When i started composing my poem at first I didn't know who i wanted to do it for. I decided that i would do it for my Grandfather who passed away in 2011 but while he was alive we were very close. I haven't wrote that much poetry so I was unsure how my poem would turn out. I found that it was pretty easy to incorporate some of the elements that we were supposed to include. It took me about an hour to write. I think that it turned out pretty good but, I don't know how to tell a good poem from a bad poem.
In Memory of my Grandfather
By: Lou Bournique
You held me when I was afraid
you told me it would all be over soon.
You laughed with me when I was happy
your smile as bright as the sun.
You taught me to swim
in July years ago.
Your realism and sincerity showed me how to be a man.
If you here today I would thank you for that.
You taught me that
“Above anything is family, it is the most important thing”
When I saw you last
you were dressed in your dark, blue suit with a silver tie and shined black shoes
with a grin on your face
as you welcomed our family to your birthday celebration.