Graduation Poems, Poetry about Graduating

A poem for a graduating daughter

Young woman, my daughter,
my joy and my heart,
You’ve reached the end
only to find a new start.

The world sees the young woman
with her charm and her smile,
but behind the woman,
I will always see the child.

This poem was written/submitted by Amanda Bradley.


People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable
Be frank and honest anyway.
People favor underdogs but will follow only top dogs.
Fight for some underdogs anyway.
People may need help, but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.
What you spend your years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build away.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

This poem was written/submitted by Sam West .

Do You Remember

Do you remember way last fall
When we were only this tall
Now look at us
We’re way up here
And my we’ve learned a lot this year
In fact they think we’re really great
That’s why we get to graduate.

This poem was written/submitted by Smith.

Don’t Forget

Forget about the days
when it’s been cloudy,
but don’t forget your
hours in the sun.
Forget about the times
you’ve been defeated,
but don’t forget
the victories you’ve won.
Forget about mistakes
that you can’t change now,
but don’t forget the lessons
that you’ve learned.
Forget about misfortunes
you’ve encountered,
but don’t forget the times
your luck has turned.
Forget about the days
when you’ve been lonely,
but don’t forget the friendly
smiles you’ve seen.
Forget about plans
that didn’t seem
to work out right,
but don’t forget to always
have a dream.

This poem was written/submitted by Amanda Bradley.

Fear Not

Fear not that you might make a mistake in believing your dream.
Fear rather that if you don’t go for it You might stand before God and he’ll tell you
you could have succeeded had you had a little more faith.
Fear not that you might fail.
Fear rather that you will never succeed if you never try and if you are unwilling to
take risks.
Fear not that you might get hurt.
Fear rather that you will never grow if you wait for painless success.
The old man said to the young man,
“Why not go out, on a limb, After all isn’t that where the fruit is?”

This poem was written/submitted by Amanda Bradley.

God Made Teachers

God understood our thirst for
Knowledge, and our need to be led
By someone wiser;
He needed a heart of compassion,
Of encouragement, and patience;
Someone who would accept
The challenge regardless of the
Someone who could see potential
And believe in the best in others . . .
So He made Teachers.

This poem was written/submitted by Miki diki.

Graduate who makes me smile

To the graduate who makes me smile
Or melt away whenever he comes near,
The handsome one, with lovely eyes and hair,
Hearts leaning toward his sunlight all the while:
Even I, who am your friend, lean toward you,
Gripped with pride in all that you have done,
Relishing the compliments you’ve won,
Alight with all the ways I might reward you.
Draw your own sweet dreams. I wish you well
Upon your graduation and beyond.
And if I could, I’d wave my magic wand
That happiness for you I might compel,
Even as I think what time might tell.


The time has come
For us to depart.
It may feel like the end
But it’s only the start.

It’s our time to leave
And use all that we have learned,
As we venture away from high school
And into this big, unfamiliar world.

We say our goodbyes
We cry our last tears.
We take all these pictures
That will last us for years.

We’ll look back on the drama
We’ll look back on the fights.
We’ll laugh it all off
Because we’re going on with life.

There we are
In our neat lined-up rows,
In our caps and gowns
Anxiously waiting to be let go.

Our names are called
And we finally approach the stage.
As we look upon the audience
We all of a sudden become very afraid.

But then it goes away
As we come closer and closer to our goal.
We’re finally going to graduate
And go into the world with all we know.

Let’s all at once
Throw our caps in the air.
Let’s all at once
Scream like we don’t care.

We did it, we’re done
Oh my goodness thank heaven!
We finally made it
We’re now the graduating class of 200_

Graduation Day

Graduation Day is the climax of a dream.
A parental dream that began when a child is born,
And their hope come true it would seem,
A triumph held after periods of forlorn,
A feeling of pride and euphoria years away
For a daughter or son – Graduation Day.

It is a peak of success for the graduate,
Not only for the graduate but parents too.
A joyful event after many years they had to wait,
Realizing the glorious thrill of a dream come true,
A genuine smile accompanied by a deep sigh,
Often a handkerchief in hand as the class goes by.

Graduation is a deserving, hard earned goal
With mortarboard and gown as foretold,
A gratifying service of the mind and soul
In a simple and beautiful sheepskin told
That the graduate fulfilled the educational rule.
At last, for the mother and father, a dream come true.
Graduation Day!

This poem was written/submitted by Joseph T. Renaldi.

Graduation Week

Finally it is here
The one we have been waiting for all year
Graduation week
Oh, doesn’t that sound so sweet

The time for parties
The time to relax
The time to throw away the books
The time to start to pack

Graduation night is so near
I can almost hear the cheer
The cheer in the voices
As we sing out year 12 song

One last walk around the school
Trying to remember through the gloom
Of the highs and the lows
Of the happy and the sad

One last look as we walk out the gate
Of the place we called home for five years to date
Saying goodbye to friends, maybe for the last time
As the bell rings the last chime.

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