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Best Graduate Poems

Below are the all-time best Graduate poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of graduate poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member A Nook and a Storybook
Oh, give me a nook and a storybook
there at my mother’s knee.
Or tucked in bed, a pillow at my head
as father reads to me.

To hear...

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Categories: graduate, books, cute, memory,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member MY ODYSSEY

Here, I am
Sitting on the relaxing throne of my age
Reminiscing what I went through in life
A mere spectator I have now become
Observing in...

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Categories: graduate,
Form: Bio

What am I?*

Am I just matter?
Am I just spirit?
Am I a combination of spirit and matter?

If we examine the first case- that I am matter-then...

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Categories: graduate, faith, god, people, universe,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Immigration Officer Asked Me

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Categories: graduate, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Eternal Everlasting Joy
Sometimes, I think about my life
And the prices I have paid
All the places I have been
The choices I have made

Seems somewhere along the path
I stumbled...

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Categories: graduate, faith, family, forgiveness, inspirational, life, lovewords,
Form: Quatrain

Because Education Is Important
The last time I had seen this particular cousin of mine, I was still in college and he had a head full of hair. In...

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Categories: graduate, family, humorous, life, metaphor, money, surreal,
Form: Prose Poetry
My son

Aged four and half, first day at school
he was going to prove he was no fool,
through boredom disrupted his class
which continued each following day alas,

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© Roy Pett  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, art, graduate, motivation, pride, son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Be Quiet
my Pumpkin,
it's not your turn.
"But Daddy, why not?"
Her look filled with desire.
Hair aflame and golden eyes
the roller coaster beckoning.
She shows no fear, she is only...

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Categories: graduate, daughter, pride,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member The Graduate's Sanctuary
the graduate

      submerges in pool

          Mr. Robinson


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Categories: graduate, confusion, peace, people
Form: Tanka
Premium Member We Can Dream On
It used to be that many dreamed.
At least that is the way it seemed.
But that was more than a few years ago now.
A good life...

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Categories: graduate, political, dream, dream,
Form: Lyric
A stifled cry
"It was a mistake", she said. 
A tiny life swiped in seconds as 
gods creation is rendered a 
mere cluster of cells. 
Returned back to...

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© Lexi Break  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduate, anti bullying, baby, birth, childhood, creation,
Form: Free verse
I remember that night as if it were yesterday,
sitting and watching your chest moving rhythmically 
up and down as you took each breath.
Your face was...

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Categories: graduate, beautiful, i love you, i miss
Form: Free verse
Cigarette burns dot the seventies green vinyl chair and a floor television doubles as a table with a lamp and figurines. A six foot two...

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Categories: graduate, family, woman, women, me, men, women,
Form: Free verse
Fire and Ice
If You were fire and I was Ice
I'd extinguish your flame every day
Or just maybe
You would cause me to melt away
We could never exist in...

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Categories: graduate, addiction, allegory, appreciation, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Pain doesn't determine who YOU are
When I was a little girl, 
I went through the most traumatic experience of my life.

I was diagnosed with a deadly infection in my femur...

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Categories: graduate, childhood, depression, health, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ode to Joe Gould

Born Joseph Ferdinand Gould, in Norwood Massachusetts, 1889.
A 1911 graduate of Harvard, and a
Greenwich village Bohemian from 1916 until 1957,
and the time of his death...

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Categories: graduate, art, people, places, poets,
Form: Ode
About Me Pt. 1
What can I say about me that you can’t learn within a day?
I was born to be a hopeless romantic,
except I never have any romance...

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© Daron Long  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduate, introspection, life, people, social, teen, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Earth Soul
And yet we are one inside/outside communion,
one ego/eco-integrity potential sanctuary

Polypathically capable of nesting
eager for re-creating
healthy commitments with family
and toward more extended communal memberships
beyond our egocentric...

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Categories: graduate, celebration, green, health, integrity, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Life is indeed an incredible journey
when I was young I grew up in a different place
that place was the cause of many wars

When we left...

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Categories: graduate, bullying, forgiveness, life,
Form: Free verse
Frilly Red Knickers Show Time
(aka "Trump's Bottom Line")

Cartel Jesus launched an old crone
High over Trump's Wall on a drone
Our Border Patrol
Went out of control
Snapping photos with their iPhone!


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Categories: graduate, political, usa,
Form: Limerick
Becoming a teenager,
Parents place wager
That by sweet sixteen,
You will have been
Kissed and experienced
Puppy love
While stars twinkle above!
Turning twenty one,
The greatest feeling
Under the sun,
Graduating from University,

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Categories: graduate, child,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Motivation for Graduates
God's mercy and love raised you to this tier,
Amid the party of graduates assembled here.
So, think not of self more highly than you ought,
For it...

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Categories: graduate, education, graduation, inspirational, integrity, motivation, religion,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Bird Seed
Bird Seed

The power of a small kindness,
can never be overstated.

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: color, gospel, graduate, graduation, grandchild, happy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who Designated You
We have designated drivers and designated hitters
But where are the designated cowboys? 
The designated artists?
The designated illustrators? 
The designated astronauts?  
The designated dancers?

Who decides?

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Categories: graduate, 10th grade, 11th grade, 6th grade,
Form: Free verse

Hi there,
Please take your seats,
Welcome, I greet
You four young ladies
Applying for this
 Wonderful post,
Call me Bill, I’m your 
Interviewer and host!
I hope all of you...

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Categories: graduate, joy,
Form: Free verse