Grandfather Death Poem

Poem About The Death Of A Grandfather

My grandfather played a big part in my life, and when he passed away, a piece of me died too. I put my feelings into a poem. It helped me relax and overcome my sadness. Although I am still sad, it helped me a lot. I hope it can help you too.

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Hi, I'm ten years old and the same thing is happening to me right now. My grandpa passed away three days ago, and I am so torn up about it, his funeral is Friday, but I don't want to go. I am...

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Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007 with permission of the Author.

Tears streamed down my face when I saw you that way.
I love you, Grandpa; I will love you every day.
As my tears raced down my face,
I knew you'd soon be in a happier place.
My love will follow you wherever you go.
Oh, how I loved you so.
Although I feel sorrow and hate,
You can't fight fate.
You told me everything as time passed by and by.
I never wanted you to die.
We did a lot together throughout the years.
It's time to wipe away the tears.
I want you to know
I will never let you go.
I know you loved me too.
My heart will always be with you.
Now it's time to say goodbye,
Until I see you again someday when I die.


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  • Annette by Annette
  • 6 years ago

I lost my grandpa 3 days ago. He was not only a great grandpa, but he was also like a best friend. Always made me laugh and encouraged me. He truly believed in me. I feel so sad all the time now.. He was only 82, but I miss him so much. I rarely got to see him since my grandparents live in Poland, but I saw him in person about two years ago. He will always be in my heart. Words can't describe how sad I feel. I love you, Grandpa. Till next time.

  • Katarinna D Pippin by Katarinna D Pippin
  • 6 years ago

I lost my Papa on July 27, 2017, due to his heart and co2 levels. It's killing me every day, but I won't be selfish, and I will tell him I love and miss him. Yeah, I wish I had one more day, but I didn't get it. My hero and my best friend you have always been there for me. I know you love me, Papa. Yes, I spent the last of your dying days with you. You seemed happy. You weren't in pain. You had your babies to see. We miss you, Papa. If I could have one more day or one more hour I would tell you I love you so much, and I'll take care of mom. We got this. You be happy and go on home. You are fine. We love you always, your baby girl, your grandchild. Be with me, my little red bird. I love you, Papa.

  • Rei by Rei
  • 7 years ago

I lost my grandfather mere hours ago. I was never that close to him due to not really being in touch regularly, and last time I ever saw him was about a year or two ago. But this reduced me to tears. Thank you.

  • Candice by Candice, Delaware
  • 9 years ago

My grandfather just passed away 3 days ago. I never got to tell him I loved him one last time or tell him goodbye. He passed peacefully in his sleep. I just hope this poem helps at the funeral since I'm the oldest grandchild and the only one with his great grandchild I thought it was my calling to say something. Thank you.

  • Precious K. Kashoki by Precious K. Kashoki
  • 7 years ago

Mine passed on on March 29, 2017. And I can't help it, I can't seem to believe it. Worst of all, I can't bear losing him. He was so dear to me. He loved me and I loved him too.

  • Cierra Hedges by Cierra Hedges
  • 7 years ago

I'm sorry to hear that. Mine just passed away too, and today is his funeral. It's kinda hard to look at him. The way he looks makes me wanna cry even more.

  • Avery Noll by Avery Noll
  • 8 years ago

Hi, I'm ten years old and the same thing is happening to me right now. My grandpa passed away three days ago, and I am so torn up about it, his funeral is Friday, but I don't want to go. I am already bawling thinking about it, I don't want to embarrass myself there. I want to go but I just can't emotionally. I just want to cry forever and stay in my bed all day. I wish he was still here. I loved him so much and will never forget the best person that I have ever met in my entire life. I love you!

  • Tynen by Tynen, Yellowknife
  • 9 years ago

My grandpa just passed away four days ago nine days after a stroke left him unable to eat, talk, or use the right side of his body. My grandpa was more like a father to me while growing up then a grandparent and I plan on reading this poem at his celebration of life service. Rest in peace papa I love and miss you very much

  • Andreea by Andreea
  • 10 years ago

This touched my feelings the poem really related to me and my grandfather's relationship. I could see myself and my granddad in this story it was very heart touching.

  • James Attenborough by James Attenborough
  • 11 years ago

My grandpa passed away when I was at school and I never took the chance to say my goodbyes and seeing as he played a massive part in my early childhood and it was a shock that he died when I was 14, so I read this poem at his cremation service (edited it a bit), but it brought a tear to everyone's eye and it helped me get my emotions out. Thank you.

  • Haley by Haley
  • 11 years ago

I lost my grandpa Dave Feb.15th 2012. I never imagined it would hurt as much as it did. My grandpa was a purple heart veteran and had 3 silver stars. He served in the Vietnam war. My grandpa was a great man who loved his family! My grandpa was more of my father then anything. The last thing he said to me was he loved me. My grandpa will always be my number one man and not a day goes by that I don't think of him. Grandpa Dave I love you with my whole heart! Never fully gonna be gone<3 rest in heaven!!

  • Chloe by Chloe
  • 11 years ago

Today (9 November) is my Granddads birthday he died on the 16th Of April 2011) 3 Days before my birthday and I Miss Him Soooo Much.

  • Gus B by Gus B
  • 11 years ago

My Grandfather died on 10/9/12. He had fallen at the age of 82 in his home and was resuscitated by the EMT's on the way to the hospital. He was on life support with no brain activity, so the family decided to let him go. I was at his bedside when he breathed his last breath. It was the most difficult thing I ever had to go through. This poem means a lot to me as did my grandfather. I miss him so much, but I am thankful I had 44 years with my Grandpa. He would of been 83 on 10/20/12, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA, I love You... Thanks for the great poem!

  • Michelle Derby by Michelle Derby, UK
  • 12 years ago

How can I say this, my grandad died 13 years ago never got to see him on the day to let him know I love him dearly and I'd miss him. I went to his funeral but didn't think it was enough for me to say goodbye. Then my other grandad died at his home 3 days before my birthday last year (2011). I went to see him but couldn't let me grieve out with me having two young children. Then I thought I was coping until my Nan died January this year (2012) and it got me bad. I cry in my sleep and have moments when I'm alone I can't put anything on paper how I feel and I can't get the words right when I speak. Missing them so dearly. I read these poems and its speaks out what I feel

  • Lauren by Lauren
  • 12 years ago

This poem really touched me because this is the exact thing my grandfather would say to me

  • Emily by Emily, Missouri
  • 12 years ago

This poem helped me go through the death of my grandpa very easily and then when I went to read something and I couldn't think of anything so I picked to read this at his funeral

  • Mikayla by Mikayla, Maryland
  • 12 years ago

My friend Brian just lost him grandfather and he wouldn't stop crying. so I searched a lot of websites but none of them were like this. This touched my heart. I posted it to his wall and he started crying tears of happiness. He showed his dad and uncle and they cried but loved the poem...Thank you

  • Barbara by Barbara, WI
  • 13 years ago

My grandfather had a heart attack and was in the hospital for an entire month. This poem made the world of difference in my life when I was looking through poems regarding having to drop all life support. He made me promise when I was 3 that I would not ever put him into a nursing home, and he even refused to visit his friends in them. Grandpa Roger had a saying: Swing and Sway with Roger k. And my revision: Until we meet again at the golden gate, he swings and sways with the beat of my heart. I love you Grandpa.

  • Kaitlyn by Kaitlyn, Mb
  • 13 years ago

This is such a great poem. My grandpa passed away June 2010, just a few days after his 75th birthday. He went into the hospital a day after his birthday party, and didn't get to go home. Two days before he passed away, I got to see him alive for the last time, and before we left, I broke down, in my gut, I knew that it was going to be the last time I was going to be able to see him. Cancer and liver failure took him from me and my family. It was so hard to see before he passed away. He was 15 days away from making it to his 51st wedding anniversary. At my Grandma and Grandpa's 50th anniverary party, my Grandpa said to everyone how he didn't think that he was going to make it to his 51st anniverary, and that he was content with that. He just wanted to make his 50th anniversary and his 75th birthday, then he would be content with life. He made those goals. I just turned 16, and without my grandpa, it is so hard. I love and miss you Grandpa. <3 Thank you Lauren for the poem.

  • Kayleigh by Kayleigh, UK
  • 13 years ago

I was 10 when my grandad passed away in 2005, its been 5 years now and I need him so much, me and him was so close together and he was like a father to me, how I miss him so much, and this poem was lovely and brought back memories x

  • Matt by Matt, USA
  • 13 years ago

Grandpa just died on Monday morning at 3:55 am... died of pulmonary fibrosis. Had it for only a few months. Grandparents were married for 50 + years. He died on their 53rd year. Died in his sleep. We went up to see him. He was laying the sleeping...never to wake again. Just had his calling hours. Now tomorrow is funeral.

  • Emily by Emily, UK
  • 13 years ago

I was 8 when my Grandad passed . He had Cancer, it was hard because I was soo close to him . I was at home with my older brother and sister when my dad came to visit us and told us my grandad had past on the Thursday, 1st of December 2005 . We all broke out into to tears. I am 14 now and sometimes just thinking about him and watch home videos makes me cry and this poem was soo inspirational to me. thanks. X

  • Destiny by Destiny, CA
  • 14 years ago

My grandpa died in September of 09 and I am Native American so in my culture its a big thing, and he was such a huge part of my life. He was there since the day I was born and when I felt his hand as he died they were cold. and I cried and cried for hours and hours. He took such a big part in my life I wanted to die that day he died. I was devastated my mom and the rest of my family were too. but this poem really touched my heart. Rest in peace grandpa and when I see you in heaven I will say "hawaka memutemawa" (hello, how are you) in the kumeyaay language rezz life you know <33!!!

  • Shannon by Shannon
  • 14 years ago

I really liked this poem my grandpa passed away in '06' from cancer and I still cry at night to this very day. I'm 15 and he raised me from the day I was born I will never forget him he has impacted my life so much and again thank you!

  • Priscilla by Priscilla, USA
  • 14 years ago

My grandpa passed away yesterday. I can not believe it happened. I loved him so much, I still can not believe. I cried for over 3 hours. He had been in the hospital for about 3 weeks and then they sent him to hospice, which they told me was a rehabilitation place, not somewhere they sent people who were dying so I thought he was getting better and coming home soon. Then they came home from visiting him with tears in there eyes and now he's gone.

  • samantha by samantha
  • 15 years ago

your poem was beautiful my pop just recently passed away and me and him were really close. He has dementia and I helped my mum look after him and then he got too much for my mum to look after on her own, so we had to put him in a nursing home, which was the hardest thing we ever had to do, then he passed away from kidney failure three months later.

  • Caitlin by Caitlin
  • 15 years ago

this poem was very nice and good.
my grandpa died last November and its still hard on me. he was a big part of my life. he was in pain and now he is in peace. it was hard to see him die.

  • samantha by samantha
  • 15 years ago

My pop just passed away he was in pain and in and out of a comma for two weeks this poem is beautiful and I really miss my poppy so much.

  • Patty Jones by Patty Jones
  • 15 years ago

This poem was very inspirational to my daughter while she was grieving the death of her grandfather. She shared the same love for her grandfather as you shared with yours.
Thanks Lauren

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