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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    I too was looking for some ideas to put in my oldest daughter's senior dance recital add. I found more than an idea - this poem was everything that I could have possibly wanted to say. Thank...

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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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    I never saw much of my dad. I read Kipling's IF. It's inspirational, moving, a father-to-son love. Wish I had seen more of him. When I read this poem I think of him...

  4. 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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    Congratulations on having raised a model child. This is exactly how I feel about my late daughter, Candice. Make maximum use of every moment you have with yours. The time flies too fast.

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  6. 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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    This is a very touching poem. By reading the poem you can see and feel that father daughter relationship. Great use of rich words is what makes a perfect poem.

  7. 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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    Wow! I have two sons and they are still home.16 and 10 yrs. Your poem about your son. Graduated highschool and on his way to doing his thing. All those little and wonderful moments. Yes, we...

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  8. 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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  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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    So my ex-husband and I have 3 children together. My eldest son graduated from high school last weekend. My son had been staying with his father all this time. The father told me he didn't...

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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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    A true masterpiece by Robert Frost, just as Fire and Ice.

  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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