16 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 full of love. Many of our childhood memories include time spent with our grandfathers. Share these poems with your Grandpa!

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  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.

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  3. 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!"

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  5. 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.

  6. You Are The Pride
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings

    You are the pride of thy grandpa's heart,
    Thou dost caress his loving hand;
    Hourly he watch'd thy little feet
    And listen'd to thy voice so sweet,
    Whose infant lisps his heart's flame fann'd.

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  8. Grandpa
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings

    With wavy locks of silv'ry white,
    With soul as pure as morning light,
    With voice as sweet as bird on wing;
    May heav'n to him new blessings bring.

    May many days to him be giv'n,
    That he may lead more souls to heav'n,
    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 lov'd ones in Paradise
    He'll praise his God in endless song,
    For now his faith is firm and strong.

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  10. Gramps or Grumps
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    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.

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  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. My Anchor And My Rock
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    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!

  15. 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!

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  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Grandpapa
    Poet: Maria Mulock Craik

    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 every one 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 the courage and the faith.
    "You children, all of you," says Mama,
    "Have need to look up to 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."

  20. Playing Grandpa!
    Poet: Althea Randolph

    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!

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  22. An Example
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    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.

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  24. The World To Me
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    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.

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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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