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This poem is written about my grandmother who died about 5 years ago. I was very close to my grandmother and her loss was very hard on me. It is about what we used to do together before she was sick, and then how she and "us" changed as she got sicker.

I know everyone that reads this has a special person in your life, so give that person a hug and tell them how much you love them. Because you never know when they will be gone forever.

Grandma

I remember
the green freeze pops,
hugs that never stopped!
The games of kickball,
the light left on for me in the hall.
The trips to the game farm,
the times you kept me from harm.
Whenever I needed you,
it was your shoulder I turned to.

The hospital care,
you in a wheelchair.
The feeling that you weren't ok,
the days you couldn't come out to play.
I was told on a cold winter day
that you had forever gone away.

The funeral room full of fears,
Grampa's eyes full of tears.
Everyone at my house,
there was no shoulder,
tears fell on my blouse.
The pain I felt,
all of it still I haven't dealt.

I wish I could've said good- bye,
maybe now I wouldn't cry.
I know you loved me,
why couldn't you stay?
I still miss you to
this day.
Grandma - I love you.
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70 Visitor Comments

Diane
It just touched my heart!
Andrew
My grandma passed away 2 years ago Christmas morning, I went to see her a week before she died and i told her "I Love You and i'll see you in a couple days" we ended up drivivg back to town and had a bad snowstorm and couldnt make it up to see her again. I miss her so much! Thank you for this poem it really touched me!
candis
amanda i am sorry about your grandma i know how you feel i just lost my grandma last june it is going to be a year on june 2 i cry my self to sleep and it kills me to know we will never get to do stuff together again well got to go
heather
this peom touched my heart cause i never got to say good-bye to my grandma to and i still miss her today even though its been 1 year sence she went to heaven above. thanks 4 your wonderful peoms.
alyssa
Wow. that poem was sad. I was really touched.
jenny
i love it
Gina
This poem is beautiful. I also lost my grandma and also didnt get to say goodbye. I am glad you can express the way I am feeling in this poem
tarchelle
omg. thank you so much i feel so sorry for you my grandma passed on nov. 7 the worst day in this world
tasha
this poem is so lovely it reminds me so much of my nana who only past away last month it nearly made me cry it was so sweet.
sarah
I love this poem. I just lost my Grandma 31/2 weeks ago this helped thanks
Bridget
I LOVE THIS POEM ABOUT GRANDMAS! I CAN RELATE TO THIS POEM CAUSE MY GRANDMA JUsT PASSED AWAY!
kristi
dear amanda, That was such a beautiful poem. i even cryed you touched me dearly . why? because i had a grandma who passed away a few years back and she was my world we use to walk together,talk together and she always told everybody that i was her favorite and i was the her little girl. i miss her sooooo much words cant describe to this day i still haves a cry. but it was a beautiful poem! truly your friend kristi
shondricka
i love you're poem,sorry about your grandma,the same thing happen to my grandma. tell this day i still cy because i miss her so much and there nothing i can do to get her back.
smita
Hi amanda! It is a really good poem. I think it is nice of you to write a poem for grandmother. Your poem was great. I know you are unhappy for grandmother. But its okay. Life goes on and so should you. I think you are a excellent poet. ALL THE BEST ! GOD BLESS! KEEP SMILING FOREVER! Smita
Maria
So Nice
sandy
I really loved this poem. I was raised by my wonderful Grandmother and although she is not gone , she is very sick and it touched me so deeply as it remined me of how she and I use to do the same things and now she is confined to her bed. I hope this poem will win.
ariana
This poem touched me because the same thing happened to me, don't feel bad.
effie
I love the poem for many reason
kristalynn
This poem is thoughtful and touching it made me think about my grandma and how she was before she was also lost to me forever.
mariah
this poem is really good i am 13 years old and my mawmaw passed away 2 1/2 months ago its still hurts to talk about it but your poem was alot like my mawmaw and me thanks for writing how you feel and sharing it with me i didnt get to say goodbye either
Qubra
Amanda in all poems i read about grandy's this is one of the best poems i've ever read. I had a grandmom who passed away and i only knew her for 2yrs the day she passed away i felt like it was the end of the world coz every but loved her. But though she is not in the world her memories will always be remembered:)
Michelle
This poem really touched me because I recently lost my loving grandmother.
Meg
This really touched me- and i really felt I could relate! Thanx for the amazing poem!
Whitney
I really loved your poem, it was really great. Hope you make more in the future. Your a great poet. Gracious, Bye
jessica
hi amanda i know how you feel my grandma and i close to we have been every sence the day i came home from the hospital but she moved to kentucky 2 summers ago and it was real hard that she had moved and jus the other day she caled and takl to me and my sister abby and talked to us then she asked if she could talk to my mom and i told her yea jus a sec but then when i handed my mom the phone she told my mom the song she wanted played a her funeral and i know somthins the matter whit her cuz she didnt hardly talk and i dont want her to go cuz i will be so lost wit out her. but your poem really touched me in the heart that was the best poem that i ever read
krystin
i really liked this poem it reminded me to be happy that my grandmaw was steel here even after her heartatack.
Taylor
Be Strong. I really don't know what it feels like to lose someone but I know I will soon! But they live somewhere better than we do and we will see them again one day
vanessa
when i found this poem i was very surprised that someone else is feeling the exact way i feel right now. my grandmother is leaving me at this very moment. She has a brain tumor and finally i'm told she has to go. i had a very close bond with her. that may be why is so hard for me to grasp this reality. she's been stuck in the hospital and hospice for about a month now and i miss her being able to talk and comfort me. im sad to see her go and wish there was some way for her to stay. this poem in a way is helping with my grief.
christina
this poem reminds me of my grandma she rasied me since i was baby and was takin away from me when i was only 10 she was like my best friend and this poem just reminds me of her
Vanessa
It was a great poem and it made me think about how that will be me one day because my grandma is still alive. But it still made me cry and it was really touching keep up the good work!
patty
oh my god,i loved that poem soooo much! its like it was really me saying or thinking that. i was in mexico when my grandma died,so when i got home there was the whole family in the house crying. the babies didnt know what was going on,my little cousins were crying,and all my aunts and uncles were outside or on the couch crying. i was just standing in the living room hugging my uncle since he was the one who lived with her and did everything for her. she died in july and it is now the last few weeks of january. i keep having dreams and nightmares. i miss her soooooo much. i wish i could have got home from mexico one day before she died.
enrica
the poem touches my heart so deeply
Betty
I loved it! I lost my Grandma when I was fifteen and really have not gotten over it every year I cry for her. She left Nov 24th, 1983 on a Thanksgiving Day.
amanda
this poem is very good it remindes me of my grnadma i never got to say bye
Tishiea
this is a great poem
amy
this was a very touching poem as i know how it feels to lose a grandma it also made me relise that you should always say to the ones you love "i love you!" before its to late. very good poem and nicely written
michelle
Today i have been told my gran is on a life support machine and will not make it through the night. i needed some words that show others have felt the way i am feeling right now. thankyou for sharing this poem.
shannon
on feb 3 2004 i lost my grandma she had raised me from day one. she was my one and only true friend and i will forever love her hse had several strokes wich put her on bed rest. i miss my grandma so much this poem is hanging in my room next to her pic.
Kiara
i read this poem and it really got me thinking. Life is a really precious thing and its not worth wasting because one day when you are laying in bed very sick, you will regret not doing everything in your dreams. i should know this because ive lost my father six years ago, and he threw his life away. i was eight years old and i miss him so much.
Karen
I just want to let Amanda know that this is one of the best poems I have read in a long time. I was very close to my grandma also, who has passed away in Sept. 2004 will be 2 years now and I still hurt every day without her. Thanks Amanda for the smile I wear today. from Karen
Evelyn
you're poem touch my heart deeply
misty
This poem touched me because I just lost my grandmother May 4,2004. Me and my grandma was very close for the last 14 years. But the only thing difrent was i was there with her when she past away and that was the hardest thing to do. I am glade that there is someone out there that knows my pain.
SaVannah
THIS POEM REALLY GETS TO ME, BECAUSE MY GRANDMOTHER THAT LIVES IN WISCONSIN HAS POLIO, AND IM AFRAID THAT ONE DAY I WON'T BE ABLE TO GO SEE HER AGAIN. I LOVED YOUR POEM. IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE, BUT AT LEAST SHE IS IN A HAPPIER PLACE, AND AT LEAST SHE IS FINALLY HOME.
adrienne
the reason i've voted is because i just lost my grandma on sept 8 2003 and she was my very best friend she was my life and also other ppls lives too (my 5 siblings) it was a very good poem and im sure our grandmothers are sitting up in heaven having a blast with no more cancer and dieseases they are probably watching us right now thank you for sharing your beautiful poem because i needed someone my age to express my feelings to and that is the best way!
lashawn
your poem touch me alot cuz its going to be a year since my grandma die so ur poem makes me happy.
yolanda
That was a beautiful poem. My grandmother died about 13 years ago and i still thank about her and sometimes i just start to cry. I love her very much and when she died it's seems that my whole world fell apart. I loved that poem it was beautiful.
Sarah
This was a great poem it was very moving! I am just 17 and my grandma was alot like u descibed in the poem i lost her in January when i was in the 7th grade and i still miss her very much! I am doing research for school and came across this poem and it stood out over all i have read!
Cassie
I love this poem! It makes me think of my grandma! I cried too!
Renee
Very pretty. When I read this I could feel the pain of losing my Grandmother all over again.
brad
This poem is very inspiring and insperational and you did a lovely job with it
Gina
this was a really good peom!Keep up the good work!
Stacy
I really love your poem. I lost my Grandma in October 2000. And when people talk about their Grandma's it still upsets me. And I would think that I would be over it by now, but I'm not. I'm just really glad to finally see that I'm not the only one who feels this way. I never got to say the things that I wanted to tell her, but then that kind of makes me feel more ready to be with her again and to have something to say when I am back together with her again. She's my guardian angel and I lover her!
raegan
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS POEM , I CAN RELATE TO THIS BUT HE ONLY THING WAS IT WAS MY GRANDPA AND I LOVED HIMAND NEVER SAID GOOD BYE EITHER, THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM WAS CHRISTMAS BUT I GUESS I YOU CAN SAY THAT WAS THE BEST CRISTMAS WITH HIM ALTHOUGH I WAS THE LAST. I LOVED HIM TOO AND MISS HIM DEARLY!
nichole
hey this is the best pome i have read today this reminds me of my grandma some times i wish i could go back and help her
Erika
i love this poem my gramdma past away today it reminds me of her
taylor
I really like this poem and when i read it it touched me and i started to cry. i know how you are feeling because i lost my grandmother in october of 2001. She died similar to how your grandmother passed away and was always sick. but they are both in a better place and we will see them again someday.
Tasha
TY TY TY! I LOOOVE this poem, feel the same way about my grandmother, and its been 3 years, i felt like i was stupid for not getting over it yet, but now you showed me that im not the only one that feels like this, and that it will probaly take a lllooong time for me to get over her being dead, if not never, yes this may seem like something someone wouldnt want to face, but i want to be ready, and being ready for it will help me a lot, i wish i could see her one more time, infact i had a dream of her last night, i had died and went to heaven, and the whole time i was searching, and waiting for her.
Barb
From a grandma -- I'm very moved by this poem. Grandchildren are the most special people in the world. Grandparents finally have the time to appreciate and we lavish that appreciation fully. I, too, am sorry your grandmother can't read this poem. I would love to know that my grandchildren care this deeply it would mean more than anything in my life.
WYNEISHA
Three years ago my grandma died, and when I read your poem my grandma came back to me. Your poem tells alot of true things on how things use to be with grandma's, when they were still alive. I really enjoyed reading your poem, your poem brought back many memories.
thandiwe
I really enjoyed this poem. My grandmother died 3 years ago on Decenber 10. I was at home and my heart just dropped. I didn't really cry until I went to her funeral, because it was then that I finally realized that she was gone forever. I think this poem is inspirational because it makes people think about the people think about the good times they had with the people they love, and lost. I definitely give this poem a thumbs up.
Kortenee
My grandma just died last year. I was camping and I found out. Every day I miss her more and more. But, I know she's looking down at me with a smile. That poem realy touched close to home bcause that is how close me and my grandma were. Thank you for helping me.
cyn
I lost both of my grandmothers within 24 hours of each other almost 3 years ago..I do miss them..I loved this poem thank you
Tammie
This poem is wonderful and reminds me so much of my grandma that I lost to cancer in March, it still makes me sad, but would you send it direct to me, so each time I think of her I can read your poem..thanks!
SHA
I REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR WORDS ARE SAYING. I UNDERSTAND THE PAIN YOU FEEL. I LOST MY GRANDMOTHER AND SHE WAS VERY NEAR AND DEAR TO ME. I MISS HER JUST AS MUCH IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK ABOUT I'LL BE HERE FOR YOU. BE STRONG!
Tabitha
I know how you're feeling today is april the 29th of 2001 and my grandmother died this morning at 5:00. I can say I truely can relate to your feelings. I just wish this feeling of lonelyness would go away. How do you ever cope with this sort of pain?
Kim
A very beautiful poem. Similar thing happened to my grandma, I never got to say goodbye. This poem brings a tear to my eye. Thanks for sharing:)
melissa
this is such a great poem when i read it tears came to my eyes. my grandmother died just recently of cancer.. i love her still forever and always. as i can see you love your grandmother just the same. you sound like you were a wonderful grandaughter to her so.. dont you worry about her she is in a great place now! mel
amber
very good poem. I feel the same way about my grandmother. When I read it, it made me cry, but be strong because she's in a better place and we all know why!
Catherine
IT is quite sad when a loved one dies. This poem says it all, it's just wonderful.
REAGAN
I HAVE AGREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER TO WHOM TIS IS SOME MUCH LIKE TIS IS A BEUITFUL POEM !

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