Grandma's Poems

Grandma's Shoes

When I was very little all the Grandmas that I knew
All walked around this world in ugly grandma shoes.

You know the ones I speak of, those black clunky heeled kind,
They just looked so very awful that it weighed upon my mind,

For I knew, when I grew old. I'd have to wear those shoes,
I'd think of that, from time to time it seemed like such bad news.

I never was a rebel, I wore saddle shoes to school,
And next came ballerinas then the sandals, pretty cool.

And then came spikes with pointed toes then platforms, very tall,
As each new fashion came along I wore them, one and all.

But always, in the distance, looming in my future, there,
Was that awful pair of ugly shoes, the kind that Grandmas wear.

I eventually got married and then became a Mom
Our kids grew up and left, and when their children came along,

I knew I was a Grandma and the time was drawing near
When those clunky old black lace up shoes was what I'd have to wear.

How would I do my gardening or take my morning hike?
I couldn't even think about how I would ride my bike!

But fashions kept evolving and one day I realized
That the shape of things to come was changing, right before my eyes.

And now, when I go shopping what I see, fills me with glee
For, in my jeans and Reeboks I'm as comfy as can be.

And I look at all these teenage girls and there, upon their feet
Are clunky, black, old Grandma shoes, and they really think they're neat.

A grandma is someone who's dear in every way.

Her smile is like the sunshine that brightens each new day.

A grandma is someone who plays a special part

In all the treasured memories we hold within our heart.


Everything my grandma does is something special made with love.

She takes me to add the extra touch that says, "I love you very much."

She fixes hurts with a kiss and smile and tells good stories grandma-style.

It's warm and cozy on her lap for secret telling or a nap.

And when I say my prayers at night I ask God to bless and hold her tight.

Cause when it comes to giving hugs my grandma's arms are filled with love.


In the not too distant past -- I remember very well -

Grandmas tended to their knitting and their cookies were just swell.

They were always at the ready when you needed some advice.

And their sewing (I can tell you) was available - and nice.

 Well, Grandma's not deserted you, she dearly love you still..

You just won't find her cooking, but she's right there at the till.

She thinks about you daily -- you haven't been forsook.

Your photos are quite handy in the Pentium notebook.

She scans your art work now though and combines it with cool sound,

To make electronic greetings. She prints pictures by the pound.

 She's right there when you need her, you really aren't alone,

She's out now with her "puter pals," but she took her new cell phone.

You can also leave a message on her answering machine;

Or page her at the fun meet, she's been there since eight fifteen.

 Yes, the world's a very different place, there is no doubt of that.

So "E" her from her web page, or join her in a chat.

She's joined the electronic age and it really seems to suit her.

So don't expect the same old gal, cause Grandma's gone "Computer"


A grandmother has a special talent - she always knows just what to do

To make her grandchildren happy and to show she loves them, too.

At the family get-togethers she's the first person to look for ~

She can entertain small children for hours and they always keep asking for more.

You can tell when a grandmother's teasing by the twinkle that shines in her eyes ~

She's and expert at settling problems for she's loving, patient and wise.

Her grandchildren always admire her, even when they are grown ~

They always feel proud and happy to claim Grandmother as their own.

~Mary Dawson Hughes~

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Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren the strength and wisdom that time and experience have given them.

Grandchildren bless their grandparents with a youthful vitality and innocence that help them stay young at heart forever.

Together they create a chain of love linking the past with the future. The chain may lengthen, but it will never part.....

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Few can bring the warmth we can find in their embrace,

And little more is needed to bring love than the smile on their face.

They've a supply of precious stories, yet they've time to wipe a tear,

Or give us reasons to make us laugh, they grow more precious through the years.

I believe that God sent us Grandparents as our legacy from above

To share the moments of our life as extra measures of His love.

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Grandparents are meant for kisses and hugs

For watching rainbows and catching bugs.

For baking all of your favorite things,

For books to read and songs to sing.

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Grandmas are for stories about things of long ago.

Grandmas are for caring about all the things you know.

Grandmas are for rocking you and singing you to sleep.

Grandmas are for giving you nice memories to keep.

Grandmas are for knowing all the things you're dreaming of.

But, most of all, Grandmas are for love.


A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories.

She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes.

She is someone you can tell your secrets and worries to,

And she hopes and prays that all your dreams come true.

She always loves you, no matter what.

She can see past temper tantrums and bad moods,

And makes it clear that they don't affect how precious you are to her.

She is an encouraging word and a tender touch. She is full of proud smiles.

She is the one person in the world who loves you with all her heart,

Who remembers the child you were and cherishes the person you've become.

~Barbara Cage~

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