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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

The red wheelbarrow
The old red wheelbarrow is still standing there
right next to my Grandfather’s fixed rocking chair.
Though neither has moved in a good many years
their presence revives...

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Categories: grandfather, death, grandparents, happiness, memory,
Form: Rhyme


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: beautiful, care, death, grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather,
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 Requiem For Love
Nothing like a Tuscan sunset in winter.  From my custom-made mahogany rocker I can espy the horizon through my Palladian Venetian west window. ...

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Categories: grandfather, divorce,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Frosted Panes - re-post

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Categories: grandfather, girl, life, me, sea, time, winter,
Form: Quatrain


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

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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Breed
Sometimes within the walls of today
We simply search for another way

To make this day all it should be
I must learn to live eternally

A blessing given...

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Categories: grandfather, confusion, introspection, native americanlife, day, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Voice In The Wilderness
Suitcase in hand, a face polarized against
the frosted window pane, searching verily
for continuity of a life that knew no restraint.
Someone’s Grandfather a considerate Uncle,
life’s situation...

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Categories: grandfather, age, old,
Form: Free verse
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 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, culture, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Love of a Gentle Man
There is a place where the land bows down to kiss the misty tide,
Where rolling waves bring memories of the place my heart resides.
There among...

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Categories: grandfather, family, fishing, love, sun,
Form: Quatrain
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, grandmother, hope,
Form: Couplet
Marionette Master
~Marionette Master~    

All my dreams evolve around my wooden floor
Candles and clowns the show must go on


The Moon slowly moves its way...

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Categories: grandfather, abuse, fear, me, moon,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Rail Ties That Bind
A little girl
She comes to a land of ghosts
Almost empty streets
She wonders
Where are all the people
No one here looks like her
Within her heart
Emotions stir

It is...

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Categories: grandfather, care, death, dedication,
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
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: grandfather, death, family, funeral, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Strength
The trip to church on Sunday wasn't long
Down dry dusty country roads closer roamed
Hearts did rejoice when singing love's sweet song
Precious memories now deeply intoned


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Categories: grandfather, angst, blessing, family, history,
Form: Sonnet
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: age, dad, emotions, grandchild, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Four, Gone, Conclusion
Three children and their grandfather died yesterday,
They died all together in a most tragic way.
Moments earlier, they were happily driving down that country road,
When you...

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Categories: grandfather, anger, bereavement, children, death, family, grief,
Form: Narrative
My father's abeng blew up my mother's womb
And I was chained there
Nine months in darkness drinking blood
Longing for my resurrection from the tomb
Longing to break...

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Categories: grandfather, politicalme, history, me,
Form: Free verse
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, old,
Form: Free verse
Christmas time
Nightgowns on at 9:01
Adrenal induced delerium
Santa’s journey has surly begun
To our beds, we were a scurrying

Closed eyes, at 9:05
But sleep would not come easy
We’d twist...

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Categories: grandfather, childhood, christmas, night, sister, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Winding Our Way Through Time
The rising sun marks break of day
Its zenith, we call noon.
Its setting brings the evening chill
And ushers in the moon.

The sundial charts its burning rays.

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© Dean Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandfather, time,
Form: Rhyme