Now to the poem:
How old are you again? 17? Yes?
Well this sounds like someone a lot younger has written it. The language and rhyme is so basic, and the repetition of sixty-one. The darn title is sixty-one, no need to repeat it every stanza.
The only emotion I could feel in this was a little bit of childish innocence.
And the mentioning of the names.. It makes it more of a letter than a poem, it really does. I understand that the names make it personal but the readers really don't care for the names, they care for the vocabulary and phrases.
Sorry for seeming so harsh in this =/
3/5. More vocabulary next time, yes? Sounds good to me.
I like the last line, it shows the loving memories you'd before with your grand father. Being this poem is so personal, i wouldn't even think about changes you show made on so on. All i can encourage you to do is keep those loving memories of your grand dad and he will never be far away from you. It merits 5/5, kel.
It's a very nice and sweet poem. I think it seems a little forced in some areas. The beginning could be a bit stronger. But, still a decent poem. I'd say read it over a few times and see if you can possibly fix anything to help it out. I think if you fixed the beginning then it'd be fine. The first line is good, the second threw me off. And, the rest were okay. It needs to grab attention though.
Anyway, even though the poem doesn't have 'strong words' or whatever it grabs the reader's attention. Every word you've used here shows how much you love your grandad. Flow was perfect everything went well from start to finish. I believe that you put all your heart into writing this elegant poem.
Good work on this poem. May your grandad rest in peace.