Grandfather Death Poems

Grandfather Death Poems

Loss of Grandpa Poems

It has been said that the best dads get promoted to grandpas. Grandfathers are good listeners, good storytellers, and most importantly, good friends. They are always there to laugh and play with their grandkids and even console them when necessary. Grandfathers are also often the source of sage advice, a benefit of their many years of experience. One thing is for sure, the love of a grandfather is a unique treasure that is never forgotten by their grandchildren. The times spent with a grandfather turn into precious memories that are conserved in the heart, even long after they have passed.

45 Poems about the Loss of a Grandfather and Missing Him

  1. 1. Goodbye, Grandfather

    After 5 years of not seeing him, I went on holiday to Europe for a visit. I spent the next 3 months travelling daily to and from his hospital bed. At 12 years old, I helplessly watched my grandfather die of cancer.

    You never know the extent of a word
    Until you use it
    You never know the impact of a word
    Until you abuse it

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    My grandfather was an amazing man. He died yesterday peacefully in his sleep. I already miss him so much. If only I could hug him one last time, to tell me that it was okay, that I knew he...

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  3. 2. I Miss You

    • By Laura. B
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    For my Grandfather Jack Martin, who I never got a chance to say goodbye to.

    Every day I wonder why
    You were taken high up to the sky,
    And I didn't get a chance to say goodbye,
    I'm sorry.

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    Today I miss you a lot, Dadu, and I'm feeling so guilty that I could not see you one last time. You know what Dadu, after the death of Papa I was upset but never feel alone because you were...

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  5. 3. Grandpa, I Miss You

    • By Amanda Dwyer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2009

    This is dedicated to my grandpa who passed away June 1, 2007. I miss him so much and think about him every day. I wasn't able to be back home with my mom, stepdad, younger brother, grandma and of course my grandpa, so I didn't get to say goodbye... the last words I heard him speak were, "I need you," and it's been very hard for me. Thanks for taking the time to read this :)

    I know it hurt you;
    It hurt me too,
    But now that you're gone
    All I know is I miss you.

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    Grandpa died July 14, 2016 at 4:03pm at the hospital. That was the worst day, and I was shocked when they told me there was nothing they could do. I fainted at that moment. After crying and...

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  6. 4. Goodbye, Granddad

    Hi, my name is Sarah. I am 24 years old, and I lost my granddad on July 26, 2007, to cancer. Growing up, I wasn't really as close to my granddad as I was to my Nan, but over the last few years I did get really close to him. He only found out he had cancer about 10 weeks before he went, and my Nan spent the last 4 weeks of his life looking after him because she wouldn't allow him to go in hospice because he wouldn't have wanted to. The cancer robbed him of his pride and dignity then eventually his life. He just seemed to give up when he was fitted with a colostomy bag. He told me the day before he went that he was ready. I believe I am truly blessed to have had him in my family.

    Heaven has received another angel,
    The night sky another star.
    Your life has become a loving memory.
    I know you will never be far.

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    My grandad became ill very suddenly in the Summer of 2018, as I was taking my GCSES. It was a very hard time because he was in and out of the hospital all the time. When returning home from...

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  7. 5. For My Grandpa

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

    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.

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    I lost my grandfather today as of 1:15 am on 3/21. I cannot get over the fact that he's gone, I'm only fifteen years old and felt that I should document his life here. He came from Poland...

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  8. 6. Together Yet Apart

    • By Kyra Lee
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    A few weeks ago my very much loved Poppy died of lung cancer. It all happened so fast, as if I blinked and he was gone. So I decided to write this poem for him to let him know how I feel. I know before he died hearing that a song was made for him made him so glad; we sang it at his funeral. I thought I would make him even happier by writing him a poem. I love you so much, Poppy, and we will always be together. Love, Kyra xxx

    It's gotten harder and harder
    since the day you went away
    but still people keep telling me
    everything shall be okay

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    My grandfather died from a heart attack. He always loved me and was a very good man. I miss you and love you. You're always in our hearts.

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  9. 7. My Grampie

    • By Jessica Higgins
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014

    My grandfather recently died, and it just broke my heart. My family was military, so my visits with him weren't always very common; however, that never changed the way I felt about him. He was what made up my best childhood memories, and for that I am forever grateful!

    My love for my Grampie will always be alive.
    Although he is gone, his legacy will survive.

    In the things he taught me and love he would show,

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    My grandpa passed away tonight and it tore me apart. Out of all my family, my grandpa was the closest one to me. He taught me everything I know today. Eighteen years was sure not enough time...

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  10. 8. Forever In Our Hearts

    I'll miss you, Grandpa =(

    My eyes are swollen from all the tears
    My cheeks stained with their trails
    My heart is broken open
    And I am surrounded by my fears

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    Poem About Life Feeling Empty, Forever In Our Hearts

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    My wife died in a few minutes on my shoulder from a multiple brain haemorrhage.

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  11. 9. Granddad

    I wrote this for my granddad when he died from cancer

    The smile on your face is a lasting memory in our hearts,.
    Nothing in this world, not even life or death, can keep us apart.
    You have always been the one we went to for advice,
    Whenever we were just upset, or even just a bit uptight,

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    This poem is so moving. My grandpa died Thursday. It was hard on all of the family. We always went to him for comfort. This poem is helping me get through my grief.

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  12. 10. Tears

    • By Lauren
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    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.

    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.

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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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  13. 11. My Last Visit

    • By Alexis Abraham
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    My great grandpa passed away in May. And ever since then I replay the vision of my last visit to his house. I have had such a hard time trying to get over it, so I started writing poems about our relationship, and this is just one of them.

    It's time
    to say goodbye.
    I'm so upset,
    my mouth has gone dry.

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    My grandad passed away May 2014. He was my everything. I loved him so much. He was like my best friend. The stories he shared were amazing. He was a lovely father I have ever known. All he...

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  14. 12. I'll Miss You

    I will miss him so much.

    It is not long ago
    That you left my life
    You flew away to heaven
    To be with your children and wife

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    I lost my grandpa about a year ago. I miss him more and more every day. I think of him every hour and every minute. I know he is with me and watching over my sister and me, but I just need 5...

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  15. 13. Grandpa

    • By Katie Thompson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008

    I wrote this poem after my grandpa passed away. I was so sad when I lost him, and this poem explains it all.

    The other day I lost you.
    How will I ever make it through?

    I had to watch you be in all that pain.

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  16. 14. You're Gone Now

    Dedicated to my grandfather whom I only knew for 7-8 years of my life.

    I didn't know you very well,
    But I knew you were Pop.
    I really miss you every now and then.
    And I will never stop.

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    my grandpa has passed away. he was very sick his body just started shutting down a little every day and he wanted to die at home and he got his wish my mom and me were with him when he died...

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  17. 15. I Never Got To Tell You Goodbye

    • By Emilee Reynolds
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010

    This is a poem dedicated to my grandpa who battled cancer and lost. Thomas Robert Reynolds died on May 4, 2008. He died in his sleep, and I never got to tell him I love him....RIP love you, grandpa

    I never got to give you a hug
    before an angel took your hand and gave you a tug.

    I never got to give you a kiss

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    I know how that feels. I didn't get to tell my grandpa goodbye, either. When he was sick in the hospital, I spent every night in the hospital with my mom and aunt while my grandpa was in ICU....

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  18. 16. My Grandpa

    • By Sarah R. Gamache
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The death of a grandfather hits his granddaughter hard. She loves him more than ever now that he is gone.

    My grandpa died today.
    Oh, how I wish he could stay.
    Our selfish hearts just want him here,
    but we know he's always near.

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  19. 17. To My Grandpa

    • By Victoria Jones
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008

    This is a poem I wrote for my grandpa who died April 20, 2008.

    Who would have thought you would go so soon?
    With you being gone, my life has so much gloom.
    I hate the fact you've gone away, but in my
    Heart, I know you'll stay.

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    I'm sorry for your loss! My Pawpaw passed away Jan. 6, 2012, unexpectedly! It was a shock, because my Dad and Aunt had seen him the day before and he looked fine to them! We were going to go...

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  20. 18. The Best Granddad

    I wrote this poem when I was 14 for my granddad who passed away in 1998.

    You made us smile
    you made us laugh
    It lasted for a while
    but now it's just the past

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    I love this poem. when I was reading it made me cry thinking about my grandpa. It's just like him he loved fishing.... my grandpa died this year on March 24 2011 when I was in school they...

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  21. 19. Grandpa

    • By Shan Leamon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl says goodbye to her grandfather.

    Goodbye, my friend.
    I shall see you again
    In heaven where the stars stay.
    I will be there one day.

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    My grandfather passed away this evening. I was close to him... I particularly loved this poem because he taught me so many things and he never treated me like a girl. He took me for hikes...

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  22. 20. To Heaven You Go

    • By Jasmine A. Hyde-Brimble
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2018

    This poem is about my granddad, who has recently passed away due to cancer.

    Although your dying wish
    Was to see me spread my wings,
    I'll make my 18th great for you.
    Let's see what that day brings.

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