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6 Heartwarming Poems for a Grandfather’s Funeral

Published: October 17, 2022
by John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Home

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Suppose you’re planning a service with a funeral home in St. Louis, MO, for your grandfather. In that case, it’s important to not just focus on the grief but also to celebrate the extraordinary life he led. One way of doing that is by choosing grand funeral poems that showcase his personality and the impact he had on those around him. Here are some ideas for your grandpa’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,

and 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’

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Losing a grandfather is never easy, whether it was from old age, illness, or something else. Poetry is a way to process your emotions and begin the healing process.

And if you need a funeral home in St Louis, MO, to help plan the funeral, and relieve the burden from you, contact us. Our staff is available 24 hours and 7 days a week to assist you with your needs.

 
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