Walk a Little Slower, Granddad

///Walk a Little Slower, Granddad

Walk a Little Slower, Granddad

footprint poem“Walk a little slower, Granddad,”
said the child so small.
“I’m following in your footsteps
and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
sometimes they’re hard to see.
So walk a little slower, Granddad,
for you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,
you’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
and know that I was true.
So walk a little slower, Granddad,
for I must follow you.”

~ Author Unknown ~

Note: I took the liberty of changing Dad to Granddad because many granddads are helping to raise their grandchildren, too.  As you can see in Emily’s gift to her dad, the poem has Daddy. Any title or name can replace the original one to make it a more personal gift.


About the Author:

Jersey Shore Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy...loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, blogging...and retirement.


  1. brittanee warren 2009/11/01 at 2:46 pm

    it is a veary nice poem at least to me i just lost my granddad who i was just starting to see he only got to see me hit the age 13

  2. bridie 2009/03/14 at 2:43 pm

    i loved the poem walk a little bit slower grandad
    its great!!! try to write more happy poems not so much about death as there are heaps for death but very few happy ones. (more for 70th)

    from bridie(i use this website alot):):):):)

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