Grandfather Poem

Poem About Saying Goodbye to Great Grandpa

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.

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© Alexis Abraham

Published: Aug 2008

My Last Visit

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,
This pain is 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 you're 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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  • by Danielle, Missouri
  • 2/17/2014

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

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  • by Dynastie Thompson
  • 12/23/2013

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

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  • by Kiddyannie
  • 8/7/2013

Well done! It's like I was reading your heart :)

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  • by Ginger, New Jersey
  • 8/6/2013

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.

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  • by Daniella, South Africa
  • Feb 2012

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.

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  • by Beloit, KS
  • Dec 2011

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.

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  • by Bianca,Waldorf Maryland
  • Jul 2011

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.

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  • by Melissa, Indiana
  • Mar 2011

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

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  • by Naomi Ramirez
  • Jun 2010

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.

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  • by Anh, Texas
  • May 2010

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.

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  • by Vicki, Australia
  • Mar 2010

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.

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  • by Erika Baker
  • Aug 2009

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.

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  • by Jill
  • May 2009

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

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