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Best Grandparents Poems

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

Premium Member Winter Wonderland
~  My favorite Thanksgiving memory was, quite simply, a walk at my grandparents house - I'll never forget how nature spoke to me that...

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Categories: grandparents, appreciation, beauty, nature, winter,
Form: Sonnet

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: death, grandparents, happiness, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rose Colored Glass
He sees the rose in her cheeks
She sees the wrinkles of time in her mirror

He sees the long, flowing brunette of her shining hair
She sees...

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Categories: grandparents, dedication, devotion, loverose,
Form: Free verse
The Special Rose
She sits and rocks, so gently back and forth
Her chin leaning heavily on her chest.
In her hands she cradles, one flat waxed rose
And sighs as...

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Categories: grandparents, lonely, love, old, rose, sad
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Christmas Past
A time I still remember, Christmas day
in 'fifty-three; I was age fourteen then,
and I recall those very special hours
at home, so cozy, warm with my...

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Categories: grandparents, christmas, memory,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member Frosted Panes - re-post

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Categories: grandparents, girl, life, me, sea, time, winter,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Don't Throw Me Away
You look at me so uninviting;
I may have some missing teeth, stumble when I walk, bout' to FALL!!!
Stutter when I talk, but yet I'll still...

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Categories: grandparents, anxiety, appreciation, blessing, caregiving, christian, forgiveness,
Form: Ballade
Grey Wind
**Dedicated to those who preceded us and gave their blood, sweat and tears, so we can have the luxuries they could not**

The wind whispers, the...

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Categories: father, grandparents, mother, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandparents, 12th grade, abortion, abuse, allah, america,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, everyday. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandparents, beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken, holiday, holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE ZEST OF A BOY
He toddles toward the pebbles, tumbling the smooth stones over
in his four year old palms, rubbing them like Aladdin’s lamp, tossing
them back into the mix,...

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Categories: grandparents, child,
Form: Free verse
*(For Me, the soup tastes good, For others...not so much.)

INDEED, there may be something wrong with the Soup
if spices don't get right many people will...

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Categories: grandparents, change, community, corruption, courage, creation, society,
Form: Rhyme

Since I was a tiny baby I was brought up by my grandparents and had a very happy childhood. I knew that they...

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Categories: grandparents, death, grave, grief, heartbreak, parents,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Between the Nightmare and the Dream
In my grandpa’s field I stand midst rows of grain
 whose gray-green blades stir softly in the moaning wind.
A night chill permeates my skin.
I look...

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Categories: grandparents, house, nostalgia, old, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Childhood Inequality In School
Some children come into the school building dancing, singing, hopping, bursting with uninhibited glee.
They exchange giddy, happy stories about their day at the mall, dropping...

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Categories: grandparents, child, child abuse, children, family, school,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member That Summer on the Lake
Finally, as afternoon sun splayed
through the picture window
onto wood floor and last pieces of furniture,
I packed that summer on the lake
into a box, mitering indigo...

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Categories: grandparents, color, imagery, nostalgia, summer,
Form: Free verse
How I loved spending a week of the summer holidays with my grandparents. Gramps would come and pick me up in his old pick- up...

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Categories: childhood, garden, grandparents, memory,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Deepest Memories and Thoughts
Deepest Memories and Thoughts 

A little child
with big wet tears

An early love
a crushed heart

Feelings of utter loneliness
other people’s cruelty

Jagged-broken glass
a big toe bleeding profusely

Crying in...

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Categories: grandparents, analogy, emotions, feelings, introspection, life, metaphor,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member On My Own
On My Own

It is early in the day for most. 
I am just going to sleep. ‘
This will make many people angry. 
But at times,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandparents, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allah, angel,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Unconditional Love
Like the sun lights up the sky, 
A little girl when she was born, 
She snuggled right into our hearts
With heaven's sparkle in
Her eyes stole...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: granddaughter, grandparents, love, sports,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Six-Word Couplet Series Encore
legs ~ breasts ~ thighs 
hips ~ lips ~ eyes 

strength ~ muscled ~ arm 
masculine ~ grit ~ charm 

fun ~...

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Categories: grandparents, family,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member From My Cornucopia
The horn of plenty
on my grandparents’ table
as we sat feasting . . .
the thought of being apart
never entering our minds

though the years have fled
from my...

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Categories: grandparents, thanksgiving day,
Form: I do not know?
We’d gather on the old wooden porch
gramps would sit in his rocking chair
with wisps of smoke rising from his cigar

I’d snuggle up to gran 

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Categories: grandparents, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Another One Down
Another One Down
And another one bites the dust. 

My friend, my neighbor, the lady next door, 
Rampant miscalculations of being too nice, 
two people...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grandparents, appreciation, betrayal, divorce, drink, grief, heartbreak,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member I Wish I Was A Fluffy Cloud
I wish I was a fluffy cloud, 
Puffy, white, glittering, glorious, majestic, perfectly safe, appreciated, loved.
A fluffy, white cumulous, floating around without a concern in...

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Categories: grandparents, freedom, how i feel,
Form: Free verse