Graduation Poems by Teens

Graduation Poems by Teens

Poems about Graduations

What event in the life of a teenager could be more epic than high school graduation? Graduation marks the end of an important period of your life and the beginning of your life as an adult. It can be exciting and intimidating, happy and sad, all at the same time. Whatever you decide to do with your life after graduation, whether it is going to college, travelling, or just taking a small break, always remember to follow your dreams with confidence. If you do so, wherever life takes you next, it is sure to be a great adventure.

11 Poems about Graduation by Teens

  1. 1. The Best Years

    Time flies even when we aren't paying attention. Family and friends are important to have through the tough times teenagers go through.

    Advice For After Graduation

    I lie awake in bed
    with thoughts swarming around in my head.
    The memories come flooding in
    of old times with my kin;
    I can't believe I am graduating from four years of stress,
    but those years were definitely the best.
    I'll miss my friends dearly.
    Oh, how they have shaped me to be the best me I can be.
    Time flies, so enjoy it while it lasts.
    Work hard and do well, but make it a blast.
    You'll miss your family and living at home,
    but the real world is awaiting; it's your time to glow.

    It's your time, and no one can stop you.
    Trust me, life will shock you.
    You'll have obstacles, no doubt,
    but whatever gets in your way, find a different route.
    You're wise,
    so you won't listen to the ones who tell you otherwise.
    Simply be the best you can be,
    and when you succeed, please don't forget me.

    Advice For After Graduation, The Best Years

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  3. 2. My Time

    • By Casmine
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011

    I recently just graduated high school, and I realized that it's finally my time to prove to everyone and even myself what I can become.

    Meaning Of Graduation

    This is my time to shine,
    to live a life that is mine.
    This is my time to glow
    and let my true feelings show.
    This is my time to cry,
    to laugh, to grieve, to sigh.
    This is my time
    and only mine.
    I won't let it pass me by
    like a fading star in the midnight sky.
    This is my time.

    Meaning Of Graduation, My Time

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  5. 3. Saying Goodbye

    • By Eriel Armitage
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2010

    I wrote this poem because my fifth grade year has come to an end and it is time for graduation! I will miss my bffs Jewel, Kristi, Chanel, Natteria, Brittany, Wallace, Cassandra, and many more!

    Poem For Best Friends At Graduation

    I feel the time is getting close,
    When we will have to part.
    I'll show that I'll miss you
    With last words from my heart.

    We must be dreaming,
    For it has gone too fast.
    The time we have spent together,
    Will soon be in our past.

    I'll forget this day is coming,
    Today I stand here
    Trying to tell you
    How much I really care.

    We'll go our separate ways,
    And I'll make it if I try.
    Just hold onto our memories,
    Say never say goodbye!

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  6. 4. The After

    • By Tyler J. Huggins
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2017

    "What?" - This one word could be the segue for the thought process of almost every high school senior. We as humans like to know the road map in front of us, but sometimes we have to make our own. Those who already have their life planned scripted out miss the excitement of the unknown. For the majority that ponder this unknown: step back, relax, and believe.

    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
    Till the shackles of a sunless sky
    Cloud the path on which you always rely.

    But then you remember what you did achieve
    And the power of letting go to believe.
    Crushing the chains of that dark confine
    To illuminate a road of endless sunshine
    And feel the diploma placed in your hand.
    Dropping all worries like pennies in the sand
    With a trust that things will be all right,
    Like holding someone close on a starry night.
    So that as your senior year comes to a close
    You will always
    Embrace tomorrow.

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  7. 5. Two Months Away

    • By Autumn Harris
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012

    My brother will be graduating in May, and it really hurts to know it will be a while before I get to see him again. Derik is not my real brother, but he is just like a brother. It is unreal; he will always be in my heart.

    Sister To Brother I'm Going To Miss You

    Two months away
    it will be May
    and you will be gone.
    I'm trying to forget about it
    but I'm remembering
    and I just have to say
    you'll be missed
    'cause it's only two months away.
    soon you'll be graduating
    and the memories
    will be all that remain.
    two months away
    you'll be in a different lane
    and I'll still be on the other one
    in a lot of pain.
    you're the best bro
    a girl could even ask for
    I just wish we had a couple years more
    so I could have more memories
    'cause in case you didn't know it,
    May is only two months away! :(

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  8. 6. Blink

    • By Stephanie L. Tomberlin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    The poet sits at a friend's graduation and becomes aware of lost time.

    Goodbye To School Friends At Graduation

    It seems I had a dream last night that I was five years old.
    I was taken back to my home town before my house was sold.
    As I lay there lost within a dream, sleeping in my bed,
    Memories of younger days circled in my head.
    I walked along a narrow trail not knowing of its end.
    Then suddenly between the trees stood my life long friend.
    Still as I was dreaming I watched from day to day.
    I never left my best friend's side or lost a moment's play.
    I watched as we grew older; how quickly time had passed.
    All those years behind us had come and gone so fast.
    Then in my dream I saw him there, standing in the crowd.
    His graduation day had come; I'd never been so proud.
    When he walked into the gym that day all dressed in cap and gown;
    I watched and faked a smile while my world turned upside down.
    I realized then this was no dream and I couldn't help but think
    Of all those years that passed us by when all I did was blink.

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  9. 7. Who Will You Be?

    • By Laila M. Beard
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017

    I had to write a poem for the 8th grade graduation, so I decided to do it about succeeding because a lot of people don't even try at all.

    Succeeding And Never Giving Up

    Who will you be?
    Will you pass?
    Can you succeed?

    Your future,
    Funny word.
    It determines your life.
    It's the creation of what you do now.

    Now is the time,
    The time to strive.
    Strive toward what you want.
    No limits will be placed.

    In order to succeed you must believe.
    Believe you can do this.
    Believe in anything.

    Your future is who you are.
    Your future is you.
    Your future is who you will be.

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  10. 8. High School

    • By Stanasia M. NoHeart
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016

    This poem is about my experience in high school and high school in general. It shows how fast it flies by. It was written for the class of 2016.

    Poem About A High School Experience

    Walking in a senior's territory,
    Hoping not to get lost on the first day.
    Scared of all the rumors of being shoved in lockers,
    Or trying to find new friends along the way.

    High school is scary,
    With almost 2000 other kids in sight.
    Some familiar faces,
    Well, maybe it will be all right.

    End of the school year,
    It wasn't too bad.
    Now it's time for three more years.
    I hope it goes fast.

    Start of sophomore year,
    Looking at the freshman now.
    Hey, it's okay, kid,
    I was there last year.

    Old friends become best friends,
    High school is pretty cool.
    Homecoming, here we come,
    We will rule this school.

    End of the school year,
    Only two years left.
    It's going by so fast,
    Gone like a blink of an eye.

    Junior year: new school, new me,
    I miss all my friends.
    I hope they miss me.
    Time to make friends.

    Formal night here I come,
    Time to have some fun.
    Friends and a boyfriend,
    I feel so grown up.

    End of the year already,
    Well, that was fun.
    Now I only have one more year,
    It's going faster than I thought.

    Start of senior year,
    It's all fun and games.
    Last homecoming dance,
    It's getting pretty insane.

    I have lots of friends now,
    Even made student of the month.
    This is my last few weeks of high school,
    It's getting pretty tough.

    High school is stressful,
    But it's worth it in the end.
    Have fun at prom,
    And take pictures with friends!

    I'm not ready to leave,
    But I am at the same time.
    Only six more days,
    And I'll be done.

    Class of 2016,
    Graduation will be fun.
    Tears and great friends,
    The memories will live on.

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  11. 9. Graduation

    • By Adam
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2014

    It's my senior year of high school and I am just a few weeks away from graduation. I wrote this to tell my friends so they know even though we may not see each other very much once we leave, they will be missed.

    Short Poem For Graduation

    It has come time for us to take this walk
    today will be the last day some of us talk,
    we have been together the last four years
    today we will shed these last few tears,
    most of us won't meet again after tonight
    let's make sure to end things right,
    this is our end, that's not a lie
    after tonight will be our last good-bye.

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  12. 10. Graduation

    This poem is to the Bryan Adams High School class of '08...

    High School Graduation Poem

    OMG - the time has come when the
    tears come down and the caps go up.
    When we all come together for that last hug,
    and that last kiss is unforgettable.
    When the halls are quiet
    and the parking lot is empty.
    When your high school crush smiles...
    and the one you fought waves
    and you'll say, "Why did we fight"?
    As you walk around your last day
    try not to cry.
    Remember all the good memories you shared,
    the Green and White games,
    the Homecoming Dance and 2008 Prom!
    For you will leave and we shall stay...
    we will miss you ...
    As you take your next step try not to lose touch,
    for we are here to guide you along...
    stay on the right path.
    Don't take any wrong turns ...
    for you have come far...
    -Love the class of 2009

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  13. 11. Graduation

    • By Amrit
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010

    I wrote this before my graduation. I was thinking how it would be.

    My Diploma

    There I am in my beautiful dress,
    walking down to get my diploma.
    It seems just yesterday I was a kid.
    Now my family is watching me graduate.
    On wings of knowledge I will rise and fly high,
    Following my vision and dreams.

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