Grandmother Poem

Thank You For Being There

A girl pays homage to her grandmother, always there for her, and now watching her from the heavens. She taught her to live with love, and for that she is eternally grateful.

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© Michele S. Reeves

Published: Feb 2006

Grandma

Grandma,
A baby cradled in your arms...
Teaching me your gentle charms.
Growing up with you by my side...
Learning from you never to lie.
To understand and not judge too...
Love and kindness I also learned from you.
Through the years you watched me grow...
Teaching me everything I'd need to know.
Listening to every word I've said...
And every word I've wrote you've read.
You've been there for me to the end...
Until the day for you, God did send.
Now you watch me from up above...
Shining down on me your heavenly love.
I will miss you with all my heart...
Thank you for being there from the start.

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  • by Linda, USA
  • 2/23/2014

Thank you very much for sharing the best poems I have found. My grandmother passed away 20 years ago. There is not a day goes by I don't think about her. She taught me how to Love and to forgive. Think Positive Always. My family is turmoil and I know she is not happy. I have tried to make sure they remember but I have to take care of me and I know that is what she would want me to do.

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  • by Alice, USA
  • 1/27/2014

I lost my grandma going on 10 years ago and when I read this poem it reminded me of her and it felt like she was by my side. I cry a lot like she died yesterday. I miss and love you grandma. Thanks for always bring there for me. I will see when God calls me to come home. May your soul rest in peace.

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  • by Lynda, Canada
  • 12/7/2013

I'm a great-grandmother who has been mostly raising my great-granddaughter alone. I am a widow. My husband died of Lou Gehrig's disease two and a half years ago. Granddaughter had baby, didn't care for it. Daughter didn't want to care for her so I took the baby 20 months ago. Just worked to get custody back to mother when she decides to put her up for adoption. I am heart broken. Please encourage me that a 66 year old woman alone can raise a child successfully. I can support her but I need respite care. My health is good, I'm just tired. Please, I love this baby. Suggestions please.

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  • by Kaylee Loftis Searcy, Arkansas
  • May 2013

When I read this poem it made me cry so much I wanted to burst. It was just that way on May 14th when my great grandmother passed away. I miss her so much even though I have hardly ever seen her.

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  • by Baltimore Md
  • Jan 2013

this was a really sweet poem and today my grandmother is in the hospital because of a stroke and I love her but I just don't have a clue what to do or if she will be ok but ....................your poem has given me hope thanks tons -Arlette Xerox

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  • by Bobbie, Missouri
  • Dec 2012

This poem touched me very much! My grandma passed away June 13th 2010 of kidney failure at a hospital and her last words were spoken to me she said I love you my brave angel :(

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  • by Nikki
  • Jul 2011

thanks so much for this poem..my grandmother died 3/18/07 at 9:15 PM. and I was holding her hand when they unplugged the ventilator. I cried for 2 weeks straight. I could barely stand to go to the funeral...she was my everything.(:
again thanks for this poem!!

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  • by Hope, Brazil
  • Sep 2010

My grandmother passed away this morning and this poem really says everything I am feeling at this moment.

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  • by Roberta
  • Sep 2010

This is a very touching poem from beginning to end. I especially love the phrases,

"Listening to every word I''ve said...
And every word I''ve wrote you''ve read."

That is so perfect. Thank you!


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  • by Josh, USA
  • Jul 2010

This is a really beautiful poem. I lost my momaw last night, and it is soo hard. She was like my second mother. It described her perfectly. I LOVE YOU MOMAW!

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  • by Andrea Cousens
  • Jun 2010

My Nan passed away suddenly two days ago.
Her funeral is on Friday.
I am truly grateful of this poem.
I am having trouble letting go, as it doesn't seem real to me yet.

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  • by Ojiambo. Kampala Uganda
  • May 2010

I last looked at my grandmother 13 years ago. this poem brought her back to me. I was the only child who sat on her bed, my name was the last thing she said. She loved me. thank you for this poem.

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  • by Swamy, Gurgaon India
  • Apr 2010

I, even at this age of a grandparent, miss the love and kindness of my grandma. May her soul be the guiding light as always! Thanks for reminding me of her through your lovely poem!

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  • by RJ Belcher
  • Apr 2010

I lost my grandma awhile ago I miss her but your poem reminds me of her. I thank you for that because I almost lost my other grandma from cancer

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  • by Chabbi
  • Apr 2010

I miss my grandma yesterday I lost her and I am far away from home. I love my grandma sooo much and I think I really found the best poem to describes her.

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  • by Dr Bob Nakileza, Uganda
  • Apr 2010

I lost my grandma early this morning. 11th April 2010. The poem said all I was looking for as tears welled in my eyes. We shall miss her greatly and also her grandchildren. May the Her Soul rest in eternal peace

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  • by Fatmata
  • Apr 2010

I sang your poem to my grandma

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  • by Beth, California
  • Jan 2010

In my eyes that was a beautiful poem. See I just lost my grandma August 4th 2009 to her battle of brain cancer, she was my everything, my back bone when I needed her to be. She was pretty much like the second mom. She will be greatly missed by all her grandchildren, her kids and her great grandchildren. Just like I said that was a very beautiful poem. :)

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  • by Jessica, Tennessee
  • Dec 2009

I love this poem such an amazing job. My grandma is not doing so well and I want to read something at her funeral and this is so perfect. This made me cry but made me think of all the good memories I have with her.

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  • by Krissie
  • Mar 2009

Thank you so much for writing this poem.
My grandma died 2 and a half months ago and we are burying her ashes tomorrow.
Your poem made me smile and cry.
God Bless you
Krissie

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  • by Lori
  • Jan 2009

Thank you for this lovely poem. My grandma just passed away today, Jan 7, 2009 and I was looking for a poem that described her. This one hit very very close.
Thank you again
Lori

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