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A Poem For Grandad

A Poem Read Out At The Funeral Of Jim Bradley

By Niall James BradleyPublished 25 days ago 1 min read
Grandad on a night out with the family.

Grandad dwells among the angels now, he left us much too soon,

He glides across a golden field, above the harvest moon.

Feel no guilt in laughter, he’d know how much you care,

Feel no sorrow in a smile, that he is not here to share.

You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to,

He’d hope that you could live your life, the way you always do.

We think about the fleeting years, too quickly gone for good.

It seems like only yesterday, I would go back if I could.

A time when Grandad was always there, no matter what the weather,

Always strong when things went wrong, he held our lives together.

He strived so hard from day to day and very often he would complain!

With steady hands, he worked so hard and kept the family name.

So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,

The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.

Let memories surround you, a word someone may say,

Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour or a day,

That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here,

And fills you with a feeling that he is always near.

For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart,

And he will live forever locked safely within your heart.


About the Creator

Niall James Bradley

I am a teacher who lives in the north west of England. I write about many subjects, but mainly I write non-fiction about things that interest me, fiction about what comes into my head and poetry about how I feel.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran25 days ago

    This was so touching and emotional. A wonderful tribute to him!

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