Grandparents Day Poems
Published: February 2, 2023
Many people may not know that Grandparents Day exists. Some may choose to ignore it. They may think, "must we have a day for every person in the universe, when does all this day naming end?" Sadly, those people probably did not have an opportunity to develop a relationship with their grandparents. They don't understand the gifts that a grandparents can give. Grandparents can provide a sense of continuity and roots to their grandchildren. They can provide a sense that life matters, and the ability to see life within a larger context of time. Happy Grandparents Day!
Grandparents Day is an official US national holiday, signed by President Carter in 1978 and celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The statute cites the day's purpose: "...to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer"
19 Beautiful Poems For Grandparents: Poems To Celebrate Grandparents Day
Nana, you are special.
Your love knows no bounds.
A room takes special warmth whenever you're around.
You think I'm cute and talented and maybe even wise,
But I know that's why all grandparents see though loving eyes.
Every day with you is precious;
I'm so grateful for the time.
Of all the grandparents in the world,
I'm thankful that you're mine.Featured Shared Story
Thanks for this poem it is really nice. My Nana's birthday is tomorrow and I wanted a poem for her and I'm glad I chose this site. Thanks again. Also to the writer thank you for writing a...
2. A True Hero
What makes a man a hero?
I've often thought this through.
It's someone who is macho?
It's someone who is true?
No, that is not a hero.
He's just a simple man.
Always there when things go wrong
and who does the best he can.
He lends a strong shoulder
To ease the flow of tears
He holds high the lantern
To drive away your fears.
His smile was just enough
To give encouragement.
His frown more than adequate
To make one soon relent.
When some had need of guidance
His ears he'd freely lend
Advice came in abundance
You chose, not him could you offend.
He had no need of medals
Or glory this is true.
That's why, dear Grandpa
Our hero has to be you.
Beautiful blue eyes with serenity of the sea,
Reflection of the skies on a bright and sunny day,
My little hand in yours, my protector and my guide,
Don't walk too fast, Granddad, for I am by your side.
My eyes are your eyes and your heart is my heart,
We share so much likeness we were never apart,
You would tell me your stories of the Vietnam War,
I felt all that pain as the enemies kept score.
Big strong shoulders not just to carry me but to carry the world too,
The strength inside of you for all you went through,
The peace you gave me knowing you would always love me,
And the kindness and happiness you gave me and I gave you.
No fear do you have or grudges do you hold, my big strong hero
So brave and so bold, a firm hand to hold me, a firm word shows the way
Your little girl forever; it's the way it will always stay
The bond that we have I have never seen or felt before
My face would light up when you would walk through the door
You tucked me in bed then turned off the light but I wasn't scared
Of the shadows in the night
For I knew it was you keeping watch over me, no harm and no badness
Would you let me see, safe in your arms untouchable it seems
After God took you away it was all in my dreams
And all that is left are my memories of you
I know you are with me and in my heart; I'm with you too.
Beautiful blue eyes with serenity of the sea,
Reflection of the sky's reflections of me,
My little hand in yours, my protector and my guide,
Don't walk too fast, Granddad, for I am by your side.Featured Shared Story
I read this poem at my grandfather's funeral and it was so perfect. This perfectly describes my grandfather and how he loved me and the entire family. I wish I would have found it before he...
The one that is my friend,
The one that is my guide.
How much I love and how much I care,
Is too much to describe.
You've always been my hero.
You've always been my pride.
You've always given so much love
And shown what's deep inside.
My heart is full of love,
And my soul is all delight.
You're the one who sang me to sleep
and whispered nighty night.
And every day I pray to God;
I thank him for sending you
Because you're the one who wrote me the song
And made all my dreams come true!Featured Shared Story
At least you spent 14 years with him. I've never even seen my maternal grandpa, and my paternal grandpa expired when I was 4.
Are there guardian angels?
I believe so
For God gave me a beautiful lady
to help watch me grow
A lady so beautiful
inside and out
She had to be an angel
God let slip out
This lady's a blessing
from the Lord up above
who taught me life's lessons
through courage and love
A lady to protect me
from all of my fears
and love me and hold me
and wipe all my tears
A lady so special
she's touched lives of many
and keeps us together
at all cost, if any
This lady is my Grandma
To her I do owe
all the joy life can bring
wherever she goes
I love you, Grandma
Thanks for being you
Featured Shared Story
I love my grandmother. My mother left me within six months after I was born and my father died in an accident. My mother never looked back. My grandmother was the one who raised me up till...
Grandma, I wonder
where you keep your wings.
Are they hung in your closet
with the rest of your things?
Do you put them away
and just use them at night
or give them to Rosie
to polish up bright?
I know you have wings,
for this must be true,
'cause God always gives
them to angels just like you.Featured Shared Story
I have such a weakness for grandmas. It has to be because of my grandmother. She was the single most influential person in my life. She was my very own angel and I thank God for allowing her...
Grandma, I was thinking of you today and a smile tickled my face.
Remembering all the things you taught me, like always to say grace.
I remember sitting in your lap while you read the Bible out loud,
To hear me sing a gospel song made you so proud.
I thought of those Saturday mornings I watched them fix your hair,
I remember crossing the street and hearing GIRL, YOU BETTER STOP RIGHT THERE!!!
I remember the goodness you instilled in me though sometimes it doesn't show,
You played a very special part in my life and I thought that you should know...
My childhood is filled with memories of you that you couldn't buy with all the gold in the world,
And even though I am all grown up, at heart I will always be GRANDMA'S LIL' GIRL!!!Featured Shared Story
I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my nana a couple months ago. She meant everything to me, still does. I came here looking for inspiration for my next poem for class. Thank you for writing...
He taught me how to build a fire;
he gave me hope and desire.
He taught me how to build a chair;
he told me that life wasn't fair.
He watched every basketball game
and treated me like fame.
He bought me ice cream
and listened to my every dream.
I talked to him every day,
we never ran out of things to say.
Without him I don't know who I'd be,
but one thing's for certain, I wouldn't be me.
He taught me how to be just like him,
and I already am within.
Featured Shared Story
This is an extravagant poem. I hope to see more poems like this because this one really touched my heart.
I was thinking of love, and you came to mind.
I have many memories I would like to rewind.
Do you remember those days I would lie in your lap
As you doodled my ears, I would take a short nap.
I'm remembering the nights that we spent together.
You would scratch my back gently, ever so tender.
As I rewind a bit more, I am seeing much fun.
I'm remembering the fall and all the raking we had done.
So many leaves piled by the tree,
You would cover me up till I couldn't see.
Those are just a few of the memories I have.
Let's rewind a bit more to when I was bad.
I'm sorry for the times when I made you cry.
Looking back at the past, I'm not sure I know why.
I know as a child I was stubborn, selfish, and strange,
But look at me now, and how much I've changed.
I assume looking back, it's hard to understand
That today I'm quite normal, I think God lent a hand.
The ending is near, I think I've said enough!
I could go on forever, but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
All joking aside, I would be up all night
If I continued this poem and continued to write.
There are just not enough words to express all the love
Other than the words written above.
So I thank you!
From the bottom of my heart for loving me no matter what.Featured Shared Story
My dad grew up hungry and on a dirt floor. He had to work when he was twelve. He sold ice cream cones to people at the train station. My mother had four siblings and a father who left and...
The way it smells when she cooks.
When you're bad, the way she looks.
How she would do anything to help a friend.
The way she'll stick by you until the end.
She's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
Unless you get on her bad side, then you're in for a treat.
The way she'll cheer you up when you're down.
And how she helps you to turn your frown.
The way she jokes and laughs with me,
Her soul so kind, so sweet, so free.
She inspires me in different ways every day.
My grandma is wonderful in every way.Featured Shared Story
Today is my mamaw's birthday and I called to read it to her and she started crying saying it was the most beautiful thing she has ever heard.
Strong, beautiful black woman, so peaceful and serene,
You deserve to live in Paradise and shown the finer things.
Life has dealt you plenty of cards, some winning, others bad,
And tides have brought in waves of memories: both happy and sad.
Gracious, beautiful black woman, so wonderful and divine,
You've endured many heartaches - oh, the world is so unkind!
Your speech is confident, your eyes are soft, and your walk is hard and bold.
Your laugh equals happiness, your heart contains love and hides the stories untold.
Tired, beautiful black woman, so patient and so calm,
It's funny how you hold the family's fear within your palm!
With wrinkles, stress, and worn-torn hands, tell me how do you smile so...
When you've traveled this long, endured all this pain, and still have miles to go.
Blessed, beautiful black woman, so collected and confident,
I can't imagine a gift greater than you - your love is heaven sent.
Don't you dare give up now, just stay strong, your reward is comin'...
Strong, courageous, gracious, blessed, and beautiful black woman.Featured Shared Story
I hope you don't mind that I shared this poem with a Great Grandmother in our church, she has custody of her two great grandchildren, one of them is 8 and the other is just born 3 months...
12. To My Nana
Who would try to give me all the world
As far as she could see?
Who always has two open arms
And smiles just made for me?
Who always finds some special time
That we two can share?
And never is too busy
To show how much she cares.
There's not another in the world
From Rome to Ohio
I'm glad God made you for me
I love you so much, Nana!Featured Shared Story
This poem reminds me of my only grandchild, Faith. She is my son's daughter and was born when he was only 20 and I was 42 so I was not quite ready to be called "Grandma" yet but I loved...
are like a golden thread that binds our family.
like an art that shares so generously.
like a quilt that warms us like no other.
of one so dear the one we call Grandmother.
You're my earth, you're my world;
you're my moon that circles my world.
You're my moon, you're my star;
you're the one I look upon in the dark.
You shine like the sun that brightens my day
And take all the dark storms away.
I will be there for you whenever you need help.
I will shine like you did through my sickness and health.
I will be that angel that sits on your shoulder
to make you happy and better when the sun goes away and sets for the next day.
Don't worry, I will still be on your shoulder
and I will love you until the world is over.Featured Shared Story
I love my grandparents a lot. My grandma is unwell now-a-days, she is in the ICU. I wish every single person reading this would please pray for her. I can't imagine my life without her....
15. How Lucky I Am
Buttons from the button box
Stringing them end to end
More precious in my memories
Than the most expensive gem.
We didn't have much money
But I sure did win the prize
So much love around me
I could see it in her eyes.
From infancy through childhood
Through the difficulty of my teens
I know I'll always remember
How she helped me with my dreams.
The simple things she did for us
Seemed to never end
And still today at the age I am
I'm as lucky as was then.
No matter what life's ventures
No matter where I'll be
I know I'll always remember
How luck did shine on me.
My Nana you are special
Especially to me
God has blessed me at age fifty
With my Grandmother of ninety-three.
Her smile can light up a room
Her presence is of grace
Her opinions are heard without one word
but by the look upon her face
Her touch is so gentle
Her heart as big as the moon
Her spirit is kindhearted
and warm as a summer's afternoon
Her hair a river of gray
Her eyes radiant as the sun
Her time she'll take no matter how long
until the work is done
Her kisses are so soft
Her hugs preferred from the rest
My granny is mine forever and ever
and she'll always be the bestFeatured Shared Story
This is everything that my grandmother had done for me until she deid from cancer but all I know is when my kids have their own. I will be just like her because she showed me how to be the...
Happy Birthday, Grandma
It's your special day
You show us how you love us
In so many ways
You make us feel like stars
You're our biggest fan
You cheer and clap the loudest
When we do the best we can
You're always up for fun
And ready for us to laugh
Crazy games of dominoes and spoons
Are always a good time with Grandma
You make us feel special with lots of hugs and treats
Like we're the most important in the world
We think you're very sweet.
All the things you used to do,
cooking dinner on Sunday,
making homemade stew,
sitting for hours
telling us tales
of how poor Jonah
was swallowed by the whale.
Working in your garden,
pulling all the weeds,
wiping sweat from your brow
and gently planting seeds.
You are a special grandma,
one we adore.
You taught us right from wrong
and so very much more.
Grandma, I remember
when you would sing a song
you would encourage
us all to sing along,
and you would sit and rock
and read the Bible
while we would play.
I can still see it
as you held it in your hands -
well worn from all your reading
and learning of God's plans.
Grandma, I remember.
Don't worry about me.
You taught us all so well
years ago upon your knee.
What is a Grandpa?
A grandpa is a father; a grandpa is a son.
A grandpa is a husband; all grandpas are loved.
Some grandpas have hair, while others are bald.
Some grandpas fish, and others like hunting.
A grandpa can be more than just a grandpa though.
A grandpa can be a friend who knows how to have fun.
All grandpas are special to many other people.
But no other grandpa is just like mine.
Grandpas are unique in many different ways.
No two grandpas are alike.
My grandpa might not be like he is now,
But even if that happened I know one thing that's true.
My grandpa will always be a special person to me.Featured Shared Story
I just lost my grandpa a week before last, he passed in his sleep two days before my birthday. I was very close to him, he was my best friend and like a dad to me. But he's in heaven with my...
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