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Remembering Grandfather

I love my Grandpa with all my heart and will miss him so.

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My granddad passed away yesterday, and for 25 years I have known him as a strong, wise, and funny person. He loved many things in his life, like starting businesses, keeping in touch with the...

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For My Grandpa

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Published: March 2008

I know we are all feeling a little bit sad
That we've lost our Grandpa, our friend, and our dad.
Together we have cried an ocean of tears
As we feel so empty and hold many fears.

But Grandpa would want us to know he's in a good place
And that he's watching us all with a smile on his face,
As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be
That he has raised such a beautiful and special family.

Thinking back now, I really must say
I feel lucky and privileged to have known Grandpa to this day.
For in my life, you have played a special part.
The memories I will treasure and keep close to my heart.

For me, I am glad my little baby he got to meet.
And for all of us, be grateful, his life is now complete.
To each one of us he has loved and cared.
As a family, be thankful for the good times we shared.

Although he has gone, we will always be together,
And his spirit will live on in each one of us forever.
When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star,
As that will be Grandpa looking down on us from afar.

And now I would like to thank the good Lord above
For blessing us with our Grandpa, with his kindness and love.
Dear God, if it is not too much fuss,
Take extra special care of our Grandpa, for he is very dear to us.

Grandpa, if you are listening, say a prayer for us every day.
Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way.
We know when God called you, you had to go,
But we want you to know, Grandpa, we miss you and love you so.



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  • Sonal by Sonal
  • 2 years ago

I lost my grandparents on the same day on August 28, 2015. Our life was filled with tears and pain. I lost my grandma at 10 o' clock in morning and grandpa at 8 in evening. They were not ill, so that was a shock for all of us. We'll never forget that day....we always miss you. Love you!

  • Audrey by Audrey
  • 2 years ago

I lost my grandpa about a month ago to a car accident. I'm 15 and I just feel like I never appreciated him enough when he was here. There are so many things I wished I had gotten to say to him and now I will never be able to. He was the kind of person who would always put others before himself and help others out. A lady came up to my family at the funeral and told us that she was there with him and gave him the last rights and stayed with him so he wouldn't be alone. It's just so hard to go on and I wish it were different. No one I know understands what I'm going through and I just feel really alone.

  • Ryan by Ryan
  • 1 year ago

I get what you mean, except I'm thirteen. I wish I would've appreciated him more, too. My grandpa passed away from cancer last night while I was at a stupid party. I wish I would've been there instead.

  • Bill by Bill
  • 2 years ago

My grandfather passed away about 45 minutes ago. I am in shock sitting here all by myself while my mom and her 5 siblings are over at his condominium. I don't know what to say. He was the one who probably kept my life in order when I was at the worst. He was always there for me and always rooted for me. He had Parkinson's Disease for the past 12 years. I had to take a year off of work to be his caretaker when he started getting really bad with the disease. I don't know what to do. I have work tomorrow and I cannot sleep. I saw him last night and watched the Cubs game with him and my mom, and now he is gone as of 11:11pm in Chicago. This is horrible. I really don't know what to do....Im pacing and panicking.

  • Mahlijah by Mahlijah
  • 2 years ago

I know how you feel. It feels like you lost your best friend, the closest thing you had in your family. I lost my grandpa at 10:10pm on October 10. My world fell apart when I found out. I felt numb, like I couldn't move. I was in shock of everything going on that I didn't take the time to think about how he was in a better place, a place where he won't hurt anymore. He is at peace watching over.

  • Emily Hurst by Emily Hurst
  • 2 years ago

I lost my grandad just short of a year ago on the 4th of March 2016 and it was the hardest day of my life. He was the biggest inspiration in my life, and I will never forget all that he did for me because he wasn't only my grandad but he was my best friend and was always there when I needed him. He was the rock of my family and kept it together when it was all falling apart, but now that he's gone, it's all changed and we're all trying so hard to carry on and be strong because it's exactly what he would of wanted.

Cancer is the worst thing in the world, and unfortunately my kind, loving, generous, selfless grandad had to fight a long and challenging battle, but in the final week before his death he just couldn't fight it anymore and the disease took away my best friend. I just hope he knows there isn't a day that goes by when I don't think of him. If I could bring him back for just one single day, I'd have so much to say. I love my granddad, and I hope he is proud of me.

  • Nico by Nico, Netherlands
  • 2 years ago

My granddad passed away yesterday, and for 25 years I have known him as a strong, wise, and funny person. He loved many things in his life, like starting businesses, keeping in touch with the community, breeding horses and most of all his killer wife and family.

This is a beautiful poem in that it reminds me of all the moments we've had. Right now it makes me realize how much of a role model he is for me. I came too late yesterday to say farewell, but the thing I regret most is not spending more time with him, listening to his stories, asking unanswered questions, etc...

Grandpa, thank you for everything. You battled long and hard these last five years and were for the last time a true inspiration for us all. I am relieved you are no longer suffering, and just like in this poem, I find hope in that you are watching over us from Heaven. Stay close, I hope to meet you again in time.

  • Sarah by Sarah, South Carolina
  • 4 years ago

I've been thinking of a poem I could read at my Grandfather's funeral, when he passes away. That time is very close now and this poem was perfect, especially the line "For me I am glad my little baby he got to meet" is so true because I am glad he met my son, who I gave my Grandfathers name as his middle. This poem had me in tears by the end. It is the perfect poem to read, and I will state I got it off this site, but I'm grateful for this poem to be written when my heart wouldn't have been in it to write one. Waiting for the news of his passing is just awful. He raised me along with Grandma, and I live on the other side of the country from them.

Thank you for this poem.

  • Brandonlee by Brandonlee, Stanger
  • 4 years ago

I lost my granddad a month ago. I never really got to tell him how much I really love him. We love and miss you terribly, but we know in our hearts your finally pain free and happy. We will always treasure the memories of all the good times we had together as a family, more than you will ever know. We know you are watching over us, like you always did. As a family we will never let your spirit die, we will meet again one day RIP DADA

  • Tran Tang by Tran Tang, New Jersey
  • 5 years ago

I just found out my grandpa passed away today :( I knew he had trouble with breathing but the thought of him dying never crossed my mind. I knew he was strong enough to get through it. He got rushed to the hospital when he had a heart problem. My grandpa lives in another country on the other side of the world so when he died I thought it was my fault because he never saw me one last time. I'm sorry was all I could say to him. I'm sorry I wasn't there I'm sorry for our fights I'm sorry for everything. I just hope God takes good care of you up there. Thank you. For everything. Rest In Peace. Gone but not forgotten. I love you always.

  • Erin by Erin
  • 3 years ago

My grandad passed away too, the last thing I said was good bye,which makes me sad because I think that I said it because I was saying good bye you are going to die, but I know that's not true.and I wish he was still here to tell me he loved me. I feel bad for saying good bye as the last thing I could say, I wish I said love you or something.

  • Shailesh by Shailesh, India
  • 5 years ago

Tears fall off my eyes every time when I read this poem its very touchy and reminds me all the last memories of my grandpa

  • Mateja;Croatia by Mateja;Croatia
  • 5 years ago

I know how it to lose someone close to you, I lost my grandad to, when I was 9. It was horrible time for me then, because he was my only escape from everything, I loved him so much and he miss me every day. I remember him when I hear our song on the radio, then the tears just fall down of my face. I miss me so much, I love him

  • Patrick Van Kampen by Patrick Van Kampen, The Netherlands
  • 6 years ago

You just made me cry, thank you for writing the words I was meaning to stay. Because even now when my grandfather has gone away, I miss and love him every day.

  • Makiyra Sewell by Makiyra Sewell
  • 6 years ago

This is an amazing poem it really touched me, it reminds me so much of my grandpa. We all love you and miss you! R.I.P Rodney K. Sewell with love Sewell family and friends!<3

  • Julia by Julia, Shropshire
  • 6 years ago

I know how it is to lose someone close I lost my great grandad last year on my 12th birthday.

R.I.P Grandad (Death-17th September 2012)

  • Natasha Wilson by Natasha Wilson
  • 6 years ago

I really like this poem because it reminds me of my grandad and I only grew up with 1 grandad I miss him so much and for my birthday I wished that my grandad was still here

  • Mary Tulare by Mary Tulare, California
  • 6 years ago

This story really touched me My grandpa Poppy just passed away on January 9th. I love and Miss you so much grandpa. Wish we could have had more time together I'm glad I made it home for you to meet your great grandson.

  • Rebecca by Rebecca, Texas
  • 6 years ago

This poem was very touching! I lost my PawPaw yesterday and we miss him so very very much! If I get a chance I would like to read this at his funeral. This poem fits perfectly!

  • Charlotte by Charlotte, South Carolina
  • 6 years ago

My grand dad was a veteran from the army. Patriotism, love, talent, honesty and caring where his middle names. He passed away on Christmas Eve of 2011 and I still feel each day as the first of his non being. A talented and passionate golfer, he was. He has won countless awards, and broken dozens of records. He married a woman who passed away shortly after the engagement and found another love. My role model is him and when other loved ones pass I will never miss them as much as I miss him.

  • Marie Cornwall by Marie Cornwall
  • 6 years ago

I lost my gramps last week. This is a very fitting poem for him :)

  • Angela by Angela
  • 6 years ago

My grandad passed away this morning. This poem is beautiful and is word perfect for how I'm feeling right now. Thank you so much for sharing this xxx

  • Elesha Lawrence by Elesha Lawrence
  • 6 years ago

This poem is beautiful!!! Its totally my papa! he was the greatest man I ever had the pleasure of knowing! His funeral is in two days :-( I might have this read....

  • Genesis by Genesis, Clifton New Jersey
  • 6 years ago

I'm only 14 yeas old and my grandad just passed away yesterday. I remember him so much even though I haven't seen him for the last 5 years. My aunt called my mother and she just broke down crying and so did my grandma who just came 5 days ago from Bolivia. It's hard to see someone you love so much has gone. I used to yell at him. but regret it all. I didn't have the chance to say good bye to him but what hurts the most is that I never said to him that I loved him. We had so many good times together but I miss him so much. this poem made me cry cuz I won't be at his funeral since it's in Bolivia :( te querio papa arturo.

  • Lani by Lani, Honolulu Hawaii
  • 6 years ago

This poem really touched me in so many ways I lost my grandpa just yesterday and it breaks my heart because he has always been there for me and my family and now that he is gone I don't know what to do but your poem is inspiring to me it let's me know that I'm not alone everyone has lost a special loved one in their life but you know what you got to do is just be happy for them because their life is over but with GOD their life has just begun so appreciate the times you've spent with them and remember them because no matter what they will ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU.......So thank you for the lovely touchable poem
God bless :-)

  • Karrie by Karrie, Russellville
  • 7 years ago

I read this poem at my grandfathers funeral. It means a lot to me because it explains him so well. He was a great man. I love him and miss him so much but we have to keep in our mind that he isn't suffering anymore and he is watching over us.

  • Shannon by Shannon
  • 7 years ago

Thank you ever so much for This touched my heart deeply and I had tears running down my face it was my granddads funeral yesterday and I've never cried soo much in my life! My granddads special to me because we have the same birthday :) I love him and miss him soo much, as I am fostered and only 13 I didn't get to see him much which was sad but life is life! R.I.P grandad! Thank you once again for a beautiful poem :) xx

  • Amy Mcleod by Amy Mcleod
  • 7 years ago

My grandpa was like my best friend he came with us every holiday we went I miss him so much he died of cancer along with his wife and my gran who died when I was about 5 my grandpa died when I was about 10. I am now 11 years old and he was my pride and joy. His birthday is in 2 days and I am going to cry an ocean. Thank you for reading

  • Saima by Saima, Islamabad
  • 7 years ago

My grandfather passed away on 19th of Feb 2012. He was a hero and a best friend anyone could ever had..:( I miss him a lot. He loved me the most of all his grandchildren because I am the eldest. I love him and miss him a lot.

Rest in peace Anwar Kamal Marwat.. :'(

  • Sam by Sam, Earth
  • 7 years ago

My grandfather past away on the 18th of June, from Mesothelioma - a rare type of lung cancer. I am only 15, so have found this such a hard thing to take in. This poem has brought great comfort to me, as it is so loving, caring and brought many tears to my eyes. Thank you.

  • Emma by Emma
  • 7 years ago

This poem is absolutely beautiful I lost my dear grandad just over 2 weeks ago and was looking for a poem to read at his funeral on Wednesday this is perfect I can truly connect with it thank you so much.

  • Sophie Armour by Sophie Armour, Sunderland
  • 7 years ago

This is so true my grandad passed last year December 3rd and I was 11, my grandad was like a second dad to me and this year has been really hard to me and my cousins all of our birthdays and fathers day today, first one without him for my mam and aunty. I really wish he was back with us but god only takes the best ones, anyways who ever wrote this is abs fabulous ! X

  • Bryan by Bryan
  • 7 years ago

I lost my grandpa last night. My dad called me to inform me of the sad news. I felt so lonely and it was so difficult for me to take in the reality. My grandpa was like a second dad to me and loved him a lot. I stumbled on to this poem and I feel much relieved now. Thanks

  • Jess by Jess, England
  • 7 years ago

I had been searching for the right words to say at my grandfathers funeral and while there are many great poems out there, this one touched me in a way none of the others did. I plan to edit it a little to better to reflect my family but thank you for giving me the inspiration I had been searching for.

  • Shawn by Shawn
  • 7 years ago

My gramps just died a hour ago.. I never felt this sad before my real father cared more about getting drunk and high then his family. Gramps took over role as dad even after mom remarried he in my eyes was more a father figure to me than my real and step father. I know his suffering is over I just had so many promises to keep. A son he never met, a wedding coming I wanted him to witness. I'm sorry gramps. I'll make it up to you by raising my kids just as good as you raised me. Rest in peace. I love you and miss you. I'll never forget everything you gave and gave up for me.

  • South Beloit by South Beloit, Il
  • 7 years ago

I lost my grandfather on a day that to bring lots of love. My grandfather passed away on February 14th 2000, leaving a hole in my heart not because he was my grandfather but because he was so much more. He was my best friend and a father to me although he is gone from us on earth he will always be in my heart for ever! Love you always Grandpa Vern I hope you save a spot for me when it is my turn to go! For the mean time please keep looking down upon us like you have been for the last years.

  • Kohima by Kohima
  • 7 years ago

I didn't even saw my grandpa, but I know only because of him I am here.... I wish I had seen him but he left me before I was born, today when I heard my friend's grandfather died, it reminded me of him so much and I miss him so much.... He left me no picture of him but his name will always be in my heart, love you always grandpa....

  • Miranda by Miranda
  • 7 years ago

I lost my grandpa yesterday, this poem touched my heart and made me cry, everynight now I look at his star and read this poem to his star, love you grandpa <3

  • Chelsea by Chelsea, Ontairo
  • 7 years ago

I loved it so much, my grandpa died 2 days ago and I'm saying this poem at his funeral on Saturday

  • Amie Jade by Amie Jade
  • 8 years ago

My grandad just died a few days ago, it was so hard just hearing from my dad when he came to pick me up from school that my grandad has just passed away. It felt like my head was about to explode of tears and fright and I couldn't get that fact that he had passed though my head. He died of pancreatic cancer the worst of all of them, he was a strong man....never drank, never smoked, ate healthy all the time and didn't do anything bad to deserve this. I loved my grandad like another father and I can understand how you all are feeling :(

  • Lauren by Lauren, Ireland
  • 8 years ago

We are using this poem at my grandma's funeral this Thursday. I am 16 and I will be reading it out along with my cousin. I just hope I will be able to keep it together. My aunt came across this and chose me and my cousin it's a beautiful poem and touched everyone reading it :)

  • Alyssa Fritz by Alyssa Fritz
  • 8 years ago

My grandpa just died a while ago! I am so sad but happy cause he was in so much pain and now he is in a better place!:(

  • Kimmy by Kimmy, Long Island
  • 8 years ago

thank you for sharing this...

I lost my grandpa when I was 4. I hardly knew him, but I remember him & some memories with him.

Rest In Peace, Grandpa
February 17, 1934- August 5, 1996
I love you, Grandpa

  • Whitney by Whitney
  • 8 years ago

I lost my grandfather May 9th 2010 when my dad called me told me that my grandfather passed away I was very upset because I was his only grandchild out of the whole family he was the best grandfather anyone can ask for me we went camping and fishing volleyball games we did everything with each other I know he is in a better place now one day I will see him again .

rest in peace George Kenneth Bon
May 9th 2010

  • Leanne by Leanne
  • 8 years ago

I lost my grandad on 19/2/2011 and have been looking for a poem to say how I feel at his funeral I saw this and it covers all things thank you for your inspiration, some times it can be hard to find the right words to say good bye.

  • Cole by Cole
  • 8 years ago

This poem was so touching I cried because I was thinking of the best grandpa in the world whom passed away 2 months ago... Just wanted to say I love you grandpa

  • Chloe by Chloe
  • 8 years ago

To Granddad,

I love you granddad with all my heart and will miss you so,
Here is a poem for you for the sadness you had to go.

My love for you will never end,
For me you have been a special friend.
Unfortunately you had to go,
You fought your life from head to toe.
Where you are is a better place for you,
For sure we will always remember you.
You're like another star in the sky shining bright,
When you died it felt there was no light.
Although you died we will never be apart,
I will always love you from the bottom of my heart.
You are just simply the best,
With you there was no stress.
I cried an ocean of tears,
As I feel so empty with many fears.
It was so hard saying goodbye,
But sadly you had to die.
Granddad your still the best,
Never will my love for you get less

Rest In Peace Granddad. xxx

27th December 2010.

  • Angela by Angela, Florida
  • 8 years ago

This poem made me cry, I lost my grandpa about 7 months ago, it was a very hard time and still is, I don't think I will ever get over losing him. He had lung cancer 3 times and this last time took his life. I was always very close to him, sometimes he could be as mean as anyone I've known, but he always had a awesome side. I just wish I could have said goodbye.

  • Erica by Erica, Georgia
  • 8 years ago

I lost my Papa last night and I miss him so much and it is really hard to deal with this but I know he wouldn't want his family sad for him being gone, but I also know that he is in a better place and he will always remain in my heart!

  • Morgan by Morgan
  • 8 years ago

This reminds me of my grandpa. He passed away about 6 months ago. I was pregnant and told him I was the night before we took him off the ventilator. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the day he got in his horrible car accident. It killed the other guy and then killed my grandpa in April. The day after mine and my bf's 1 year.

  • Monica by Monica
  • 8 years ago

This is good I lost my grandpa last year. He was my dad too. I never had a dad but my grandpa said I will be your dad, but now I am back to not having a dad again, but I will never forget that my grandpa was my dad to me

  • Davao by Davao, Philippines
  • 8 years ago

I can relate my personal life with this poem....
just a week a go, my grandpa has died....
it really really hurt us but this is life..we must face it...

  • Dekotah by Dekotah, Louisiana
  • 9 years ago

This poem made me think about my grandpa and I miss him soo much he passed away December 3 2009 . He was the best grandpa anybody could ask for and I wish he could have seen me get married or graduate . But he passed away doing he favorite thing . Hunting . He feel asleep in his deer stand and had a heart attack in his sleep :,( Rest In Piece :( I miss you and love you

  • Laura Blake by Laura Blake, London
  • 9 years ago

This poem is wonderful and very touching ~ I just lost my Grandfather on Friday ~ Love him to piece's ~ Now he can be with the love of his life that he has been missing for that last 10yrs ~ R.I.P Poppy & Nanny ~ Love you both

  • Natasha Calfee by Natasha Calfee
  • 9 years ago

This poem really touched me. I just lost my pop pop a few days ago and I been searching for the perfect poem to recite at his funeral. Thanks so much for writing this.

  • Renee by Renee, KS
  • 9 years ago

Thank you for this poem - I miss my grandpa so much, as do my children. my heart just aches . . . I loved him so much and miss him terribly, he has only been gone less than 4 months. My 30 years with him were just not enough . . . I have printed this out to keep and share with my young children. Thank you again

  • Olivia by Olivia, Birmingham
  • 9 years ago

This poem was so touchy, I sadly lost my Grandad last week, his funeral is next week and I have used bits from this poem to create my own which I will be reading out during the service. Its a beautiful poem, thank you x

  • Mallory by Mallory, North Dakota
  • 9 years ago

My Grandpa died less than a moth ago this whole poem is like perfect but the line about the baby because I am 12.. none of his grand babies had babies.. I sure miss him..

  • Brandon by Brandon, Texas
  • 9 years ago

I lost my grandpa 2 months ago and everywhere I look I still see him. This poem reminds me that he's in a better place.

  • Priscilla by Priscilla, USA
  • 9 years ago

I love this poem. My grandfather died just two days ago and I am in complete shock. This poem made me cry a lot. I miss you grandpa <3

  • Sonya by Sonya
  • 9 years ago

This story touched my heart deeply, I loved it and it brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me of how I lost my grandad and how I felt when I found out he had left us on our own. I love you grandad x

  • Tina by Tina
  • 9 years ago

this story is very touching for me because I lost my grand father recently and had the burial on his birthday

  • Sierra by Sierra
  • 9 years ago

I love this poem very much. It's so emotional and brought many tears to my eyes. I lost my grandpa just 2 months ago, so I could really relate. "I love you so much grandpa and I miss you!"

  • adriana robles by adriana robles
  • 10 years ago

this story really touched me cuz I grew up with only one grandfather and the other one I never met but my mother always talked about him and told me and my sisters about him and I always wished to meet him so if I did meet him and he died later on in my life I would dedicate this to him

te amo abuelo!!!

  • alia by alia
  • 10 years ago

this poem is emotional and I love it! it reminded me of my grandpa , who I lost about 1 year ago :'(
he dies so young ! I wanted him to be at my side when I got my side when I got married I wanted him to be at my wedding and to see my baby ! I am only 12 years old and he died when I was 11 , I really miss him and need him but I think god needs him more than I do ! I repeat nice poem and may your grandpa rest in piece

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