Grandpa's Girl

Grandpa's Girl

A Poem by RiverRei

My mentor...
My light...
The reason I smiled...
Why did you have to go?

Fifteen years,
since you left me.
Fifteen years,
since you joined God.

Grandpa, please
I need you so...
My life is in shambles,
and rolling downhill...

Momma's gone,
she won't be there for me.
Too involved in herself,
creating a life of her own.

Daddy's moved on.
New family, new life.
I rarely hear from him,
too busy for me...

Brothers don't care,
they have their own troubles,
no time to pay attention,
no time to catch up...

I'm all alone,
the black-sheep...
you helped me belong,
you raised me...

You always loved me,
and kept me safe.
I could trust you,
when I couldn't hold on.

Now you're gone,
watching me from above.
I know you're there,
but sometimes it's not enough...

I miss your voice -
how you'd call to me.
Your smiling face,
and how you'd make me laugh...

I need that now,
that comfort you gave.
There's nothing I couldn't do,
when you were with me.

Even just seeing you smile
lovingly at me,
with that sparkle in our eye...
that's all I need to be okay.

I remember when
we'd watch tv,
cuddling in your recliner
just you and me...

I pray every night,
hoping you hear me.
Hoping you're near.
I miss you so...

I'm waiting for an answer.
Waiting to hear you again.
It's been fifteen years
but I'll never give up.

You were my everything
my entire world.
Without you here,
I can't be me.

Just give me a sign,
Grandpa, please...
I need to know,
if you're proud of me...

I was never a daddy's girl,
I couldn't be a momma's girl.
I am yours forever
a grandpa's girl.

© 2016 RiverRei



Author's Note

RiverRei
-Awarded 2nd place in the "Just for fun" Contest.

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You have written about your Grandpa before. This makes me hurt for you. I know there's a lot going on. Your Grandpa is watching over you. The problem is the darn signs. They are so hard to recognize. I wish I was there to wrap my arms around you.
Lots of Love.
Momma J

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

ANTO

2 Years Ago

Ditto that RR.
RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thanks Momma! I haven't written about my Grandpa in about 5 years so I thought it was time to pay tr.. read more



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A beautiful poem for your Grandpa. I love my grandchildren. I have two with me today. I believe I'm a better Grandpa than dad. I have learn patience for the grand kids. Thank you dear Poet for sharing the excellent poetry. I liked this one.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thank you, dear friend :) grandparents are very special so I'm glad you are there for them. They wil.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I agree and you are welcome.
I know that I love my grandpa too. I write I must admit.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

It's been almost 15 years and I still miss him like it was yesterday :(
Terrence Chang

2 Years Ago

I have to say To the one we lose, To the one we lost and Till death unite us
This actually made me tear up a little. It's insane how much I relate to this poem. Thank you so much for writing it and posting it. Great job...excellent and beautiful poem!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thank you DT :) I tear up every time I read this, too. It's strange how even after 15 years of him b.. read more
a poignant and powerful poem that conveys deep love and sorrow. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt piece.

~peace, Todd

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

You are very welcome! Thank you for reading and posting a review :)
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613
This was such a beautiful poem! It made me tear up, remaining me of my own grandfather who passed away when I was fourteen. Very touching. Well done.

- Brittney

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thank you Brittney :) I appreciate the review.
613

2 Years Ago

You're welcome! (:
oh you can feel the pain, the longing to see him again. He sounds like he was your constant in life. The one person who was always there of you! It doesn't matter how long ago it was, when we loose someone we loved that dearly it never stops hurting we just get used to dealing with the pain! love this write, so raw !
Big hug and thank you of sharing this personally piece!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thanks Sereena that means a lot to me. It's true, we just get used to dealing with my pain. He reall.. read more
This is a beautiful write... I don't think I have read your other writes about your grandpa but this was one beautiful. You know he is there as a guardian angel now :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thanks Aaron :) He definitely meant the most to me in my life and is still one of the most important.. read more
I feel your pain, dear. It doesn't matter how many years pass by, the pain of losing someone dear stays with us although it somewhat heals. I feel your true connection with your grandfather here, your role model, your caretaker, your true friend. Even if this is a simple poem, the feeling in this is overwhelming. *HUGS*

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Nadia. I haven't written about him in about 5 years so I figured it was a good time to pay h.. read more
a beautiful and sad tribute,i have 4 grand daughters, and they are crazy about me.
so when I go they will feel the same.we are a different breed

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RiverRei

2 Years Ago

I agree! Show them as much love as you can before it's your time, it will mean the world to them :) .. read more
 wordman

2 Years Ago

you are welcome,and i do
You have written about your Grandpa before. This makes me hurt for you. I know there's a lot going on. Your Grandpa is watching over you. The problem is the darn signs. They are so hard to recognize. I wish I was there to wrap my arms around you.
Lots of Love.
Momma J

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

ANTO

2 Years Ago

Ditto that RR.
RiverRei

2 Years Ago

Thanks Momma! I haven't written about my Grandpa in about 5 years so I thought it was time to pay tr.. read more

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