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Beautiful Poems for your Grandfather’s Funeral

Published: December 26, 2022
by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

There are plenty of different ways Landenberg, PA, funeral homes help families honor a grandparent after they pass away. One of the most memorable is by reading poetry at their funeral.

Poetry has this magical way of expressing complex emotions in just a few words. Combining that with a moment as raw and tender as a funeral can create an impactful experience for those attending the service.

And since we know how helpful and valuable these ideas can be, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best poems you can read at your grandfather’s funeral.

1. Grampa

We’ll always remember

that special smile, that caring heart,

that warm embrace,

you always gave us.

You being there

for Grandma and us

through good and bad times,

no matter what.

We’ll always remember

you Grampa because

there’ll never be another one

to replace you in our hearts,

zand the love we will always

have for you.

2. Grandfather kept a garden

Our Grandfather kept a garden,

A garden of the heart;

He planted all the good things,

That gave our lives their start.

He turned us to the sunshine,

And encouraged us to dream:

Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem.

And then the winds and rain came,

He protected us enough;

But not too much because he knew

We would stand up strong and tough.

His constant good example,

Always taught us right from wrong;

Markers for our pathway that will last

a lifetime long.

We are our Grandfather’s garden,

We are his legacy.

Thank you Grandfather, we love you

3. Away

I cannot say and I will not say 

That he is dead, he is just away. 

With a cheery smile and a wave of hand 

He has wandered into an unknown land; 

And left us dreaming how very fair 

Its needs must be, since he lingers there. 

And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn 

From the old-time step and the glad return – 

Think of his faring on, as dear 

In the love of there, as the love of here 

Think of him still the same way, I say; 

He is not dead, he is just away.

4. Grandfathers

The love we have for Grandfather 

Will never fade away. 

We’ll think of him, our special friend 

Throughout each passing day. 

We’ll walk into the room 

And see his empty chair; 

Although we know he’s resting, 

We’ll feel his presence there. 

The memories of his laughter, 

His warm and loving smile, 

His eyes so full of happiness, 

His heart that of a child. 

Memories are forever 

Be they laughter or of tears, 

Memories we will treasure 

Through all the forthcoming years. 

5. Generous Grandfather 

Grandfather, what an amazing life you lived. 

I always was impressed by how much you could give. 

You never had millions, yet you always gave to others. 

There was always a dollar in your pocket for my sisters and brothers. 

I never knew till now, that you lived with so little. 

You always had enough, that’s the unsolvable riddle. 

It means you gave, when often you had none, 

Always making sure there was enough for everyone.

6. A poem for my grandad

And now that you’re not here, Granddad 

I’ll give double hugs to Nan. 

Goodnight, God bless you, Granddad, 

From your loving ‘little man’ 

There is not always enough time to say everything that needs to be said, and there are not enough words in the world to fully express how much your beloved grandfather meant to you. Reading a meaningful poem at his is one of the most touching ways of showing how much he meant to you.

Contact us if you need additional advice on creating a befitting funeral service for your grandfather. And if you need a funeral home in Landenberg, PA, to take care of planning on your behalf, we’re here to assist 24/7. Call us now to get started or visit our location.

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