Grandmother Death Poems
Rest in Peace Grandma Poems
Grandmothers are famous for their hearty meals and fresh baked cookies, their abundant hugs and kisses, and their insistent desire to spoil their grandchildren. Times spent at grandma's house are often marked by love, laughter, and contentment. In fact, grandmothers are often responsible for bringing the whole family together. Because grandmothers are such a source of joy for their grandchildren, they are always sorely missed when they pass away. To lose a grandmother is to lose a most valuable family member. Many grandchildren find a peace and solace after the loss of their grandmother by expressing their feelings through poetry.
45 Poems Remembering Passed Away Grandmothers
1. GrandmaThings I Learned From My Grandma
From my beginning until your end,
You were by my side, my first best friend.
I never expressed it when you were here
Though my love and admiration were sincere.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
You taught me more than I ever knew.
You gave me reason to continue the fight,
Saying a better day comes after the night.
Where would I be were you not around?
Likely adrift in the sea of life, drowned.
I am forever grateful for your love,
And I know you're looking down from above.
The years will always roll on by
and time will always pass,
but every memory I have of you
will definitely always last.
I like to smile when I think of you.
I try not to be sad.
It's pretty easy to do
with all the good times that we've had.
But sometimes I can't help it,
and memories leak out of my eyes,
and I quickly try to brush them away.
I know you wouldn't want me to cry.
I don't know how it's possible,
but I love you more now than I did then,
and I really cannot wait until
the day that I see you again.
Because, Nan, I know I would take hold of you
and never ever let you go.
Every day that passes by
I miss you more and more.
Although I cannot see you,
I feel your presence near.
I will hold you close in memory
Till I drop my very last tear.
So sleep now with the angels,
And let your golden heart rest.
Although our hearts are broken,
We know GOD took the best.
So dance beyond those golden gates,
And join your loving mum.
I'll see you when I'm sleeping
And pray for you to come.
And although this pain is painful,
And I really don't wanna let you go,
I'll wait for death to take me, Nan,
So we can together one day glow.
Until that day, I'll close my eyes
and see your smiling face.
I'll lock you up inside me heart
Until we again embrace.
So rest now, my beautiful Nana.
I'll never forget how much you have done.
So until my hand meets yours again,
Sleep now in the sun.Latest Shared Story
I was 16 years old when my grandma died. She died of kidney failure, but my grandma had a loving heart and was always kind and loving and would do anything for anyone no matter what you were...
Rose Garden Of Memories
In my rose garden of memories,
I see you standing there,
An angel in disguise,
Who taught me how to care.
I long to hear your voice
for real - not in my dreams.
I am missing you so much these days.
How empty my world seems.
People say time heals all wounds,
that someday the pain will subside,
but Grandma, I can tell you
I think they must have lied.
The emptiness I am feeling now
is strong and I am weak.
These days go by without you,
so dreary and so bleak.
In my rose garden of memories
I know you'll always be,
for though you're gone from this mortal world,
in my heart you'll always be.Latest Shared Story
My grandmother's name was Rose. This poem is so apt. She had cancer. While it gave me time to spend with her, it made it really painful to watch her lose weight and her hair, withdraw into a...
The Legacy Of A Grandparent
Grandma's room is empty; she moved away.
She departed this life and is gone to stay.
There was no struggle, but with great ease
she closed her eyes and took her leave.
My Grandma was one sweet, loving soul.
I had no doubt where she would go.
We all knew Grandma walked with God
and bound for heaven to get her reward.
No way we can know the lives she touched
because that gracious soul gave so much.
She would share her flour, sugar or meal
or say a prayer to get your body healed.
We had many talks as she sipped her tea.
She shared years of wisdom with me.
She taught me family values and to be kind,
but she always had Jesus on her mind.
"You need the Lord," is what she would say.
"You can't make it in this world no other way."
Then grandma kneeled and bowed her head
and a stirring prayer she always said.
"Lord Jesus, I want to talk to you awhile
to ask you please bless this precious child."
Then she asked the Lord to watch over me
and to please make me what I ought to be.
My life is shaped by grandma's prayers,
and I'm thankful for her being there.
Her love was evident in so many ways
in her kind words and on her smiling face.
Grandma's leaving is heaven's gain,
but one day I will see her again.
Because the Jesus that Grandma knew,
she made sure I got to know too.Latest Shared Story
I am thankful my poem touched you in some way. Sorry about your lost but remember that love heals wounds, even God's love.
7. GrandmotherHeart Full Of Pain
My heart never felt so much pain.
The sky came together and dropped lots of rain.
I thought my life was coming to an end.
All I know is I will never give in.
You were the reason I became who I am.
You hold my life in the palm of your hand.
You showed me right from wrong,
But the day you died, everything went wrong.
You knew me oh so well.
The day you died, my heart fell.
I will never forget you until I die.
Maybe someday we will meet up in the sky.
I know the Lord took you 'cause it was time,
But he should have let me say the right goodbye.
I think of you from day to day,
Wondering what you would think of me today.Latest Shared Story
Grandma, you are my source for happiness. You are bound to my heart with the epic stories which you taught in my childhood. You created a friendly environment whenever you were with me. Now I...
8. Another DayRegret Not Spending More Time With Loved One
Life gets very busy.
Things get in the way.
Do I have time to visit?
I'll go another day.
There's no sense of urgency.
You think you still have time
To go again another day.
You tell yourself it's fine.
Until you realize you're too late.
Another day won't come.
The truth too hard to contemplate.
The past can't be undone.
Your heart, it aches for all the times
You never got to see
This person you loved so much,
But you were never free.
You'll never hear their voice again
Or look into their eyes.
People will say it's for the best
But to you it feels like a lie.
Your loved one is at peace now
With the ones they had lost.
You have to make peace somehow
With this devastating loss.
Stop thinking it will all be fine
Or that you don't have time today,
For all you know, you won't have time
To go another day.Latest Shared Story
I turned 67 this year and have been searching for old friends online. I went to college in a city 1500 miles away. It was probably the best time of my life. I have now looked for four friends...
My grandma, oh she was so grand.
I loved the way she'd hold my hand,
and when my troubles they did swarm,
I'd go to her; her heart was warm.
I loved the way she sang always,
but now her face is out of gaze.
I know she's in a better place,
and now she sees God face to face.
It won't be the same now that she's gone,
and I'll find it hard to carry on.
Now she's soaring high above,
she spreads her wings out like a dove.
She sways above to angel voices.
Now in heaven, she rejoices.
She's in a place with lots of care,
and I would like to see her there.
So keep your grandmas close to you,
because you know you need them too,
so make sure you spend time together.
Grandmas do not last forever.Latest Shared Story
I am in my 50s, and I just lost my grandma on Friday August 24, 2018. I am so lucky that I had her this long. She was 94 years old but had the heart of a lion. She is missed so much already...
10. GrandmaThank You For The Gift Of Love Poem
Thank you for the gift of love.
Now you're sharing it up above.
You had many things to say,
All in a caring way.
You always saw good in everyone,
No matter what they've done.
You were always the one we could all lean on,
Even though it must have felt like a ton.
You were always the strength of the family.
Now we must let you rest calmly.
We say goodbye,
As tears roll down our eyes.
I know your place in heaven has a good view.
You're telling God
I need to keep an eye on a few.
I know you will always be in our hearts and minds.
I must go, but I'll never forget you're one of a kind.Latest Shared Story
My grandma passed away on October 28th at 1:27 a.m. It was really, really hard to see my grandmother leave us. I know she is in a better place, but I would love for her to have stayed with...
11. My NannyPain Of Losing Grandmother
You picked me up
And held me tight.
And said you loved me
A year has passed,
But I still feel the same.
I don't think I've ever
Felt so much pain.
I know you're looking over me,
Flying way up above the clouds,
But what I miss the most
Are all of the sounds.
I want to hear your voice,
Not just in a dream, but for real,
To tell me that you're happy,
And I can tell you how I feel.
I'll try to move on, but I know
It's not gonna happen, but I will try.
What hurts the most
Is I never got to say goodbye...Latest Shared Story
My Nana Sue died 2 weeks ago and now I am going to her funeral. I miss my Nana and will do anything to get her back. She died of a brain hemorrhage It was so unexpected that we only found out...
Nan, to walk into your room and see you smile,
I walked over and hugged you all the time.
You always made me smile and always had stories to tell.
I loved sitting with you every day and listening to the memories you had to share.
You showed us that life can't be all that bad.
There is always a light at the end of a tunnel.
You were so strong.
You had faith in us all.
You had great spirit, even if the day was dull.
You weren't just my Nan.
You were my best friend.
I know you had to go.
Now I feel I'm alone,
but I know you're close.
When I feel the warmth at night, I know it's you giving me a good night kiss.
When I feel my chest getting tight, I know that's you giving me a big hug.
When I feel the wind brush through my hair,
I know you're whispering hello to me.
When I see the sun shine, I know you're happy.
When I see that bright star, I know that's you watching us all and smiling.
Now a beautiful angel watching over us all,
we pray to you each night.
Losing you, Nan, broke my heart, and every day, without a doubt,
I think of you and shed a little tear, for a Nan I loved so dear.Latest Shared Story
My Grammy passed away Saturday morning after a tough battle with cancer. It took her so fast, and this poem captures my exact feelings. I have never watched someone die before, and seeing...
13. Dear GrandmaRemembering You're Not Far Away
You're not that far away.
I can still envision your smile.
God brought you to be with Him,
But I'll see you in a while.
Those days when I am feeling down,
And I feel we're far apart,
I promise to never overlook you
But to look inside my heart.
The memories I have of you,
They're filled with love and care,
And even though you've gone away,
I know that you're still there.
I wish that we could sit and laugh
Like we used to do,
But heaven needed another angel,
And yes, I get that too.
14. GrammaMy Grandmother's Passing And Memories Of Her
A part of Gramma is a part of me.
A part of love, a part of family,
To share a laugh,
To shed a tear,
A time to reflect on yesteryear.
A time together,
A time apart,
A moment to express
The love in my heart.
You're in my prayers.
You're in my heart.
My dearest Gramma,
You'll be missed a lot.
15. Missing NanaWhy A Young Child Attend Should A Grandparent's Funeral
Some might say, "my dearest child",
"You did not know her long"
So is it time that measures love?
And wouldn't that be wrong?
I can't attend her funeral
And I have to wonder why?
"You're far too young" is mentioned
Aren't I old enough to cry?
I'm not a little toddler
And I miss her like they do
I wish that I could ask her
To suggest they take me too
I know if she were here with me
She'd reach out to dry my tears
And tell them that I'm now of age
The most formative of years
A time when strong emotions
Are beginning to be known
It's best that you include a child
Don't let them grieve alone
What matters so much more
Is the memories that I keep
Not the final count of days
Until my Nana fell asleep
Although I knew her not so long
I'll remember all my days
Her gentle soothing voice
Her hugs and loving ways
I tell you if my nan was here
She would see this through my eyes
As a member of this family
I should share in these goodbyes
While driving down the road
On a warm June day
My little boy's blue balloon slipped out the window
And began to slowly drift away.
My balloon, my balloon his little voice cried
While sadly watching the distance growing
Quickly tears began to fall from his eyes
Of loosing that little blue balloon so soon.
Don't worry, it will be safe, I told him
She has it in her sight and will keep a hold.
Immediately the tears stopped
from the words he was being told.
She'll take the string and tie it
Securely to her hand
And show it off to everyone
The blue balloon she got from a little man.
She'll never let the air out or
Let it pop, or let it go
She'll keep it safe just for you
No matter how hard the wind in heaven may blow.
Mommy you miss Mammy.
From behind me his little voice spoke,
Quickly wiping away an unshed tear
From those four little words my heart broke.
Mommy don't cry,
It will be alright, she's watching from afar.
Mammy is in heaven
And she'll never be too far.
A beautiful angel is all that is here
Saying O'Lord please leave me here
Not ready to leave but has to go
Wants to go back but God says no
A husband and children
Grandchildren and friends
A meaningful life that suddenly ends
And angel is what she was meant to be
Now think of all that she can see
Watching over her family night and day
Saying I love you in her own special way
In the night we sleep and in the day we cry
While she watches us all from her star in the skyLatest Shared Story
My grandma passed away after I gave birth to my daughter. I don't know why God took her away. I am so sad. I cry every day! I miss her so much.
18. GigiDeath Of My Great Grandmother
Grandmothers are always here to comfort you,
No matter what you do.
They dry your tears, help you conquer your fears,
And say they will love you for all your years.
Mine always told me to give it my all,
To never give up, even if I fall.
She was always there when I needed a friend
And time with her I loved to spend.
Oh that day, that horrible day,
The day I was informed and I had much dismay.
I didn't know what to say or do,
I was sad and heartbroken and didn't know if I could push through.
The funeral was depressing and I couldn't help but cry.
My tears were like rain, I felt like I could just die.
I miss her so much; I wish she was here,
But even though she's gone, I still hear her whisper "I love you" in my ear.Latest Shared Story
I know exactly how you feel. I just lost my great grandmother two weeks ago. I called her mawmaw. I miss her like something terrible.
She was so nice and so sweet.
She had a big family and lots of friends
She was a grandmother that meant so much to me
But I never imagined the picture saying goodbye
Never thought the day would come
That I would see her one last time
She was always there when no one else was
She never left my side
That's what a loving grandmother does
She was there with me through thick and thin
But who ever knew
Her time would end
I would give up even dollar, quarter, or dime
I'd give up my whole world
Just so I can see you one more timeLatest Shared Story
I was my grandmothers first grandchild and my daughter was the first great grandchild. My grandparents were the greatest grandparents and my aunt told me that their home was brighter when I...
Poem For My Grandmother's Funeral
If Grandma had a meaning
I'll tell you what it'd be
if you were close to yours
like mine was close to me
Grandmas are always there
to lend a shoulder and dry your tears
to comfort you in everything
and help conquer all your fears
Despite all the wrong you've done
and all the wrong you'll do
a grandma will always be there
and unconditionally will love you
A grandma will inspire you
to follow your every dream
she tells you "yow won't be alone"
because you're going to be a team
Grandmas are always busy
although their hearts are tame
they tell everyone about you
so everyone knows your name
Grandmas will keep everything
from when you're young till now
and when you dance on Broadway
for her you'll take a bow
Without grandmas we'd be lost
and our tears would not be dry
and we would not be encouraged
to spread our wings and fly
To my grandma I say "Thank You"
My heart will always be
with you every day, and I know
you're here with me.
10-28-2008Latest Shared Story
My Grandmother has been one of the most important people in my life and such a great influence to me always, and she passed away about a month ago. I still can't stop mourning the loss. But...
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