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Best Grandfather Poems

Below are the all-time best Grandfather poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of grandfather poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Grandma still calls your name
I will always remember those uneven paths,
which led me to you - 
sorrowful reminder of promises I could not keep.
All you wanted was to sit...

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Categories: death, grandfather, grandson,


Hi, grandpa, it's me again!
Your dentures sit in an open glass above the nightstand
Remember the tears grandma sang before she passed?

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Categories: grandfather, beautiful, care, death, grandchild,


Out in the middle of a large farmland, I become a girl of old charm and unexpected songs again. Past the flanks where cluttered rows...

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Categories: beautiful, grandfather, memory, nostalgia,

Premium Member Sepia Recollections

I sit here on the old porch steps, that I have always known
This weathered stoop, with gray floorboards
of creaks and groans, flaws and chips, ......

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Categories: family, grandfather,

Premium Member Mirror Ball
I'm sure this hill is where it stood.
Amazing shapes of stuccoed wood.
A glass-brick, neon stream-lined place.
As if it flew from outer space,

A swing band auditorium,

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Categories: grandfather, allegory, allusion, analogy, color,

Premium Member - On The Moon -
Thea, grandfather Alferd's dog died, she was so old and sick
Now is Thea on the moon, says Adrian who is six

Michael Jackson died so unexpectedly...

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Categories: death, dog, funny, grandfather,

Premium Member AT AGE TEN

On this October's mild stirrings
I watched ached nights flicker, to glow 
Around his hair like angel wings
Recalling joyrides... so mellow.
That in hushed tones,I called Gramps'...

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Categories: age, devotion, grandfather,

I Love You, Old Man
I once had knew a man 
Who became older than a dead man 
A tired soul, he was.
Looked like he'd never seen a bed 


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Categories: grandfather, age, dad, emotions, grandchild,

Premium Member VINTAGE BOOKS

My Grandpa was inimitable… uncommon.
He could make a story out of a passing wind
and have me crying, giggling like an imp--
this God-given knack could spin...

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Categories: books, grandfather,

Premium Member Old Man Time
Redeployed in an ugly skin
Pleated and spotted and grumpy within
What I call walking ,they call shuffling
I'm bending down to tie my shoe
While Im down here...

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Categories: best friend, funny, grandfather,

Santa's Special Delivery: a collab
Brutal was the biting wind,
sweeping brown locks of a tiny urchin 
side to side, often hiding her eyes.
Oversized slippers she had donned
were lost in...

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Categories: granddaughter, grandfather, love,

Dear Grandpa
The leaves have turned brown and crisp
And I've remembered 
How much you've been missed
On a day like today 

It's the days when I feel down

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Categories: absence, farewell, grandfather, grief,

Premium Member 'Love me with your Time'

I might make a noise right now
There will be a time when I go silent 

Will you miss my racket? 
In those days of silence?...

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Categories: age, grandfather, grandmother, longing,

Twenty years have passed by since you left this world
For the world you are officially gone
For me you are always around
The greatest teacher ,my biggest...

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Categories: absence, anniversary, death, grandfather,

Premium Member Wood Carving
            Wood Carving

He sits there, not quite motionless, for
even the comfortable must alter their

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Categories: childhood, grandfather, nostalgia,

My Origin
Where do I come from? Well we all come 
from somewhere. I was born in a small 
town, here in in good old U S...

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Categories: life, parents, grandmother, grandfather,

Premium Member Personal Memories
Personal Memories - Three Generations

Three generations in between them now so kindly lie;

sweet great granddaughter and great grand-papa can now belie
those years.  She...

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Categories: granddaughter, grandfather, memory,

My grandfather on my father’s side, was a pecker-toothed sidle who raped his 
daughter when she was just ten. He threw down vodka from an...

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Categories: childhoodfather, father, grandfather, mother,

Shades of Life
Extended family, children play 
as sunbeams fall all slanted,
‘round a wooden table in the shade 
of a tree great-grandpa planted.
I like to think he smiled...

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Categories: family, future, grandfather, visionary,

Premium Member Grandma Phoned
 Dedicated to My Miracle's Father, with Love

I have loved him since I was young.
Through every cloud, he rose the sun.
His work was honest –...

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Categories: death, devotion, grandfather,

Premium Member The Pilgrimage
They fought the tide to own this land
A fight I did not understand
They fought the plow, they fought the drought, they fought the debt
But yet,…by...

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Categories: grandfather, grandmother, nostalgia,

Presidents Day
I was eating breakfast yesterday with my 12 year old granddaughter and I asked her “What day is tomorrow?”  Without skipping a...

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Categories: culture, funny, granddaughter, grandfather,

My Grandfathers Bilum
Bilum is a type of woven bag in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

How grandfather’s bilum, which
Across my father’s bare chest,
In a loving embrace slung.
Like the Leleki...

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Categories: art, education, grandfather, growing

the nun and the witches last walk
Even though
It was so long ago
It still holds the place in my heart
The one I reserved for special moments
with him 
The times before his health

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Categories: granddaughter, grandfather, grandparents, halloween,

It was a homeless old man near a shoe store who fell asleep 
He was so tired that nap turned to a sleep that was...

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Categories: christian, grandfather, inspirational, kid,