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Grandfather Poems | Examples of Grandfather Poetry

Grandfather Poems. Below are examples of poems about grandfathers. This list of grandfather poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of grandfather poetry. This list of works about grandfather is an excellent resource for examples on how to write grandfather poems.

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List of Grandfather Poems

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The home that once was Kumkum Sharma I do not know? dark, death, deep, grandfather,
Premium Member Poem a tender poem from a hardened man Anthony Slausen Free verse grandchild, grandfather,
Premium Member Poem The Child In You Caren Krutsinger Free verse grandchild, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents,
Premium Member Poem MY DEAREST JENNIFER JENNIFER PROXENOS Rhyme grandfather, love,
Premium Member Poem Bull Headed Caren Krutsinger Diminished Hexaverse grandfather,
Premium Member Poem DADGUM IT BOY James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse adventure, analogy, grandfather, grandson,
The line of life Valentin Busuioc Free verse destiny, emotions, grandfather, grandmother,
The Moment Michael Barber Enclosed Rhyme grandfather, adventure, blessing, childhood, dream,
Premium Member Poem Grandads leather belt Tom Cunningham Sonnet beach, death, grandfather, world
Premium Member Poem The King Of Telling Tales Gary Smith Rhyme grandfather, humorous,

LoYaL
by Nicholas Beddoo
Here in the coffin my grandfather lies
Through muffled breaths I release my cries
Though inside my heart he never truly dies
I requested a song from the...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, grandfather, miss you,

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An Act of Ultimate Sacrifice
by Jesse Rowe
my grandpa was saved
from drowning in a lake by
boy who could not swim

9.10.18
Contest: Son of a Senryu
A true story...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather,

Devin's First Deer, Part II
by David Welch
...A gentle squeeze back on the trigger
and the slug shot straight out for its target,
the buck jerked hard, then he bolted away,
for a second Devin...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather, adventure, autumn, family, farm,

Devin's First Deer, Part I
by David Welch
Devin crunched slowly through the frosted grass
as he made his way down his grandpa’s field,
it was the morning after Thanksgiving
with a chill that was bracing...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather, adventure, autumn, family, farm,

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In My Attic Room
by Dear Heart
The little girl who was me
with long tangled hair
in my attic room
softly whispered
would you like tea, grandpa
you nodded with a smile
so, I filled two china...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather,

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Florida and wonderful news
by Tom Cunningham
Flew out to Florida with family
Our rented home had Jacuzzi and pool
Tropical sun with high humidity
Swimming and ice drinks to help keep us cool.

Disney parks...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, grandchild, grandfather, holiday,

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NEVER FAR FROM HOME
by Vickie Thayer
You Shall Find...

My Spirit...

Flying On...

The Wings Of...

A Beautiful Dove...

It Has Found Me...

In This Life...

Many Times...

I Shall...

Ride With Him...

Alone...

But Loved...

My Spirit...

Climbs With Him...

Towards The Heavens...

Beyond...

Earth's Clouds...

Moon...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, family, goodbye, grandfather,

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MOST OF THE TIME
by Shawn Sackman
Grandpa was born in 1929
He had a great life he’d often say with a sigh
Grandpa was also very fond of his “wine”
Meaning anything that came...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather,

My Real Father
by Kurt Philip Behm
Remembering my Grandfather
  forgetting my Dad

Wanting to be near him
  paternal influence bad

He loved without question,
  his smile blocked the sun

And without...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: father, grandfather,

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Grandma still calls your name
by Silent One
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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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, grandfather, grandson,

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GRAND PA'S JOY
by Michael E. Harris
IT'S HARD NOT TO NOTICE,
YOUR SMILE OF CHARM.
YOU HAVE THAT CHARISMA,
THAT TRIGGERS ALARMS.
I SEE CURIOSITY
IN YOUR EYES.
IT GOES HAND IN HAND,
WITH THE QUESTION WHY.
MORE LIKE...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, granddaughter, grandfather, grandson,

DE HERALDi
by Jimmi Canada
God does time fly!

Psalms alm sslaay yya!

Doesn't it seem as if we have never been?

There was now another thing accepting us?
Like we were fluids?
Drunken fluids...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather, adventure, allegory, angel, christian,

No Reason To Complain
by matthew harris
Yikes, aside from mental
     health re: psychotherapy,
     which haint the worse
cyst phase of being
   ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather, 10th grade, 11th grade,

Days At Our Parent's House
by Gwen Schuetz
The miracle days at our parent's  beautiful house,
Where my sister and sons and I lived with our parents.

I became a leader with the adults,
We...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, beautiful, god, grandfather,

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Grand Parenting Outside
by Caren Krutsinger
Water and sand, two God-made items that intrigue a 4-year-old like nothing else can.
I am grand parenting a happy boy who is completely mesmerized by...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother,

Grandad the superhero
by Andrew Pollard
Grandad The Superhero

My grandad was a superhero,
You would not think it true,
For now he’s old and very slow,
And he only wears one shoe.

He used to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 1st grade, child, grandfather,

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Grandchildren
by Caren Krutsinger

grandchildren weasel into heart wrinkles

smoothing, soothing, and loving

revitalizing you

...

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Kimo | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother,

A Fictitious Alternative Up Bringing
by matthew harris
Found me raised
     in the Antebellum South
     born an academically gifted
     whip smart,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather, 11th grade, 12th grade,

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Grandpa
by Gabrielle Jordan
a kind face with skin leathery and creased
from years of working in the sun

long jowls like a basset hounds
sad droplet eyes 
always a slight aroma...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandfather, grandmother, memory,

The Old Park Bench
by Tristan Strudwick
Old park bench

There's an old park bench at the Grove, 
Paint peeling since it's first lick back since… 
I forget, but it's been there a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, grandfather, grandson, growing