55 Short And Funny Poems For Grandpa

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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. We have a list of poems for your grandfather to bring a smile to his face and make his day special.

Grandfather Poems

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

1. I Miss You

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.

There are so many things I want to say,
That every night I sit and pray,
Hoping you can hear me say,
I miss you and I love you.

There’s so much hurt I feel inside,
And in nobody I can confide,
But I know you are watching over us,
Up above where the angels lie.

You’re in our hearts,
And there you’ll stay,
And be remembered every day.
Forever I will think of you.

— Laura B

2. Grandpa’s Way Of Love

Grandpa, so thin and a twinkle in those
Sparkling blue eyes.
When you looked my way, I felt so loved
With you every day.

As a little girl, I followed your steps,
We ate butter and crackers by the fire
At night.
You loved to make me smile, you said I was your guiding light.

We went fishing, and filled up the pail,
As soon as we arrived home,
You bragged, “Look at all the fish she caught.”
You made me feel so proud.

Anything you would do to make me laugh,
Vaulting over fences at the farm,
Landing in mud puddles and singing Jim Dandy,
My favorite song.

You said I was smart, pretty and so kind,
So, I grew up that way,
Thanks to you, Grandpa,
A quiet fiercely loving man so kind.

As I grew older, and we had coffee
At the kitchen table, and troubles were on my mind,
You would grin and say, You don’t have to
Carry the world upon your shoulders, babe,
Now tell me what’s wrong, and part of that world is mine.

— Mary Beth Graves

3. Definition Of Grandpa

Having an answer for every question,
Understanding more than I ever knew,
Glad to help relieve any form of stress,
Happy no matter what there was to do.
Placing fake bets on silly horse races,
And always with a smile.
Trying so hard to make everyone happy,
Regardless of an extra mile.
Intentions always on the good side,
Careful to always say the right thing,
Knowing more than we’ll ever know, but
Maybe he’s above us with a pair of wings.
Unlimited love to us he gave,
Living life one day at a time,
Having difficulties to overcome
Oh, if life were as easy as rhyme.
Leaving us wasn’t his choice at all.
Loving us forever was,
And in our hearts he remains,
Never again to leave us.
Dearest Grandpa, you’re always missed and are forever loved.

— Bobbie R Bringold

4. True Hero

What makes a man a hero?
I’ve often thought this through.
It’s someone who is macho?
It’s someone who is true?

No, that is not a hero.
He’s just a simple man.
Always there when things go wrong
and who does the best he can.

He lends a strong shoulder
To ease the flow of tears
He holds high the lantern
To drive away your fears.

His smile was just enough
To give encouragement.
His frown more than adequate
To make one soon relent.

When some had need of guidance
His ears he’d freely lend
Advice came in abundance
You chose, not him could you offend.

He had no need of medals
Or glory this is true.
That’s why, dear Grandpa
Our hero has to be you.

—Julie Mils

5. The Way We Are Bonded Grandfather

Beautiful blue eyes with serenity of the sea,
Reflection of the skies on a bright and sunny day,
My little hand in yours, my protector and my guide,
Don’t walk too fast, Granddad, for I am by your side.

My eyes are your eyes and your heart is my heart,
We share so much likeness we were never apart,
You would tell me your stories of the Vietnam War,
I felt all that pain as the enemies kept score.

Big strong shoulders not just to carry me but to carry the world too,
The strength inside of you for all you went through,
The peace you gave me knowing you would always love me,
And the kindness and happiness you gave me and I gave you.

No fear do you have or grudges do you hold, my big strong hero
So brave and so bold, a firm hand to hold me, a firm word shows the way
Your little girl forever it’s the way it will always stay

The bond that we have I have never seen or felt before
My face would light up when you would walk through the door
You tucked me in bed then turned off the light but I wasn’t scared
Of the shadows in the night

For I knew it was you keeping watch over me, no harm and no badness
Would you let me see, safe in your arms untouchable it seems
After God took you away it was all in my dreams
And all that is left is my memories of you
I know you are with me and in my heart; I’m with you too.

Beautiful blue eyes with serenity of the sea,
Reflection of the sky’s reflections of me,
My little hand in yours, my protector and my guide,
Don’t walk too fast, Granddad, for I am by your side.

— Sinead Harris

6. Grandfather Memories

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

7. 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
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

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

— Karen W. Burton

8. In Loving Memory Of Grandpa

You have been out of my life for 2 years now,
But it seems like a lifetime
I remember how you always used to say
Never say goodbye, say see you later

Well, I said see you later a million times
When you were laying in that hospital bed
Well, I wish I could see you now,
Or when I had the hardest time of my life
On March 26, 2008

I know you were looking down on me
Then and you are looking down on me
Now and telling me that it is okay
But it feels like everything falls
Apart when you’re not there.

Everyone says it is bad to bottle
Things up and that if I need to cry I should
I don’t like crying in front of people
You were the only one, I couldn’t care less
If I cried in front of

I had you there to comfort me
When I was sad
But when you died everything
Fell apart because I didn’t
Have you to comfort me anymore

I have always wondered, Grandpa,
How is it in heaven?
How is being back with Grandma?
I miss her a lot too…tell her I love her
And I haven’t forgotten about her.

I hope one day we can all reunite
In heaven and have it like old times.
And I will be your mermaid turkey.

— Megan Curtis

9. Definition Of Gentleman

The definition of a gentleman is clear to detect,
it’s one of warmth love and respect.

When you’re feeling low they will understand,
like they have the answers in the palm of their hands.

The kind words that are often spoken,
to their trust that is never broken.

To the warmth of their smile from the shake of their hand,
that says more than words ever can.

I’m not talking about pulling out chairs or opening doors,
it’s the knowledge that you’re never far from their thoughts.

With wings of hope, they will always catch you,
if money was love, they’d make you richer.

I think we should learn to be just like these beautiful human beings.

They’re from a generation that is becoming a great loss,
where simple things like manners had no cost.

So we should help this new generation and keep them from harm,
and teach them the definition of a gentleman is….Patrick McMahon

— Gary Bowdery

10. A Very Special Man

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.

11. 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.
Countless things, 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.

12. 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 constantly sings.
Never know, what he’ll come up with next,
Our joker grandpa, fun and perplex.

13. Fishing With 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

14. 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.


15. Granddad

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,
You always seemed to know the right thing to do and say,
But don’t worry, you’re still the one we go to,
We’ll be together again one day,.
We want to say thank you for being the best that you could be.
You’re our confidant, our best friend, the head of our family.
Now it is time that you can finally stop worrying about us.
You can relax, have fun, you no longer need to fuss.
We know that if we need you, you’ll be here by our side.
We do believe that even though you’re not here with us,
This will never be goodbye,
We love you and the happiness you have given us will last a lifetime.

— Jessica Styles

16. Just Like Him

He taught me how to build a fire;
he gave me hope and desire.

He taught me how to build a chair;
he told me that life wasn’t fair.

He watched every basketball game
and treated me like fame.

He bought me ice cream
and listened to my every dream.

I talked to him every day,
we never ran out of things to say.

Without him I don’t know who I’d be,
but one things for certain I wouldn’t be me.

He taught me how to be just like him,
and I already am within.

— Jackie

17. 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.

18. 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’re here to share,
A beautiful man, with a heart that is rare.

19. Grandpa’s 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

20. Precious Grandfather

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.

21. 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

22. In Loving Memory

(insert name of deceased) was wonderful and kind,
He also had a beautiful mind.
RIP, we would like to say,
Miss you and love you, today as we pray.

(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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. You Are There For Me

Every time I am on the brink of a fall,
You were there before I could even call.
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.

26. 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!

27. 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!

28. 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
Stay this way forever
I love you so much!

29. 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
Thank you for everything!

30. You Have Been There For Me

You have been there when I needed you
You have been there in my support and through
Grandpa you are truly the best
You live your life with 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!

31. 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
Stay blessed!

32. 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!

33. 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!

34. 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!

35. 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!

36. Grandpa You Are Simply Great

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 thoughtful poems that can help you express your feelings.

37. 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 the .
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

38. Ode To The Grandpop

He was someone’s son.
He was someone’s father.
Perhaps he was someone’s brother.
But he was a little bit of everything,
in order to be Grandfather.

The “Grand” part is appropriate,
considering all the love he could give.
The wisdom he had gained in life
had taught him how to live.

His gentle warmth and kindness
had earned our eternal love and respect.
Though he would not ask for these things,
they are exactly what he would get.

And that’s another thing we loved,
my grandfather’s selfless humility.
Upon reflecting on all this, I realize
he is the kind of person I wish to be.

— Andy

39. 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.

40. Grandfather 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

41. 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 building a wooded chair.

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

— Jackie

42. 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

43. Grandpa Best Friend

The one that is my friend,
The one that is my guide.
How much I love and how much I care,
Is too much to describe.

You’ve always been my hero.
You’ve always been my pride.
You’ve always given so much love
And shown what’s deep inside.

My heart is full of love,
And my soul is all delight.
You’re the one who sang me to sleep
and whispered nighty night.

And every day I pray to God;
I thank him for sending you
Because you’re the one who wrote me the song
And made all my dreams come true!

—Lauren E Garner

44. Great Grandpa

Great Grandpa is a wise old man who says he’s ninety-four.
He tells me that he lost his leg fighting in some war.
When I was just a little tot with eyes and nose still runny,
He swears that he forgot my name, so now he calls me Sonny.

Great Grandpa is a carpenter; he makes things out of wood,
Chairs and stairs and pegs and legs; gee, I wish I could.
He has saws and tools and tapes and rules in the shed where he does work.
Most times he’s out there late at night with his dear old helper, Turk.

Together they talk of good old days, ‘bout things they used to do,
And sometimes they just kick around what are lies and what is true.
Once at breakfast, I asked my gramps when he learned his trade.
He said, “Sonny, I’m very proud to say it was down in second grade.”

“Gramps,” I said, “Now that’s a fib; you weren’t but seven or eight.
A boy can’t be a carpenter at such an early date.”
Grandpa winked and took a swig of cider for his thirst.
“Why, sure you can; it’s easy Sonny, after nine straight years in first!”

We laughed and then he took a nap; his skin grew pale and lighter.
I loved his wrinkled face and brow, this great old freedom fighter.
He had a restful sleep awhile snoring soft and steady.
I wonder if Great Grandpa knows I’m missing him already.

— Alan Balter

45. Love And Guidance

Your loving granddaughter thinking of you,
We are a team, our bond is like glue.
A few words, 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.

46. Together Yet Apart

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

I know deep inside
that it’s better up there
but we’re not together
which makes it unfair

Seems like yesterday
that we were together
then I opened my eyes
to realize gone means forever

It hurts and it aches
It’s slicing my heart
for the rest of my life
we shall be apart

I’m waiting for the future
hoping to see
that when I die
You’ll open up those gates for me

Having a Poppy
with a heart made of gold
is my favorite treasure
which will never grow old

Family reunions
will never be the same
‘cause you’re not there with us
to be stronger I aim

Your chair at the table
is empty and cold
you need to come home
I need someone to hold

Now that you’re gone
I have novone to run to
Am I doing this right
please send me a clue

I don’t understand
the meaning of life
I can’t get this right
Keep getting in strife

Do you know
How much we all love you
Do you realize
How much I trust You

You’re officially gone
But forever in my heart
You and me Poppy
together, yet apart

— Kyra Lee

47. Up Above

When you were here, you brightened the day,
with your positive attitude and charming smile.

I loved when I came up to you for a hug,
you wrapped your arms around me and gave me a little shrug.

When I looked into your eyes so bright, they were filled with so much joy,
every time we played wiffle ball and I fell, you would always say, “Oh boy.”

Then when you got sick, my heart just broke and I started to cry, ‘cause God took the joy out of your eyes and the brightness from the sky.

Your smile has faded and it’s barely a grin and now you seem so hopeless ‘cause the cancer worked its way in.

There’s nothing I can do now, the joy’s almost gone,
now that bright smile and grin are gone,
‘cause God decided he needed you now
so he brought you up, up past the sun to a place where all your pain is gone.

Every time it rains now, I think of you,
shedding your love over all of us you’ve left behind.

You’ll never be forgotten and you’re forever missed.

You were an amazing husband, father, grandfather,
brother, and an awesome friend.

Dedicated to the greatest man Known: My Grandfather

—Brianna Martins

48. 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.
We’ll all miss him, so much and dearly,
Rest in peace, we wish sincerely.

49. 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.

50. 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.

51. My Old Grandpa

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.

52. Missing My Grandad

I can’t believe that you are already gone,
The years just went by so fast; it was not long ago
That we walked side by side, you telling me your stories.
I will never forget your smile, the smile that you had when you would see me,
The smile you had when I was little and wanted something,
The smile you had on my graduation day,
The smile you had when you became a great grandpa,
And that smile you had every time I came for a visit.
I miss your laughter, your silly little jokes that you always made me smile.
I miss you.
All the memories that I have will always stay,
The memories I have when I was a little girl
Waking up and falling asleep by your door, when you would pick me up and put me in bed,
The rice you made me all the time. Trips to the store, just you and me.
I miss that.
You have helped me become who I am today, for that, thanks.
I was told you would not be here forever but just did not believe.
When I would come visit you, you always know even if you were not told
You would be there on the porch waiting for me; that made be happy.
With a big smile on your face, you just could not wait for us to get to you.
Know when I go visit grandma I still hope to see you on your porch but never do any more.
I miss you, your smile, your laugh.
That dance with you on my wedding day.
Thank you, thank you, I will never forget,
Sitting there next to you on your last days, by your side holding you hand helping you,
I miss that, I miss everything.
I didn’t want to believe when I got that call.
I just didn’t, it was too hard.
I see now you are where you wanted to be; you are home the place you always talked about.
I miss you, this is just too hard for me; I don’t know how I can do this.
If you could just come back to me it would be better, but I know you can’t, I miss you.
I know You are happy and healthy, no worries,
I will always remember and never forget the memories.
I miss you.

— Christina

53. 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.

54. You’re Gone Now

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.

I wonder how life would be
If you were still here,
If we would all be happy again,
But I know you are always near.

Looking down from where you are
I hope you’re proud of me..
We all really love you,
And I hope the love is what you see.

My family has parted
ever since your death,
But maybe that’s how it’s meant to be,
set off for living life the best.

We will always remember you,
Just know you’re in our hearts.
We will always care for you,
We will never be apart.

— Kimmi Lewis

55. 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

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 poems 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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