Grandmother Death Poem

This poem is about my Nana. Who was a very kind and loving woman, I'll never stop thinking about her and will always have her in my heart.

Sleep Now Nana

© Alexandra Burrows
Although I cannot see you,
I feel your presence near.
I will hold you close in memory,
Till I drop my very last tear.

So sleep now with the angels,
And your golden heart let rest.
Although our hearts are broken,
We know GOD took the best.

So dance beyond those golden gates,
And join your loving mum.
I'll see you when I'm sleeping,
And pray for you to come.

And although this pain is painful,
And I really don't wanna let you go.
I'll wait for death to take me Nan,
So we can together one day glow.

Until that day I'll close my eyes,
and see your smiling face.
I'll lock you up inside me heart,
Until we again embrace.

So rest now my beautiful nana,
I'll never forget how much you have done.
So until my hand meets yours again,
Sleep now in the sun.

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Published: Mar 2012

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  • I lost my grandma in August, and at 21 years old, I was the only person there when she died, and the single only person to lay her ashes to rest. I will never forget those last moments, nor will I ever forget her. This poem hit right at home for me. Thank you for writing this. I'm wanting to get the first paragraph tattooed with the tattoo I'm working on to remember her by. Thank you!

    Alexis, Seattle Washington Submitted Feb 2013
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  • It was Two years ago my Mimmi past away. I'm 17 now. She was my best friend I told her everything. When she past my life went down hill. I just want comfort. I want her back. :(

    Layla, Alabama Submitted Apr 2013
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  • My gran died in 2010 on Mothers Day. It was a painful and she died of skin cancer. A lot of people ask how do you remember her and I always say, "I was born on her birthday, my older sister has her name." We celebrate my birthday in tears and this year I hope we can celebrate it differently. If you have someone special go to them and tell them how special they are!!

    Anria,South Africa Submitted 7/28/2013
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  • What a beautiful poem, hope you don't mind but my son read this poem at his Grandmothers funeral. X

    Cornwall Uk Submitted 11/11/2013
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  • My best friend lost her grandmother. She was also like my second grandmother so I was also hurt by her passing away. Tomorrow is her funeral and I will be reading this poem for my friend. This poem really touched me also and it also got me to let my tears flow. thank you

    Immaculate Submitted 12/18/2013
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  • This is beautiful. I lost my amazing Nana over Christmas and I'm struggling with the thought of having to spend the rest of my life without her. She was always there for me and I was very close to her and have been all my life. I'm going to miss her so so much :(

    Becky, England Submitted 12/27/2013
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  • I just lost my grandmother 4 days ago. She and my poppaw raised me and my brother for many many years. I feel like I have lost more than a grandmother. I have lost my mom, my best friend. She was known for ending her days by posting on Facebook, "sleep with the angels" She is no longer in pain, she is not only sleeping but singing and dancing with the angels as well! And I now get to sleep with the greatest angel of all, my grandma!

    Lincolnton, NC Submitted 1/26/2014
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