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Graduation Poems | Examples of Graduation Poetry

Graduation Poems. Below are examples of poems about graduation. This list of graduation poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of graduation poetry. This list of works about graduation is an excellent resource for examples on how to write graduation poems.

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List of Graduation Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
My Son Ohseannah Hannaesho Free verse graduation, love, son,
Heavy Heart feven teclemichael Free verse class, goodbye, graduation, heartbreak,
At last our time has come Kathryn Eddy Ode blessing, celebration, goodbye, graduation,
Congratulations Graduate Clarence Billheimer Rhyme graduate, graduation,
GRACE OFFERS BOUNTY OF GOD Beata Agustin Lanterne graduation, blessing, encouraging, faith, god,
Overwhelming Success Bernard F. Asuncion Acrostic graduation,
Survivor Tswarelo Mohohoma Rhyme graduation, confidence, courage, destiny, devotion,
Premium Member Poem Pre-School Graduation ilene bauer Rhyme graduation,
Stadium Seating Elizabeth Wyler Free verse angel, bereavement, faith, graduation,
Premium Member Poem Sixty-four Forevermore Franklin Price Couplet anniversary, friendship, graduation, high

Tsunami
by Elizabeth Duran
Be the wave that strengthens the ocean
crash wildly into the sea of knowledge
let adversities drown in your victories
let education be your north star
keep your courage...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduate, graduation,

Sometimes
by Lockesha Harry
Sometimes we forget, 
that we,
I,
as singular people,
cant avoid being alone.

That we make ties and bonds
But sometimes they break.
Sometimes we try and it doesn't work.
Sometimes relationships...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, break up, future, goodbye,

Milestones
by Anna Hopper
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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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 1st grade, graduation, growth,

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Graduates
by Mike Hauser
Who would have thunk
Who could have guessed
That we'd all end up
Dressed like this

Here on this stage
In cap and gown 
With tassels tossed
Frowns upside down 

We'll...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduate, graduation, life,

FACETIME DEGREE
by Kim Rodrigues
FACETIME DEGREE

the graduate, with legs of his wife —
an army man,
in cap and gown.

he smiles big from the ipad screen.
his ears ring, with whistles and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation,

Unfriendly Autograph
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
I hate to say it, but it's true
You don't like me, I don't like you
It's good to graduate from this place
So I won't have to...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: friend, graduation, hate, memorial,

Dyslexicans
by Anthony Beck
Dyslexia is our superpower;
And from know-it-alls we never cower.
They torture one's head with tortuous talks;
Dyslexics instead think outside the box....

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: celebration, encouraging, graduation, smart,

Never Fail Till The End
by Bernard F. Asuncion
F-or
E-very
L-ife on earth, 
I-t's a long road, 
X-factor is the help of the true God.

D-epend not on the strength of the human, 
A-im to trust...

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Tetractys | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: birthday, graduation,

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Caps and Gowns
by Gershon Wolf
                     Graduation  Day
Caps ...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, leaving, life, school,

The Tea Party
by roger turner
"Go on forth young graduates,

And show us who you are

You're now our future leaders

We know you will go far"

And so commencement ended

Pictures done and people...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, future, graduate, graduation,

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Going To The Prom
by PAT Adams
A chance of going to the prom can be so sublime
Spare no expense, even if it is your last dime
It's worth the money
Remember honey
Unlike marriage,...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, marriage, satire,

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Tadpoles
by Wayne Kingston
verdant Spring incubator -

               pond moss carpets shore...

   ...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, magic,

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My Cry
by Jannie Breedt
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
We...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, angst, anti bullying, anxiety,

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Free Advice is Just That
by Gershon Wolf
These days it's clearly the fashion
To tell college grads: "Follow your passion."
Yet consider this quick note of caution:
  Make sure with your passion you'll...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: career, graduation, passion,

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Graduation
by Michelle Faulkner
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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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, graduation, mother daughter,

Pinal
by James Larioza
Isang lingong pahirap
Isang lingong puro hirap
Isang lingong puro puyat
Isang lingong ayaw paawat

Yan yung lingong ang bigat
Animo Hindi mo alam kung sapat. 
Yung pag hihirap mo...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: courage, education, graduate, 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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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, 7th grade, break up,

Three Days
by Carissa Marie
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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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, 12th grade, birthday, depression,

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The 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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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, 12th grade, 8th grade ,

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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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: graduation, 1st grade , 3rd grade ,