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Congratulations, Poke

Your Diploma is your first big step.
Knowledge is your key!
Achieving what you want in life,
and being, what you want to be!

Learning never ceases, *Poke,
though Graduation's done.
Your whole life's an education,
that has only just begun!

I couldn't be more proud of you,
I wish success, I hope you know.
Rest assured, my love goes with you,
wherever you may go!

So, step into the future Poke,
you have the qualities, you need.
With honesty and integrity,
I've no doubt that you'll succeed!

Remember the love, from Mom and Dad,
your friends and your Teachers, too!
All of these people, plus Gramma and me,
are the ones who made you, you!


Note: *Poke - My nickname for my Granddaughter,
Courtney, since she was 18 months old.
(from Disneys movie "Pocohontas").  She
just graduated from High School.










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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:31:00 PM
    How cute! I love your rhymes! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 3:35:00 PM
    Give "Poke" my congratulations. You have written this offering quite well.

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 8:32:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your great work honoring a step in the right direction for your granddaughter...I tell most the opportunity knocks about 3 1/2 times in a person's life so take advantage of all golden opportunities and getting an education is one of those opportunities..Sara

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 4:48:00 PM
    Sweet poem for your "Poke",grandpa - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 10:50:00 AM
    lovely tribute to your granddaughter, Ralph. Congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:40:00 PM
    wonderful graduation present for your lovely Poke!!!

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 4:39:00 PM
    This must have surely brought tears to her eyes, what a wonderful emotion penned on such a special occasion n a young woman's life, well done Ralph, thanks for sharing luv vie

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Very nice....Poke is lucky to have a Grandpa like you!!! Well done Ralph!!

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 2:35:00 PM
    I bet she said Awwwwww Gramps when she read this! Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 7:24:00 PM
    Congratulations to your Granddaughter, and to your for your lovely tribute.