If you want to write a birthday poem for your grandmother, one approach is to recap memories of special moments you shared with her. This technique gives you a wide range of memories and emotions that you can then use to convey to her just how special she is and how important her birthday is to you.
Memory Themed Poems
Your childhood memories of your grandmother are often some of the freshest and most powerful ones you have. These make great material for writing a birthday poem for your grandmother and are sure to bring a few tears, as well as lots of smiles and laughter.
This birthday poem is in appreciation of you, grandmother
it holds all the loving memories we’ve shared over the years,
The first time we baked cookies, all covered in flour and giggling,
All those tears you dried and generous kisses you gave,
Listening to your soft hum as you rocked me to sleep,
Your hugs, always so comforting,
When I think of you, grandmother, I can feel the sunshine on my face,
Relive so many rainy days creating crafts on the porch
or hear those heartfelt songs we sang,
And, the sweet scent of freshly picked strawberries, lingering,
Vignettes of life with you, grandmother, I cherish every day,
And when I think of home, grandmother, I always think of you.
Childhood Memories of Grandmother
Grandmother, on this special day, I’m so grateful you were born!
Your presence in my life, a blessing cherished every day, especially today,
From the first moment you held me and whispered my name, I felt loved,
And as I grew, you guided and taught me how to live,
It’s no secret, grandmother, that I was the envy of my friends, they wanted you for their own,
My birthday wish for you, grandmother is that you receive
all you’ve given to me,
A love that knows no bounds,
Kindness that’s gentle and guiding,
Patience that has no beginning or end,
A caring that stretches beyond family and friends,
Laughter so infectious
and the joy of living with those you love,
Happy Birthday, grandmother, from your adoring grandchild.
For You, Grandmother
Fun times filled with laughter,
Playing dress-up in clothes too big
while you styled my hair,
Clapping and cheering me on,
These are just a few of the many things you’ve given me, grandmother,
If I could wrap them all together with a colorful ribbon wide,
It’d stretch around the Earth too many times to count,
I wish for you, all the best in life, grandmother, especially on your birthday,
There is no other more deserving or more beloved than you, dear grandmother.
Characteristics You Admire
A great way to share with your grandmother how much you appreciate her is with a poem that highlights things specific to your grandmother, especially the things you admire in her. This type of poem is one that is sure to touch your grandmother and one she'll cherish always.
Your ready smile reassures me,
Oh yes, everything is going to be all right
and, what I said or did, no longer matters,
Open arms welcome home those who’ve strayed,
Like sun shining on still water, your smile warms my heart,
Soft-spoken words make me brave whenever I’m afraid,
Your wisdom reaches beyond the boundaries of judgment
and, I find acceptance and unconditional love,
You’ve taught me that second chances are real,
When I want to describe what love is, grandmother, I simply say your name.
To Be Like You, Grandmother
Your watchful eye protects me, mostly from myself,
Your unconditional love encourages me to be myself,
Your confidence empowers me to try new things
while your laughter fills me with hope,
Your many acts of kindness soften my heart and make me stronger,
Under your guidance, I have grown and someday,
When someone calls me grandmother,
I pray she feels the same way about me.
Using Poems to Convey Emotions
You can use these poems as a framework for creating your own poetry about grandmothers. Offer your poem as a gift or make a special birthday poster with the text on it. However you offer the poem on grandma's birthday, while writing it, simply insert your own memories and thoughts, and imagine how the smile your poetry will bring will light up grandma's face.