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Author Name: Free*just_another_poet* 36 Comments
Date Added: June 26, 2006 22:06:53 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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~ Grampy ~
Grampy, I missed you
You weren't at Mass today
What's happening, Grampy?
They said you went away

Oh Grampy! Where'd you go?
I don't like 'Hide and Seek'
I'm asking many questions
But no one hears me speak

Grampy, where are you?
You're making me very sad
If you come out now
I promise, I won't get mad

You better come home soon
Everyone's eyes here are wet
I don't understand this, Grampy
They say " We'll never forget..."

What's going on, Grampy?
Why have you run away?
Something feels wrong here
Please come and make it ok

Stop hiding Grampy!
I'm starting to hate this game
There are cards on the mantlepiece
They all bear your name

I know it's not your birthday
Because now it's only June
I'm waiting here for you, Grampy
I know you'll be home soon

Things have changed, Grampy
Mom dresses me in black
I hope you're able to fix this
When are you coming back?

Today was really busy
There were things we had to do
I saw a man in a coffin
His face looked just like you

Grampy, have you been delayed?
Why are you taking so long?
Run home soon, please Grampy!
I want you to sing me a song

I've been thinking, Grampy
And this thinking made me cry
Last week when I left your house
I never said goodbye

I never gave you a kiss
Like I usually do on your cheek
Haven't seen you in days...
Will you be back by next week?

Today was even stranger
I had to go to Mass again
I heard your name a lot
A wooden box was carried by men

Everyone around me cried
I don't why I cried too
I think I cried because right now
I am really missing you

People shook my hand, Grampy
But I don't know what this all means
Oh Grampy, I forgot to tell you
Lately you've been in my dreams

You told me "Don't worry darling,
I'll always be here
I have to go but when you need me,
Close your eyes and I am near."

How did you do that, Grampy,
Get inside my head?
I hope you mean it
Everything that you said

Grampy, I miss you always
In bed I talk to you like you're there
I know wherever you are
You will always care

Maybe you're among the stars
Or lying on the shores
Maybe one day, Grampy
I'll find a hiding place as good as yours

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Author's Notes:
Grampy is my Grandad. He's not dead, but I don't think he'll make it to his next birthday. He just got this lung problem and well I heard my parents saying "He's been ready to go for years.....We must do some more things, all the family......" You know. He won't be dead tomorrow, but sooner rather than later. I love him so much, this poem just came out. (2am in the morning-not the best timing however!) I guess I'm kind of preparing myself. Please comment. x x x x x
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Comment By: FreeBRUCE MARTONE on April 9, 2011 03:16:06 AM Report


Comment By: FreeFrank on December 31, 2010 09:54:06 PM Report
wow words can't express the feeling I get when reading this I can see how you won the award you really deserved it
Comment By: FreeAndrew on November 9, 2009 05:19:46 PM Report
what a touching and heart-warming tribute.  Unfortunately you'll find that if you live long enough, you'll lose someone like Grampy.  I've lost too many.  You have a gift - keep using it.
Comment By: Freemaggie lopez sherry wilbur on August 28, 2009 04:12:55 AM Report
You have taken a piece of my very history and elogantly placed it online with grace that made me remember and cry. This is going into my fav's and I can see why it got an award. It is so beautiful and powerful and I relate to it so much . Always Maggie.
Comment By: Premiumwislar on June 26, 2009 05:13:50 AM Report
Not really sure how I missed this one, maybe cause I have not been around for a while.  very touching and lovely write.



Comment By: FreeJohn Rapkiewicz Jr on February 17, 2009 11:28:32 AM Report
Excellent write, and most deserving of this award. I feel the sense of loss for this child and the pain around her that slow goes through her. Deep and powerful. Gave reality to loss. A Sad fact of life. Beautiful piece.

Comment By: PremiumRaymond Pinsonneault on September 4, 2008 01:42:20 PM Report
Congratulations Dairine, very moving, superbly well written, balanced. I will be a grampy soon and I just can't wait to play all day with her because I know she will love me  and I will love her too, just as much as you love your Grampy,

Comment By: FreeBrittany Rainess on July 30, 2008 11:48:33 PM Report
that literally made me cry. im not kidding. this is amazing. you have great talent. keep it up
Comment By: FreeSteve on April 30, 2008 03:27:05 PM Report
A wonderful expression of feelings that you have shared with so many.  Congratulations on the award.
Comment By: FreeJessica on December 28, 2006 10:52:35 PM Report
Currently I find myself going through the very samething. It was a hard read, emotionally for me.  I must say one of the most beautiful poems i've ever had the chance to read. We must be strong and have faith that they are going to a better place. Take Care and God Bless


Comment By: FreeAmmar Saleem Butt on October 5, 2006 08:19:47 AM Report

I think this poem describes the purest love, true attachment and inevitable reality of life, so beautifully that I find it one of the most beautiful poems i ever read. The poem is so elegant that i can't find the words this poem deserves as comments. May your grand father recover and you live happily with him. Miracles do Happen.

Comment By: FreesHeRi on September 29, 2006 07:02:26 PM Report
Before reading your "About the Poem" I actually felt so much emotion through your words, I thought he was really gone. I have read many poems but this one had me chocked up, the words in context portrays a very nieve child anxiously wondering what is going on and I placed myself there for a moment and was overwhelmed with grief and sadness. I thank god he is still with you and I can't imagine what you will be inspired to write when he is not. I am sure to cry that time..LOL

I have no doubt that you are going to be a great writer and a well known Author..Just have faith and never put down that pen. Congrats on the award. Loved It!!


I just started writing on here, I have many poems published already and in the process of having a book published.


A writing peer and admirer..Sherry

From Phila Pa

Comment By: FreeKatie Emerson on August 25, 2006 04:12:54 PM Report
Wow I'm scared!! You wrote this poem on the same day my grandfather had died!!! I find that surprising... and a bit scary... the poem also sounds alot like when my grandfather had died. He was Irish and was originally from Dublin I think this poem is wonderful it made me miss my grandfather more though... oh well I love it!! keep writing!

Comment By: Freecasey jo on August 20, 2006 09:27:49 PM Report
tears filled my eyes just reading this. It's increadibley having a strong bond with my grandfather aswell...but just remember matter what anyone says, you cherish every moment you've got with him, because its the only way you know for certain you will never have any regrets and he will not have passed in vein when the day comes...i remember after i heard my grandfather was in the hospital i cried so hard because i had been a brat the last time i saw him...afterwards i told him i was sorry and how much i loved him...anyways this is an exellent write and a brilliant read
Comment By: FreeChelsea W on August 20, 2006 06:04:29 PM Report
Wow, very beautiful, deserving completely of the award. Prayers are with you and your Grampy.

Comment By: FreeRichard Michael Cronin on August 18, 2006 09:21:10 PM Report
wonderful poem, well deserving the award Bravo!
Comment By: FreeCharlotte on August 13, 2006 02:26:02 AM Report
This is such a great poem! You express yourself so clearly and with such a unique choice of words. I hope you get to spend as much time as you can with your Grandpa while you have the chance....time is priceless....I am sorry that you know your Grandpa will be passing soon, it is the hardest thing to know that you are loosing someone so dear. Beautiful poem, I am most deff going to add this to my Favorite poems...Charlotte
Comment By: FreeShalain's Guy on August 10, 2006 05:35:24 AM Report
Well it was about time I got round to reading this fine piece of Poetry, congratulations of the award you deserve it. You describe your feelings so well in this piece I can feel the words echoing within my heart. You already know you can talk to me anytime but it's nice to be reminded.


Once again congratulations



Comment By: FreeDori on August 5, 2006 12:01:09 AM Report
I hope you're able to fix this
When are you coming back?

This line just made me freeze.  Award or no - this is a spectacular poem.

Comment By: FreeAmanda on August 1, 2006 11:04:15 AM Report
It was beautiful. Very sad, but beautiful. Congrats on winning an award. You deserved it.



Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on July 12, 2006 07:41:59 PM Report
Congratulations on winning a Featured Poem award for a very beautiful yet very sad poem.

Comment By: FreeJeff on July 12, 2006 01:45:48 PM Report
What a touching piece....there is a lesson here to be learned...

I hope you and everyone who reads this, takes the time out of their busy schedules to

visit the ones they love.


Beautiful poem Dairine, I glad to see it rewarded.


Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on July 12, 2006 11:59:08 AM Report
What a wonderful dedication to your' Grampy, Dairine. I miss my Grandpa too, so I know how u feel. This is beautifully penned, my friend...Hugz...Jillian
Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on July 11, 2006 06:45:35 PM Report

Congrats for your muchly deserved award. *S* Wind Whisperer

Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on July 11, 2006 04:14:59 PM Report
Congrats on winning the award. Very beautiful.
Comment By: FreeHannah Mae on July 11, 2006 12:14:09 AM Report
this is really good. an award well deserved. My Grandpa is kind of the same way. I'm just counting down now, and loving him the best I can.




Comment By: FreeLiquid Poetess on July 10, 2006 03:40:11 PM Report
I know I have commented before on this poem, but that was before it was awarded a ribbon, Just wanted to say congratulations :)

Jo x

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on July 10, 2006 02:13:11 PM Report
We never really part from those we love.  This is a wonderful expression of your feelings.  Congratulations on your award.  ML
Comment By: FreeVanessa Cush on July 10, 2006 01:24:19 AM Report
congrats on the award.

i composed a poem about my grandfather too. though, he died 5yrs ago last wednesday. he had emphazema though i don't think that's what killed him.

best wishes for you and your grandpa. <3

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on July 9, 2006 07:12:42 PM Report
I commented below, now I have to say congrats Dairine, this award is sooooo deserved hun, Joe
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on July 9, 2006 06:33:17 PM Report
Dairine: this is such a lovely loving poem about your Grandfather.  You are blessed to have him in your Life.  Congratulations on your Feature Poem Award.



Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeLiquid Poetess on July 3, 2006 01:52:39 PM Report
WOw, this made me cry, I'm so close to my Grandad, and since I was as
young as I can remember I have silently dreaded the day when he too has
to 'let go'. We lost my Gran recently, and losing someone you love is
not easy.

I hope you and your Gramps have many more memories to make yet..

Jo x

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on June 27, 2006 04:34:22 PM Report
It was a lovely poem and written well.

Thank yu for sharing.


Comment By: FreeH. Louise on June 27, 2006 01:41:22 PM Report
Every second you spend with him is like a jewel.
Every memory you've shared with him you'll

never forget as long as he's always in your heart.
Even when he's gone, you'll never be apart.

I'm really sorry to hear about your grandad. If he's anything like you, then i'm sure he can see this through.
A great write though! Very well written.

All the best,

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on June 26, 2006 11:39:19 PM Report
Very sad, but beautifully written Dairine. My Grandfather is also very ill. He is 89 and waiting to die. He wants to see my grandmother again. You have a wonderful heart Dairine, never change that, Joe
Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on June 26, 2006 10:49:44 PM Report
This is very very well written Dairine. Creative and so touching. Gleen every bit of wisdom from him while you can. jp


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