8 Grandpa Poems

Find Grandpa poems that will remind you of how great Grandfathers are. These poems are written for and about Grandfathers. A grandpa is a man who is full of wisdom, one who always makes time for his grandchildren.

Even the toughest of men often melt when they see their grandchildren. It is a relationship that is unique and one full of love. Many of our childhood memories include time spent with our grandfathers. Share these poems with your Grandpa!


  1. We Had a Wonderful Grandfather
    Poet: Unknown



    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



  2. Proud Grandpa
    Poet: Betty Jo Mathis

    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!"



  3. Friendship Of A Grandfather
    Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2011


    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.



  4. Grampa's Time
    Poet: Byron Pulsifer, ©2020


    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.



  5. The Mountain
    Poet: Emily Dickinson


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

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



  6. My Grandpa
    Poet: Kate Summers, © 2020


    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!



  7. Grandpa is For
    by Samatha Anne Marie Lynch, © 2020


    G is for
    great, that's what we feel about you
    R is for
    respect, we respect you that is so true
    A is for
    appreciation for all you do
    N is for
    never stop loving you
    D is for
    dashing, you are never blue
    P is for
    patience that when we came along instantly grew
    A is for
    adaptation you so readily do.



  8. Grandfathers' Over Time
    Poet Unknown


    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.


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We hope you have found a grandpa poem to share with your family. As Robert Brault once said, "There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson." We hope you see reflections of these words in the verses.

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