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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, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Heroes


When need arises they rise up in every town
No matter the toll it takes, they just carry on,
But not everyone will recognize who they are

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Categories: graduation, hero,
Form: Verse
Premium Member 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: angst, anti bullying, anxiety, graduation, holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Johnny Had A Girl
Johnny was my best friend through our early teenage years;
Wherever one of us went the other could always be found near;
Until he found a girlfriend...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, death, friendship, song-lyrichome, home, high school,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Heat Source Hunger
Wonder not
if my thoughts are thrilled and twisted
daily and deeply by the albums of your ways,
I succumb severely to the impulse of imminent interplay
so dumb...

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Categories: graduation, love,
Form: Ballad

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, black african
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, kindergarten, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shyness
I'm young with no identity,
A faceless boy, alone and shy.
To classmates, a nonentity;
My parents fret and wonder why.

I'm part of the unnoticed pack.
I step aside...

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Categories: graduation, 12th grade, bullying, hurt, lonely, sad,
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
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, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member School Supplies
I glanced out my window watchin' kids plod along to school today.
I recalled my school days and how things have changed along the way
I watched...

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Categories: graduation, funny, school, school, school,
Form: Rhyme
My Mother Thinks I'm a Doctor
My mother thinks I'm a doctor
I just don't have the guts
To tell her I spent all my college doe
On beer, wine, women and such

So after...

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Categories: graduation, funny, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member All They Could Have Been
Little lights begin to shine
Tiny heartbeats in the dark
With a glowing hope inside
To shine brighter than the stars

But their possibilities.....
Suddenly come to an end
Echoing in...

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Categories: graduation, abortion, baby, bible, creation, encouraging, children,
Form: Lyric
Ambitious Girl
Ambitious Girl, your ideal for me

We living in a fake world, but you kept it real for me

Your drive is driving me crazy

Steering me to...

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Categories: graduation, i miss you, lost love,
Form: Prose Poetry
America Wasn't So Bad Back Then
We have something in common, a fellow I talk to now and then. We’re about the same age and perhaps the only ones in the...

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Categories: graduation, america,
Form: Prose
A Letter To My Father
How am I suppose to know you care,
If every time I grieved for you, you weren't there?
I always thought someday you would have came along,

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Categories: graduation, absence, daughter, emotions, father, father daughter,
Form: I do not know?
The Circle
As a child for long whiles I watched mother and tried to mutter,
Learning her nurturing ways, seeing other kids with fathers.
As a kid I watched...

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Categories: graduation, life, memory,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member An X-Mess Carol
"An X-Mess Carol"

Somewhere standing barefoot
in the sand, she thought with guilty pleasure
“This is the KORO SEA!” and
conjured up a multitude of story scenarios
Buccaneers, Pirates Parlay,...

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Categories: graduation, absence, abuse, children, christmas, daughter, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Senior Year
It began on a high note
Dreams of a New Frontier
Those dreams were shattered in Texas
In the Fall of the same year
Christmas time was solemn
Before the...

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Categories: graduation, nostalgia, schooltime, time,
Form: Narrative
A Straight-Forward Poem: Dedicated to My Recent Poetry Soup Critics
There are always those who say that you are wrong.
They are the ones who never stray from the herd.
They go to school and learn everything...

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© Alex Roth  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, people, society,
Form: Free verse
Why did you leave me
Her laughter
Her smile 
The way she spoke with passion when she was talking about something she loved
How she hugged you when you felt sorrowful

It would've...

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Categories: graduation, death of a friend, depression, emotions,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Parenthood
The day you were born was my euphoric high
When everything changed hearing your first cry
As hearts synchronized in embrace with a sigh
And every breathe of...

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Categories: graduation, parents,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Caps
A beige sun cap was found
floating in the lake where
he was last seen swimming.

A cradle cap lies with the sweet
powdery baby scent still
lingering in her...

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Categories: graduation, bereavement, death, sad,
Form: Free verse
You tought me is ok to cry when your around,
And held me high ,when my world was falling down,
You hug me tight ,to prove you...

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Categories: graduation, angel, emotions, faith,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Times are More
Times Are More
By Franklin Price

We met at a great celebration,
Of a graduation, from a Texas High School.
Although he was dressed as a farmer,
I knew he...

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Categories: graduation, history, memory,
Form: Rhyme