In Memory Poem

My grandmother meant the world to me. Her death has been the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with. The life lessons she passed on has helped me become the person I've become

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Hi I'm a 16 year old girl and I lost my grandmother last month on the 22nd. I remember the whole day like it was yesterday. She used to live right across the street from me and when I was young …

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© Margaret Rivera more by Margaret Rivera

Published: May 2009

My Darling Grandma

A woman of extreme strength, courage and love,
Who was beautiful, soft and now peaceful and free as a dove.
Someone on who our admiration was built around,
For her womanhood, wife, friend and grandmother since she was brought into this ground.

My Darling Grandma, we will forever hold in our hearts in which we have truly learned the most from,
Your strength as a wonderful mother to our mothers and fathers,
And which we hope to gain in raising your great grandsons and great granddaughters.

My darling grandma, we will always respect all you went through in your hardships and distinguished ways,
Your ability to hold yourself with such dignity and pride in all your days,
Your beauty shines in us all who were lucky to be part of your devoted family,
We will carry you in our eyes, minds, and hearts in which we have a remedy,

My Darling Grandma, that is to hold you close by all you have taught us to do,
And to remember the beautiful women we owe our lives to,
For giving us life to blessing us with her strong inner spirit of courage,
Her unconditional love and her sensual laughter,
For being such a person in who will always and have always
held deep in our hearts now and here after.

My Darling Grandma, You are taking a little part of us with you as you follow your angels who will guide you to your
precious place,
May you look down on us with pride on what you brought
into this world with your guidance in which you are now
truly our angel of grace.

My Darling Grandma, as you enter your new heavenly home,
may you rest in peace for which you truly deserve,
For you will be truly missed and remembered for your love and honor in which we will preserve.
We love you always and forever and may God be with you.

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  • by Hunger Games Fan For Life , NY
  • 9/15/2014

Hi I'm a 16 year old girl and I lost my grandmother last month on the 22nd. I remember the whole day like it was yesterday. She used to live right across the street from me and when I was young and a preteen I would always go to her house and spend the night. Now only my grandfather and aunt lives there. I always look at the chair that my grandmother used to always sit in every time I go to their house. Her funeral was the first funeral I've ever been to in my life, I never seen my family so sad. I still can't believe it I might just be in denial that it's true. I wish I had a better connection with my grandmother. Her English was alright but she spoke Spanish best (the language I can't speak) . My grandmother was mute 2 years before she passed. I wish I learned Spanish and took the time out to talk to her more. My family will never be the same again and ever since her death I've feared of losing another immediate family member :(

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  • by Charles Zetka, Washington County Pa
  • 9/4/2014

My grandmother Minnie Strimel passed away in 1962 when I was only 4 years old but I have a picture of her holding me at Chesapeake beach when I was 2 years in 1960 and through the smile on her face I still feel her love, thanks grandma I love you too and I miss you even after 50 years have passed I'm still your grandson. God bless you in heaven

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  • by Gladys, St. Louis Mo
  • Sep 2013

My grandmother who passed September 13, 2013, one day after my birthday and the same date as one of her sisters 6months after her husband. She was a beautiful mother, grandmother. I was reading poems and came across this one the words reminded me so much of her as I was reading the tears flowed down my face. I have accepted her death as I knew it was coming but even knowing it is hard. I just want to say Thank you for your words well done!

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  • by Ashlin Fillies. Cape Town Grassy Park
  • Jul 2013

My grandmother passed away the 25/07/2013 she was the best grandma I've ever had and she was a very good person to others and she was a good mother to her children and she was also a good grandmother to her grandchildren we will truly miss her.

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  • by Jochin Timcang. Cavite, Philippines
  • Jul 2013

My grandmother who passed away last July 9, 2012. It is Sunday morning before sunrise 6 am. I saw her breath just stop away I don't believed that she's gone. I am thinking that it was just a bad dream, soon to be awaken me. It's hard for me to accept that she's gone already, because almost the rest of my life I was with her she is the one who teach me how to be a good human being. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH LOLA. You are always in my heart forever. and to the lessons I've learned to you I will share it also to my grandsons and daughters. Miss you so much.

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  • by Sierra, Elmira
  • Oct 2012

My grandma just died yesterday, I am 13 years old, and me and my grandma were so close. She died at 11:58 pm, I was sleeping and my mom called and told me and I was just bawling my eyes out sinse. Everyone who still has their grandma hold on to them very tightly, cause it just happens out of nowhere. My last words to my grandma were "I love you, see you Sunday. But, she died before I could see her again. I love you grandma!!

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  • by Patricia Steward, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Jul 2012

My grandmother passed away in November of 2010. My life has been so messed up since my grandmother has been gone. Me, My kids and my family misses her so very much. If I can go back in time she would be here today. My grandmother was my heart and my angel..

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Thank You for writing this it truly is a beautiful poem. I have shared it today in honor of my 98 year old Grandma that just passed away last night. I know your poem will help those that loved her so dearly! So, Again I Thank You for your healing words ♥

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  • by North Dakota
  • Mar 2011

this makes me cry I just lost my grandma this year and she meant the world to me to but she's gone ): its hard to believe she's gone....she lived right across the street so now every time I got see my uncle I still think she's gonna be there smiling at me but she's gone it's to hard to think ): I miss her dearly

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  • by Heather L, Oklahoma
  • Mar 2011

Grams passed away July 2008 ~ since then our family and traditions; just haven't been the same. This poem, just described her to a "T"..she was everything I want to be and all the goodness inside of me; she would make my days brighter. I am so lost even today. Miss you so much, Grams!

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  • by Brandi Morris, Frostburg Md
  • Dec 2010

My Grandma passed away in 2007. Its really hard for all of us in the family. We changed in we think about her nonstop so I think it would be great if we all sit down and shared our life stories that we have of her

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