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How to Write a Father's Day Poem

If you need a gift for dear ol' Dad, give him something that will make him glad. Express your emotions on each line and write him a Father's Day poem that is truly sublime.


  • Step 1: Brainstorm words Take some alone time for yourself and begin brainstorming. Write down any words that come to your mind when you think of your father.
  • Step 2: Describe memories Write down any special memories you have shared with your dad.
  • Step 3: Write about your father Write down some of your father's personality traits.
  • Step 4: Begin your poem Begin writing your poem using the words in your brainstorming session to help you express your true feelings about your father.
  • TIP: Poems do not have to rhyme.
  • Step 5: Piece together Organize your thoughts and piece the words together. Play with the wording until you are happy with the results. Break up sentences to emphasize a word or phrase at the end of a line.
  • TIP: Use a thesaurus and dictionary to help you express your thoughts.
  • Step 6: Read it out loud Read your poem out loud. Once you are satisfied with your priceless gift, write it on a fresh piece of paper. Decorate the paper if you wish and enjoy watching your father's face light up as he reads your poem.
  • FACT: The world's longest poem is an Indian poem that was started in 300 B.C.E. and is over 1.8 million words long.

You Will Need

  • Time
  • Pencil and paper
  • Memories
  • Thesaurus (optional)
  • Dictionary (optional)

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