Grandfather Death Poem

Dealing with the death of a grandfather through the eyes of a young grandchild. This was written for my father in law who idolized his grandson, when he died he was buried with a teddy bear given by his grandson and a box of his favorite sweets. The day after he died his young grandson was taken to see his nana and couldn't understand why his granddad was no longer there. I do hope you like it. Dennis Taylor (Worcester UK )

A Poem For My Granddad

© Dennis Taylor
Hello there Granddad, Itís me, your little man,
I couldnít find you yesterday,
When I came to visit Nan.

She says youíve only left the room,
You havenít gone away.
But I really miss you Granddad
And the games we used to play.

She says you have my teddy,
Heíll keep you safe from harm.
If the going gets hard, just squeeze his hand
And he will keep you calm.

Youíve also got some sweeties,
Isnít Nana kind,
I may have stolen one or two
But I knew you wouldnít mind.

And now that youíre not here Granddad
Iíll give double hugs to Nan,
Goodnight, God bless you Granddad
From your loving Ďlittle maní


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Published: Jan 2008

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  • I read the very first line of this poem and it made me cry. My 3 month old son only knew his Great-grandpa "Pawpaw" for a short amount of time, but I cherish every moment I saw them spend together. Thank you for your beautiful poem! :)

    Kaylen, Seattle Submitted Sep 2012
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  • This made me cry. This is the truth about my son and dad. He's passed two years ago and he called my son his lil man his first and only grandson. When my dad passed and we got to NY he asked my step mom who he calls nana where papa was and she said sleeping.

    Catherin Ruskin, Fl Submitted Nov 2012
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