Graduation Poems

Inspirational 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!

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  1. If

    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 was doing research in the library during my junior year ('75) in high school for an English paper when I first saw the poem "If" in a book of poems. It immediately struck me as a perfect...

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  3. The Road Not Taken

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    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

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    I have studied Frost's poems. I love them because of the philosophy of life Frost expresses through them. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" taught Mahatma Gandhi, one of the great...

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  4. Time Flew By So Quickly

    Parent Reflecting On Child At Graduation

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    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

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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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  6. A Letter For My Son

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

    Timothy,

    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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  7. What Matters Most

    Graduation Poem To Daughter

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

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    I was reflecting today about my desire to feel like a Daddy's girl. Here I am, in my mid-fifties now, and I still want to feel like a cherished daughter. As my own (largely...

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  8. Graduation

    • By Margaret A. Dworek
    • Published: April 8, 2019
    Graduation Acrostic Poem

    G is for the Grades that got you here.
    R is for the Recommendations from teaches back there.
    A is for the Attitude you had in class.
    D is for the Determination; your goal was to pass.

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    I was always told that anything can be taken away from you but your education. How true this is! You can lose your mate, your house, your job, your child, your parents...etc. I was always a...

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  10. 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.

  11. 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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  12. The After

    • By Tyler J. Huggins
    • Published: May 2017
    Inspirational High School Graduation Poem

    The mind panics as you mount the stage
    Over the future of your coming age.
    What to be? What to do?
    As life's questions seek to bombard you

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    I like this poem a lot. It reflects the things I am worried about and what I am trying to help my boyfriend get through because he is about to walk across that stage, and this poem is very...

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  13. 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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