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Graduation Poems

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This Is Uganda
This is Uganda
My motherland
My home that I love so much
Boom, boom, boom,boom
Another prominent leader has been shot dead
Who is it?
Abiriga, the yellow man
Panic here, panic there
Some arrests here and there
And that’s it
He is gone
And the killers too are nowhere to...Read More
Categories: graduation, environment,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member The Graduate
Sweet blooms in golden hour's wake,
As a diploma is given with handshake.
To blue-gold skies over glassy lake,
Scarlet redbird, the clouds overtake!

Nature is alive, and so is the degree,
And just no telling what all will be!
Like midnight stars in afar enormity,
Or...Read More
Categories: daughter, future, graduation, growing up, hope, joy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thank You For Your Service
The Army band’s thunderous sounds filled my ears.
Such deep patriotic emotion fully engulfed me while I
felt my heart fill up with pride as it bonded with the thrill
of that music supporting the grand vision of those great
young men and women,...Read More
Categories: graduation, appreciation, military, usa,
Form: Ode
Vacuum
Vacuum
by Michael R. Burch

Over hushed quadrants
forever landlocked in snow,
time’s senseless winds blow ...

leaving odd relics of lives half-revealed,
if still mostly concealed ...
such are the things we are unable to know

that once intrigued us so.

Come then, let us quickly repent
of whatever...Read More
Categories: education, extended metaphor, farewell, first love, graduation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lies to Our Self
Lies to Our Self

I will be okay. 
You, she, we, me, us...
are just fine. 
All the time, 
we talk too much, 
and not enough. 

Lose weight, 
stop smoking, 
no joking...
Screaming at the mirror, 
on meth, how dare them?
Gathering in my...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, father son, freedom, graduation, memorial,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Parrot Ting Reflection From A Barry University Graduate
There has been much about being on a stage 
Since I started dealing with that adult style wage 
The Orange one used to welcome the new year 
With an evening date filled with cheer 

Now it says goodbye
With a match...Read More
Categories: graduation, football, games, holiday, how i feel, judgement,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Pomp and Circumstance
A chapter ends in cap and gown, what lies ahead?    Turn the page and write.
...Read More
Categories: graduation, growing up,
Form: Monoku
Good things come to those who wait
I remember when I was little, and I huffed and puffed because I wanted to put food on my own plate.
My mother said,"not yet you"ll be old soon enough, don't rush, good things come to those who wait."
I remember jumping...Read More
Categories: graduation, family, fantasy, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member GENERATIONS ALIGNED
As I watched our daughter watch her son graduate from college yesterday…
as our three generations aligned
I wondered if she was thinking what I once did…
If my same thoughts crossed her mind.

Was she wondering where the time went?
Was she wondering how...Read More
Categories: graduation,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Blooper


Can anyone tell me what a blooper is anyway
Is it like a goofy unplanned accident at someone's soiree
Like a dark patch
A wee bit damp
While being filmed at daughter's graduation day




...Read More
Categories: graduation, grief,
Form: Limerick
Scores of years post high school graduation
Scores of years... post high school graduation...

Whether with/without
spectacles regarding myopia, yours truly
boasts twenty twenty highsight
able, eager and willing to site
emotional, mental, physical

and spiritual deficits
lamely attempting to
explain how one bright
eyed and bushy
tailed older fellow
oft times described

existential nihilist plight
unable to validate
lifetime psychological...Read More
Categories: graduation, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member The Forgotten holidays
The Forgotten holidays

Written or in this case typed…
correctly; “The” as it was at the beginning correct. 
“Forgotten” as it was naming not the action but the lost.
(holidays) No capital as they are thought to be small, 
and unimportant by most...Read More
Categories: celebration, chanukah, christmas, easter, graduation, presidents day,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member High School Graduation
Eighteen
Beautiful day
May 1970
My high school graduation day
I could be a nurse mother or teacher
Our caps and gowns were red and gold
Small town Iowa kids
So excited
Eighteen


Written: 11-28-2019
Contest: Red-Letter Day Rictameter
Sponsor: William Kekaula
Syllables checked with: Howmanysyllables.com  2,4,6,8,10,8,6,4,2
...Read More
Categories: graduation,
Form: Rictameter
Dear Mother
To my wife, on the event of our daughter’s high school graduation.


Dear mother, warm around me--
tender home for just this while;
so close together, you and I 
I feel good when you smile. 

Dear mother, here you've brought me 
to this...Read More
Categories: appreciation, graduation, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Once I Had a School Teacher
Once I had a school teacher
Who wore a bun in the back,
And took it upon herself,
To teach the difference between Duty, Love and Lack.

It seems that Duty stands stiff,
Duty accomplishes things and is firm,
Though I found Love standing sweet and...Read More
Categories: graduation, 9th grade,
Form: Light Verse
Don't forget your valuables
I'm the one
Still wearing
The graduation cap
After we thrown them 
Off
Like I just wanted to
Keep it on my head
For the whole day
Years have passed, my friends
How are you all doing
Seems like everything has changed
And
Yet nothing has
Still the immature kids
We were
Teasing about...Read More
Categories: children, friendship, graduate, graduation, missing, nostalgia, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maza-ratee
Maza-ratee!           (Maserati) 

The computer of choice. 
A tele-byte of memory, plus,  
a few extra sticks for looks. 

You can see into the main frame, 
from the side of the...Read More
Categories: graduation, car, chocolate, christian, computer, graduate, leadership, technology,
Form: Free verse
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 from this side to that side, 
The state is far and wide. 
She is hard...Read More
Categories: art, cute, fantasy, graduation, kindergarten, nostalgia, paradise,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Last Goodbye Cry
Graduation that one spacial day
All proms gone
Last kiss goodbye
Letterman jacket hung up

No more teachers 
No more books
No more teachers dirty looks
The last book seen

With written memories 
Signed by friends
The last yearbook ever to be seen
Tassel now on the left

Leaving these...Read More
Categories: graduation, education, goodbye,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IF
As I studied long for my last exam,
I found me drifting off to happy land.
So I had to think of a fool proof plan,
to keep me studying for my last exam.
I wrote a note for anyone’s hand,
it reads like this,...Read More
Categories: cute, graduate, graduation, school, student,
Form: Free verse
My cry
I can't imagine the cry ranged from my eyes
Sweeping the floor like a flood.
This non can imagine to be our lot.
Despite all hands on deck for success to make

Non can tell of how fate has thus loots us
Adiye nlagun, iyere...Read More
Categories: abuse, africa, betrayal, corruption, discrimination, graduate, graduation,
Form: Epic
REUNION
After many a year long juvenile spree,
They detached from the tree.
And fell on the earth to germinate,
To be dispersed as per their fate.

Some grew up like redwood,
Others sustained as they should.
As time seemed to fly,
Like migratory birds in the sky.

After...Read More
Categories: friend, friendship, graduation, happy, high school, memory,
Form: Classicism
A Poem for Antje
Happy Birthday to you, my dear sister.
You were just a little dolll when you were photographed with your uncle Walter..

I have seen you grow into a beautiful young woman,
Do you remember the days at our parent.s house.

When your friends would...Read More
Categories: graduation, appreciation, beautiful, birthday, blessing, friend, god, grandfather,
Form: Free verse
The Teacher Who Carved Life's Course



Down the memory lane a long time ago
I remember when I was completing graduation
what I’d pursue afterward I didn’t know,
one professor then gave my career a direction.

A short stature humble man, Santosh Ray
introduced me in a course on geology
to the...Read More
Categories: graduation, career, life, teacher,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bird Seed
Bird Seed

The power of a small kindness,
can never be overstated.
...Read More
Categories: color, gospel, graduate, graduation, grandchild, happy, hero,
Form: Free verse

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