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Daughter Graduation Poems | Graduation Poems About Daughter

These Daughter Graduation poems are examples of Graduation poems about Daughter. These are the best examples of Daughter Graduation poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Hugs

Teenage Girls clad in the latest fashions,
Do it whenever they meet,
Grown men aren't afraid to show some passion,
When their team's comeback is complete,
They can say hello, they can say goodbye,
And anything inbetween,
If you open your arms and crack a smile,
There is nothing that a hug cannot mean.


Details | Free verse |

Princesses

Pretty princesses
Dancing all around
Frolicking through fields
Very beautiful
Just like you!


Details | Narrative |

The Graduation Present

My daughter was 9 yrs old when my wife and I first separated.  I tried to get custody; was 
granted joint custody, but the children would physically remain living with their mother.
My career took me to New Jersey.  My ex took the children back home with her to Ohio.

Over the next few years my daughter started getting into more and more trouble.  Her 
school grades were very poor; she was not allowed to participate in extracurricular activities 
until they improved; her attendance record was poor; she was spending school nights over at 
friends’ houses and skipping school the next day; and, who knows exactly what else?

The reports I received from the teachers, the school councilor, from her mother and from 
her siblings had me very concerned.  I shared my concerns with my daughter through a 
series of long, verbose letters pleading with her to get control of her life before it was too 
late.  She was smart, talented and a beautiful person but was not applying herself and falling 
into bad habits that could ruin a young girls’ life.

After three years I once again sued for custody.  This time, it was much more obvious that 
the children belonged with their father; I was awarded full custody of all three children.

In high school, my daughter started to excel.  Her artistic talents were shining through and 
she graduated in the top ten of her Senior class.  This father was very proud to send her off 
to college knowing she was a bright, mature, well-adjusted young woman.

Four years later, at her college graduation party, after she had opened all her presents, my 
daughter announced she had a present for me.  She pulled out a stack of well worn papers
and told me that they were the letters I had sent her so many years ago.

She told me she had been saving these letters and constantly rereading them throughout the 
years determined to return them to me showing me she could right herself and not go down 
the paths I feared.  She admitted that she was headed there and probably would have ended 
up in the trouble I foresaw had I not fought once more to gain custody.

She thanked me for caring enough to write those letters.  She thanked me for caring enough 
to not give up on her.  She thanked me for continuing my efforts to get custody of her and 
her two brothers.

I cannot thank her enough for such a wonderful graduation present.


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Sea of Emotion

I open my eyes and all I see is a sea of emotion in front of me 
The cries of a baby, fresh from the womb, letting mommy know she needs fed soon 
The tears of a toddler, barely turned three, with blood dripping froom a scrape on her knee 
The laughs of a child just turned six, her smile lightens up all her birthday pics 
The curiosity of a child just turned ten, who suddenly becomes more interested in men 
The pleas of a child just thirteen, who just yells at you "Why not?!" and "Your mean!" 

The pride in the eye of a father, watching the graduation of his teenage daughter 
The radiant glow of a fathers' smile as he walks his daughter down the aisle 
The happiness on a fathers' face as he gives his grandchild a warm embrace 
The relief upon an old mans' brow as he turns to life and throws in the towell 

I close my eyes, breath one last breath, then open my arms and embrace death 
I am not scared, am not alone, I have memories of my friends, family, and home 
As I say my last goodbye, I want you to smile and not to cry 
And live your life with the greatest devotion, and open your eyes to the sea of emotion
.


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Graduation Day

Her eyes dancing with excitement
The joy cannot be contained
Today is graduation day
My sanity regained!

Her red gown pressed so neatly
Cap perfectly on her head
Tears are coming to my eyes
No matter what I said!

Call her name, Come on let’s go!
Across that stage so brave
One hand open, One hand up
Tell me she’s not going to wave!

The crowd goes wild for my little girl
She blows kisses to us all
Hands are waving in the air 
Please look out for the wall!

As she disappears from my sight
Her big debut’s been made
I can’t believe it’s finally over
Here we come 1st grade!


Details | Rhyme |

A Daughter's Tribute

Upon the day when I was new
You held me at your breast,
And from that day love did accrue
For both I do attest.

You brought me to a place unknown
With slates of painted wood,
Where cheerful circus themes were flown
Above my neighborhood.

We seemed to nest for hours 
At night in satin blanket trim,
My curious nature flowered 
While yours eyes grew tired and dim.

The bears and clowns did entertain
Those few and fleeting days,
Until my innocent domain
Had overstayed its phase.

For soon the crawling was replaced
With awkward stepping feet,
A challenge you had bravely faced
Without fear of defeat.

Sweet infancy was soon eclipsed
By toddler nonchalance,
For “I can’t like it” pursed my lips
With every smug response.

You bore the brunt of childish acts
With ever loving ease,
Till school time called for pink backpacks
And alphabet expertise.

Soon Girl Scouts meetings filled your time
And clarinet your ears,
For you would plunk down every dime
To see me enjoy those years.

But then the teenage years ensued
When self-esteem is low,
You lifted me from anxious moods
When I had reached plateau.

Our arguments were common then
I thought myself all knowing,
While you’d repeat to me often
That I still had some growing.

We made it through till high school’s end
When college had arrived,
You made sure that I would attend
And my obstacles survived.

Through crying phone calls in the night
And stressful social scenes,
You’d hug me with unyielding might;
Upon you I could lean.

When graduation finally came
You looked so proud and calm,
“I made it through!” I did proclaim,
You knew it all along. 

I am grown and on my own,
With life ahead of me,
But through this piece I hope I’ve shown
Just what you mean to me.

For all the memories in the past
My best friend you remain,
And all the troubles we’ve surpassed
Have not all been in vain.

For through these times I have found
An idol strong and true,
And may I say, loud and profound,
My idol, Mom, is you.


Details | Rhyme |

Kathy

Today I Have to Tell You
How Very Proud I Am
Remember How it Used to Be
How You Hit the Big "Grand Slam?"

Then You Went out on Your Own
And Set the World on Fire
You Beat the Odds and Won
It Was Your Hearts Desire

Oh to See You Fight
When Things Got in Your Way
I Really Couldn't Ask for More
But There's Something I must Say

Forever I Shall Love You
I Love You like No Other
I Hope You'll Always Need Me
Because I Am Your Mother


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DISOBEDIENCE

Walking across a well-lit stage
I command my sequined graduation cap
stay perched up there!
I instruct my feet, 
Don’t stumble!
Gripping my Bachelor’s Degree
I recall the gruff,
Bronx-accented voice of my dad
dead now
Forty years ago I received 
his high school graduation directive
“daughters ‘ain’t fer college,
‘git a husband, ‘git children.”
Today my father stands on the edge
of a Heavenly cloud, 
hands on hips, 
grinning at me
I done it anyway dad.  
What you ‘tink ‘bout ‘dat?


Details | Lyric |

Where Were You

A little baby girl

not even one year old

without her daddies arms

the nights felt very cold



daddy I cant breath

so to the hospital they go

mommy held me down

where was my daddy though?



16 years had gone

my dad was mostly there 

but that morning he left

I said I didn't care



for two years I barely saw him

just talked to him now and then

but still I believed in him

and I'll choose to believe again



My graduation came 

he promised me he'd come

but when I walked across the stage

I only saw my mom



Why weren't you there daddy?

I still believe in you

I love you daddy and always will

please just show you love me too


Details | Ballad |

Mama

When I was born,
I learned how to breathe.
My Mama held me in her arms. 
She said that she would never let me leave.

Several months later,
I learned to take my first steps.
Mama watched close, so I wouldn't trip.
She filled my heart, to the deepest depths.

A couple years later,
I learned to tie my shoes.
Mama taught me how to button my coat.
I had all I could want, nothing to loose.

I grew a little,
Then I rode the bus to school.
Mama followed the bus all the way there.
She missed me; there was no one to fool.

Soon after that,
I left for summer church camp.
Mama made sure I packed my bug spray.
I think her eyes got a little bit damp.

Some more years passed,
Then for the Lord I made a decision.
Mama stood proud with a big grin.
My life had great dreams and visions.

About two years later,
I talked to Mama, told her God's plan.
Mama smiled, sobbed, and cried.
I told her I must follow God's hand.

Still today,
I stand strong and believe.
Mama says I've taught her strength.
And trusting God leaves her heart relieved.

One day soon,
I'll wear a graduation cap.
Mama will congradulate me.
With her gentle hands she will clap.

After that,
One day her hand will let me go.
She'll watch and wait for my return.
But her heart will hold me close though.