25 Short Poems For Granddaughters

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Grandparents share a special bond with their granddaughters. Writing or sharing a lovely poem for granddaughters can be a beautiful way to honor this relationship. Granddaughters light up the lives of their grandparents through their love, mischief, and smiles. They inspire them to be children again. Granddaughters’ naughty gestures and sweet conversations never fail to win over their hearts. The little girls get so pampered at their grandparents’ house that their shenanigans know no limits. If you have a lovely granddaughter whose angelic smile makes you forget all your worries, then you must share your special thoughts with her. This post brings you some of the most beautiful granddaughter poems for inspiration.

Short Granddaughter Poems

These heartfelt, short poems express the emotions of grandparents through beautiful words. You can share it with your granddaughter and bring a smile to her face.

1. For A Favorite Granddaughter

Never love a simple lad,
Guard against a wise,
Shun a timid youth and sad,
Hide from haunted eyes.

Never hold your heart in pain
For an evil-doer;
Never flip it down the lane
To a gifted wooer.

Never love a loving son,
Nor a sheep astray;
Gather up your skirts and run
From a tender way.

Never give away a tear,
Never toss a pine;
Should you heed my words, my dear,
You’re no blood of mine!

— Dorothy Parker

2. Little Granddaughter

Holding my granddaughter in my arms, sound asleep.
Kissing her forehead gently so as not to wake her up.
Heart swelling with love beyond itself, eyes stinging from tears of joy.
God touching our souls as one, our granddaughter, full of the Holy Spirit – leading her through life and guiding her according to God’s love.

— RoseAnn V. Shawiak

3. A Granddaughter’s Smile

A granddaughter’s smile incites advantage
as she readies her nest for the nighttime story
she prepares each slice of magnetic universe
she tends to bottle warming and gifts;
the boys punctuate the fields with balls
that impress upon blankets of trampoline gravity
a vertical hope singing their holiday songs
plucking the strings of their bows
sailing their ships from universe to universe;
grandparent bliss eclipses
the last canvas of vision arranging the vibrations
into the pictures in all of our dreams.

— Lee B. Mack

4. First Granddaughter

A precious little child
Fashioned by God’s own hand,
Sweetness that goes unequaled
by the handiwork of man.

A winter baby sleeping calmly
As mountains beneath a robe of white
And winter winds breathe softly
Of God’s gift this wondrous little life.

— Beate E. Verterano

5. Granddaughter Singing

Granddaughter stepping up to the mike, singing softly,
but distinctly to the audience.

Clapping easing the butterflies in soloists stomachs,
unusually in sync with one another, talent beginning
to sprout from children on the brink of their futures.

Watching them, we wonder where they will be at in the
next few years.

— RoseAnn V. Shawiak

6. A Poem For Granddaughter

April, she is a smart little tike
Only two years old and riding a bike.
Skating with her is no big deal, and she
says the blessing at the noon day meal.

Puts on her shoes and combs her hair,
talks and talks, I do declare.
I can hardly wait to see her each week. She
runs into my arms and gets kissed on the cheek.

Grandpa and Grandma get the best love, no doubt,
by the time we get home, we are really wore out.

— April Faifai

7. Granddaughter’s Eyes

Holding my youngest granddaughter, looking into her eyes
with a heart filled with love.
Seeing lights reflected in her eyes from a disco ball and
light, as she sat mesmerized in a trance.
Never having seen a sight like this before, she’s fascinated
by it all.

— RoseAnn V. Shawiak

8. To A Granddaughter

Everybody is somebody.
Don’t dare forget it.
God has a piece for you.
Make yourself fit it You may have to grow some
In spirit, you can do it
Put God first in your life
Then follow on through it. When disappointments come
as they most always or
The way that you take them
Will tell things about you Folks with swelled heads
Become unbalanced and fall
Fret solidly planted
Stumble, not much at all.

— Edna Howard White

9. Present For A Granddaughter

A Parcel for Skye
Stand well back when you lift the lid
Let the unicorn gallop out
With his princess hooves and his silver horn
He’ll leap like a flashing trout

Next comes an elf queen holding clothes
Princesses golden gowns
With velvet slippers and gloves of lace
And sparkly diamond crowns

And finally out pop wishes galore
Each one with a loving kiss
That every day is a happy day
And every year is bliss

— Sheena Blackhall

Poem For Granddaughter From Grandfather

Grandfathers love to spoil their granddaughters. Here are a few poems from the doting grandpas describing their experiences with the little angels.

10. Enjoying Time With Granddaughter

Listening to children laughing, screaming, talking, having
fun here at a McDonald’s playground in Phoenix, herewith
one of my Granddaughters’s not interested in playing.

Instead, she’s using my cell to look at videos, music in
particular, being very creative, she also likes videos that
teach her how to make things.

Her favorite to date is making slime; it’s so great to watch
her new endeavors, seeing her Dad’s traits (my son’s) coming
through her.

Having a photographic memory, remembering everything just
like her Dad and I, always having a really wonderful time
when with her.

—RoseAnn V. Shawiak

11. When Your Granddaughter Asks You To Dance

I had a wonderful moment yesterday…it was the perfect circumstance…
when my granddaughter said, “Hey PopPop… how’d you like to dance? ”

I hesitated, but she persisted… “It’s easy…you will see
we pick a song, and you follow the moves from the video on TV.”

I’ve never been known for my rhythm…but I kind of remembered the song
so I put my inhibitions aside and tried to dance along.

My arms began to flail…I had the rhythm of a stone…
I tried to dance to the music, but my feet had a mind of their own.

Eventually, I didn’t care if I was nimble or light as a feather.
What was more important than the dance…was that we were dancing together.

And for a moment, just a moment…in my mind, we were the perfect pair…
She was a young Ginger Rogers…and I was Fred Astaire.

An hour later my legs were sore, …I hadn’t danced like that since I was ten…
But I know for certain if she asked me tomorrow…I‘d dance with her again.

Grandparents, if you want to make a memory…I suggest you take a chance
to trip the light fantastic…when your granddaughter asks you to dance.

— Jim Yerman

12. Precious Grandchild

I’m here, my precious grandchild.
Come, climb upon my knee.
You are my little love.
You mean the world to me.
I see your little hands
wipe away the tears.
I want to hold you tight
and chase away your fears.
I’m here, my precious grandchild.
Please, you can talk to me.
I love you much deeper
than the depths of the sea.
I know you are hurting.
I hear your silent cry.
I need to scream for you,
to help you breathe and sigh.
I’m here, my precious grandchild.
Come, walk outside with me.
Never stop looking up.
Keep dreaming to be free.
Promise to never lose hope.
Some things you will never know.
There will be ups and downs.
Stand, rise above the low.
I’m here, my precious grandchild.
Please, confront your pain.
After you brave the storm,
comes the cleansing rain.

— Annette R. Hershey

13. Attached As Could Be

Just a baby girl
Attached as could be
You showed me the world
Through my curiosity

When we were together
Attached as could be
These are the things
You showed me…

The moon in the sky
The stars up above
This is the way
You showed your love…

Sunshine and flowers
Butterflies and bees
A bird in the air
A squirrel in a tree

You carried me here
You carried me there
You showed me your world
So willing to share

Attached we were
Attached as could be
When I was with you
And you with me

You called me your angel.
Sent from above
Our attachment in life
An expression of love

Now you are gone
I still don’t know why
But I feel you
I know you’re close by

I’ve gotten older
The years speed away
My love for you
It’s here to stay

I am with you
And you with me
My Guardian Angel
Attached as could be

— Claudia Lee

14. Grandpa’s Little Silly

He was always there for her right from the very start,
This precious little girl captured his heart,
Though they shared no blood and skin color wasn’t the same,
little Eme knew him by only one name,
Grandpa’ say I love you so much,
It would go right to a place that only she touched,
He’d call her his silly, and she’d give him a smile,
But his time with her was just a short while,
Quintin left this world the day after Eme turned three,
Leaving so many wondering how could this be,
But Eme still says I love you, grandpa and she says it extra loud,
‘Cause she wants Grandpa Quintin to hear it from way up in the clouds,

— Barbara Bailey

15. The Perfect Little Girl

When God was making our granddaughter,
He thought, “What can I do
To create a perfect little girl
To make a grandma’s dream come true?”

He started with cute and healthy.
Then added extra smarts.
Then threw in lots of giggles.
To lighten up our hearts.

He made her eyes a great big blue
And put extra twinkles there.
Then stroked her skin with angle dust
To make it soft and fair.

He made her brave and made her strong.
Part — and part——
And made her big enough to share
So everyone could treasure.

It’s been seven years since God sent you,
And I’m thankful every day
That he heard the prayer from Grandma
And sent the perfect little girl our way.

– JJ

16. Two Sweethearts

God said, “I have something special for you,
I thought I would send one, but I just sent two.”

Grandaughters they be, and it’s really nice.
God thought to bless Grandpa twice.

Two little girls, God, sent to me,
Just how lucky can a Grandpa be?

Flooding my life with so much joy,
Girls aren’t the same as a little boy.

They just love you and become a part,
Twisting like a vine around your heart.

Each one grows a little each day,
Growing up in their own little way.

Just so beautiful, like two cultured pearls,
My, how Grandpa loves his two girls.

Two sweethearts, I like to call them,
God’s gift to me, I should thank him.

None so loved your Grandpa imparts,
Katelyn and Kaysi, my two sweethearts.

— Richard N. Cook

17. Granddaughter On My Knee

She sat on my leg till it ached a lot, then moved
where it numbed and squat, gave me red pen
to fill in the drawing, I enjoy a lot; we shared
this time together on the floor, as we sat
drawing in a Angelina Ballerina Book
for children and their grandparents
to color together, we share a lot
of love together doing this, we
bond future generations to
past in lasing memory’s
I love you, Granddad
yes, I love you too.

— Jack Gill

18. My Talk With Granddaughter

Here I am walking
With my granddaughter
In this evening
And we talk as below;

Take me to the moon,
I would wash all
The black spots,
My granddaughter said.

I replied not anything,
True, but said wait,
Let me go first
To the sky to stay.

You go on study dear,
Further, I said,
How to move forward,
To any place you desire,
And to do what you want,
All in the books
Go on searching the study,
And discover there.

Nothing to worry, dear
The sky is our earth,
And you are allowed
To prove your worth.

— Gajanan Mishra

Poem For Granddaughter From Grandma

Grandmothers share a sweet and adorable relation with their granddaughters. Here are a few lovely verses that express the wonderful bond.

19. Grandma To Granddaughter

Well, granddaughter, I’ll tell you.
Life hasn’t been great for me.
I’ve had my ups and downs.
I may be calling you like the unexpected roach in my house
I’ve been in and out of the hospital
And I just want you to know
I love you

— Sophia Bridgeman

20. Grandchildren

Sometimes I really do wonder,
Why they are called grand?
Then I know A Loving Grandmother
Can always fully understand.
You get that important phone call.
You have waited for so long,
Excitement really kicks in,
As you arrive and rush down the hall.
You see that precious baby,
Gender really doesn’t matter at all.
It brings back many memories
Of when your children were so small.
You congratulate the parents,
As you see, mother and baby are o.k.,
You know without a doubt,
This was done in own God’s way.
Many sacrifices made along the way,
Are very much worthwhile,
When you see that sweet little face,
And that bright, cheery smile.
Time rocks on as they grow and grow,
Then comes their future, rushing to and fro,
They will always be our babies,
If anyone should ask,
They are all very special,
From the first one to the last!!!!

— Earline Brasher

21. My Special Penny

My granddaughter gave me a penny,
And it means the world to me.
For it is a constant reminder,
Of the love, she has for me.

She chose me to have her penny,
That meant so much to her.
To buy a world of treasures,
Was her special dream for me.

I will never spend this penny,
It’s more precious to me than gold.
Because it tells a story,
Of a love that will never grow old.

— Brinda Carter

22. To My Granddaughter

Ah!! My granddaughter! My joy.
She lightens my load.
She’s like a new toy.
She smiles at me, ever so slightly
I grin right back at her but ever more brightly.
She’s the light of my life. I love her, dear.
Feels just like Heaven when I draw her near.
Bedtime! Yes, a sweet time of day.
Night, night, precious girl.
Let’s you, and I pray..

— Amara Carberry

23. My Granddaughter And Me

God Almighty designed this miraculous blessing for me
To awake to a 13th morn. just granddaughter and me
Many a hugs and kisses, from the dawn of this Spring May
Hand in hand, we walked to celebrate my special day
Recollecting the many b’days with memories unforgettable
My priceless treasure, and she is so caring and adorable
Oh yes though my first grandchild, my youth she did not steal
Instead, a sweetheart she really is, and youthful is what I feel
She made me much richer as we do make quite a grand pair
With many ups and downs, laughter and tears with love in the air
Her birth did change to the better me, as I saw her gently grow
Sharing that soft fragrance of her sweetness and many more
Now all grown she mothers me, takes me to places of quality
To share her fun and to make my life one sweet, perfect melody
She opened my heart to many things that I never did see
Filling my days with pleasant happenings so heavenly
A wonderful sprightly gift, she is a blessing from above.
Her youthful charm fills my heart with unconditional love
Living in her world, her high tech era, and with her many friends
I thank God Almighty for this blessing, as she is truly a Godsend!!

— Shirani Ibrahim

24. Learning From Granddaughter

The world is changing
Every moment
In each and every field
Here we all permanent student
children our ideal teachers
How you are being taught …
I don’t know
But I am learning from my granddaughter
Whenever she gets time
teaches me like her teachers.

— Asit Kumar Sanyal

25. Granddaughter

She is very beautiful.
If you don’t believe me, just ask her.
A flawless conviction for
The world’s greatest actor.

Her favorite expression is
I can’t help it; I’m so cute.
So provacative, yet so true.
So full of guile, yet without rebuke.

She walks between the raindrops.
Her head still in the clouds.
Her soul is full of music.
Her spirit soars above the crowds.

She is a child of the sun.
The seal of God upon her heart.
Pride of the father and joy to grandpa,
Which can never be set apart.

— Brian Keith Smith

Your granddaughter is an extension of you whose smile adds shine to your day. Her mischievous deeds bring boundless joy and laughter to your life. Out of the several ways you can express your love for her, writing poems for granddaughters is among the best. You can select your favorite from these short poems and share them with her. Alternatively, you can draw inspiration from these poems to write a personalized poem depicting your bond with her. Whatever way you choose, these short, sweet, and heartwarming poems will help you effortlessly express your emotions.

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Sravani Rebbapragada

Sravani holds a post-graduate degree in Biotechnology from SRM University, Chennai. Being an avid reader, she keeps herself up to date with research. Her interest lies in teaching new things to children in creative ways. For MomJunction, she covers literature and information/ facts articles for kids. Sravani likes to unwind by teaching to her son, spending time with her family,... more