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Short Grandfather poem by Ramesh Anand| Details |


friendship day
grandfather caresses
the wild flowers

Short Grandfather poem by Kirin Lawrence| Details |


Yesterday my Grandfather died
Today I found a quarter from 65'

Short Grandfather poem by GOODNESS LANRE| Details |


Mother's  looks, hung head
A golden casket planning
Grandfather is dead

Short Grandfather poem by karen croft| Details |


ancient journey's
with grandfather
who's endless songs
touched days twilight

Short Grandfather poem by Anisoara Iordache| Details |

Tempest again

Tempest again...
everywhere only apricot flowers-
Grandfather with baguette ...

Short Grandfather poem by Diane Munsinger| Details |


As he cast his line

through brown pipe smoke and fog,

Again, he sits and waits.

Short Grandfather poem by Smail Poems| Details |


Pretty princesses
Dancing all around
Frolicking through fields
Very beautiful
Just like you!

Short Grandfather poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |


some say  O..T
they have the key
be there don that
know where its at
this just reminder
repect the

Short Grandfather poem by Muhammad Safa Thajudeen| Details |



  -Dharga Nagar Safa

Great grandfather,

Planting a mango tree,

Smiling the grandchild!

Short Grandfather poem by Ace X| Details |


Pictures and moments stick
Past life sticks
The boy knows but cant see the light of 
the unknown picture of you grandpa.

Short Grandfather poem by Chris D. Aechtner| Details |


a wrinkled grin
on grandfather's face -

seeing my future
etched deeply in those lines, 
I grin right back

March 1st, 2012

Short Grandfather poem by Mary Meade Stephenson| Details |


A memory---

Grandfather's leathery

Labor scarred hands

Warmly held mine

A moment time

----------------Never to forget

Short Grandfather poem by Abdulhafeez Oyewole| Details |

African Allliteration

#What we want#

Dear Dada,

What we want is worth

Let love live, 

Peace perfect praise...

...Let long lasting law

rule round reign.

Short Grandfather poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

The Great Grand Father's Sky

we saddled up

wild bronco clouds

riding them high and

riding them proud

this spiritual journey

through the great

grandfather's sky

Short Grandfather poem by Marissa Faries| Details |

Heart Of Gold

I sold my heart of gold

To the old man with a heart so cold.

Though it seemed I had sold my soul to the devil,

Truth be told, the old man was never evil.

Short Grandfather poem by SillyBilly theKidster| Details |

When I Die.

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who went peacefully in his sleep

and not like the passengers in his car who all died screaming horrific shrieks.

Short Grandfather poem by dakarai cobb| Details |

REUBEN COBB (my grandfather)

Daughter disconnected from her father.

It took years for you two to reconnect.

I had only one chance to talk to you.

The cancer took you, before we could meet.

Short Grandfather poem by Muhammad Safa Thajudeen| Details |


   -Dharga Nagar Safa


Pretending sleep,


Still,in sleep,


Grandpa in sleep,


Grandpa a toy!

Short Grandfather poem by Suyash Saxena| Details |

Final Adieu

Final Adieu

Let another sun set,
Let another flower wilt,
Let another autumn cast its gloom,
Let another tear role,
As ye part, and bid
The final adieu.

Suyash Saxena
St. Stephens college

Short Grandfather poem by Russell Sivey| Details |

When Grandfather Died

<center><em>My grandfather had died years ago
I thought hed live forever, but alas no
I had to learn quickly how to let go
Its the hardest thing youll ever know</em></center>

Russell Sivey

Short Grandfather poem by Nancy Jones| Details |


Mama Mary taught me crochet
Pa Kemp taught me sure to respect her

Grandmother taught me how to cook foods that please
Grandfather, who was her protector

taught me things that.... 

I'm still learning.

Short Grandfather poem by Kiran Bantawa| Details |

Old Age

Thumbnails of memories we rewind.

Reel of real life has come to halt.

The old age is the time for

Shaking hands, blurring eyes

To share one's know-hows

And prepare for

Soul's transmute

From the 


Short Grandfather poem by Michael Jordan| Details |

My Truth

I no longer hold or dream of youth

For in my age I have found truth

A truth that has set me free

Being all I can be

For my family

A Grandfather

Father, Son



Written for John Heck's "Nonet"

Poetry Contest.

Short Grandfather poem by Gwendolen Rix| Details |

A Sunrise Surprise

<center>swift Sunday surprise

7:48 a.m. ~

Pearl Harbor asleep

Written by Gwendolen Rix
For Poet Destroyer's Sunrise Haiku Contest~ 

In honor of my grandfather and many others who gave their lives for our freedom.</center>

Short Grandfather poem by Anashe Bartonia| Details |


Hands, aged with sun

Rings grown too tight

Feet, wrinkled by walk

Eyes drooped with tire

Hair stringed with dye

Teeth yellowed with coffee

Each wrinkle

Each taint

Each sun-spot

Each grey hair

Filled with experience

And meaning

Short Grandfather poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

Great Grandfather In The Blue Sky

<center>mother earth your are 
bright emerald green again
you brake bread with us
you quench every thirst
we have food and shelter
we have wind and rain
now look up towards
the great grandfather
in the blue sky and
give mighty thanks 
to Him<center>

Short Grandfather poem by shaikha alansari| Details |


My friend (Brandy) 

Got some candy, 

From her mother (ma) .

My friend (Brandy) 

Got more candy, 

from her brother (Bro) .

My friend (Brandy) 

Got lots of candy, 

From her grandpa (Pa) .

She got a tooth ake

Is it a mistake! ! ? ? 

Short Grandfather poem by Betim Muco| Details |


I took down the old oak tree
In my backyard 
No more complaints 
About fallen leaves and branches

But sometimes when I sit on the stump 
Smoking my pipe 
I miss the tree 
It had become like an ancient grandfather 
Who allowed me to perform euthanasia.

Short Grandfather poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

Great Grandfather In The Blue Sky

<center>mother earth your are 
bright emerald green again
you brake bread with us
you quench every thirst
we have food and shelter
we have wind and rain
now look up towards
the great grandfather
in the blue sky and
give mighty thanks 
to Him
we pray<center>

Short Grandfather poem by David De la Croes| Details |

You are here -

<center>You are here! 
And my heart rejoices - 
For when you're near
Sweeter are all nature's voices.
Morning's glow seems brighter
While evening's shade has a softer hue.
Even life's burdens appear to be lighter
All because, sweet child, of you...

Short Grandfather poem by Sarah Cassleman| Details |


Here lies the best Grandfather,
One who was very considerate.
Remembering him as a child,
I would sit on his lap.
He was a rare person indeed.
He was a colonel in the Army.
Also superlative of a gentelman.
Here lies the best grandfather,
May he rest in peace.

Short Grandfather poem by Robb A. Kopp| Details |

Mixed Feelings

Ive always heard of the way

Great Grandfather was moved by force

Because his tribe wasnt white of course

While other of my kin took the leads

Staking claims for their families needs

He always cursed the day

By Robb A. Kopp

All Rights Reserved © MMX

Short Grandfather poem by David De la Croes| Details |

First smile - poem for my granddaughter

<center>Your first smile
wiped away the dust and mold
from the canvas of my soul
and your first laughter
splashed its bright colours
over dark and somber tones
and then you framed it
with a rainbow
created by the refracted light
of your transparent being.</center>

Short Grandfather poem by Sarah Frieman| Details |

Jeano Violino-resubmitted

There was violinist

He was old and grey

Loved by all but could not stay

He played the violin to the grave

And there the old violinist spends his days

With his love shed in lights of golden rays

For Gean Isenberg, grandfather and friend you will be missed.

Short Grandfather poem by Brooke Wolfe| Details |

Expressionless Stone

Melting down onto kindly patterned brick 

Shifted from a grandfather hand slow.

A stone stands expressionless

Which makes him look more human

Three others unlike him perch atop one

Less like him

And anything green or living 

Seems to whither thither presence

Short Grandfather poem by Brooke Wolfe| Details |

Rock Plants

Melting down into 

kindly patterned brick

shifted from a grandfather hand, slow.

A stone stands expressionless.

Which makes him look more human.

3 others like him perch

atop one

less like him

and anything green or living

seems to wither thither presence.

Short Grandfather poem by Douglas Dicketts| Details |


His evenings at hand

For me its midday

The world rushed bye

Nothing can stay

Confused and befuddled

Hes still dear to me

As a toddler of two

I bounced on his knee

The down on a thistle

Has blown far away

But this morning great grandkids

Did roughhouse and play

Short Grandfather poem by Joyce Johnson| Details |

Not This Time

"What name will you give to the baby?"
  The question I knew was a test.
    The paternal grandfather's
      question was a request.
         I'm sorry Grandpa.
         " William won't fit"
               Our baby
                  is a

Written May 31, 1214

Short Grandfather poem by samantha girod| Details |



funny, loving, nice

Sister of Joseph and Crystal

Lover of Dogs, Summer, and most people

Who feels happiness, love, and fear

Who fears death, spiders, and being heart broken

Would like to see my grandfather, where i die, and who i will marry

Resident of Colonia  


Short Grandfather poem by Sarah Cassleman| Details |

My Heritage

My heritage is a mixture
Of backgrounds.  Let's start on 
My Dad's side of the family.

My Dad's mom is Irish and English.

My Dad's dad is Irish and German.

My Mom's mom is Scottish and Irish.

My Mom's dad is blood Hungarian.

So in other words,
I'm a mutt!  or as others say,
"Heinz 57!"

Short Grandfather poem by Leon Stacey| Details |

13 Forks

There was a time

Before I was born

That my great-grandfather

Could count thirteen forks

At the end of a particular road.

But now it's just a four-way,

A mere intersection

Landmarked by an abandoned building 

and carved granite slab-

Reminders that the way things were

Has changed forever.

Short Grandfather poem by ron ryan| Details |

Father Time

Tick-Tock told my Grandfather clock

I was chastised with a chime

Knock-Knock down my door with a rock

I was knocked down in my prime

I was still in shock how He broke my lock

How He stopped my time on a dime

I will always regret, I will never forget

that dreadful day I met Father Time

Short Grandfather poem by nana ayisha yakubu| Details |


Everyday I worry and think
Worrying more than thinking
That they will cast the die
And daddy will die
He will turn to dust
Just as metals rust

And I will mourn
Like the moon
When the sun rises
And brings day

In my dull grey cloak
Crying like grandfathers clock
When dawn is near
And he isnt here.

Short Grandfather poem by Julie Leek| Details |

Fiery Spirits

As the eagle glides through the air beautiful and free

the spirits are calling "We are Free, We are free."

The indians are dancing around the hot flaming fires of victory.

By Julie Rene leek

Published In Teen Voices National Magazine.

In memory of my Grandfather Rennie Dittmer

May he soar with the Eagles

Short Grandfather poem by Glenn McCrary| Details |

Evergreen Suite

Petals with textures of full moons
sensations tingle like the hands
of grandfather clocks
apathetic to cobwebs
procreated through decades
marred by dolor
strange repercussions
groove across pebble stones
flames leap from pages
a tale of voodoo incense

By Glenn McCrary

© 2012 Glenn McCrary (All rights reserved)

Short Grandfather poem by John lawless| Details |



He is there,

Grandfather Clock like,

a throwback to another era.

His finely chiseled and polished edges,

the scrapings of life,

the worn, faded, varnish.

His value

should have increased with age,

as with the clock.

Their timeless presence

sweet mementos

of a dusted past.

Short Grandfather poem by David De la Croes| Details |

On a hill at the beach

Spread your wings, dear child, and fly
to where the green sea meets blue sky;
run on the crests of gentle waves
and grab the sunlight as it raves
about the brightness of the day;
float with the sea gulls as they sway
upon the friendly winds, and dive
with playful dolphins as they jive
in the cool waters of the bay.

Short Grandfather poem by Ph.d Volo Von Wolfenstein| Details |

We Old Men

Somewhere down the gravel path
each carriage moves slowly
and my great grandfather
lumbers out, not yet ancient
as I drag my hand across my eyes-

these weary feet will also beg
surprise in passersby, as the man keeps
living, the unexpected soldier
going in and out of Walmart 
while the young close their eyes
to pray.

Short Grandfather poem by Erica Gould| Details |

I Wish

I wish, that you could find some peace.
And the embarrassment you feel, would cease.

I wish the anger, you display was gone.
It's the cancer, you've done nothing wrong.

I wish you could enjoy the time that's left.
Before we all endure, this terrible theft.

But most of all, I wish you knew,
You're my grandfather and I Love You.

Short Grandfather poem by Steve Eng| Details |


The curio shop

Where no one will stop,

Lives in its yesterday-dust;

A grandfathers clock,

An earthenware crock,

And Times faintest aroma of must.

The brass button trays, 

The bright feather sprays,

Languish like lovers ignored.

The years are for sale,

The bargains all fail,

And Time shuffles by, looking bored.

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