Writing these touching grandpa poems might be your simple way of thanking your grandpa. We’ve compiled a compilation of poems about grandpa that will make him grin and his day memorable.
Grandpa is the senior character in the family who is concerned about your happiness and lavishes you with his love and attention. You don’t have to wait for a specific occasion to express your feelings for him.
You may make your grandfather feel loved by using this selection of gratitude-filled grandpa poems.
From bringing you fishing, hiking, and backpacking to bolstering your confidence with his experiences of his travels, your grandfather has been a vital part of your life’s journey and has shaped you into the person you are today.
You two have an innate biological tie, but emotional bonding between grandpa and grandson requires work. It is entirely up to you how involved you want to be in your grandfather’s life. Spending time with him is one of the most beneficial things you can do.
Listen to his stories, let him teach you a new set of skills, or simply have a peaceful moment together while eating ice cream sundaes. Share one of these grandpa poems with him while you’re at it. He’ll adore it!
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Best Grandpa Poems
We have some insightful grandfather poems for you if you wish to convey how much you miss your dear grandfather. Grandpa always has his children near and dear to his heart, and he always hopes the best for them. Here are some of the best grandpa poems to assist you express your gratitude.
1. Love and Guidance
Your loving granddaughter thinking of you,
We are a team; our bond is like glue.
A few words, to show how I feel,
Straight from my heart, true and so real.
You have always, been there for me,
Supported me, like the roots of a tree.
Sometimes I caused you, worry and aches,
You pushed me to grow, with my mistakes.
Taught me to be honest, truth never mask,
You listen patiently, when questions I ask.
Thank you so much, for loving me,
Your love and guidance, has set me free.
2. Our Experiences
So many things, from you, I’ve learned,
Your appreciation and time, hope I’ve earned.
I’ve always enjoyed, to be around,
Good times with you, I have found.
You’re a man of honor and respect,
Our experiences allowed us, to connect.
You’re my grandfather, I adore,
By your side, I’d go to war.
I hope one day, I could repay,
Encouraging, are the words you say.
Time with you, I cherish and enjoy,
I felt this way, since I was a boy.
3. Dear Grandad
We’ll dwell on the times that we sat on your knee,
In the garden at Colliehare, under the tree.
Shelling peas, telling tales or singing a song,
Sitting there until the shadows grew long.
We’ll smile when we think of the times that we shared,
Like sipping your beer, whenever we dared,
Playing cards and fearing that moment of dread,
When mother would call us both up to our beds.
I’m delighted that Will had a chance to see
How loving and fun, how giving you could be.
I smiled at Christmas when I heard you say;
“Don’t tell your mother, quick, put it away.”
I knew, at that moment in his hot little hands
Lay a crisp ten-pound note, for which he had plans.
I suddenly realized I’d grown up after all,
Still your little girl, but no longer so small.
We’ll reminisce of a man who’d stir up the pot,
To see what would happen, and sometimes not.
Who was stubborn, contrary, could drive us half mad,
But you were one of a kind, for which we’re all glad.
We know in our hearts that you’ll always be close,
You’ll be in the kitchen, but not as a ghost.
We’ll think of a Scallywag with stories to enthrall,
Of Mum’s boyfriends, John’s exploits, so many to recall.
We’ll chuckle, just quietly, whenever we think
Of these tales that you’d tell, and then slyly wink.
We’ll remember your mischievous, twinkling blue eyes,
Your smiles, your laughter, your hugs, our goodbyes.
4. We Had a Wonderful Grandfather
We had a wonderful grandfather,
One who never really grew old;
His smile was made of sunshine,
And his heart was solid gold;
His eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in his cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandfather,
And that’s the way it will always be,
But take heed, because
He’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
He will like what he sees
5. Proud Grandpa
by Betty Jo Mathis
Proud Grandpa went to view
The babies pink and new
Arranged in squalling groups,
Cocoons in sterile coops.
He judged them there en masse,
His nose against the glass
And came with a strange report
“They’re all a homely sort
Save one red wrinkled tot
The choicest of the lot;
And it’s plain for all to see –
That one’s akin to me!”
6. The Mountain
by Emily Dickinson
The mountain sat upon the plain
In his eternal chair,
His observation omni fold,
His inquest everywhere.
The seasons prayed around his knees,
Like children round a sire:
Grandfather of the days is he,
Of dawn the ancestor
by Eloise A. Skimings
With wavy locks of silvery white,
With soul as pure as morning light,
With voice as sweet as bird on wing;
May heaven to him new blessings bring.
May many days to him be given,
That he may lead more souls to heaven,
And be a joy to those on earth,
To those who owe to him their birth.
And when death seals his mortal eyes,
With his loved ones in Paradise
He’ll praise his God in endless song,
For now, his faith is firm and strong.
8. Grandfathers’ Over Time
Up and out, I go to catch a train
From the train to work to use my brain
Kids left behind with little hugs
To wait to see them back in my house.
The time screams by oh so quick
Before too long the kids
Are no more around as my sidekicks
For off they go to form new cliques.
Time flies by to prepare the day
For a chance to mend my former ways.
For God has granted more little feet
To hug and hold and sweetly greet.
No longer does my demanding work
Distract me from real lifework.
To play, to hold, to encourage, to love
Grandkids that fit like a glove.
To never waste the time, I’ve been given
How best to show I no longer shun?
The time to play, to encourage, to love
All that God has given from above.
by Maria Mulock Craik
Grandpapa’s hair is very white,
And Grandpapa walks but slow;
He likes to sit still in his easy-chair,
While the children come and go.
“Hush! – play quietly,” says Mama;
“Let nobody trouble dear Grandpapa.”
Grandpapa’s hand is thin and weak;
It has worked hard all his days:
A strong right hand, and an honest hand,
That has won all good men’s praise.
“Kiss it tenderly,” says Mama;
“Let everyone honor Grandpapa.”
Grandpapa’s eyes are growing dim;
They have looked on sorrow and death;
But the love – light never went out of them,
Nor the courage and the faith.
“You children, all of you,” says Mama,
“Have need to look up to dear Grandpapa.”
Grandpapa’s years are wearing few,
But he leaves a blessing behind –
A good life lived, and a good fight fought,
True heart and equal mind.
“Remember, my children,” says Mama,
“You bear the name of your Grandpapa.”
10. Playing Grandpa!
by Althea Randolph
When I pretend, I’m Grandpa old?
Like him, I play, I’m stem and bold!
I don his hat and suit of clothes.
And wear his glasses on my nose!
His cane I take when I go out.
And swing it as I walk about;
Oh, rapture! How I’d love to be
A Grandpa old, – instead of me!
Short Grandpa Poems
Are you looking for short grandad poems to honor your grandfather? Here are a few short poems for grandpa to express your feelings and bring a smile to his innocent old face.
1. You Are There for Me
Every time I am on the brink of a fall,
You were there before I could even call.
Your hugs and kisses make me feel good,
You shower me with love that only you could.
Your love will always be there to stay,
This is something I could figure, and you don’t even have to say.
2. When I Think of You
When I think about you,
My eyes get teary,
Grandpa your love can’t match up anything in life
You showed me the true meaning to strive,
You are too good to be true,
Grandpa I truly love you,
And, I mean it from my heart!
3. Wise as You Grandpa
There is no one as wise as you
There is no one as cool as you are
There is no one as naughty as you
You are like that shining star
You bring so much happiness in life
Grandpa, all the lessons that I learned
From you will forever stay with me
Grandpa, you are the best in everything
Stay this way being my smile
I have told you many times in life
That my love for you is prime
My love shall never change in life
You are the best grandpa ever
Stay this way forever
I love you so much!
4. Grandpa You Are the Best
Grandpas I know that you are the best
I know that you are different from the rest
Whatever you do shines so bright
With you I feel so good and right
You have taught me so many things in life
Many lessons of being so wise
I wish that in next birth I meet you
And you be my lovely grandpa too
I have no words to express my love
My love for you is so very true
Grandpa yes, I truly love you
Thank you for everything!
5. There Is Something Special
There is something so blessed about
The aura that you have
There is something so good about
The lessons that you teach
You make me understand so well
It’s not like you just want to preach
So focused are your ways
You shine so bright at this age
I just want to be like you
I want to be like you are in life
Smiling through all the pain
Whether in struggle and strive
Grandpa you are truly the best
I love you for what you are
6. You Are So Comforting in Life
You are so comforting in your ways
With you, I am so relaxed in phase
You give great ideas that click
You have a solution to every trick
No one can be as you are my grandpa
No one can ever be like you so wise
Not a moment there has been in life
When I haven’t thanked you for things
You have always been there in need
You have always supported me in life
Thank you so much my dear grandpa
I will love you forever in time
You mean so much to me!
7. Adorable to the Core
Grandpa you are so adorable to the core
You are so charming in your ways
When I don’t spent time with you
Boring are my all the days
Can’t think of anything else
Beyond all the reasons to strive
But you give that varied jibe
You give me the reason to be
Grandpa it’s all that I can see
Your ways and your perfection to me
I love you is all I want to say
Stay blessed all the way
Thank you for everything grandpa
You are the best!
8. Dedicated to Grandfather
by Tammy L. Chasteen
I remember how he used to twiddle his thumbs,
I remember how he used to sit in his chair.
I remember how he breathed really loud,
I remember all the times we shared.
I remember the old brown car he owned,
I remember how he always played the.
I remember all the collection of stamps,
I remember his house in Florida on Poppy.
I remember fishing with cane poles in his pond,
I remember feeding the rabbits and picking the eggs.
I remember eating everything on my plate,
I remember how he used to tell me there’s no meat on my legs.
I remember the smiles and the laughter on his face,
I remember good times and bad.
I remember talking to him the very last time,
I will always remember him saying “I love you too” which made me glad.
9. Way Past Old
Don’t worry grandpa, you’re way past old,
I’m your creation, you made me this bold.
Even at your age, your birthday still counts,
Here’s a calculator, for your discounts.
Just want to make sure, your b-day is cheerful,
Survived all those wars, nothing you’re fearful.
For an old man, you deserve plenty of credit,
Font size of this poem, I just had to edit.
Sorry grandpa, making fun of you is easy,
Your ancient jokes are beyond even cheesy.
So happy birthday, you old fart,
We have loved you, from the very start.
10. Grandfather Clock
by James Sielschott
In a dusty, dark corner of a very old house,
sits the tall, wooden worn-out clock.
It has seen its share of memories and pain,
keeping perfect time with a tick and a tock.
From weddings to funerals, losses and gains,
sorrows and days filled with fun.
What once was brand new, through the passing of days,
has wrinkled and faded by sun.
With busy days past, the clock sits at its post
as it has done for years before.
The breezes from the front door, infrequent at best,
cease moving across the wood floor.
Tired now from its lifetime of work
watching over the house, was this clock.
As the sun now sets on another arduous day,
the peaceful clock gives its last tick and last tock.
Funny Grandpa Poems
Is your grandfather a witty individual? Use this to your advantage by sharing these funny grandpa poems with him. Make every effort to establish a strong relationship with your grandfather.
You never know what tomorrow holds, and you don’t want to live with the guilt of never asking your grandfather about his life or just never telling him how much you love him. Here are some funny poems for grandpa that you can share with him.
1. Joker Grandpa
Always finds a way, to make fun of my folks,
He is hilarious, with plenty of jokes.
A true expert, on many pranks,
For making us laugh; a little thanks.
At the dinner table, he’s rarely serious,
His tricks are cool, and quite mysterious.
I’m not saying that he knows magic,
Some of his stunts are lame and tragic.
Grandpa knows how to pull your strings,
A cheerful guy, that constantly sings.
Never know, what he’ll come up with next,
Our joker grandpa, fun and perplex.
2. Fun Grandpa
My grandpa knows, the art of the laugh,
So many jokes, but reveals only half.
We’ll enjoy, those fun random talks,
He makes fun of things, during our walks.
Hilarious moments, he will readily find,
Walk into a wall, and pretend to be blind.
Whenever I see him, he’s sporting a smile,
Mr. Bean, had a much better style.
A serious illness, for jokes he will fake,
Moments later, random faces he’ll make.
Seems like grandpa, just wants to have fun,
At church he tried, to pick up a nun.
3. What Is a grandpa?
by Jessica Shaw
A grandpa is a father; a grandpa is a son.
A grandpa is a husband; all grandpas are loved.
Some grandpas have hair, while others are bald.
Some grandpas fish, and others like hunting.
A grandpa can be more than just a grandpa though.
A grandpa can be a friend who knows how to have fun.
All grandpas are special to many other people.
But no other grandpa is just like mine.
Grandpas are unique in many different ways.
No two grandpas are alike.
My grandpa might not be like he is now,
But even if that happened, I know one thing that’s true.
My grandpa will always be a special person to me.
4. You Are So Handsome Grandpa
You are such a handsome man Grandpa,
You are the type that Grandma could boast about.
But even more than that you have a heart that is so rare,
You always manage to shower us with so much love and care.
Your memories are with me even if we ever part,
No matter where I go, I always carry them in my heart.
5. Loved Me
My Grandpas were very different,
but no matter how much they would disagree,
they both always loved me.
One was strong and determined,
In God though he would not believe,
I tried to tell him, but he wouldn’t even listen to me.
Things always had to be his way,
He was a tough man.
I was always his biggest fan.
The other was a hero to me;
he was a Reverend
and a wonderful friend.
It was impossible not to love him,
He is playing golf in heaven
and living in me within.
They taught me lots of things,
from deciding what was fair
to building a wooded chair.
My Grandpas were very different,
but no matter how much they would disagree
they both always loved me.
6. Grandpa’s Plow
by Terry Sledge
When Grandpa put his hands to the plow he walked a country mile,
Sometimes I ran alongside or sat under a shade tree to watch,
I would listen to Grandpa’s words about life he told with a smile,
To plow a straight furrow, focus up ahead and there you watch.
He never looked behind while the plow was still in the ground,
And when plowing the same furrow, he’d plow it a little deeper,
Removing all rocks in his path he taught me not to plow around.
Grandpa died, I grew up and the farm was finally sold,
The lessons Grandpa taught me were not just how to plow,
But truth on how to live life if I used what I was told,
Although learned many years ago truth is always for the now.
If you ever hope to make your mark you must look straight ahead,
And refuse to be detoured by the many distractions in life,
Don’t look back to see where you were, but always look ahead.
A special father and granddad too,
Happy Father’s Day, from your family crew.
Today we’ll treat you like a king,
You’re a champ, you’ve got the ring.
Choose whatever, you wish to eat,
A huge steak, with lots of meat.
Don’t forget it’s your day,
Nothing wrong with hair, that’s grey.
Hope you enjoy and have lots of fun,
A grandfather like you, we have won.
Thanks for being, exactly you,
You’re a champ, and that is true.
8. Grandpa Best
Grandpa, grandpa, you’re the best,
You are old, so get some rest,
We are here with some hugs,
Don’t forget to take your drugs.
Grandpa, grandpa, you’re the best,
We like the way, you are dressed,
Could you take us to the park?
Why do dogs always bark?
Grandpa, grandpa, you’re the best,
You are wiser, than the rest,
Always make us smile and giggle,
You act crazy, when you wiggle.
9. My Old Grandpa
My old grandpa is a champ,
He knows how to hike and camp.
He is just as tough as nails,
Knows a lot, and lots of tales.
My old grandpa speaks his mind,
More than once, he’s been fined.
Knows how to get the job done,
Even in the burning sun.
My old grandpa is my buddy,
Not afraid to get bit muddy.
He is really, really cool,
Enjoying life; his #1 rule.
Remembering Grandpa Poems
Remembering grandpa poems can be used to express gratitude to him for always being there for his family and to assure him that he will be remembered. These poems to remember a grandpa that died would be a lovely tribute to a beloved grandpa.
1. Remembering Grandad
I remembered you taking me to school every day.
I remembered the smell of coffee that you used to make every morning.
I remembered you taking care of everyone.
I remembered you fishing every Saturday morning.
I remembered you making my favorite dish.
You being here is what I wish.
I will never forget that you’re in my heart and I will remember you for who you are.
I miss you, Grandfather.
2. Missing My Grandad
I can’t believe that you are already gone,
The years just went by so fast; it was not long ago
That we walked side by side, you telling me your stories.
I will never forget your smile, the smile that you had when you would see me,
The smile you had when I was little and wanted something,
The smile you had on my graduation day,
The smile you had when you became a great grandpa,
And that smile you had every time I came for a visit.
I miss your laughter, your silly little jokes that you always made me smile.
I miss you.
All the memories that I have will always stay,
The memories I have when I was a little girl
Waking up and falling asleep by your door, when you would pick me up and put me in bed,
The rice you made me all the time. Trips to the store, just you and me.
I miss that.
You have helped me become who I am today, for that, thanks.
I was told you would not be here forever but just did not believe.
When I would come visit you, you always know even if you were not told
You would be there on the porch waiting for me; that made be happy.
With a big smile on your face, you just could not wait for us to get to you.
Know when I go visit grandma, I still hope to see you on your porch but never do any more.
I miss you, your smile, your laugh.
That dance with you on my wedding day.
Thank you, thank you, I will never forget,
Sitting there next to you on your last days, by your side holding you hand helping you,
I miss that, I miss everything.
I didn’t want to believe when I got that call.
I just didn’t, it was too hard.
I see now you are where you wanted to be; you are home the place you always talked about.
I miss you; this is just too hard for me; I don’t know how I can do this.
If you could just come back to me, it would be better, but I know you can’t, I miss you.
I know you are happy and healthy, no worries,
I will always remember and never forget the memories.
I miss you.
3. For My Grandfather
by Kelly Roper
My grandfather was a quiet man,
But his silence could speak volumes.
The warmth of his gaze said, “I love you.”
The strength of his hugs said, “I will keep you safe.”
The gentleness of his hands said, “You’re precious to me.”
His nod of approval for a job well done said, “I respect you.”
In the years to come, I may not remember many of the words my grandfather spoke,
But the memories of what he conveyed without speaking a word will stay in my heart.
4. A Wonderful Guy
by Kelly Roper
Silver-haired, with a twinkle in his eye,
Our grandpa was a wonderful guy.
His laugh could always fill up a room,
So jovial with a resounding boom.
When grandpa would come to our house to visit,
We kids relished every single minute.
He’d tell us stories from when mom (or dad) was little,
And sometimes he’d play us a song on his fiddle.
We could always ask grandpa when we needed advice,
And he never had to tell us anything twice.
He was a man you could always take at his word,
And he never had to speak loudly to be heard.
Now the room will no longer echo with his laughter,
Since he’s moved on into the mists of ever after.
But to those who know and love him like we still do,
His memory will warm our hearts ’til we go to heaven too.
5. Not Truly Gone
by Kelly Roper
Not truly gone poem
Grandpa slipped away,
Quietly one day.
He simply went to sleep,
No more to wake or weep.
Now we gather here
And quietly shed a tear,
As we lay him in the ground,
No solace to be found.
But Grandpa’s not truly gone,
Because his memory lives on,
In all of us who loved him,
Never to be forgotten.
6. How I Remember Grandpa
by Kelly Roper
Fishing Trip with Grandpa
A flannel shirt,
In garden dirt…
This is how I remember Grandpa.
Casting into the lake,
Sitting quietly there…
This is how I remember Grandpa.
Smiling at Grandma,
Holding her hand,
Kissing her cheek,
Telling her she’s grand…
This is how I remember Grandpa.
Drifting in and
Out of sleep…
This is how I remember Grandpa.
Still and silent,
No more pain,
Nothing left to
Loss or gain…
I will always remember Grandpa.
Memory Grandpa Poems
Whether you lost your grandpa decades ago or just this last week, here are some memory grandpa poems to remember him by. You can share one of these in memory of my grandfather poems on social media to show that you remember him and everything he taught you.
1. Grandfather Memories
by Benay B Ford
I wish you were here, but now you are gone.
When times get tough, it was hard to carry on.
I think of your jokes, laughs and smiles.
I can remember when you and I used to ride for miles.
When I was six years old you would drive me to school.
I’d think, “Gosh, riding with Papaw, isn’t this cool?”
And of course, we would always stop at the store.
But I always wanted Papaw to drive a little more.
Papaw, I now have four children that I wish you could have seen.
They are something really special and make a real good team.
You lit up my world and put a lot of love in my heart.
I still feel you and I aren’t very far apart
Because I know that you are the angel that watches over me,
After all, there is no one else in the world I would rather it be.
I still miss you and wish you were here.
I only have to think of you and shed a big tear.
He had to take you home so you wouldn’t suffer any more pain.
Now you are in heaven and we can’t sit on the porch anymore and watch it rain.
2. In Loving Memory
(Insert name of deceased) was wonderful and kind,
He also had a beautiful mind.
RIP, we would like to say,
Miss you and love you, today as we pray.
(Insert name of deceased) lived life with passion and grace,
Forever in our hearts, he’ll have a place.
Now that life has set you free,
We’ll join you soon, we hope you see.
3. In Loving Memory of My Grandpa
by Megan Curtis
You have been out of my life for 2 years now,
But it seems like a lifetime
I remember how you always used to say
Never say goodbye, say see you later
Well, I said see you later a million times
When you were laying in that hospital bed
Well, I wish I could see you now,
Or when I had the hardest time of my life
On March 26, 2008
I know you were looking down on me
Then and you are looking down on me
Now and telling me that it is okay
But it feels like everything falls
Apart when you’re not there.
Everyone says it is bad to bottle
Things up and that if I need to cry I should
I don’t like crying in front of people
You were the only one, I couldn’t care less
If I cried in front of
I had you there to comfort me
When I was sad
But when you died everything
Fell apart because I didn’t
Have you to comfort me anymore
I have always wondered, Grandpa,
How is it in heaven?
How is being back with Grandma?
I miss her a lot too…tell her I love her
And I haven’t forgotten about her.
I hope one day we can all reunite
In heaven and have it like old times.
And I will be your mermaid turkey.
4. Up Above
by Brianna Martins
When you were here, you brightened the day,
with your positive attitude and charming smile.
I loved when I came up to you for a hug,
you wrapped your arms around me and gave me a little shrug.
When I looked into your eyes so bright, they were filled with so much joy,
every time we played wiffle ball and I fell, you would always say, “Oh boy.”
Then when you got sick, my heart just broke and I started to cry, ‘cause God took the joy out of your eyes and the brightness from the sky.
Your smile has faded and it’s barely a grin and now you seem so hopeless ‘cause the cancer worked its way in.
There’s nothing I can do now, the joy’s almost gone,
now that bright smile and grin are gone,
Cause God decided he needed you now
So, he brought you up, up past the sun to a place where all your pain is gone.
Every time it rains now, I think of you,
shedding your love over all of us you’ve left behind.
You’ll never be forgotten and you’re forever missed.
You were an amazing husband, father, grandfather,
brother, and an awesome friend.
Dedicated to the greatest man Known: My Grandfather
by ESPN Chick
Grew up without a father in my life.
15 years passed me by having a grandpa that truly cared.
Took me anywhere I wanted to go.
Teaching me from right and wrong, when mom was at work.
Never thought it would end like this.
On that last week of school hard-aching every moment while
I was there trying to get by, not trying to cry.
May 26,2005 gone 15 years of my life flashed before
my very own two eyes.
Every Razorback game on tv, we watched together.
He never let me down.
Supported me in anything I did.
Sitting here thinking it’s been almost a year, one long
year since he’s been gone
Can’t believe it’s been that long.
Missing him so, wishing he was still here, here to see
me graduate next year.
You never know what you’ve got until it gone before
your very own two eyes.
Grandpa Poems for Funeral
It may be challenging to choose a poem to read during your grandfather’s funeral. How can you discover the appropriate words to express how you’re feeling?
Here are a few funeral poems for grandad to think about. These heartfelt funeral poems for grandpa tell us that even though he is no longer with you, you will always remember him.
1. Rest in Peace
He has left us, and we’re so sad,
A wonderful grandpa, and a dad.
This loss of ours, is very deep,
We are here, to mourn and weep.
It’s so hard to say goodbye,
To such a wonderful and special guy.
Many of us, he has inspired,
We all loved him, and admired.
To many of us, he was a friend,
We could all rely and depend.
We’ll all miss him, so much and dearly,
Rest in peace, we wish sincerely.
2. Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
3. My Journey’s Just Begun
by Ellen Brenneman
Don’t think of me as gone away
My journey’s just begun
Life holds so many facets
This earth is but one
Just think of me as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years
Think of how I must be wishing
That you could know today
How nothing but your sadness
Can really go away
And think of me as living
In the hearts of those I touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And I know I was loved so much
by James Whitcomb Riley
I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead, she is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
She has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of her still the same way, I say;
She is not dead; she is just away.
5. He is gone
by David Harkins
You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
6. As I Look Up to The Skies Above
As I look up to the skies above,
The stars stretch endlessly–
But somehow all those rays of light
Seem dimmer now to me.
As I watch the morning sun appear,
The shadows still don’t fade-
As if the brightest light of all
Was somehow swept away.
Though I see the branches swaying,
And watch their dancing leaves–
The echoes carried on the wind
Don’t sound the same to me.
As I listen to the morning birds
Sing softly from afar–
It seems to be a mournful tune
That echoes in my heart.
Another day has come again,
As time moves surely on–
But nothing now seems quite the same,
To know that he is gone.
The days and weeks and months ahead
Will never be the same–
Because a treasure beyond words
Can never be replaced.
The loss cannot be measured now,
The void cannot be filled–
And though someday the grief may fade,
His mark will live on still.
For even with my heavy heart,
I know that I’ve been blessed
To have been one who’s life he touched
With warmth so infinite.
7. To Those Whom I Love & Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you’ve given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So, grieve for me a while, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part,
So, treasure the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be nearby.
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and a ‘Welcome Home’.
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight
I am at peace, my souls at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love, I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
9. Great Grandad Tom
My Nanny rang at ten past seven,
To tell my Daddy, that you’d gone to heaven.
To play with Josh, and Luke and Jake,
Take them for a walk, by a beautiful lake.
But there were tears in Daddy’s eyes,
As he remembered you, as you were in life.
He told me of the time, when he came round with Mummy,
How you wiped a tear, when he said I was in her tummy.
He told me how proud, he was to see me,
Sit for the first time, upon your knee.
How your wonderful smile, would light up the room,
When I came around, on Friday afternoons.
There’s no-one like you,
There will never be another.
I’m sorry that you’ll not meet, my new sister or brother.
I’m so happy I knew you.
But now I’m sad that you’re gone.
My dearest, sweet, Great-Granddad Tom.
10. Our Grandad
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you never went alone,
for a part of us went with you,
the day god took you home.
A million times we missed you,
A million times we cried,
If love could have saved you,
you never would have died.
To the grave you travel,
Our flowers placed with care,
No-one knows the heartache,
as we turn to leave you there.
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories could make a lane,
we would walk right up to heaven,
and bring you home again.
We love you Granddad,
sleep well in heaven with the angels.
Grandpa Poems for Birthday
In this section, we’ll share some truly lovely birthday poems for grandpa with you. These poems for grandad birthday are guaranteed to put a smile on his face.
1. A Beautiful Man
It’s your birthday, you deserve a treat,
You’re my grandpa, and you’re very sweet.
Whatever you wish or simply desire,
Your kind words, always inspire.
Hope you’re not worried, about your age,
You’re just turning, another page.
Your journey has been, an exciting book,
Beautiful memories, through pictures we look.
Today we celebrate, your life that’s been full,
Happy moments, naturally you pull.
Most importantly, we’re here to share,
A beautiful man, with a heart that is rare.
2. Things you do
I have lost the count,
Of things you did for me,
All the years that went past by,
You only gave me glee,
So proud to have you in my life,
You have taught me the real meaning of strive,
Thanks for everything grandpa,
You mean the world to me,
3. Deep down
Deep down, I always knew,
That you really care for me,
Your harshness was fake,
It was for me to make,
The most out of love,
I truly love you grandpa,
You are and will remain the best in life,
Love you so much!
4. When I chose
When I chose to play in life,
You bought my favorite toy,
Innumerable times in life,
You have given me all the joy,
You are too good to be true,
Grandpa I so love you,
And I am so blessed to have you in life,
You are special,
5. What is life?
The meaning of life,
The things of hope,
The dreams of happy tomorrow,
With you there is no shadow of sorrow,
You are so cool my grandpa,
And, I truly love and adore you much,
My love for you is pure and such,
Love you a lot,
6. Happy Birthday Grandad
Grand-dad you’re a handyman
If you can’t fix it no one can
And even though your turning 70
It won’t stop you from doing plenty
You help out even though we say you shouldn’t
You do things that we know we couldn’t
You are kind and funny and sometimes you get mad
But it stops us kids from acting so bad
Granddad we miss you when you’re not here
But at least you’ll be gardening and not drinking beer
You always encourage people to do their best
And you don’t get to upset when we leave your house in a complete mess
If I, were you, I would be proud?
For raising a weird and wonderful crowd
For loving your kids and then theirs too
For helping people as we would help you
And we hope you have a great day
And that this time is happy in every way
Happy birthday to you and we hope you have fun
Everyone thinks your brilliant and we love you a ton
So, gather round and lets all shout
Because we are so privileged to have a man like granddad (grand-dad’s name) about.
7. Precious Grandfather
Precious grandfather, I love you so much,
You kiss my forehead, comforting touch.
Whenever you see me, your eyes glow and shine,
You’ve age gracefully, like a bottle of wine.
I’m very sad, when there’s not enough time,
Being away from you, my heart feels a crime.
You are always in my thoughts and my mind,
Filled with wisdom, to people you are kind.
Oh, precious grandfather, just wish to say,
Whenever I see you, you brighten my day.
Looking forward – to the moments we’ll share,
Forever your granddaughter, I always be there.
Grandpa Poems from Granddaughter
Your grandpa always lavished you with attention, and he battled with everyone in the family to support you. He is your life’s superhero. It would have been difficult for you to appreciate the life you have now if he had not been there. As a nice grandchild, honor him with these grandpa poems from granddaughter.
1. Together Yet Apart
by Kyra Lee
It’s gotten harder and harder
since the day you went away
but still people keep telling me
everything shall be okay
I know deep inside
that it’s better up there
but we’re not together
which makes it unfair
Seems like yesterday
that we were together
then I opened my eyes
to realize gone means forever
It hurts and it aches
it’s slicing my heart
for the rest of my life
we shall be apart
I’m waiting for the future
hoping to see
that when I die
You’ll open up those gates for me
Having a Poppy
with a heart made of gold
is my favorite treasure
which will never grow old
will never be the same
cause you’re not there with us
to be stronger I aim
Your chair at the table
is empty and cold
you need to come home
I need someone to hold
Now that you’re gone
I have no-one to run to
Am I doing this right?
please send me a clue
I don’t understand
the meaning of life
I can’t get this right
Keep getting in strife
Do you know
How much we all love you
Do you realize
How much I trust You
You’re officially gone
But forever in my heart
You and me Poppy
together, yet apart
by Jessica Styles
The smile on your face is a lasting memory in our hearts,
Nothing in this world, not even life or death, can keep us apart.
You have always been the one we went to for advice,
Whenever we were just upset, or even just a bit uptight,
You always seemed to know the right thing to do and say,
But don’t worry, you’re still the one we go to,
We’ll be together again one day,
We want to say thank you for being the best that you could be.
You’re our confidant, our best friend, the head of our family.
Now it is time that you can finally stop worrying about us.
You can relax, have fun, you no longer need to fuss.
We know that if we need you, you’ll be here by our side.
We do believe that even though you’re not here with us,
This will never be goodbye,
We love you and the happiness you have given us will last a lifetime.
3. Treasure Remembered
by James M. Carr
For all the stories that were never to be told,
Back to a time when I was a boy so long ago,
I knew a man whose kindness touched the hearts of many,
And he would often be the first to lend you his last penny,
Yes, his heart was pure gold forged from out of love,
Right from the hands of the almighty who sits high above,
There were times I must have driven him crazy as if he were my toy,
With all my “want to’s” and “why not’s” when I was a boy,
He loved and cared for all those that he knew,
His family, friends and most of all you,
Many happy memories I carry within my heart,
Vowed never to forget and never to be apart,
As a boy I would look up to this man with great awe,
For you see he was my friend and he is my grandpa.
4. Grandpa’s Way of Love
by Mary Beth Graves
Grandpa, so thin and a twinkle in those
Sparkling blue eyes.
When you looked my way, I felt so loved
With you every day.
As a little girl, I followed your steps,
We ate butter and crackers by the fire
You loved to make me smile, you said I was your guiding light.
We went fishing, and filled up the pail,
As soon as we arrived home,
You bragged, “Look at all the fish she caught.”
You made me feel so proud.
Anything you would do to make me laugh,
Vaulting over fences at the farm,
Landing in mud puddles and singing Jim Dandy,
My favorite song.
You said I was smart, pretty and so kind,
So, I grew up that way,
Thanks to you, Grandpa,
A quiet fiercely loving man so kind.
As I grew older, and we had coffee
At the kitchen table, and troubles were on my mind,
You would grin and say, you don’t have to
Carry the world upon your shoulders, babe,
Now tell me what’s wrong, and part of that world is mine.
5. True Hero
by Julie Mils
What makes a man a hero?
I’ve often thought this through.
It’s someone who is macho?
It’s someone who is true?
No, that is not a hero.
He’s just a simple man.
Always there when things go wrong
and who does the best he can.
He lends a strong shoulder
To ease the flow of tears
He holds high the lantern
To drive away your fears.
His smile was just enough
To give encouragement.
His frown more than adequate
To make one soon relent.
When some had need of guidance
His ears he’d freely lend
Advice came in abundance
You chose, not him could you offend.
He had no need of medals
Or glory this is true.
That’s why, dear Grandpa
Our hero has to be you.
6. The Way We Are Bonded Grandfather
by Sinead Harris
Beautiful blue eyes with serenity of the sea,
Reflection of the skies on a bright and sunny day,
My little hand in yours, my protector and my guide,
Don’t walk too fast, Granddad, for I am by your side.
My eyes are your eyes and your heart is my heart,
We share so much likeness we were never apart,
You would tell me your stories of the Vietnam War,
I felt all that pain as the enemies kept score.
Big strong shoulders not just to carry me but to carry the world too,
The strength inside of you for all you went through,
The peace you gave me knowing you would always love me,
And the kindness and happiness you gave me and I gave you.
No fear does you have or grudges do you hold, my big strong hero
So brave and so bold, a firm hand to hold me, a firm word shows the way
Your little girl forever it’s the way it will always stay
The bond that we have I have never seen or felt before
My face would light up when you would walk through the door
You tucked me in bed then turned off the light but I wasn’t scared
Of the shadows in the night
For I knew it was you keeping watch over me, no harm and no badness
Would you let me see, safe in your arms untouchable it seems?
After God took you away it was all in my dreams
And all that is left is my memories of you
I know you are with me and in my heart; I’m with you too.
Beautiful blue eyes with serenity of the sea,
Reflection of the sky’s reflections of me,
My little hand in yours, my protector and my guide,
Don’t walk too fast, Granddad, for I am by your side.
7. Whispers in The Wind
by Karen W. Burton
As I sit and look into the horizon,
I watch the sun setting over the field.
The wind chimes dangling in the breeze,
Reminding me of peacefulness.
It is then, that I think of him.
The gentle, caring, tender man
Who was always there?
To hold my hand.
This man I remember through the years
Who taught us all about many things…?
Use your manners, don’t talk back
Be a good girl now, I’ll tell Grandma
to get you a snack.
The man when I was little
Had hand braces and a cane.
Many days he was so sick,
Yet he tried not to show his pain.
He built his wife a home on the river.
He built it for all of us too.
Never would he leave anyone out…
Around him there was peace, hardly ever
Years passed by and we grandkids grew up
But he loved us still even more.
Never did he ask us but once…
He was always there,
Doing things with us was n’ere a chore.
This man believed strong in family
and always had faith in God.
He held us together for o’so long
For in his heart, that’s where we all BELONG!
I’ll never forget the day of the news
When my dad came to get me teaching at
Your granddaddy has had a heart attack,
We have to get ready, now go home and pack.
The journey to Chapel Hill was long.
I couldn’t cry, I had to be strong.
I remember seeing Grandma at first
So pale, so alone, I thought I would
He’s better, she said, Go 2 at time.
So, we each awaited our turn.
When I walked in, he smiled and said, Hey.
My insides started to burn.
They say he was better
Probably gonna get well…
we stayed that night
and drove home to change.
24 hours passed, and the phone rang again…
He’s had another attack
The family up and traveled I-40 back.
Emotions were high! People were tense.
Only three days had passed and it
seemed so immense.
It was Sunday now,
The doctors called us in.
It was only a matter of time.
Each of us took turns, sitting by his
8. My Dear Grandfather
My dear grandfather, a wonderful man,
Always believed in me, knew that I can.
Wisdom of life, openly shared,
Comforted me, when I was scared.
My dear grandfather, routinely amaze,
Since I was little, you gladly helped raise.
Countless things, with patience you taught,
You listened to me, whenever I thought.
My dear grandfather, I truly care,
You’ve always been, much more than fair.
I’d like to wish you, only the best,
With the dearest grandfather, I have been blessed.
Grandpa Poems from Grandkids
Our grandfather wisely taught us many essential life lessons. His knowledge makes us feel as though we can face any problem in life since he taught us that trials help us become stronger.
Show your affection for him by reading these grandpa poems from grandkids. Here are some grandpa poems from grandchildren that we have picked for you.
1. Just Like Him
He taught me how to build a fire;
he gave me hope and desire.
He taught me how to build a chair;
he told me that life wasn’t fair.
He watched every basketball game
and treated me like fame.
He bought me ice cream
and listened to my every dream.
I talked to him every day,
we never ran out of things to say.
Without him I don’t know who I’d be,
but one thing for certain I wouldn’t be me.
He taught me how to be just like him,
and I already am within.
2. Ode to The Gramps
He was someone’s son.
He was someone’s father.
Perhaps he was someone’s brother.
But he was a little bit of everything,
in order to be Grandfather.
The “Grand” part is appropriate,
considering all the love he could give.
The wisdom he had gained in life
had taught him how to live.
His gentle warmth and kindness
had earned our eternal love and respect.
Though he would not ask for these things,
they are exactly what he would get.
And that’s another thing we loved,
my grandfather’s selfless humility.
Upon reflecting on all this, I realize
he IS the kind of person I wish to be.
3. Fishing with My Grandpa
by Dawneisha Washington
My Grandpa and I do a lot of things together,
But fishing with my grandpa is the best ever.
I love going to the lake when the sky is all blue.
I love riding in my grandpa’s boat, too.
The next trip to the lake I don’t want to miss.
Just being with my grandpa is better than catching fish.
4. I Miss You
by Laura. B
Every day I wonder why
You were taken high up to the sky,
And I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye,
There are so many things I want to say,
That every night I sit and pray,
Hoping you can hear me say,
I miss you and I love you.
There’s so much hurt I feel inside,
And in nobody I can confide,
But I know you are watching over us,
Up above where the angels lie.
You’re in our hearts,
And there you’ll stay,
And be remembered every day.
Forever I will think of you.
5. My Granddaddy, My Best Friend
by Lauren E. Garner
The one that is my friend,
The one that is my guide.
How much I love and how much I care,
Is too much to describe.
You’ve always been my hero.
You’ve always been my pride.
You’ve always given so much love
And shown what’s deep inside.
My heart is full of love,
And my soul is all delight.
You’re the one who sang me to sleep
and whispered nighty night.
And every day I pray to God;
I thank him for sending you
Because you’re the one who wrote me the song
And made all my dreams come true!
6. You’re Gone Now
by Kimmi Lewis
I didn’t know you very well,
But I knew you were Pop.
I really miss you every now and then.
And I will never stop.
I wonder how life would be
If you were still here,
If we would all be happy again,
But I know you are always nearby.
Looking down from where you are
I hope you’re proud of me.
We all really love you,
And I hope the love is what you see.
My family has parted
ever since your death,
But maybe that’s how it’s meant to be,
set off for living life the best.
We will always remember you,
Just know you’re in our hearts.
We will always care for you,
We will never be apart.
7. A Very Special Man
by Mynda Residori
Many words to speak about a great man that we call Pop.
He never told my boys no,
And his love will never stop.
I have known him just eight years, but a lifetime in my soul,
And every time I saw him, I never thought he’d go.
So many happy times, and so many possum grins,
So much he will be missed from all his family and friends.
He loved everyone that’s here, and some he never met.
A man of patience and kindness, I know we won’t forget.
My boys loved him dear, with just a bushel and a peck,
And never could they leave without a hug around the neck.
My husband was his grandson.
Pop always called him grand.
Then came along Ty and Dill,
Now they’re his biggest fans.
It’s hard to say goodbye
To a person I knew so great.
I wish I could have said goodbye,
but I guess I was too late.
Maybe he is listening to what I have to say.
I’m sure he will be there every night when I lay to pray.
Now that it is over,
He has flown to up above,
I know that he will be happy,
with the fulfillment of God’s love.
We let you go,
In any way that we can,
But please know that you will be missed,
Because you were a very special man…
8. Great Grandpa
by Alan Balter
Great Grandpa is a wise old man who says he’s ninety-four.
He tells me that he lost his leg fighting in some war.
When I was just a little tot with eyes and nose still runny,
He swears that he forgot my name, so now he calls me Sonny.
Great Grandpa is a carpenter; he makes things out of wood,
Chairs and stairs and pegs and legs; gee, I wish I could.
He has saws and tools and tapes and rules in the shed where he does work.
Most times he’s out there late at night with his dear old helper, Turk.
Together they talk of good old days, ’bout things they used to do,
And sometimes they just kick around what are lies and what is true.
Once at breakfast, I asked my gramps when he learned his trade.
He said, “Sonny, I’m very proud to say it was down in second grade.”
“Gramps,” I said, “Now that’s a fib; you weren’t but seven or eight.
A boy can’t be a carpenter at such an early date.”
Grandpa winked and took a swig of cider for his thirst.
“Why, sure you can; it’s easy Sonny, after nine straight years in first!”
We laughed and then he took a nap; his skin grew pale and lighter.
I loved his wrinkled face and brow, this great old freedom fighter.
He had a restful sleep awhile snoring soft and steady.
I wonder if Great Grandpa knows I’m missing him already.
9. The Definition of a Gentleman
by Gary Bowdery
The definition of a gentleman is clear to detect,
it’s one of warmth love and respect.
When you’re feeling low, they will understand,
like they have the answers in the palm of their hands.
The kind words that are often spoken,
to their trust that is never broken.
To the warmth of their smile from the shake of their hand,
that says more than words ever can.
I’m not talking about pulling out chairs or opening doors,
it’s the knowledge that you’re never far from their thoughts.
With wings of hope, they will always catch you,
if money was love, they’d make you richer.
I think we should learn to be just like these beautiful human beings.
They’re from a generation that is becoming a great loss,
where simple things like manners had no cost.
So, we should help this new generation and keep them from harm,
and teach them the definition of a gentleman is…. Patrick McMahon
10. Northern Star
by Kelly Graham
Northern Star, Northern Star,
I gaze up at you from afar.
Shining brightly in the curtain of night,
Northern Star, you are my light.
Your beams of light fall on my face.
I wish to remain in this beautiful place.
Silenced by your beauty,
Northern Star, you flow through me.
You place me where I should be.
I’m grateful you made me feel free.
You’ve always been the rock in my wall.
Northern Star, don’t ever let me fall.
Northern Star, you are so bright.
I look up at you every night.
You’ve always helped me deal with strife.
Northern Star, you are my life.
Final Thoughts on Grandpa Poems
Thank you for going through poems about grandpa we provided you with. Even the strongest of men are frequently moved to tears when they encounter their grandfather. It is a one-of-a-kind and heartfelt friendship.
Many of our early memories include spending time with our grandfathers. We’ve shared some of the most lovely grandpa poems with you to help you celebrate his life and his unending love for you.
It comes when you get out of your comfortable chair and make an effort to see what is important to your grandfather. So utilize these grandad poems to express your gratitude for being blessed with the finest grandpa in the world.
Please feel free to share one of these grandpa poems with your special granddad. I’m sure he will appreciate your considerate gesture. Just keep in mind to appreciate those special times with your granddad.