Grandmother Poems

Grandmother Poems

Poems for Grandmothers

A grandmother's job never ends. Many grandmothers in our society step in to raise children when their mother is unavailable. Even in the best of situations, having a grandmother to help with child raising and to provide a softer touch is often a welcome intrusion. The other side of the issue is that grandmothers have to realize when it is time to step back and keep their mouths shut. If there is a healthy father and mother, they are the ones with the final say in how to raise their children.

34 Poems about Grandmothers

  1. 1. Growing Up With Grandma

    • By Candy Canan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The one who raises us is truly our parent, even if they did not give birth to us.

    I don't know when it happened.
    I don't know when she came,
    But she's the one I always knew.
    Grandma was her name.

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    This a was beautifully written piece. It "touched me" as the question asked. It also made me think about what my Grandma has been doing for me. This is encouraging, good work.

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  3. 2. There Once Was An Old Woman

    This poem is a bit of a story, so it is long. This poem is about growing old, the toll life takes, and the joy of grandchildren.

    There once was a woman
    Who grew old with time.
    She bore her life story
    In the curve of her spine.

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    Oh Patricia, another lovely poem. I find all your poetry so relatable - it speaks to my heart. Please keep writing. Very best wishes, Ann

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  5. 3. Nana's Little Angel

    • By Lindsey M. Moulton
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A poem about a very special woman in the life of her granddaughter.

    Nana, you are special.
    Your love knows no bounds.
    A room takes special warmth whenever you're around.
    You think I'm cute and talented and maybe even wise,

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    Thanks for this poem it is really nice. My Nana's birthday is tomorrow and I wanted a poem for her and I'm glad I chose this site. Thanks again. Also to the writer thank you for writing a...

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  6. 4. My Guardian Angel

    • By Susan Perry
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015

    My parents divorced when I was two, and my Grandmother helped raise and care for me. Although she was divorced herself after 35 years of marriage, she somehow managed to take care of me and her two grown sons, one of whom was an alcoholic and the other had mental issues. She also, with open arms, took in my uncle's son at a very young age who was handicapped. Although we didn't have much, we all had my Grandmother's love.
    My Grandmother passed away 2 years ago; she will forever be in my heart.

    Are there guardian angels?
    I believe so
    For God gave me a beautiful lady
    to help watch me grow

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    I love my grandmother. My mother left me within six months after I was born and my father died in an accident. My mother never looked back. My grandmother was the one who raised me up till...

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  7. 5. Grandma

    • By Shannon E. Hauser
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Grandma, you are all these things to me, and I will be these to you.

    You're my earth, you're my world;
    you're my moon that circles my world.
    You're my moon, you're my star;
    you're the one I look upon in the dark.

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    I love my grandparents a lot. My grandma is unwell now-a-days, she is in the ICU. I wish every single person reading this would please pray for her. I can't imagine my life without her....

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  8. 6. Grandma

    • By Michele S. Reeves
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl pays homage to her grandmother, always there for her, and now watching her from the heavens. She taught her to live with love, and for that she is eternally grateful.

    Grandma,
    A baby cradled in your arms...
    Teaching me your gentle charms.
    Growing up with you by my side...

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    Thank you for this lovely poem. I lost my grandma last September to cancer in four places. I didn't even want to start to think about life without her here. I know it will be hard, but I have...

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  9. 7. In My Granny's Lap

    • By Judy Gipson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009

    I recently started writing inspirational words to friends or acquaintances who were ill or missing a loved one. At the urging of others, I began to compile the poems in a notebook. I will leave copies of these for my adult children, upon my demise.

    I find such a comfort
    In my Granny's lap.
    I snuggle and lie there
    As I take my nap.

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  10. 8. Grandma's Wings

    • By Ricky R. Hernandez
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Some grandmas are so special that they really must be angels!

    Grandma, I wonder
    where you keep your wings.

    Are they hung in your closet

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    I have such a weakness for grandmas. It has to be because of my grandmother. She was the single most influential person in my life. She was my very own angel and I thank God for allowing her...

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  11. 9. Profile Of My Grandma

    • By Bridget A. Miller
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Profile of Grandma

    The way it smells when she cooks.
    When you're bad, the way she looks.
    How she would do anything to help a friend.
    The way she'll stick by you until the end.

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    Today is my mamaw's birthday and I called to read it to her and she started crying saying it was the most beautiful thing she has ever heard.

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  12. 10. I Was Thinking Of Love And You Came To Mind

    • By April Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The poem below is dedicated to my Grandmother.

    I was thinking of love, and you came to mind.
    I have many memories I would like to rewind.

    Do you remember those days I would lie in your lap

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    My dad grew up hungry and on a dirt floor. He had to work when he was twelve. He sold ice cream cones to people at the train station. My mother had four siblings and a father who left and...

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  13. 11. I Must Be Lucky

    • By Valerie Radcliffe
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2009

    I am a 13-year-old girl, and I wrote this poem for my grandmother's birthday. I found your site, and I started to write a poem to see what people think. I hope that my grandmother will love it too.

    How lucky am I
    To have you by my side
    Your love shines through
    In all that you do

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  14. 12. My Grandma Was Special

    • By Mandy Bauer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    I wrote this poem for my grandmother who passed away February 10, 2005. No words in the world can express just how much I miss her!

    My grandma was special in every way,
    She made me smile every day.
    And she was always there for me,
    Especially in my time of need.

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    This is the most painful day for me. When my grandma left me I was so lonely. December 25 is the day she died. My grandma was my best friend. She always supported me. Whatever I learned today...

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  15. 13. Grandmother

    • By Shrabasti Batabyal
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2019

    My grandmother (Aparna Sengupta) left us on March 12, 2017, on the day of Holi. The gods welcomed her in their garden after a year of extreme pain and suffering. Two years have passed, but I still miss my granny a lot. She was the person with whom I spent the long lonely hours. She was the person with whom I used to sleep. Her presence was the relief, the place of confession that my young mind searched for. I missed her for the last two years, I miss her today, and I will always miss her in my life.

    G for the Glamour of her wrinkled, old face.
    R for the way my mind she used to Refresh.
    A for her Anger, which knew no bounds.
    N is how she Nurtured us without a sound.

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  16. 14. To My Nana

    • By Kaili S. Kowalski
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    For a special Nana who always made time for her granddaughter.

    Who would try to give me all the world
    As far as she could see?

    Who always has two open arms

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    This poem reminds me of my only grandchild, Faith. She is my son's daughter and was born when he was only 20 and I was 42 so I was not quite ready to be called "Grandma" yet but I loved...

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  17. 15. Grandmother

    • By Sheria S. Barnett
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A grandmother binds her family together with her unconditional love.

    Her words
    are like a golden thread that binds our family.
    Her wisdom,
    like an art that shares so generously.

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  18. 16. Grandma

    • By Jessica K. Riley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    As her grandmother lays sick, she pleads to her to hold on and live to get better for there are so many whom she is precious to.

    O Grandma, O Grandma, don't ever give up hope.
    All you family and friends are learning to cope.
    Please stay strong and never stop praying.
    You will get better soon; that's what everyone is saying.

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    Beautiful poem. I love it. One of my favorite poems on this website.

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  19. 17. One Of A Kind

    • By Julie B. Bradstreet
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A woman writes a poem about her grandmother who has left this world behind. She remains with her in spirit and will remain so forever.

    The funny beautiful lady
    That means so much to me
    May be gone from the land of the living
    But with me she will always be

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    This is a beautiful poem, about grandma, well now as mothers day is near, I just think of my granny ( nanny as we used to call her ) , my what a lovely, caring, mother / granny she was,...

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  20. 18. Grandma's Lil' Girl

    • By Donna C. Elkins
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Taking the time to thank the ones in our life who made a difference

    Grandma, I was thinking of you today and a smile tickled my face.
    Remembering all the things you taught me, like always to say grace.
    I remember sitting in your lap while you read the Bible out loud,
    To hear me sing a gospel song made you so proud.

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my nana a couple months ago. She meant everything to me, still does. I came here looking for inspiration for my next poem for class. Thank you for writing...

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  21. 19. Picture Perfect

    • By Chantel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010

    I made this poem up for my grandmother because she is very dear to me. It's for Mother's Day as you can tell by the last line. I described her all throughout the poem. I hope you enjoy! -Cheers

    Grandmothers are the very best,
    In many more ways than one.
    They dance, they sing,
    They laugh, they play.

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  22. 20. A Golden Heart

    • By Mary Lou Andrews
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009

    This poem was written for my grandmother. She raised me all my life, and I always thought of her as my mother. I gave this poem to her about six years ago. She kept it on her headboard so she could read it all the time. She recently passed away, and it's really hard, but she is in a better place. She was buried with this poem so she can always read it.

    A heart so golden and true
    No matter what, she will always be here for you.
    Through rain or snow, her love for you will always show.
    I do believe God created her different from the rest.

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