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Long Graduation Poems

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The Tea Party
"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 changed

Now, off to private parties

All orderly pre-arranged

But four young girls...

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Categories: america, future, graduate, graduation, life, sad, society,
Form: Epic

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...

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Categories: education, extended metaphor, farewell, first love, graduation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Straight to Hell - A Short Story
I was a seventeen year old senior in a coed, catholic high school.  Our gym classes however were still all boys and all girls.  My senior year we had gym every other day...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, life, day, school, teacher, me, old, class,
Form: Narrative
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 diner who think our past lives are interesting. So when...

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Categories: graduation, america,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Skeletons And Songs Of Samsara - 2
In the heart where your naivety resides
you wonder what haunts the sun
and why pain enjoys your childhood eyes,
when you see warm blood run
then you know that death can color
and like you, death loves a dramatic...

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Categories: graduation, birth, death, life,
Form: Crown of Sonnets

I was born to be a survivor and a fighter.
That's why I became a writer.
As a child the physical abuse I endured.
Being a baby it was pretty absurd.

The child of recovering addicts.
Even one that still...

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© Erica Berg  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, absence, abuse, addiction, anger, depression, drug, how
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Is Joss Whedon 'I AM' - Christ Reincarnate
Is Joss Whedon ‘I AM?’ (1) Christ Reincarnate?
                  I Think That That’s Doubtful!

More than Trump ‘IS’ (1) (by...

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Categories: america, graduation, high school, humor, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Visitation - BOTH Audio and Text versions
Forty-seven years ago I went abroad for college, then - after graduation - chose to live across the sea.
I called my parents often, and I mailed them many cards, but rarely made the trip back...

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Categories: graduation, family, memory,
Form: Verse
My father died prematurely while away on 
a business trip from a rogue blood clot to the heart  
I never doubted he loved me, would have liked me, 
(not the same thing), adult to...

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© Nola Perez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, hero,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Time

Did we think that time would always there for us?
An infinite amount of time to use as we please.

Never counting time.....and never thinking it would end

Did we ever doubt that someday time would be...

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© TJ Silba  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, 10th grade, angel, anniversary, appreciation, birthday,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Waiting Before the Throne of God
Waiting Before the Throne of God

The year was, 1972 and at 2:11 a.m. that Jessie Wayne Martin was
born into this world.  He was born to Matthew and Kathy Martin and 
would become the baby...

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Categories: graduation, sorrow, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The House of Doors
My friends and I were out strolling, in a lush park one day,
Just enjoying the scenes of the afternoon, as time flew away.

Sun kissed blooms blushed and swooned, under pale lazy clouds;
And nature was lush...

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Categories: graduation, fantasy, friend, house, imagery, magic, nature, summer,
Form: Couplet
Birds of Flight
Wounded soul, I see you, I tell you you’re in the light,
As you writhe in unknown torment and live in fright of the night,
I see you feeling lost and discarded, as though no one sheds...

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Categories: beautiful, beauty, bible, faith, graduation,
Form: Rhyme
Inauguration Not Graduation
Inauguration Not Graduation

January 20,2021 
This is dedicated to President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris 
Inauguration is the mark to something great 
Let me talk, let's elaborate
This go round
A lot of kings and queens...

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Categories: graduation, america, beautiful, birth,
Form: Prose
A Journy From Teenage To Adulthood
A boy named Joseph lives in an old city,
But his family lives so far from his living place.
He came here for study purposes.
Next year he will complete his graduation from the local university.
Now he is...

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Categories: graduation, blessing, change, dedication, devotion, fantasy, giving,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Daddy's Little Girl
She was eighteen
Graduation Day
The Girl got Straight A’s
Mother says, 'I’m proud of you.
Your hard work is gonna pay.
I know it's been a long road
But you've carried your load."
The girl looks over her shoulders
And scans through...

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Categories: graduation, abuse, child abuse, conflict, education, encouraging, growing
Form: Free verse
1st year(In university)
I was sitting in the lecture room, looking at that girl sitting next to me. She was my ‘best friend’. She had nice hair, humble and was very beautiful. I wish I could...

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© Don Bukana  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, absence, adventure, africa, angel, anniversary, august,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member On Small Town Life - BOTH Audio and Text versions
Fifty-seven years ago, when I was but a child, I thought my mom and dad were pretty cool.
The only things they ever did that really ticked me off were - make me take a bath…and...

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Categories: graduation, family, parents,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Happy Birthday Dear Sister
Happy birthday, my love….
Today you turn forty-seven years old, dear sister... 
May your wings shine brighter today than ever before.

May my smile bring you joy and laughter. Oh, how your laughter saved me so many...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graduation, birthday, death, dedication, sister,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Graduation Blessing


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Categories: blessing, celebration, christian, graduate, graduation, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dad
I sit looking at this page, thinking about you.
My first memories of so very long ago.
I was four and you and some friends sat in the living room 
of our house on the corner. ...

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Categories: graduation, dad,
Form: Elegy
Abounding in gratitude 
my heart bursts out delightful praises
worshipfully testifying ---
 “God has blessed me this 2021.” 

January’s thanksgiving glow 
greeted me with peace and hope
to surmount quarantine hurdles, propping my zest---
declaring “Thus saith the...

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Categories: graduation, appreciation, blessing, christian, faith, god, jesus, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
When love was innocent
Innocent Love
The 10th grade-I was hurt, had a lot of pain I wore, thought that everyone could see it on my shirt, I felt incomplete, tried to be neat and do all the things I...

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Categories: graduation, adventure, basketball, boyfriend, character, love, pain,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Why I Despise Nerds
When Cinderella Chesterfield turned 17 years old, her and I were classmates in a class called ‘classic dance’.
I was just a freshman, while Cindy was a junior, and every Wednesday morning I’d be praying for...

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Categories: graduation, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Exfoliation I Am
In my advanced age am I but 
       The castoff--remnants 
Of a vitality that once was and has  been...

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Categories: graduation, allusion, bereavement, family, happiness, how i feel,
Form: Light Verse