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This is a poem that I wrote on March 8th. My grandmother had died, and I wrote about what had happened through this difficult time. The poem takes place after her death.

To My Grandmother

Today is the day of your funeral,
A day of mourning.
I sang at your funeral and felt a lot of pain.
Agony is taking over.
I pray to God that we will meet again.
I try to live a normal life but all I can think of
is your death.
Your death was a shock, but we all were expecting
a call one day, saying you had died.
We got that call three days ago.
When I answered the phone, I could feel something
was wrong.
It was Papaw.
I have never heard him cry before.
He said we need to come home, because you had passed
away.
When we got there, Papaw asked me if I would sing a
song and I said, "sure".
I sang, "I Will Remember You."
Papaw told me that I did well, like he always says.
We came back home, and I had to sing at church.
All I could think of was you.
As days passed, I got used to your not being here.
The hardest thing was the family getting together
for Christmas.
My Christmas present for the family was a video of
you.
I took old pictures and videos of you and put it
all in one.
Papaw watches it every day.
I may not get to watch the video every day, but you
are always in my dreams.
We all love you and miss you so much.
I Love You Mamaw.
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79 Visitor Comments

shanika
i just want to say right now i under stand how you felt cause i just lost my father, step grandfather and grandmother within wekks of each other . i say this to tell u the only ting that keeps me strong for my family is to pray bout it every chance i get i know its hard because its hard for me but trust in GOD and youll get trhough it everything happens for a reason
milcher
I love the poem i remember my grandma as i always do and I also like the youngers who love their grandma's or grand parents
tiffany
i loved it and i just wanted you to know that i know what you are going through becusae i lost my gradma when i was your age and it was hard to go handle. and then just this year i lost my moms moms and i thought that i was going to go crazy because i was not even over my dads moms death yet and it i took it real hard so i know what you are going through.
marika
this is so heart touching my great grandmother has cancer right know and she lives half way across the world in germany i hope all goes well for herin the future. THANKS ALOT. THANKS
STACEY
OH, MY GOODNESS, DO I FEEL YOUR PAIN. NOTHING IS HARDER THAN WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH @THIS TIME IN MY LIFE. MY GRANNY DIED 3 DAYS AGO AND YOUR POEM IS SO CLOSE TO MY FEELINGS. I AM TO SING IN THE FUNERAL ON TWO DAYS FROM NOW AND I KNOW THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE HARDEST DAY OF MY LIFE BUT THIS IS WHAT GRANNY WANTED. I KNOW THAT SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE, WITH THE LORD AND HER 5 BABIES BUT I FEEL SO STINGY. I WANT HER BACK. THANKS FOR THE POEM. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. AND MAY HE HEAL YOUR HEART.
melissa
I love this poem. You did a very good job. I lost my grandmother a year ago. I keep thinking back when i went to the DRs. and found out that i was going to have a baby girl. I could'nt wait to tell my grandmother about it. I think back 3 weeks after i told her. I woke up one night crying and my husban asked me what was wrong. (I said im going to lose my grandmother)He said no she going to see haylee after she is born. I was 4mos and i got a cal and my uncle told me the cancer came back and she was;nt going to make it. She pass away 3days later. I heared someone say one time you make life and you lose life. Thats how it is Thank you your poem made me feel better
emma
Beautiful, having just lost my Grandma it really hit the spot! Thankyou.
sarah
this touched my heart because my grandma isnt doing so well in the hospital right now this made me cry
Doniqua
That touched my soul and them words are suck in my head and i think everyday that somone is going to call me and say that my grandma has died and that would tear my life apart so i lovred this poem and i looking forward to reading otha poems from you
Danielle
I just wanted to say that it was a very good poem and it made me cry for hours. I lost my grandmother on nov. 19,2005. I know what your going through. Christmas it was really hard and so was thanksgiving. I was really close to her and i hated that she had to go, but I still think about her every day. I would never be able to sing at her funeral with out crying. I'm still crying right now as i write this. Well Bye
angelica
i thought your poem was good i had a grandma who passed away april 25, 2004 and to this day it still gets to me that she is really gone i cant believe it i just miss her so much you poem was really good and sorry to hear about your lose i bet it is still hard.
Venecia
I Loved this poem. it reminded me of when I got the news that my grandmother had died. SHE WAS MY LIFE. Keep up the good work.
Arleane
i love this poem just recently i had to bury my grandmother and it really touched my heart it made me feel like im not the only one who misses their grandma! thank you so much for writting this, but i am sorry about your grandmother.
krystal
This is a good poem and I like it because my grandmother died on January 15,2005
Chanel
It is very nice and it is very similiar to my story of life beacuse one month ago I LOST My grandmother!She was the best person for me!I am from malta and i am thirtenn! Thankss :'(
Brad
this is a GREAT poem. My grandma just passed away on the 30 of January at the hospital after a long battle with disease and sickness. She is in heaven sitting with Jesus, smiling down on us now.
lindsay
i just lost my grandmother so i can relate. It was a really well written poem.
TRACY
BOY THIS ALMOST FITS ME I HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH MY GRANDPARENTS AND GRAM ENED UP IN THE HOSP. WELL AFTER 2 WEEKS GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THE HOSP. THAT WE NEEDED TO GET THERE THE SAID THAT THEY DIDNT KNOW IF SHE WOULD MAKE IT THRU THE NITE THE WORSE THING I EVER HAD TO DO WAS TO GO TELL GRANPA THAT THE HOSP. JUST CALLED AND TELL HIM WHAT WAS GOING ON. THEY HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 55 YRS.
Leonard
I just wanted to let this poet know that this was a really interesting poem and I can feel where you're coming from because I just lost my grandmother a couple of months ago and I'm still in shock and disbelief because I never expected her to die so soon,but when I received that phone call from my mother I knew that it couldn't be true, but when I arrived at the hospital I then had to believe it. So i know what you're going through and I feel your pain. ~*R. I. P Grandma "D"~*
mariah
that was very good i like your poem it made me cry but it was great
Jessica
Hi, This poem honest to go made me cry. My Grand-mother just past away on February 19, and I wasn't there when she passed. I sang at her funeral and it killed me inside. Even to this day I still cry at night wondering why.
Chandra
Ilove your poem it made think my grandmother. I miss her and i love her. There is not a day goes bye that i do not think about her she pasted March 20005 . When she died she died in my arms . I miss her hope to see her in that great place one day.
april
that was the best poem ever i almost cried because i was thinking of my grandmothers death
Amie
this poem is soooooooo warm and makes people cry at home. Who ever wrote this is really a great poet. I give u much love for this poem.
eric
i like the poem that you wrote it made me remember my grandmother and how she died i miss her alot and i wish she was still here with me i miss her a lot i know how you feel
kylie
this is the greatest poem i have ever read. it touched me soo much because my granparents r the world to me and if i lost them i would never lose the pain. thank you for this amazing work of art and sorry 4 ur loss!
tynel
the poems really touched me when i read it. I really realates to me
Shae
My papaw had just died Augut 10, 2004. He was my leagle gardian with my mamaw and he was my dad for almost all my life. My mom has a metal illness, I don't know what it's called, but me and my two baby sisters can't see her any more. So my aunt is taking care of the little, little sister while my mamaw and papaw took care of me and my other little sister. I really wish he could come back to help us because I have a disease called lupis and it causes me airthritis and gives me the butterfly rash. Now we only have a 3rd of the money we have had before. So that's why I need him physicaly and emotionaly.
lindsey
lindsey i lost my gramom in april i miss har but she in a good planes now my grapoe is doing good to we got him a dog for is brithday his name is misder chipe.
Alyssa
I was very close to my greatgrandmother so this has brought back memories from when i was always with her so was like a mom and she was always there for me
joshua
this poem is really good it is one of the best ive read in my 16 years of writting poetry all i can say is keep up the ood work
Vanessa
I really liked this poem because i had just lost my grandmother last night. It hard but this peom really seemed to make me feel a lot better.
Silvia
I really like it because it tells you what she had done when her grandmother had died. I'm losing my grandma as well. She in death bed right now. My mom and everybody is trying to get her hospice so that she can come home. and spend the rest of her remaining life with us.
Cheyenne
This was me 99. 9% to a tee. I recently lost my great grandmother and feel this very same way and had the same phone call. Great poem!
lindsey
i loved this poem because i have had my closet grandma die and i set and cried for couple days and as i still think of here and its hard and every christmas we gather at my great aunts house and its nott he same going there any more with out my grandma and this poem really reminded me of her
Shannon
I really liked this poem because it reminded me of how I felt when my grandmother passed away. Its been a few months but I still miss her and still cry at night.
Maria
I feel your pain because just recently I lost my grandmother, and I still can't get over her not being here with me. So I really enjoyed reading your poem.
Yolanda
I can abosolutly feel your pain. I lost my grandmother on September 4, 2003. It was such a shock. You should listen to "Angel" and "I Pray" by Amanda Perez because they will help soothe your hurt and pain.
Kirstin
I love your peom i too have a grnadma dying of cancer and she said she wants me to sing im so hurt the pain i feel is horrid i pray she will live and im very closer to her shes my life i love her ur poem is very specail
Kelisha
This poem, is very touching. It seems like it was yesterday when i got my phone call about my grandmother. Her death was also shocking, we were not expecting her to die, we gave a vacation of appreciation, she was alive for all the festivities and thank yous, but died a week later. This poem gave me a peace of mind. Thank you Healing Heart
crystal
wonderful poem I am dealing with the loss of my grandma too we were close as you were thank you for inspiring me to print this and read in your honor at my grandmothers funeral. :(
LaDy_RyDaH
This poem was touching. You noe Im losing a grandma and grandpa andI have to sing to. I love it. Dang i give props to whoeva wrote this.
vanessa
i recently lost my grandmother also and i know the pain youve endured am sorry for your loss as well as mine. it was a wonderful poem that brought me back to the happy days with her.
Eddie
I felt the pain of this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing your loss. I lost my grandmother on March 19th, 2003. My life has not been the same and I miss her all the time. It gives me comfort to know that others have loved a grandmother like me. Thank you for giving me a place to ventilate and thank you for the wonderful poem
laura
YOUR POEM MADE ME REALISE THAT MY GRANDMA WHO SADLY PASSED AWAY NOVEMBER 2003 MEANT SO MUCH TO ME. I HAVE JUST WRITTEN A POEM FOR MY GRANDMA WHICH I AM GOING TO READ AT HER FUNERAL AND IT MEANS ALOT TO ME. UR POEM WAS TOUCHING AND I HOPE MY GRANDMAS FRIENDS AND OUR CLOSE FAMILY REALISE FROM THE WORDS I HAVE USED HOW MUCH SHE MEANT TO ME
Amber
the grandmother poem was real good you keep up the good work sorry to hear about your grandmother
Tash
this is a great poem. It reminds me of my grandmaw who died in November 2001. Your poem is sad but good.
SAMANTHA
YOUR POEM WOZ VERY TOUCHING IT BOUGHT BACK ALL THE MEMORIES OF MY GRANDMA WHO PASSED AWAY MARCH 2002
Natasha
this is a great poem. its sad.
jennie
i miss my grandmother too.
nicole
this is really touching for i have lost my grandmother to and she was my best friend.
Emily
I loved this poem. It has inspired me to write a poem of my own.
Leticia
THIS WAS A VERY GOOD STROY BECAUSE IT REMINED ME ABOUT WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER PAST AWAY 9 YEARS AGO YOUR A VERY GOOD WRITER
ryan
god that was just a great and verry touching poem it makes me think about my great granmother i miss her so much great job im sure she is verry proud of youre poem
Jessica
Hello,Your poem was practically the same thing I did for my grandpa for when my grandma died December 9th,2002. I cried and cried she was so close to me and I had moved away when I was in 6th grade and I saw her over the summers but I never really got to say bye to her,I was in a great deal of pain and I think your poem was touching and helped me a little bit about accepting my grandmothers death Thank you
katie
your poem was very touching. it brought back this pain that is still so new in my heart. my grandma passed away on oct. 28, 2002. i miss her greatly. at times it seems as if she's still with us but other times reality checks in. i know she's in a much better place & im comforted by that. god bless her
Mich
wow that poem had me sitting at my computer crying my eyes out, because right now that is exactly what I am dreading most. that call from grandpa. things will never be the same. this poem is truly beautiful
april
my grandmother died last june and it was very hard. i miss her very much and she is all i think about. i found this poem very touching
jami
i thought your poem was really great. i lost my grandfather about 5 years ago and i know how you must have felt. it makes you think about the importance of life even more. god bless you.
Erin
This poem says so much! It's wonderful! I know exactly how you feel. My Pepere (Grandpa) died last year on May 17, 2001. It has been extremely hard on me and I can relate to your poem very well. We will all see our loved ones again someday, when the time is right. Until that time, they will be watching over us with love. They never left. They are always here, remember that and smile while thinking of all the good times you had together.
nicole
I love this poem. It reminds me of how i felt when i had to bury my nanna bout 2 year ago. She was the best thing that was in my life and i still wont forget the day my mum phoned to tell me she'd passed away. I never got to say goodbye to her and i know that will haunt me for the rest of my life. This poem is everything i feel towards her.
fatima
Your poem brought tears in my eyes,my grandma is fighting for life for the past 3 weeks.I cant come to terms with the fact that anytime,she will leave us all.She has been a pillar of strentgh for the entire family.your poem hit me on the bottom of my heart.i share your grief!
chrissy
we know how this author felt because we lost our grandma feb.6 and it was not easy for a while and chrissy and miss her very very much and we can bearly live life without her.
Amy
My Grandmother passed away Oct. 9, 2001. I loved her very much and still do. Your poem was very touching and it brought tears to my eyes. It is great that you loved your grandmother so much that you wrote a very beautiful poem to express your feelings. God Bless You.
Kim
I know how it feels to lose a grandmother. I lost my Memere Jly 4th from liver cancer. I miss her very much. I'm still having a hard time with it. But at least she's in a better place now away from the pain and with my dad. This was a very moving poem. You did a great job.
shayna
i know how it fells to lose a loved one instead of my grandma dieing it was my garandfather but your poem reminded me of him thanks for your poem
jessica
i liked your poem it reminded me of my grandmother she died september 20,2001 i still thing of her and i can't stop crying but i know she is up in heaven watchen over me and i miss her but we will see each other when i get up there at the golden gates.
lynn
Grandmas are so very important in our lives. I lost my Grandma in 1992 and still miss her so very much so was the biggest part of my life, she was the best! Your poem is very Beautiful, Great job.
jessica
i know how you feel. My grandmother passed away on thanksgiving in a very horrible way. She choked todeath
Cheryl
I really liked this poem. My Grandmother just died on June 11, 2001. And I still miss her today and she is always in my dreams.
jen
i think your poem was great I lost my Grandma just this March 9,2001. I know how hard it is to loose a g-ma and I felt the way you feel
kristie
This poem really touched me, i lost my grandmother a few weeks ago and i am just starting to realise i will never see her again and this poem helped me realise to remember her forever, and i will see her again. one day
victoria
i love this poem . you did a great job on this it.
Stacy
That is a beautiful and moving poem full of love and thought. My grandparents have always been mamaw and papaw to me and that is what my two young children refer to my parents as. It is very rare that you come across poems that refer to grand parents as mamaw and papaw. I was extremely touched by this and could easily see this being my family if anything should happen to my mamaw or my mom
leeanne
very nice poem, I know how you feel. my Grandmother and mother both died about 2 years ago(diferent month.5 months apart) At my grandmother's furneal I wrote a poem for her and the Reveran read it. it was very hard on me as I was the only grandaughter and it seemed as she knew it was comming.
kelly
this is such a touching poem for i lost my granpa and this brought back all the hurt i felt
Dale
very nice and sad as i can remember my gramma died on thanksgiving night it was hard to deal with and when somebody else looses a special person i feel very sorry that they had a loss i couldn't stop crying not even now i think she went happily that night. ;,(
Stacey
it's a great poem
melissa
A grandmother of all people would be the hardest person of all to loose because they are the ones you cherish forever in heart and in mind.Never forget that.

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