Grandfather Death Poem

Poem About Preparing To Say Goodbye

My grandad was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few months ago. He kept it a secret because he didn't want anyone to worry. I found out. I love my grandad to pieces; he's like a dad to me. He has aged so much in the past 6 months. I think he's really ill and I don't think he's got long left.

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This has made me cry what a beautiful poem my grandad has died of the same thing this very week and he was a fighter until the end zxx he wouldn't rest until he had said his goodbyes to all...

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Goodbye, Grandad

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Published: July 2010

the clock is ticking
and time is passing by
I love him very much
and this is my goodbye

he put on his brave face
told me there was nothing wrong
he thought I never knew
but I knew it all along

he was diagnosed with cancer
it made me really sad
I knew he was unwell
but didn't think it was this bad

he used to sort it out
when things got really bad
now I just want to say
"I love you, Grandad"

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  • by Gemma Bennett, Ipswich
  • 5 years ago

This has made me cry what a beautiful poem my grandad has died of the same thing this very week and he was a fighter until the end zxx he wouldn't rest until he had said his goodbyes to all of us including my sister who was away in Spain. A truly inspirational man well done on your poem xx x

  • by Samantha
  • 8 years ago

I'm sorry for your loss. I know how it feels. My grandma had cervical cancer for 11 years and didn't tell anyone for that long after the 11 years past we ended up finding out she had cancer. and we could only save her for another 2 years. Its very hard to let something like that go. Time will heal so keep your head up. because it will get better. He sees every move you make. I'm sure he is proud of you for writing this and letting out your feelings. Keep your head up.

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