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Best Grandmother Poems

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


Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 

That...

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Categories: children, god, granddaughter, grandmother,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member Summers Eve
~Summer’s Eve ~


I am a woman!
I am proud-

I am everything you want. 
Plus more
The adoring wife,
A beautiful mother, 
A grandmother a granddaughter 
A daughter, a...

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Categories: beautiful, grandmother, mothers day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Recalling Her
It is thirty six years ago, and I am with her in the garden,
where July is a picnic of egg sandwiches, cress-stippled,
fuzzy-downed peaches, yellow-tangy lemonade.
Her...

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Categories: grandmother, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nana's Hands
Through the years they worked their spells
     From drawers and cupboards, taking things
       That through...

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Categories: appreciation, food, grandchild, grandmother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member GRANDPA
*GRANDMA WAITS IN THE GARDEN*

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

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Categories: grandmother, beautiful, care, death, grandchild,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Seamstress of Time
I have a special story I wish to share
About a seamstress beautiful and fair

She would fade away turning into smoke
Of her amazing beauty, no man...

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Categories: grandmother, dedication, devotion, faith, history,
Form: Couplet
The Woman
See the woman.

See the face behind its age.
See the beauty of her form.
See the way her way becomes her.
See past her once taught skin, as...

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Categories: grandmother, dedication, family, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A PLACE CALLED BEAUTIFUL
There is a place called beautiful nestled deep in my mind's eye
Gingham curtains crisply pressed frame periwinkle summer sky
Brass kettle on the old gas stove...

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Categories: beautiful, family, grandmother, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Always For Grandma
 
Original poem - For Grandma

You died grandma and my heart was broken,
At your funeral I stood there trembling;
And in the name of love words...

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Categories: grandmother,
Form: Sonnet
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
Premium Member The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree
You can see him now, dirty as a horse
that slipped in the mud, planting petunias
with that infamous shamrock thumb

(Irish from his Pop   ...

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Categories: grandmother, adventure, crazy, cute love,
Form: Free verse
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: grandmother, death, dog, funny, grandfather,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Grandma's Hand Sewn Quilt
When the auctioneer first shows it,
I feel a sudden piercing shock.
My grandma's hand-sewn antique quilt
Is on the auction block.
It is the lovely basket pattern
And her...

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Categories: age, grandmother,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Would You Still Love Me- Grandma
The nursing home called me early in the morning to come
as snow clouds sailed across the sky
and my heart swelled with a sea of tears
to...

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Categories: granddaughter, grandmother, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Brody
Brody

I bought two new books for you today my sweet boy.
The Wizard of Oz and the Jungle book should bring joy.

I'm very proud of how...

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Categories: grandmother, 2nd grade, books, boy,
Form: Couplet
One in Four Women
Terror seizes you, and it isn't kind. 
 You try to go somewhere peaceful in your mind.
But the pain rips you right back to here...

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Categories: grandmother, angst, life, peace, sadme,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Angels Sing
Angels Sing

I hear them, 
all the time. 
When I pick up my child, 
and hold her close, 
her breath…
Harps; lovely,
faraway, 
and distant.

When I go to...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandmother, angel, christmas, confidence, granddaughter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Grandmother's Hands
I will not forget,
my grandmother's gentle, loving, gnarled touch;
those hands that I loved so very much,
not a day spent with her I will regret.
 ...

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Categories: grandmother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Painting a Past 1983
Tonight, my grandmother composes the meal.
As the stew mists, she is like a wife-talking and
dancing with the dinner as an old friend and advisor.

She courts...

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Categories: grandmother, 8th grade, family, food,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ONE LAST TEAR
the saltiness of love
a riveting fall
unlike other tears
this solitary shed
like a drip of life-blood
the lance of each freckle
an almost feckless drive over the sallow cheek
finally...

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Categories: grandmother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Drunken Nana
Business-like, the wind strips the tree
of autumn excesses,
exposing last year’s nests, 
tatty and self-conscious
like fat old mothers,
their wombs spent. 

The tree holds them aloft,
proud as...

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Categories: autumn, grandmother, mother, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fiery Blue Eyes
Standing by her hospital bed, I didn’t feel the pain
Instead, I felt sorrow that she looked so very frail
Like a rose that’s been sitting in...

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Categories: age, death, depression, grandmother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Would you be proud

Would you be proud,
would you tell me out loud
If you were still on this Earth ? 
Would your eyes well with tears,
would you smile and...

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Categories: family, grandmother, loss, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grammy's Girl
I see her pretty little face
With a sweet smile as bright as gold.
I think about the days ahead.
It saddens me, I'm growing old.

I love that...

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Categories: death, granddaughter, grandmother, love,
Form: Rhyme
A Missive to My Granddaughters
“A Missive To My Granddaughters”


My dearest girls,

How can I begin to tell you 
how much your smile warms my heart,
or the enrichment that penetrates my...

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© Jan Pearce  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandmother, beauty, childhood, farewell, granddaughter,
Form: Free verse