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Grandfather Poems | Examples of Grandfather Poetry

Grandfather Poems - Examples of all types of grandfather poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for grandfather.
Premium Member When Grandpa Died
The light faded from the old man’s eyes As he lay quietly on the white, linen sheet His last words came a few hesitant sighs, And then, his earthly journey was complete. The doctor came to offer his kind...Read More
Categories: class, death, grandfather,
Form: Quatrain

Today I was totally awestruck, Found many family photos When we had moved That had been packed, but not numbered in this mystery box, Laying quietly, naively, It’s contents Blew off my socks. I stared with unbelief At this picture, As my ancestry was...Read More
Categories: grandfather, grandmother,
Form: Free verse
On the Wheelchair
The old man gazed at the sun about to set And its molten core soon to dissolve in the sea Scratching his head with tremulous hands And running his fingers on the stubble of his unshaven face He held...Read More
Categories: analogy, grandfather, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
He walked up Mill Street past the Foundry, That citadel across from Nailers Row. With eight kids and their mother as dependents, He earned the pay that brought the bacon home. An immigrant, he labored at the open-hearth With Dagos,...Read More
Categories: death, grandfather,
Form: Ballad
Keen Observation
My neighbour’s little son is so smart In an assignment on Grandparents, he wrote “They never seem to hurry, Any time, can tell a story Before sleep, they take their teeth and gums out” ...Read More
Categories: children, grandfather, grandparents,
Form: Limerick

A Monster Came to my House
Once upon a time a monster came to my house! He climbed up my stairs, and opened my door! He sat down in one of my chairs, and ate one of my oranges! He crawled around my table while...Read More
Categories: children, family, grandchild, grandfather,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Antique Mirror
-The old antique mirror Hung upon the bedroom wall It belong to my Grandma A wedding present from an in-law A well loved and treasured gift once was shiny and brand new Now a reflection...Read More
Categories: family, grandfather, grandmother, memory,
Form: Narrative
Rain I hear the pitter-patter of rain, greedily savor the whiff of bathed Earth and I see, yet again, that palace frozen in time my home, far, far away. The misty memories of a blissful past lay interred in those...Read More
Categories: death, farewell, grandfather, rain,
Form: Free verse
MY FATHER A few words from thousands of pages to say, you are an amazing human being, and the best father in the world. You live an ordinary life with the finest qualities. Your life is a story of humbleness...Read More
Categories: grandfather, birthday, eulogy, father, father
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Granddads Little Girl
Granddads Little Girl This first day of the New Year, May I whisper something in your ear To wish you a very bright life, As a baby, as a child, as a wife, To tell you...Read More
Categories: girl, grandfather, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Jingle Jangle
He jingles when he walks through So we know he has coins in his pockets. My husband and I roll our eyes. We don’t care. He thinks he is getting by with something. And he is. We think it is cute...Read More
Categories: grandchild, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member On Borrowing a Memory
For Elmer N. Koski 1901-1941 Grandfather, Might a memory be borrowed Like perfume from another? If so, may I borrow your sister's Of a long ago summer when you were fifteen? She remembers: You made your bed outside Near the living room...Read More
Categories: family, grandfather, memory,
Form: Free verse
To Holocaust Survivors in the Former Soviet Union
You worked so hard but just exist. Your high school grad dates you just missed, evacuated from Ukraine. In Russia’s army to resist, you fought the tyrant Hitler’s reign. You worked so hard but just exist on meager pensions. You subsist by...Read More
Categories: discrimination, grandfather, grandmother, hate,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Missing Grandpa
The funeral had been strange No one knew grandpa the way we did My cousin and I rolled our eyes Trying to be aloof and grown We were eighteen In the evening we began to speak of him He...Read More
Categories: death, grandfather, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Grandfathered In
Grandfathered In David J Walker And now when a pretty girl smiles in her summer clothes that invite the summer sun in On some sunny August afternoons Walk In the Park I think of all the hair under...Read More
Categories: grandfather,
Form: Rhyme

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