Dear Grandpa…

Tejasvini S, I Year B.A. English

Dear Grandpa, you are my superhero,
Not because you took care of me,
but because you had a role to play in my life.
A role that everyone can see
You are super in your ways,
you brighten up my days.
I know, Grandpa, that you are the best,
because you are different from the rest.
Whatever you do shines so bright,
With you, I felt so good and right.
You have taught me many things in life,
many lessons of being wise.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So, I think he put his arms around you and whispered “Let’s go”

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer,
and slowly saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove that
he takes only the best.
No farewell words were spoken,
no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it
and God only knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness
and secret tears still flow.
What it means to lose you,
no one will ever know.

Like the clutching fist trying to hold the sand,
I held you tight till the end.
Leaving me with a body to mourn,
and an empty hand.
I hide my tears when I say your name,
but the pain in my heart is still the same.
Although I smile and seem carefree,
there is no one who misses you more than me.

They say that there is a reason,
they say that time will heal,
but neither time nor reason
will change the way I feel.
For no one knows the heartache that lies behind my smile,
no one knows how many times I have broken down and cried.

I really wish, Grandpa, that heaven had visiting hours,
I wish that heaven had a telephone so that I could hear your voice.
There are so many words and feelings inside my heart
that paper can’t handle.
Grandpa, you are so wonderful to think of,
but very hard to be without.
Love you Grandpa.


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