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Categories: 7th grade, break up, graduation,
Mothers perfume
by Sophie Wilson
My mothers' perfume. 
The scents throughout the day are wondrous, 
And not at all like fungus. 
Filled with love and delight, 
Sometimes reminding me of...

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Categories: 12th grade, birthday, depression, graduation, growing up, teenage,
Three Days
by Carissa Clanton
Three days from eighteen years old
And I still don’t know who the hell I’m gonna be
Three days from the first 
Of my teenage dreams
And I...

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Categories: 12th grade, 8th grade , graduation, life, marriage, time,
Premium MemberThe Gift
by Carol Connell
When I was a young child, you were an old gray headed man that shuffled along slowly, aided by a cane. You never could move...

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Categories: 1st grade , 3rd grade , graduation, light,
Gaze
by Lukas andrew
When I see you
I tend to smile
Not all day
But for a while
I watch you as you turn around
I remember every single sound
I watch you as...

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Categories: analogy, birth, care, confidence, graduation, happiness,
Looking for something
by David Smith
Have you found your key yet?
The one that is useless to all but yourself, 
One that you can't buy off the shelf,
Or borrow from an...

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Categories: beautiful, beauty, bible, faith, graduation,
Premium MemberBirds of Flight
by Woodrow Lucas
Wounded soul, I see you, I tell you you’re in the light,
As you writhe in unknown torment and live in fright of the night,
I see...

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Categories: graduation, language,
Premium MemberFear not the Clause
by Geoffrey Brewer
FEAR NOT THE CLAUSE

There is no cause to fear the clause
It has no teeth, has no sharp claws
Though analysis may give you pause
Dissect it, then...

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Categories: caregiving, change, destiny, encouraging, graduation,
A NON BIOLOGICAL PARENTHOOD
by reagan musore
That moment when you are an orphan,
Have your parents divorced,
Or from a poor family background
And other unavoidable circumstances..
That may make you a victim,
Of a non-biological...

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Categories: absence, best friend, break graduation, missing, student,
We don't make friends to loose them
by Osman Mahamud
Do u know what is behind my tears?
Seeing friends go and can't hold them back.
Loosing everyone around within a twinkle of an eye.
All that am...

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Categories: crush, friend, graduate, graduation, identity, imagination, immigration,
Gore
by Jimmi Canada
Lichens of lion's lore,
incipient and trying to score
Ditch it and die in the core
Stick it right in the horse...

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Categories: anxiety, confusion, future, graduation,
Unknown Future
by Fetta Cheese
They ask me,
‘What will you be?’
The answer is inevitable
Although not always understandable

They say to me,
‘You should do this’
The answer is direct
But at the same time...

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Categories: angst, childhood, education, evil, graduation, philosophy, school,
An Evil Place
by Jack Luke
School is a terrible thing
With teachers who are duke
And a principal who is tyrant king 
But I, Sir Luke, 
Am a knave 
All other students...

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Categories: absence, change, farewell, graduation, life, philosophy, sun,
Nothing To Say
by Earl Schumacker
What can I say?
The sun hangs there with nothing to do
Just out of reach burning with raw desire
What can I do?
Taxes?
No thank you
If I stay...

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Categories: graduation, growing up, happiness,
Adulthood
by Dahlya wise
Thinking will not prolong the inevitable. 
Hoping for yesterday will not stop tomorrow.
Incompetence only takes you so far.
Shooting for the stars is our destination.

Initially, we...

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Categories: graduation,
Premium MemberCulmination Reached
by Russell Sivey
One day to have in your heart
Trying to keep all things possible
Playing the tunes in your mind
You reach the top of the mountain
And shout the...

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Categories: graduation,
Graduation
by Genie Maxine
All the small moments we thought didn’t matter,
All the opportunities taken and not taken,
All the choices made and not made,
These are what led to this...

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Categories: graduation, soccer,
Ode to Dyslexicans -- a soccer poem
by Anthony Beck
Woe is us, we wretched Dyslexicons,
We the visionary thinking paragons,
We the summer-school-room-dwelling patsies,
We the ostracized by Spelling Nazis.

(sorry, lied about the soccer)...

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Categories: graduation,
Premium Membertransmogrify
by PATRICIA CRESSWELL
transmogrify

once upon a time
one knew how to begin
the state of the day dream,
by removing the mind, 
shedding the every day
paraphernalia, then escaping
into a realm just...

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Categories: children, class, farewell, graduation, kindergarten, love, teacher,
Memories of a Chalk
by L.C. Jarrette
Silhouettes fade as summer draws near
Yearning for their presence in this barren room
Rippling sounds of one's laughter cause me to tear
Awakens this reverie like scent...

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Categories: graduation, purple,
Premium MemberAppearance
by Charles Coon
Appearance

This is the reality
we actually know..
Appearance in and of
Awareness..
The objective world
is nothing more..
Seemingly
a hidden secret......

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Categories: childhood, daughter, father daughter, graduation,
Graduation Day
by Scott Biehl
Oh my today is the day
Our little D graduates today
You are not only oh so smart
You are the one with the biggest heart

As you walk...

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Categories: graduation, june, music, school,
Premium MemberIn June
by Carol Connell
School is out
the kids all shout.

Graduates galore
diplomas by the score.

Dad’s special day
hip hip hooray!

Summer vacation
time for relaxation.

These joyful scenarios are like a tune
that delights our...

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Categories: graduation,
MY GRAD
by Jim Tidd
He walked across
the gown-filled stage, and off
with his diploma.


[For Joey]...

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Categories: graduation,
Premium MemberGraduation
by Dean Wood
Rejoice!
Graduation!
Celebrate your triumph!
College now ahead in earnest!
Frightful!




for the “Cinquain Express Train” Contest
sponsored by John Anderson
May 24, 2017
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Categories: graduation,
Graduations
by Drencho POET
Graduations 

all happiness
full of gladness
time of graduation
students' motivation
look how beautiful they are
look how they have gone so far
they all deserve the best crown
so wonderful jealous...

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Categories: graduation, high school, motivation,
Kick Start Voyage
by Jaziel Alvarez
You will have many decisions to make 
Some difficult, some easy as cake
And every path you take
Will be a scar or memory to embrace.

"Be not...

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Categories: celebration, character, childhood, god, graduation, growing up, relationship,
Premium MemberPaul's Graduation Poem
by Carol Connell
How can the journey be over?
It seems like it just began.
You started out as just a small tyke.
Now you’re becoming a man.
When taking those first...

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Categories: graduation, happy, health, light,
Massage is for life
by Russell Grushco
To my graduation as Massage Therapist from SSMT
(Sarasota School of Massage Therapy).

The year has passed. Whole year. Anazing.
At first, it seemed like so long.
But then...

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Categories: graduation,
Another Graduation
by Clarence Billheimer
ANOTHER GRADUATION

Another graduation!  The seniors walk the aisle,
They stop and face the audience, they pose there with a smile.
Another graduation!  Their school years...

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Categories: graduation,
Premium Membermy generation
by niall fulham
My Generation
My generation had nothing but imagination 
Growing up on the outskirts of Dublin city
working families all around bound to 
make the best of every...

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Categories: graduation, jobs, work,
Premium MemberTWEETABLE - TOP GRADUATE GETS A JOB
by JAN ALLISON
First class male receives stamp of approval… he’s posted abroad!

03~13~17

Tweetable Contest
Sponsored by Scott Thirtyseven
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Categories: graduation, imagination, true love,
Premium MemberEbony and Ivory
by Sandison Jumbo
Ebony and Ivory

By his side, amidst their college graduation fanfare
Dreading the end of their great love affair
“I’ll make you happy, this I swear”
He’d suddenly said,...

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Categories: graduation, grandfather, men, military,
Recruit Division
by Andrew Carnegie
Recruit Division

I never applied to join the Army, a nice man phoned me,
He said I was the type they liked, with a steel certainty,
Plus he...

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Categories: career, dream, education, graduate, graduation, passion,
FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE
by Mia Pratt
Twenty fifth day of May 
Tourism Management degree in hand 
I picture myself being 
a tour guide 
a park ranger 
a marine educator 
a marine...

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Categories: age, friend, friendship, graduation, growing up, happiness,
A Lot of Lasts
by Maren Beauchamp
City lights late at night…
mixed with that album that makes me cry – 
the one from way back when. 
Some friends along for the ride
won’t...

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