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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

My Grandfather
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,
Form: Ode

Premium Member Grandpa

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

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Categories: grandfather, beautiful, care, death, grandchild,
Form: Free verse
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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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, grandfather, grandson,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Catching Lightning Bugs
When I was a little girl, Granddad and I spent many summer evenings together sipping lemonade and swinging back and forth on his vintage metal...

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Categories: grandfather, insect, magic, night,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Eulogy In My Heart
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,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member Sepia Recollections
As I sit upon these old porch steps, that I have always known
A weathered stoop, with gray floorboards, that shake with every wind
These creaks and...

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Categories: family, grandfather,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Land of Opportunity
I take my hat off for the flag
  I stand up straight; let others sag
I get all weepy for Old Glory
  thinking of...

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Categories: america, cry, grandfather, grandmother,
Form: Couplet
Granddad In Heaven
You left before you could meet them
"I want to live to see my grandkids" you’d say
Unfortunately you never got the chance
So let me introduce them...

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© Be Bailey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Golden Hearts - POTD
How does it feel?
It's hard to tell
Sad when I pause
Taking moments to dwell

It's the pearl that is lost
It's the half-empty shell 
It's the un-told story

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Categories: angel, bereavement, goodbye, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memories and Ghosts
In the two days since my arrival, Granddad and I exchanged only a few predictable, cursory words.

“You sleep okay?” Granddad asked.

Although his silent house had...

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Categories: family, grandfather, memory, silence,
Form: Haibun
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,
Form: Couplet
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Call Your Mother
Call Your Mother

Pick up the phone...
do it now. 
If you can.
Later if you must, 
I trust that you, 
know the difference. 

She never put you...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandfather, abuse, confidence, earth, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nice Day For a Funeral
Written by Gail DeBole
In memory of my grandfather

Nice Day For a Funeral

(You were always old.  I can't remember a
time when you were not.)

(And you...

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Categories: death, family, funeral, grandfather,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Sonnet
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Soul Fish

Down onto the sunny - but windless beach - one dayMy grandfather and I on the water’s edge - we stayed

The gentle ebb...

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Categories: grandfather, absence, appreciation, beach, bereavement,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Grandpa

a kind face
skin leathery and creased from years of working in the sun
long jowls like a basset hounds
sad droplet eyes
always a...

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Categories: grandfather, grandmother, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sometimes Love Is Not Enough
He loved his grandpa with all his heart
All the hugs in the world
Could not heal him
How we dreaded the time when
Memories would be all that’s...

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Categories: death, grandfather, grandson, love,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member 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,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Wood Carving
Wood Carving

He sits there, not quite motionless, for
even the comfortable must alter their
perception occasionally, frozen stare
upon a craggy visage, tiny fox-like predator
eyes peering into your...

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Categories: childhood, grandfather, nostalgia,
Form: Prose Poetry
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Bio