Grandpa Please Don't Go

Grandpa Please Don't Go

A Poem by LivingDeath

My Grandpa is dying from kidney failure.. Doctors say they either have to put him through this long and unpleasant process (dialysis) or he dies :'( Me and my Grandpa are very close.

Running through the open fields
to jump into your arms,
laughing as we spun around
a memory that is ours.

I can see it in your eyes 
a pain you try to hide,
but you cover it with a broken smile
grandpa your one of a kind. 

You're living till the day you die
with a heart thats made of gold,
with the drive that makes you who you are
it's my heart you'll always hold.

You watched me grow from then to now
as I became more and more like you,
you held me though the ups and downs
grandpa I love you.

Don't tell me that you're dying 
because I don't want to know,
both of us are way to young
grandpa please don't go.

You still have so much life to live
and so much left to see,
so much time for us to spend
in this world so free.

Don't tell me that you're dying 
because I don't want to know,
both of us are way to young
grandpa please don't go.

© 2010 LivingDeath

Author's Note

I was crying the whole time I wrote this in the middle of school, and cried for an hour more when I typed it up at home.

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This touches me deeply, because I have been through something very similar as I am sure other people have as well. I can only say that watching someone go through dialysis (that is what I am assuming) can be extremely heart wrenching. I can tell you that I feel for your family and yourself, this is a genuine write. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Very touching! Your Grandpa will always be watching over you. I can feel your pain through this poem.
A difficult subject to share with the world, thanks for doing so :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Bittersweet poem. Very lovely prose.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I understand how it feels to lose your grandpa, MIne suffered from altemizers and it drained me as i watched him.

great poem

Posted 11 Years Ago

Sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with your grandpa. I can only wish that I was this close to my grandparents. By reading this you've made me want to strive for that. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is a very good. Your emotion comes through to the reader amking the reader feel what you are feeling. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. Losing someone close to you can be hard. So spend as much time as you can with him before he is gone and cherish not only every moment but every memory. Though he may die he still lives on inside of you.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I have tears in my eyes. I lost my grandfather two years ago and I still haven't come to terms with it. I never got to say goodbye, but I wouldn't have wanted to see him suffer either. I loved the last stanza:
"Don't tell me that you're dying
because I don't want to know,
both of us are way to young
grandpa please don't go."
The emotion, the feelings, the desperation is so strong within these lines. A beautiful yet heart wrenching piece. I loved it.

Posted 11 Years Ago

omg this is great. very heartfelt and emotional. makes the reader feel as you do, and understand how much he meant to you. AMAZING!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is wonderful and it tore me up too just reading it..I never knew my grand mothers and lost my grand fathers when I was I can see the importance they play in a life from watching other people..I pray you still have and God bless..valentine

Posted 11 Years Ago

I am sorry to hear that your grandpa is dying. It is a very hard thing to go through. All you can do is hope he continues to live. Its a very sad poem as I sit here reading it I am thinking about when my grandpa died last year. It was very hard on me and I can tell you are very close to him so if anything happens to him it is going to be hard to continue on. I am here if you need someone to talk to.

Posted 11 Years Ago

The poem is very sad. I understand your words. I was raised by my Grandparent. My grandfather would insure I had everything and taught me to drive. I would pay a million dollars to hear one of his talks. We must remember the good people in a life. Your poem is sad but also a honor for a memory of a great man.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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