Grandfather Poem

My great grandpa passed away in May. And ever since then I replay the vision of my last visit to his house. I have had such a hard time trying to get over it, so I started writing poems about our relationship and this is just one of them.

My Last Visit

© Alexis Abraham
It's time,
to say goodbye.
I'm so upset,
my mouth has gone dry.

Slowly I bend over,
and give you a kiss.
your blue eyes filled with sadness,
the time I spent together I will miss.

When I pull away,
with this pain in my heart.
I don't want you to leave me,
I don't want to be apart.

Sadly I know,
this goodbye means forever,
we have so many memories,
that I will always remember.

The drive back home,
was the saddest I ever had.
I cried so hard,
I felt so bad.

I prayed that God,
would let you stay.
But eventually He took you,
far away.

It's all for the best,
I learned to face.
you are free from pain,
and in a better place.

your memory is alive,
to this day.
I love you so much poppi
even though your far away.

I know you look down on me,
and still love me with all your heart,
a bond so strong,
it will never break apart.

Please remember me,
and all the good times.
For I love you so much,
I put it in rhyme.

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Published: Aug 2008

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  • omg :( I'm crying reading this saying my goodbyes to my grandpa tonight :( I will truely deeply miss him

    Jill Submitted May 2009
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  • My pop died a year ago. He was really sick and during the time that he was in the hospital it was horrible. He was the only grandparent that I met. I was very close to him. I was only with him for 12 years. I was 12 when he died. I can't believe that it has been a year since he died. I miss him so much. Sometimes it still feels like he is still alive. When I read this poem it reminded me of him because he had blue eyes and when he died he looked so alone and so sad. It also reminded me of him because I felt so alone when he died. I love you and miss you so much Poppie.

    Erika Baker Submitted Aug 2009
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  • this poem put into words what I cant say. my juju died 2 days ago and I miss him so much. I just want him back.
    thank you for this poem because it is beautiful.

    Vicki, Australia Submitted Mar 2010
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  • My grandfather passed away in May also. He just passed away a couple of days ago. He lives half way around the world and I never got to say goodbye when he left. On the day of his funeral, I couldn't help but remember the last time I visited him. He looked so bright and strong, but in just one year he's gone. I can't believe that I will never see him again.

    Anh, Texas Submitted May 2010
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  • My last visit to my grandfather was when he was in the hospital. I was crying I just want him to go home. I love him so much. I told his when he home that I was going to take care of him. He was so sad that he couldn't come home. I told him that it is going to be okay.

    Naomi Ramirez Submitted Jun 2010
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  • my grandfather died this week and reading this has really touched my heart.. thank you
    I have made a copy to share this, hope you don't mind
    thanks again and god bless

    Melissa, Indiana Submitted Mar 2011
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  • My pepal passed away this week he raised me till I was 4. I will miss him soo much this really brought back the good memories that I will always have of him. thank you.

    Bianca,Waldorf Maryland Submitted Jul 2011
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  • I lost my pappa on July 28, 2011. He was the best guy ever. Since my other grandpa and grandma don't like my family that well he was the only Grandpa that was there for me, he always lent a helping hand and he never seemed to fail me. He was the best I know he's not hurting anymore, but everyday of every moment I think of him, and everything he'll miss, I miss and love him so much, I love you Pappa.

    Beloit, KS Submitted Dec 2011
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  • This was such a powerful poem I lost my grandfather last year march and as the days go it gets closer and closer to a year I miss him so much he was my everything my life.... This poem has really touched my heart.

    Daniella, South Africa Submitted Feb 2012
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  • My dad passed away this year on May 15th at 4:33 and it was so sad but I was glad to be there with him and my mom and sister and brother. We held on to him until the very last minute. It was the most amazing experience of my life to watch him leave us. His heart pounded in his chest and he perspired profusely. Like Goliath fighting a battle, it took everything for him to fight to stay because he didn't want to go, but the lord took him and we watched the very last breath leave him as he looked straight up into the sky. His eyes were so bright green and his skin color came back and all of the terrible bruising from all of his I.V.'s went away. It was miraculous to watch. I will never forget it. This poem reminded me of that moment. I will forever miss my dad. Thank you for this poem.

    Ginger, New Jersey Submitted 8/6/2013
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  • Well done! It's like I was reading your heart :)

    Kiddyannie Submitted 8/7/2013
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  • My grandfather died May 19, 2013 and it's been very hard with out him. He was a wise advice giver and my bestfriend. I read poems to make myself feel better. The inspirational words speak to me although I didn't write it. So, Thanks to the writers you help me get thru my day. Grandpa wouldn't want to me to be sad. Gone but not forgotten RIP Roger Lee Thompson

    Dynastie Thompson Submitted 12/23/2013
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  • I'm so glad that the author of this poem has shared this my grandpa is now dying and it is so hard to say goodbye especially when you're not ready. Unfortunately muscular dystrophy has destroyed another family

    Danielle, Missouri Submitted 2/17/2014
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