you......Up & awesome......


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, rahul!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

aaww such beautiful thoughts Vicki. Got to know more about you, my friend!

loved it!

voted up indeed!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, effer. I was inspired after talking to my dad last night and our having a great conversation. I hope I have my dad around many more years.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, dear Ruchira. You're always so kind.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great poem for your Dad, it bought a tear to my eyes for my passed popsi.

Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, writer. Popsi is a sweet term for your dad. Sorry he passed.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This is such a lovely tribute to the love you have for him! Really lovely!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks so much, Audrey!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awesome poem for your dad! Has he read it yet?:)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Nope! Sunshine, my dad hasn't seen the poem yet. He lives 3 hours away, and he doesn't have a computer. No email, no nothing. :-) I may mail it to him, or I may wait until Father's Day. I don't know yet. Glad you like it!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Thia is just lovely and will make a wonderful Father's Day present for your DAD. Oh, how I miss my own father. I am glad you treasure yours now.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You could read it to him over the phone:)


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Lovely. It is sweet that you write you have your father's heart. He must be so proud. Great gift to you father. Thanks for sharing a bit of your personal life with us.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I do treasure my dad, Hyphenbird. I need to spend more time with him while I can. I do. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

True, Sunshine! There are other ways than via computer, huh? :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Glad you enjoyed it, teaches. He doesn't say a whole lot, but I'm sure he's proud. :-)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

So very lovely, you've said so much in so few words,

voted up/beautiful


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Movie Master. I appreciate that comment and the votes, too!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Oh how thnaks for sharing this beautiful gem.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Oh, thanks, Eddy! Enjoy your day, as well!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

So what did Dad think of your poem. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

alocsin--Haven't shown it to him yet, but I will! thanks for your nice comments!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I came back for another peek--You love your Dad so much--it just shines --


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, thanks, Audrey. So nice of you to come back for another peek! I do love my DAD!!!!!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hi Victoria, this haiku was so sweet. It's nice that you love your Dad so much. I do miss having mine around.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Cyndi10. I will miss him so much when he is gone. Sorry you go through that. Thanks for the comments.


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anglnwu 4 years ago

How sweet--your heart reflecting his--your dad must be so proud. Thanks.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, anginwu. Sweet comment. Thanks.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

You and your dad have the same smile!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, AA, that's cool. Thanks for pointing that out!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

This is lovely, I especially love the last stanza - it's very simple, plin speaking but strangely moving.

Voted up and shared.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, thanks, Jools. That's a cool comment. :-)


kelleyward 4 years ago

Beautiful! Take care, Kelley


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful poems, great Haiku.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, kelley. I always enjoy seeing your smiling face on my hubs.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, dear Vellur!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Beautifully poignant , subtly truthful, wonderfully loving. Vicki, this is a great tribute.


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Suelynn 4 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

Hi Victoria Lynn: Beautiful and awesome! Just the way I feel about my Dad who passed May 18th. HUGS to you. Voted up.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, thanks, Docmo. Such sweet comments.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Suelynn. So, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Will be thinking of you this Father's Day. That has to be hard for you. Hugs to you, too!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful, Victoria!


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Your Dad has such a gentle face, expressive eyes. You were so fortunate to have such a dad to share your love with. I loved this poem. RIP Victoria's dad, and be happy that you left a daughter with a full loving heart for you. Peace and blessings to you.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you Victoria for some very touching well written Haiku's celebrating a day I hold dear. Jamie


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Martie! I appreciate it!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hey,Vincent, fortunately my dad is still alive! He is a gentle-type guy--that is for sure! Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Jamie. That's sweet. I appreciate it.


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Dulcinea355 4 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

Dads are so misunderstood for the most part. I really feel for them because they are not big on expressing how they feel and think that to show feelings is a weakness. Cudos to those that go beyond the veneer and see dads as they are, tough on the outside, but loving and longing for understanding and love on the inside.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Dulcinea. That was very well said!


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pinto2011 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Hi Victoria, very well written, well thought, and well interpreted through the eyes of understanding.


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starstream 3 years ago from Northern California

This is a simple but touching poem to honor your relationship with your dad. It is a special gift. Thanks for sharing it today.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, pinto! I'm glad you can relate.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

starstream--You are welcome. I'm glad you appreciate the poem. :-)


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cclitgirl 2 years ago from Western NC

LOVE your haikus. You're so great with them. :)

I hope that this hub had lots of page views on Father's Day. I wish I'd seen this - I would have read it word for word to my dad. Oh, but I still can!

I hope you're having a great day, sis!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, thanks, CC! No worries! Glad you like it!

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