Share these poems about new beginnings with graduates and others who are starting on a new journey in life. New beginnings happen to each and every one of us over the course of a lifetime. A new beginning is a chance for a fresh start.
We all have milestones in life, graduation may be one of the first ones, but there are many - getting married, having children, changing jobs, retiring - the list
could go on and on. But no matter what your new beginning is your attitude towards it will always determine your success!
Many say on graduation day the world awaits them and it is truly the beginning of their education. An exciting time, one in which the graduate turns their dreams and
hopes for the future into a reality We hope these graduation poems are ones that will
be shared with the Graduate and with others that are starting a new venture.
The sun is shining,
On this amazing day,
Of new beginnings,
And farewells to say.
Our new road is paved,
With a new path in sight.
It's time to take it,
It feels quite right.
We will say farewell,
To all we've known.
The knowledge we will take with us
And no longer be attending class.
It's time to explore,
The world that awaits.
Allow yourself to,
Embrace your fate.
Tomorrow Holds A New Beginning
Time flies. Whether we like it or not, these past years of school
have caused us to grow up and become young adults,
ready to go out into the world.
We are all starting from the same place,
but we are all going in different directions.
We strive to obtain the goals we set for ourselves by
using what we've learned from the past.
Change happens, the excitement of our senior year is replaced
with cherished moments and memories of the past.
Different goals have been set after accomplishing previous ones.
Looking back in ten, twenty, thirty years, there will be even more change
we see in ourselves than we do now.
Living in the present allows us to appreciate the past.
Change allows us to see the progression of ourselves as
a generation of individuals: then and now.
Life brings many seasons
Change happens for a reason
So as one ending occurs
Look forward, open the doors.
A new beginning a time to do
All of the things you want to.
A time to look at yourself
And put away any doubts.
Believe that you can succeed
You have the potential to exceed
So take a deep breath and go
Don't be discouraged if it's slow.
A season ends and a new one begins
Don't lose your smile or your grin
With a positive attitude with you
You will find success in all you do.
Your Mission Poet: G. M. Grannis
If you cannot on the ocean
Sail among the swiftest fleet,
Rocking on the highest billows,
Laughing at the storms you meet;
You can stand among the sailors
Anchored yet within the bay;
You can lend a hand to help them
As they launch their boat away.
If you are too weak to journey
Up the mountain steep and high,
You can stand within the valley
While the multitudes go by;
You can chant in happy measure
As they slowly pass along;
Though they may forget the singer
They will not forget the song.
If you have not gold and silver
Ever ready to command;
If you cannot toward the needy,
Reach an ever-open hand;
You can visit the afflicted,
O'er the erring you can weep;
You can be a true disciple
Sitting at the Saviour's feet.
If you cannot in the harvest
Garner up the richest sheaves,
Many a grain both ripe and golden
Will the careless reapers leave;
Go and glean among the briers
Growing rank against the wall,
For it may be that their shadow
Hides the heaviest wheat of all.
If you cannot in the conflict
Prove yourself a soldier true,
If where fire and smoke are thickest
There's no work for you to do;
When the battle-field is silent
You can go with careful tread:
You can bear away the wounded,
You can cover up the dead.
If you cannot be the watchman,
Standing high on Zion's wall,
Pointing out the path to heaven,
Offering life and peace to all;
With your prayers and with your bounties
You can do what Heaven demands,
You can be like faithful Aaron,
Holding up the prophet's hands.
Do not, then, stand idly waiting
For some greater work to do;
Fortune is a lazy goddess--
She will never come to you.
Go and toil in any vineyard,
Do not fear to do or dare;
If you want a field of labor
You can find it anywhere.
The Last Day Poet: Unknown
To cherished hands of memory
We now must farewell speak,
But ’tis with sad and aching heart
That other climes we seek.
O’er the schoolroom and o’er campus
Our wistful gaze is cast,
Our days at school are numbered now
We’ve come now to the last.
But a new beginning is upon us
And forward will we march
With knowledge and a purpose
We will leave our mark.
We will always remember our days
And the friendships that we made
But we welcome the challenge of moving on
And working at our trade.
We hope you have found just the right words in these poems to share with the
new graduate. Graduation is truly a life milestone and should be celebrated and
And the realization that this is the first of many new beginnings as the
journey of life takes us in many directions. No matter what change you are
facing, even if it is one that you don't like, find the good in it, find the
positive and the new beginning will be easier.