65+ Short And Funny Poems For Grandpa

Grandfather is that elderly figure in the family who cares for your happiness and showers you with his care and love. You don’t have to wait for a special day to reciprocate his love. With this collection of gratitude-filled poems for grandpa, you can make him feel appreciated. From taking you along for fishing, trekking, and camping to boosting your confidence with his experiences and stories of his adventures. Your granddad has been an integral part of your life’s journey and made you the individual you are today. So penning down a heartfelt poem for him can be your humble way of saying thank you. If you are not confident about writing a poem, you could compose couplets or sonnets too. We also have a list of poems for your grandfather to bring a smile to his face and make his day special.

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Grandfather Poems

If you want to express how much you miss your loving grandpa, we have some thoughtful poems and rhymes for you.

1. Whispers In The Wind

As I sit and look into the horizon,
I watch the sun setting over the field.
The wind chimes dangling in the breeze,
Reminding me of peacefulness.

It is then, that I think of him.
The gentle, caring, tender man
Who was always there
To hold my hand.

This man I remember through the years
Who taught us all about many things…
Use your manners, don’t talk back
Be a good girl now, I’ll tell Grandma
to get you a snack.

The man when I was little
Had hand braces and a cane.
Many days he was so sick,
Yet he tried not to show his pain.

He built his wife a home on the river.
He built it for all of us too.
Never would he leave anyone out…
Around him there was peace, hardly ever
a fuss.

Years passed by and we grandkids grew up
But he loved us still even more.
Never did he ask us but once…
He was always there,
Doing things with us was n’ere a chore.

This man believed strong in family
and always had faith in God.
He held us together for o’so long
For in his heart, that’s where we all BELONG!

I’ll never forget the day of the news
When my dad came to get me teaching at
school.
Your granddaddy has had a heart attack,
We have to get ready, now go home and pack.

The journey to Chapel Hill was long.
I couldn’t cry, I had to be strong.
I remember seeing Grandma at first
So pale, so alone, I thought I would
burst.

He’s better, she said, Go 2 at time.
So we each awaited our turn.
When I walked in, he smiled and said, Hey.
My insides started to burn.

They say he was better
Probably gonna get well…
we stayed that night
and drove home to change.

24 hours passed, and the phone rang again…
He’s had another attack
The family up and traveled I-40 back.
Emotions were high! People were tense.
Only three days had passed and it
seemed so immense.

It was Sunday now,
The doctors called us in.
It was only a matter of time.

Each of us took turns, sitting by his
side.

— Karen W. Burton

2. My Grandpa, My Hero

What makes a hero, you might ask?
Not mere strength or a daunting task.
A hero’s heart, a helping hand,
Guiding with love, they understand.

In times of need, they dry your tears,
With smiles and frowns, they calm your fears.
Their wisdom shared, no judgment in view,
Dear Grandpa, our hero, it’s clear, it’s you.

–Unknown

3. A Very Special Man

A Very Special Man

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Many words to speak about a great man that we call Pop.
He never told my boys no,
And his love will never stop.
I have known him just eight years, but a lifetime in my soul,
And every time I saw him I never thought he’d go.
So many happy times, and so many possum grins,
So much he will be missed from all his family and friends.
He loved everyone that’s here, and some he never met.
A man of patience and kindness, I know we won’t forget.
My boys loved him dear, with just a bushel and a peck,
And never could they leave without a hug around the neck.
My husband was his grandson.
Pop always called him grand.
Then came along Ty and Dill,
Now they’re his biggest fans.
It’s hard to say goodbye
To a person I knew so great.
I wish I could have said goodbye,
but I guess I was too late.
Maybe he is listening to what I have to say.
I’m sure he will be there every night when I lay to pray.
Now that it is over,
He has flown to up above,
I know that he will be happy,
with the fulfillment of God’s love.
We let you go,
In any way that we can,
But please know that you will be missed,
Because you were a very special man…
Love Mynda

— Mynda Residori

Short Grandpa Poems
Looking for short poems to pay respect to your grandfather? Here are a few grandpa poems to share your thoughts and bring a cute smile to his innocent old face.

4. Grandpa

With wavy locks of silvery white,
With soul as pure as morning light,
With voice as sweet as bird on wing;
May heaven bring him new blessings.

May many days to him be given,
That he may lead more souls to heaven,
And be a joy to those on earth,
To those who owe to him their birth.

And when death seals his mortal eyes,
With his loved ones in Paradise
He’ll praise his God in endless song,
For now, his faith is firm and strong.

—Eloise A. Skimings

5. My Dear Grandfather

My dear grandfather, a wonderful man,
Always believed in me, knew that I can.
Wisdom of life, openly shared,
Comforted me, when I was scared.

My dear grandfather, routinely amaze,
Since I was little, you gladly helped raise.
With storytelling skills, with patience you taught,
You listened to me, whenever I thought.

My dear grandfather, I truly care,
You’ve always been, much more than fair.
I’d like to wish you, only the best,
With the dearest grandfather, I have been blessed.

6. The Mountain

The mountain sat upon the plain
In his eternal chair,
His observation omni fold,
His inquest everywhere.

The seasons prayed around his knees,
Like children round a sire:
Grandfather of the days is he,
Of dawn the ancestor.

–Emily Dickinson

7. On Grandpapa’s Knee

The coziest place and the snuggest spot,
In the summertime
When the days are hot,
And Jessie is tired as tired can be,
Is just to climb up on grandpa’s knee.
Oh! the dearest place
To nestle in,
Is on grandpa’s knee, just under his chin.

—T. W Handford

8. Joker Grandpa

Always finds a way, to make fun of my folks,
He is hilarious, with plenty of jokes.
A true expert, on many pranks,
For making us laugh; a little thanks.

At the dinner table, he’s rarely serious,
His tricks are cool, and quite mysterious.
I’m not saying that he knows magic,
Some of his stunts are lame and tragic.

Grandpa knows how to pull your strings,
A cheerful guy, that quotes prose and sings.
Never know, what he’ll come up with next,
Our joker grandpa, fun and perplex.

9. My Grandpa

My Grandpa, truly the best,
Loving, wise, and on life’s quest.
In times of need, he’s always there,
With a love so deep and boundless to share.

Guiding me toward life’s higher grace,
In his laughter and love, I find my place.
Devoted to Grandma, a love so true,
Their laughter’s a song, a bond to construe.

Growing up, my aspiration’s clear,
To be like Grandpa, a loved pioneer.

—Unknown

10. Proud Grandpa

Proud Grandpa went to view
The babies pink and new
Arranged in squalling groups,
Cocoons in sterile coops.
He judged them there en masse,
His nose against the glass
And came with a strange report

“They’re all a homely sort
Save one red wrinkled tot
The choicest of the lot;
And it’s plain for all to see –
That one’s akin to me!”

—Betty Jo Mathis

11. Remembering Grandad

I remembered you taking me to school every day.
I remembered the smell of coffee that you used to make every morning.
I remembered you taking care of everyone.
I remembered you fishing every Saturday morning.
I remembered you making my favorite dish.
You being here is what I wish.
I will never forget that you’re in my heart and I will remember you for who you are.
I miss you, Grandfather.

—Katerin

12. My Anchor And My Rock

Grandpa, you’re my anchor and my rock,
My go-to when I’m in shock.
You’ve always had faith in me, so strong,
Our bond can never do any wrong.

You have been a mentor and an advisor,
A supporter and just one great guy.
From the time I was young, until now,
Your guidance is something I seriously vow.

Times with you are priceless to me,
The memories we make create history!
Your love for us will last forever,
No amount of words could ever measure!

—Catherine Pulsifer

13. My Granddaddy, My Best Friend

You’re my friend, my guide, so dear,
My heart’s full of love, it’s clear.
You’ve been my hero, by my side,
Thanks for making dreams real, my guide.

—Unknown

14. Fun Grandpa

My grandpa knows, the art of the laugh,
So many jokes, but reveals only half.
We’ll enjoy, those fun random talks,
He makes fun of things, during our walks.

Hilarious moments, he will readily find,
Walk into a wall, and pretend to be blind.
Whenever I see him, he’s sporting a smile,
Mr. Bean, had a much better style.

A serious illness, for jokes he will fake,
Moments later, random faces he’ll make.
Seems like grandpa, just wants to have fun,
At church he tried, to pick up a nun.

15. An Example

Grandpa, on his hands and knees, he would
Chase me as I took a different route
Games he always played with me
He let me win, making me happy.

He would willingly share his knowledge
I think he was preparing me for college
He knew so much, so full of wisdom
It was more than I could fathom.

I now realize how he influenced me
To be the best that I could be
He set an example of how to live
To do good and always give.

—Catherine Pulsifer

16. My Grandpa

My grandpa is a man
who never screams or demands
He loves me that I can feel
His kindness is so real.

We laugh, we play
We have fun each day
Grandpa makes me smile so
Around him, I’m never low.

And I know I can talk to him
Even about things that are a bit grim
He is always a good listener and so wise
He is always full of surprise!

Grandpa, I love you
And thank you for all you do
I’m so lucky to have you
You’re the best Grandpa that is so true!

—Kate Summers

17. Playing Grandpa

When I pretend, I’m Grandpa old?
Like him, I play, I’m stem and bold!
I don his hat and suit of clothes.
And wear his glasses on my nose!

His cane I take when I go out.
And swing it as I walk about;
Oh, rapture! How I’d love to be
A Grandpa old, – instead of me!

—Althea Randolph

18. Fishing With My Grandpa

My Grandpa and I do a lot of things together,
But fishing with my Grandpa is the best ever.
I love going to the lake when the sky is all blue.
I love riding in my Grandpa’s boat, too.
The next trip to the lake I don’t want to miss.
Just being with my Grandpa is better than catching fish.

—Dawneisha Washington

19. A Beautiful Man

It’s your birthday, you deserve a treat,
You’re my grandpa, and you’re very sweet.
Whatever you wish or simply desire,
Your kind words, always inspire.

Hope you’re not worried, about your age,
You’re just turning, another page.
Your journey has been, an exciting book,
Beautiful memories, through pictures we look.

Today we celebrate, your life that’s been full,
Happy moments, naturally you pull.
Most importantly, we have odes to share,
About a beautiful man, with a heart that is rare.

20. The Veteran And The Child

Come, grandfather, show how you carried your gun
To the field, where America’s freedom was won,
Or bore your old sword, which you say was new then,
When you rose to command, and led forward your men;
And tell how you felt with the balls whizzing by,
Where the wounded fell round you, to bleed and to die!’

The prattler had stirred, in the veteran’s breast,
The embers of fire that had long been at rest.
The blood of his youth rushed anew through his veins;
The soldier returned to his weary campaigns;
His perilous battles at once fighting o’er,
While the soul of nineteen lit the eye of four-score.

—Hannah Flagg Gould

21. Friendship Of A Grandfather

To never have a grandfather,
Would be to never understand,
The friendship that a grandchild,
Shares with this great man.

To never have a grandfather,
Would be to never understand,
Why a grown man would be sitting,
Playing teacups, cup in hand.

To never have a grandfather,
Would be to never understand,
How a man of 50+,
Finds energy to run hand in hand.

If you have a grandfather,
Then you’re a lucky one.
Grandfathers are amazing,
And they are so much fun.

—Julie Hebert

22. My Grampy

In honor of Grandpa, a life well-led,
Son, father, a brother we’ve often said.
Yet, above all, a guiding light so wide,
With love and wisdom, right by our side.

His humility and kindness, they shine,
Eternal love and respect, his design.
Reflecting on him, I strive to be,
Selfless and kind, just like he.

—Unknown

23. Precious Grandfather

Precious Grandfather

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Precious grandfather, I love you so much,
You kiss my forehead, comforting touch.
Whenever you see me, your eyes glow and shine,
You’ve aged gracefully, like a bottle of wine.

I’m very sad, when there’s not enough time,
Being away from you, my heart feels a crime.
You are always in my thoughts and my mind,
Filled with wisdom, to people you’re kind.

Oh precious grandfather, just wish to say,
Whenever I see you, you brighten my day.
Looking forward – to the moments we’ll share,
Forever your granddaughter, I always be there.

24. In Loving Memory

(insert name of deceased) was wonderful and kind,
This dirge remembers that he also had a beautiful mind.
RIP, we would like to say,
Miss you and love you, in these stanzas, in our own way.

(insert name of deceased) lived life with passion and grace,
Forever in our hearts, he’ll have a place.
Now that life has set you free,
We’ll join you soon, we hope you see.

25. Granddad

Your smile, forever etched in our hearts,
Life or death can’t keep us apart.
You were our sage, in times of need,
Guiding us right with words indeed.

You’re still our confidant, our dearest kin,
The head of our clan, you’ve always been.
Now, you can shed your worries and care,
Relax, have fun, breathe in the air.

We know if we call, you’re by our side,
Though you’re not here, love won’t subside.
It’s not goodbye, but a love’s endless chime,
Your happiness in us, an enduring rhyme.

—Unknown

26. You Are So Handsome Grandpa

You are such a handsome man Grandpa,
You are the type that Grandma could boast about.
But even more than that you have a heart that is so rare,
You always manage to shower us with so much love and care.
Your memories are with me even if we ever part,
No matter where I go, I always carry them in my heart.

27. Grandpa Like You

Those days in the garden and while fishing,
You are the perfect companion for adventuring.
Never a moment of anger or despair,
Oh Grandpa, we are a perfect pair.
I have always wanted to be as cheerful as you are,
Grandpa, you are undoubtedly the rising star.

28. What Is A Grandpa?

A grandpa is a father; a grandpa is a son.
A grandpa is a husband; all grandpas are loved.
Some grandpas have hair, while others are bald.
Some grandpas fish, and others like hunting.

A grandpa can be more than just a grandpa though.
A grandpa can be a friend who knows how to have fun.
All grandpas are special to many other people.
But no other grandpa is just like mine.

Grandpas are unique in many different ways.
No two grandpas are alike.
My grandpa might not be like he is now,
But even if that happened, I know one thing that’s true.

My grandpa will always be a special person to me.

—Jessica Shaw

29. You Are There For Me

Every time I am on the brink of a fall,
You were there before I could even call.
Reciting stories and musings again,
You can make me forget all the pain.
Your hugs and kisses make me feel good,
You shower me with love that only you could.
Your love will always be there to stay,
This is something I could figure, and you don’t even have to say.

30. Grandpapa

Grandpapa’s hair is very white,
And Grandpapa walks but slow;
He likes to sit still in his easy-chair,
While the children come and go.
“Hush! – play quietly,” says Mama;
“Let nobody trouble dear Grandpapa.”

Grandpapa’s hand is thin and weak;
It has worked hard all his days:
A strong right hand, and an honest hand,
That has won all good men’s praise.
“Kiss it tenderly,” says Mama;
“Let everyone honor Grandpapa.”

Grandpapa’s eyes are growing dim;
They have looked on sorrow and death;
But the love – light never went out of them,
Nor courage and faith.
“You children, all of you,” says Mama,
“Have need to look up to my dear Grandpapa.”

Grandpapa’s years are wearing few,
But he leaves a blessing behind –
A good life lived, and a good fight fought,
True heart and equal mind.
“Remember, my children,” says Mama,
“You bear the name of your Grandpapa.”

—Maria Mulock Craik

31. Just Like Him

He taught, shared, and showed the way,
In his love and wisdom, I found my sway.
Games, treats, and dreams in the air,
Every day, conversations we’d share.

Without him, I’d be someone else, true,
In his footsteps, I found my hue.

—Unknown

32. Just Like You

Just like the tree gives shade in life,
You are the same making my life so right,
You are there in need,
You are always there to enhance my deed,
You are too good grandpa,
I love you for what you are,
You are and will remain the best!

33. When I Think Of You

When I think about you,
My eyes get teary,
Grandpa your love can’t match up anything in life
You showed me the true meaning to strive,
You are too good to be true,
Grandpa I truly love you,
And, I mean it from my heart!
Let this lyrical tribute come your way,
And tell you what I mean to say.

34. Wise As You Grandpa

There is no one as wise as you
There is no one as cool as you are
There is no one as naughty as you
You are like that shining star
You bring so much happiness in life
Grandpa, all the lessons that I learned
From you will forever stay with me
Grandpa, you are the best in everything
Stay this way being my smile
I have told you many times in life
That my love for you is prime
My love shall never change in life
You are the best grandpa ever
This composition may not be the best
But this is the way I can express
Stay this way forever, Grandpa
I love you so much!

35. Grandpa You Are The Best

Grandpas I know that you are the best
I know that you are different from the rest
Whatever you do shines so bright
With you I feel so good and right
You have taught me so many things in life
Many lessons of being so wise
I wish that in next birth I meet you
And you be my lovely grandpa too
I have no words to express my love
My love for you is so very true
Grandpa yes I truly love you
There are so many jingles that show my love for you
But this was the one that I really found true
Grandpa, do you know, I think you are a king!
Thank you for everything!

36. You Have Been There For Me

Grandpa is always there for his grandchildren

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You have been there when I needed you
You have been there in my support and through
Grandpa you are truly the best
Your narrative of life has such amazing zest
Never out of energy or time
You always have a heart to share
You pay heed to things so prime
Grandpa I love you is all I want to say
Grandpa you have shown me my way
I owe you my life and my being
You have been a motivation to things
Thanks a lot my grandpa
Stay blessed in life!

37. Loved Me

My Grandpas were very different,
but no matter how much they would disagree,
They both always loved me.

One was strong and determined,
In God though he would not believe,
I tried to tell him, but he wouldn’t even listen to me.

Things always had to be his way,
He was a tough man.
I was always his biggest fan.

The other was a hero to me;
he was a Reverend
and a wonderful friend.

It was impossible not to love him,
He is playing golf in heaven
and living in me within.

They taught me lots of things,
from deciding what was fair
to build a wooden chair.

My Grandpas were very different,
but no matter how much they would disagree
They both always loved me.

—Jackie

38. There Is Something Special

There is something so blessed about
The aura that you have
There is something so good about
The lessons that you teach
You make me understand so well
It’s not like you just want to preach
So focused are your ways
You shine so bright at this age
I just want to be like you
I want to be like you are in life
Smiling through all the pain
Whether in struggle and strive
Grandpa you are truly the best
I love you for what you are
Here is my ballad
That celebrates your life
Stay blessed!

39. You Are So Comforting In Life

You are so comforting in your ways
With you, I am so relaxed in phase
You give great ideas that click
You have a solution to every trick
No one can be as you are my grandpa
No one can ever be like you so wise
Not a moment there has been in life
When I haven’t thanked you for things
You have always been there in need
You have always supported me in life
Thank you so much my dear grandpa
I will love you forever in time
You mean so much to me!

40. Connection With Grandpa

There is a connection that I feel with you
It’s a feeling so surreal I can’t say
Something that connects you and me
A bond that will forever stay
Grandpa you have been there
In times when no one used to care
I can’t thank you enough for things
I can’t thank you enough to talking to me
Whenever I needed a friend in life,
Just a heartfelt thanks from me to you
For always being by my side
I love you so much grandpa
I mean what I say
I love you forever grandpa!

41. Adorable To The Core

Grandpa you are so adorable to the core
You are so charming in your ways
When I don’t spent time with you
Boring are my all the days
Can’t think of anything else
Beyond all the reasons to strive
But you give that varied jibe
You give me the reason to be
Grandpa it’s all that I can see
Your ways and your perfection to me
I love you is all I want to say
Stay blessed all the way
Thank you for everything grandpa
You are the best!

42. Truly The Best

You are truly the best in every way
You have made all my memories to stay
You play even when you are sad
You make things easier for me
You know that you are the best
I love you is all I want to say
Never change the way you are
Never change the way you care
You have been a guiding force of my life
Thank you for everything grandpa
You are simply great!

43. Grandfather’s Chair

I love, when the evenings are balmy and still,
And summer is smiling on valley and hill,
To see in the garden the little ones there,
All happy and smiling round grandfather’s chair.
Such stories he tells them,—such tales of delight,—
Such wonders to dream of by day and by night,
It’s little they’re thinking of sorrow and care,
Their bright faces beaming round grandfather’s chair.
And words, too, of wisdom, fall oft from his tongue;
Dear lessons to cherish and treasure while young;
Bright things to remember when white is their hair,
And some of them sit in a grandfather’s chair.
Ah! little ones, love him, be kind while you may,
For swiftly the moments are speeding away;
Not long the kind looks and the love you may share,
That beam on you now from grandfather’s chair.

—Matthais Barr

44. The World To Me

Grandfather, you mean the world to me
Even when you act so silly.
Thanks for all that you do
When I am down and feel blue
You cheer me up, you make me laugh
I love you from the bottom of my heart.

—Catherine Pulsifer

45. Gramps Or Grumps

Sometimes we call you Gramps
But my Mom calls you Grumps.
But no matter what we say or do
Gramps, we know we love you.

You put up a stern front
But we just have to look and you jump
You are always there with love and care
Even if your looks do scare.

My mom says that us you spoil
There is no plan that you would foil
You do things with us that you haven’t done
We know you love us and are having fun.

—Catherine Pulsifer

46. Grandpa You Are Simply Great

You are great grandpa poem

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Grandfathers are truly great
Guiding you along the path
Doing the best for you in life
In spite of all the sacrifice and strive
Grandpa know that you are the best
You make me learn new things in life
You play with me at times
You are there when no one is besides
More than my grandpa, you are my friend
Your love is so true and there’s no pretend
I love you so much my grandpa,
Know that this will remain for life
You are the best grandpa I know!

Heartfelt Grandpa Poems

Both grandson and granddaughter are equal for grandfather. He keeps his children close to his heart and always wishes the best for them. Here are some more epic and thoughtful poems that can help you express your feelings.

47. Dedicated To Grandfather

I remember how he used to twiddle his thumbs,
I remember how he used to sit in his chair.
I remember how he breathed real loud,
I remember all the times we shared.

I remember the old brown car he owned,
I remember how he always played then.
I remember all the collection of stamps,
I remember his house in Florida on Poppy.

I remember fishing with cane poles in his pond,
I remember feeding the rabbits and picking the eggs.
I remember eating everything on my plate,
I remember how he used to tell me there’s no meat on my legs.

I remember the smiles and the laughter on his face,
I remember good times and bad.
I remember talking to him the very last time,
I will always remember him saying “I love you too” which made me glad.

— Tammy L. Chasteen

48. A Wonderful Guy

Jovial Grandpa
Silver-haired, with a twinkle in his eye,
Our grandpa was a wonderful guy.
His laugh could always fill up a room,
So jovial with a resounding boom.

When grandpa would come to our house to visit,
We kids relished every single minute.
He’d tell us stories from when mom (or dad) was little,
And sometimes he’d play us a song on his fiddle.

We could always ask grandpa when we needed advice,
And he never had to tell us anything twice.
He was a man you could always take at his word,
And he never had to speak loudly to be heard.

Now the room will no longer echo with his laughter,
Since he’s moved on into the mists of ever after.
But to those who know and love him like we still do,
His memory will warm our hearts ’til we go to heaven too.

—Kelly Roper

49. Way Past Old

Don’t worry grandpa, you’re way past old,
I’m your creation, you made me this bold.
Even at your age, your birthday still counts,
Here’s a calculator, for your discounts.

Just want to make sure, your b-day is cheerful,
Survived all those wars, nothing you’re fearful.
For an old man, you deserve plenty of credit,
Font size of this poem, I just had to edit.

Sorry grandpa, making fun of you is easy,
Your ancient jokes are beyond even cheesy.
So happy birthday, you old fart,
We have loved you, from the very start.

50. Memories Last A Lifetime

I wish you were here, but now you are gone.
When times got tough, it was hard to carry on.
I think of your jokes, laughs and smiles.
I can remember when you and I used to ride for miles.
When I was six years old you would drive me to school.
I’d think, “Gosh, riding with Papaw, isn’t this cool?”
And of course we would always stop at the store.
But I always wanted Papaw to drive a little more.
Papaw, I now have four children that I wish you could have seen.
They are something really special and make a real good team.
You lit up my world and put a lot of love in my heart.
I still feel you and I aren’t very far apart
Because I know that you are the angel that watches over me,
After all, there is no one else in the world I would rather it be.
I still miss you and wish you were here.
I only have to think of you and shed a big tear.
He had to take you home so you wouldn’t suffer any more pain.
Now you are in heaven and we can’t sit on the porch anymore and watch it rain.

–Benay. B Ford

51. Grandpa’s Plow

When Grandpa put his hands to the plow he walked a country mile,
Sometimes I ran alongside or sat under a shade tree to watch,
I would listen to Grandpa’s words about life he told with a smile,
To plow a straight furrow, focus up ahead and there you watch.

He never looked behind while the plow was still in the ground,
And when plowing the same furrow he’d plow it a little deeper,
Removing all rocks in his path he taught me not to plow around.

Grandpa died, I grew up and the farm was finally sold,
The lessons Grandpa taught me were not just how to plow,
But truth on how to live life if I used what I was told,
Although learned many years ago truth is always for the now.

If you ever hope to make your mark you must look straight ahead,
And refuse to be detoured by the many distractions in life,
Don’t look back to see where you were, but always look ahead.

— Terry Sledge

52. Grandfather’s Clock

In a dusty, dark corner of a very old house,
sits the tall, wooden worn-out clock.
It has seen its share of memories and pain,
keeping perfect time with a tick and a tock.

From weddings to funerals, losses and gains,
sorrows and days filled with fun.
What once was brand new, through the passing of days,
has wrinkled and faded by sun.

With busy days past, the clock sits at its post
as it has done for years before.
The breezes from the front door, infrequent at best,
cease moving across the wood floor.

Tired now from its lifetime of work
watching over the house, was this clock.
As the sun now sets on another arduous day,
The peaceful clock gives its last tick and last tock.

–James Sielschott

53. Love And Guidance

Your loving granddaughter thinking of you,
We are a team, our bond is like glue.
A few words, like a bard, to show how I feel,
Straight from my heart, true and so real.

You have always, been there for me,
Supported me, like the roots of a tree.
Sometimes I caused you, worry and aches,
You pushed me to grow, with my mistakes.

Taught me to be honest, truth never mask,
You listen patiently, when questions I ask.
Thank you so much, for loving me,
Your love and guidance, has set me free.

54. We Had A Wonderful Grandfather

We had a wonderful grandfather,
One who never really grew old;
His smile was made of sunshine,
And his heart was solid gold;

His eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in his cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandfather,
And that’s the way it will always be,

But take heed, because
He’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
He will like what he sees.

—Unknown

55. Rest in Peace

He has left us, and we’re so sad,
A wonderful grandpa, and a dad.
This loss of ours, is very deep,
We are here, to mourn and weep.

It’s so hard to say goodbye,
To such a wonderful and special guy.
Many of us, he has inspired,
We all loved him, and admired.

To many of us, he was a friend,
We could all rely and depend.
With this invocation, we miss him so dearly,
Rest in peace, we wish sincerely.

56. Treasure Remembered

For all the stories that were never to be told,
Back to a time when I was a boy so long ago,
I knew a man whose kindness touched the hearts of many,
And he would often be the first to lend you his last penny,
Yes his heart was pure gold forged from out of love,
Right from the hands of the almighty who sits high above,
There were times I must have driven him crazy as if he were my toy,
With all my “want to’s” and “why not’s” when I was a boy,
He loved and cared for all those that he knew,
His family, friends and most of all you,
Many happy memories I carry within my heart,
Vowed never to forget and never to be apart,
As a boy I would look up to this man with great awe,
For you see he was my friend and he is my Grandpa.

—James M. Carr

57. Not Truly Gone

Not truly gone poem
Grandpa slipped away,
Quietly one day.
He simply went to sleep,
No more to wake or weep.

Now we gather here
And quietly shed a tear,
As we lay him in the ground,
No solace to be found.

But Grandpa’s not truly gone,
Because his memory lives on,
In all of us who loved him,
Never to be forgotten.

—Kelly Roper

58. Champ

A special father and granddad too,
Happy Father’s day, from your family crew.
Today we’ll treat you like a king,
You’re a champ, you’ve got the ring.

Choose whatever, you wish to eat,
A huge steak, with lots of meat.
Don’t forget it’s your day,
Nothing wrong with hair, that’s grey.

Hope you enjoy and have lots of fun,
A grandfather like you, we have won.
Thanks for being, exactly you,
You’re a champ, and that is true.

59. Grandpa Best

Grandpa, grandpa, you’re the best,
You are old, so get some rest,
We are here with some hugs,
Don’t forget to take your drugs.

Grandpa, grandpa, you’re the best,
We like the way, you are dressed,
Could you take us to the park?
Why do dogs always bark?

Grandpa, grandpa, you’re the best,
You are wiser, than the rest,
Always make us smile and giggle,
You act crazy, when you wiggle.

60. Grandfather’s memories

I wish you were here, but now you are gone.
When times get tough, it was hard to carry on.
I think of your jokes, laughs and smiles.
I can remember when you and I used to ride for miles.

When I was six years old you would drive me to school.
I’d think, “Gosh, riding with Papaw, isn’t this cool?”
And of course, we would always stop at the store.
But I always wanted Papaw to drive a little more.

Papaw, I now have four children that I wish you could have seen.
They are something really special and make a real good team.
You lit up my world and put a lot of love in my heart.
I still feel you and I aren’t very far apart

Because I know that you are the angel that watches over me,
After all, there is no one else in the world I would rather it be.
I still miss you and wish you were here.
I only have to think of you and shed a big tear.

He had to take you home so you wouldn’t suffer any more pain.
Now you are in heaven and we can’t sit on the porch anymore and watch it rain.

—Benay B Ford

61. My Old Grandpa

My Old Grandpa

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My old grandpa is a champ,
He knows how to hike and camp.
He is just as tough as nails,
Knows a lot, and lots of tales.

My old grandpa speaks his mind,
More than once, he’s been fined.
Knows how to get the job done,
Even in the burning sun.

My old grandpa is my buddy,
Not afraid to get bit muddy.
He is really, really cool,
Enjoying life; his #1 rule.

62. Grandpa’s Time

The day is so full these days
More than I would ever have thought.
A grandpa never seems to be without
Little needs coming without a doubt.

Each day may start with aches and pains
Or some with a tiring chore
But tired limbs and old bones
Delight in cherishing tiny thrones.

Upon the throne I do squat
With less than royal demeanor
I don’t mean to sit alone
And soon am joined with cheery tones.

As I arise with demanding orders given
Little hands grab mine to aid to stand
Without which I’d gladly on my throne to sit
But little hands grab mine to do a skit.

There is no day so long and boring
As those without those grandchildren’ soaring.
Up and down the path I trudge
My low sugars crying for a fudge.

The days may seem to hurtle by
But time stands still I surmise
But, when those little hands grab mine
I wait so much for another time.

I may be called the gramps to them
But life’s love is to grab hold again.
When those little hands grab mine
I always long for more hands of time.

—Byron Pulsifer

63. Our Experiences

So many things, from you, I’ve learned,
Your appreciation and time, hope I’ve earned.
I’ve always enjoyed, to be around,
Good times with you, I have found.

You’re a man of honor and respect,
Our experiences allowed us, to connect.
You’re my grandfather, I adore,
By your side, I’d go to war.

I hope one day, I could repay,
Encouraging, are the words you say.
Time with you, I cherish and enjoy,
I felt this way, since I was a boy.

64. An Ode

My precious Grandpa, Do you know how much I love you,
Do you know that we care, Do you know that we are always going to be there,
From the time I’ve known you, up until now, every moment I’ve spent with you,
Every moment left, it all seems so few, Dearest Grandpa, We love you!
Our feelings for each other are deeply entwined
For me, a better grandpa I can never find,
What matters most is everything we do together,
Because when done with you, it’s that much more the better
Is this all a dream, it’s never what it seems,
Know this my dearest grandpa, one, two, three, you are everything to me.

—Unknown

65. Dear Grandad

We’ll dwell on the times that we sat on your knee,
In the garden at Colliehare, under the tree.
Shelling peas, telling tales or singing a song,
Sitting there until the shadows grew long.

We’ll smile when we think of the times that we shared,
Like sipping your beer, whenever we dared,
Playing cards and fearing that moment of dread,
When mother would call us both up to our beds.

I’m delighted that Will had a chance to see
How loving and fun, how giving you could be.
I smiled at Christmas when I heard you say;
“Don’t tell your mother, quick, put it away.”

I knew, at that moment in his hot little hands
Lay a crisp ten pound note, for which he had plans.
I suddenly realized I’d grown up after all,
Still your little girl, but no longer so small.

We’ll reminisce of a man who’d stir up the pot,
To see what would happen, and sometimes not.
Who was stubborn, contrary, could drive us half mad,
But you were one of a kind, for which we’re all glad.

We know in our hearts that you’ll always be close,
You’ll be in the kitchen, but not as a ghost.
We’ll think of a Scallywag with stories to enthrall,
Of Mum’s boyfriends, John’s exploits, so many to recall.

We’ll chuckle, just quietly, whenever we think
Of these tales that you’d tell, and then slyly wink.
We’ll remember your mischievous, twinkling blue eyes,
Your smiles, your laughter, your hugs, our goodbyes.

— Alex

66. Grandfather’s Overtime

Up and out, I go to catch a train
From the train to work to use my brain
Kids left behind with little hugs
To wait to see them back in my house.

The time screams by oh so quick
Before too long the kids
Are no more around as my sidekicks
For off they go to form new cliques.

Time flies by to prepare the day
For a chance to mend my former ways.
For God has granted more little feet
To hug and hold and sweetly greet.

No longer does my demanding work
Distract me from real lifework.
To play, to hold, to encourage, to love
Grandkids that fit like a glove.

To never waste the time, I’ve been given
How best to show I no longer shun?
The time to play, to encourage, to love
All that God has given from above.

—Unknown

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What makes a good poem for a grandpa?

A good poem for a grandpa celebrates his life, character, and legacy. It should also capture the special bond between you and your grandpa and convey your deep love, gratitude, and respect for him.

2. What themes are commonly explored in poems about grandfathers?

The themes commonly explored include love, care, knowledge, stories, wisdom, traditions, legacy, memory, nostalgia, and life’s journey.

3. How can I personalize a poem for my grandpa?

You can personalize it by including specific memories, experiences, and stories you have with him. You can include references to sweet memories or moments together that are known to you two only.

4. What are some benefits of using poetry to express my feelings for my grandpa?

Poems about grandpa are an excellent way to share your love, respect, and admiration for him through beautiful passages. It can also help you remember his words, hobbies, and personality and help you to express your feelings about him.

Your grandfather may have spoiled you as a child and fought with everyone in the family to support you. If you want to show your appreciation for this hero and put a smile on his face, sending or writing poems for grandpa could be an excellent way to do it. Using the verses listed above, you can convey your gratitude, respect, affection, and appreciation for him. So pick a poem that best expresses your feelings for your grandfather, or get creative and write your own to make him feel extra special.

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