Grandfather Death Poem

Poem About The Influence Of A Grandfather

This is a poem about my granddad and how I feel at this present time.

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My granddaddy was the only man in my life who never lied, broke a promise, or made me feel like I did not matter. He was my hero, the type of man who worked from sun up to sun down but always...

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Published: February 2016

You were my only granddad,
But yet you were all I would ever need.
You would make everyone laugh and smile and chuckle
With your stories; you always shone; you took the lead.

I never had a father in my life,
So you always took on that role.
I honestly couldn't have asked for a better example.
You were there in every way; it's like we were connected by our soul.

So when you left, I couldn't believe it.
I denied it and hid away all my tears.
I'm now the shell of the girl you once loved and held.
I'm losing faith, losing hope and full of fears.

I wish that I could just sit on your lap one more time,
Feel the way you would hold me so tight and secure.
But now without you around, I do not feel very safe.
It's like you left and I fell and crash landed on the bottom floor.

Now I can't see you, can't feel you or hear you,
But I know I will never love anyone as much as you.
You were my granddad, my best friend, my buddy.
I'm proud to be your granddaughter, and I hope you're proud of me too.

Only you.

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  • Terrie3 by Terrie3, Stockton, Cal
  • 7 months ago

My granddaddy was the only man in my life who never lied, broke a promise, or made me feel like I did not matter. He was my hero, the type of man who worked from sun up to sun down but always had time for my silly little questions. No matter what I did I was perfect in my granddaddy's eyes, his little girl. I went everywhere with; him he was my best friend. His stories all made me feel special. He was the strong man who was always there to protect me. The day he had his stroke and I walked in the hospital and saw him laying there all pale, weak, and helpless, my heart broke. I had lost my mom the year before. I could not let him lie there and die. I made him a promise that I was going to tell my boss I was taking time off and I would be back tomorrow to take my granddaddy home and I would take care of him until he went to see his daughter. He said he was never going home I had him home the next day. I took care of him 3 months. He never made me cry until the day he took his last breath.

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