Graduation Poems

Poems for Graduation

Graduation Day is a day to mark a tremendous accomplishment. You could not have come to this day without a lot of hard work. There may have been days when you felt that you could not continue, and yet you did. The moment when you are called up to the stage to receive your diploma, resplendent in your cap and gown, is a moment to savor. You can not lose what has now been given to you. Whether it is a high school, college, graduate, or doctoral diploma, that achievement will be yours forever. Now go on and take on the world!

Graduation Poems for Family and Friends


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  1. Time Flew By So Quickly

    Parent Reflecting on Child at Graduation Poem

    We can't begin to tell you
    Just how loved you are
    We can't believe how time has flown
    And how you've come so far

    Parent Reflecting on Child at Graduation Poem, Time Flew By So Quickly

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  3. If

    If By Rudyard Kipling

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:

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  4. What Matters Most

    Graduation Poem To Daughter

    Embrace who you are,
    And love like a fool.
    Try not to judge,
    And never be cruel.

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  6. Paper, Paint, And Crayons

    • By Margaret Alliet
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Watching A Child Grow

    Eighteen years, a thousand fears,
    Yet countless joyful times.
    A tiny baby smiles just once,
    Her Daddy's heart it binds....

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  7. My Sweet Baby Girl

    • By Kristy Brown
    • Published: May 2011

    I carried a miracle from God up above.
    For nine months I waited to show you my love.
    Twelve hours of labor, my head's in a whirl,
    And finally the Doctor said, "Congrats! It's a girl."...

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  8. As You Graduate

    Graduation Poem For Son

    Memories flash before us
    As we stop and think of you
    If we could turn back the hands of time
    That's the first thing we would do...

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  10. A Letter For My Son

    • By Kelly
    • Published: May 2009
    Graduation Letter From Mother


    I remember taking you to kindergarten on the first day of school. We walked into the classroom and you just stood there, shy at first but then the teacher came over and introduced you to the others kids and you went off to play. I watched you for a few minutes to see how you would do and then you came up to me and said "Momma, you can leave now" and I just laughed and said "OK". I hugged you and said "I love you and that I'll be back soon to get you" and you said "OK, I love you too" and then went back to playing. I hated to leave you there but I knew you had to go. I really thought you would be crying like I seen some of the other kids doing, but you didn't. I was the one crying. I thought about you the whole time you were gone, just wondering what you were doing. When I came to get you, you were so excited and before you got in the car you were telling me all about your day. Your eyes were so bright and you were just filled with so much information, I swear you didn't stop talking until we got back into the house.

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  11. The Road Not Taken

    The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could

    The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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  12. Graduation

    • By Crystal Rosas
    • Published: February 2006
    Daughter's Graduation

    While looking up at the stars and moon,
    We realize that you grew up too soon.
    We remember the day you were born,
    And now look at you all big and grown....

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  13. Untouchable

    • By Terrie
    • Published: May 2011
    Mom's Memories Through The Years

    On 6:26 a.m. March 28, 1993,
    That's the moment you were born and my
    life became complete.

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