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Best Graduation Poems

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

Premium Member Graduation
You remember her running to find the beach
And when an adventure was eating a peach
And nothing she wanted was out of reach

You remember her terrified...

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Categories: child, graduation, mother daughter,
Form: Rhyme

Graduation Poem
Here we stand as a pride
Looking into each other’s eyes
As all the years go roaring by
We finally get to see where
We are

Coming from the bottom...

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Categories: farewell, graduation, pride,
Form: Free verse
The day’s hot-the wind like a convection oven
Blows hot air in our faces.
My cap and gown insulates me
Baking me like a potato wrapped in aluminum...

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Categories: graduation, childhood, education, farewell, goodbye,
Form: Narrative
My Cry
Mongrels gyrating on the edge of town
This it now- its going down
The chant electric, the doomsday count
It matters not that no one speaks a word

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Categories: graduation, angst, anti bullying, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Rise Up
Rise Up

Rise up to the blessing of another day.
To all that awaits you this moment.
To all that will challenge you and enlighten you.
Rise up...

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Categories: graduation, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse

It rained the first day
It rained the last
Tears fell each time
It’s moving too fast

So many days in between 
Victories and regrets
A painfully beautiful time
Another giant...

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Categories: 1st grade, graduation, growth,
Form: Rhyme
This Woman's Prayer

I pray not for power or place, only for the 
simple grace to look my neighbors in the face.
I seek not for silver or gold...

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Categories: devotion, faith, graduation, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member mentor love
thank you thank you to my mentor
she seen in me in me no one could see
write your poetry but use virgule
and diligent I write tons...

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Categories: graduation,
Form: Free verse
Dear Corona, From Class of 2020
Tassels are turned, and caps are in the air,
High school ends just like that with a handshake.
This is a day we’ve been waiting to share

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© Ava Loch  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, 12th grade, class, education,
Form: Sonnet
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member No Bookworm
Today is the first day of school
the summer too short at the pool
	school days are long
	this is so wrong 
I think going to school isn’t...

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Categories: child, dad, father, graduation,
Form: Limerick
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: education, graduation, inspirational, integrity,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member 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: age, courage, graduation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Freedom

I can go outside. 
I can go inside. 
I can climb a mountain, 
or swim in the sea. 


I am free. 

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, beach, beautiful, best friend,
Form: Free verse
Work, as fun as death
More, more, more, they want always
Sweet relief, paycheck....

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Categories: angst, conflict, graduation, growth,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Beeattitude
The Borg have nothing on the bees;
they act as a collective mind.
Instead of dominating worlds,
They leave a better place behind.

A bee’s life, rather short and...

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© Jeff Kyser  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, graduation, insect,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Brain scans
Brain scans

A brain scan is viewed
and seems to record
the busyness of a brain
most independent and active.. 
A brain viewed as  creator
with the scan recording...

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Categories: celebration, discrimination, encouraging, graduation,
Form: Bio
When poetry steps off the page
When poetry steps off the page,
It has come of age,
And is ready for life as a sage.

When poetry steps off the page,
It can many voices...

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Categories: graduation, analogy, appreciation, beauty, celebrity,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Dear Graduate

Dear graduate, this is a happy day.
Your schooling’s done. I hope your folks are proud.
Toss those caps to the sky. You’re on your way.
Shout Hallelujah...

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Categories: graduation,
Form: Rhyme
Immortal Gene

        Irrefutable evolution conduits 
        Matter tip toes through tunnels

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Categories: baby, blessing, endurance, graduation,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Purple People Eater
Purple People Eater

My car. 
It is great. 
It takes me everywhere, 
Like a roller skate. 
I can not wait to go…
Again and again. 

We travel...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: art, cute, fantasy, graduation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seventeen Almost Ready to Fly Off
One more year before the wild bird flies her coop.
Not bad. Bravo. Wise one.
You are more than enough.
Your optimism shines throughout your poems.
You know yourself.

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Categories: graduation, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
I remember when we were growing up and the first day I started school.
I was nervous as could be, and then you walked in trying...

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Categories: graduation, devotion, friendship, time, school,
Form: Lyric
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...

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© Al Parry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, anniversary, baby, baptism, beauty,
Form: I do not know?
I was just trying to remember the past
 trying to remember the good people
 and the bad people,
 that i came across on my way,


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© VICTOR BUN  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, angel, anniversary, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Light Verse