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.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Poems about 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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  • 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
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