It is high school graduation time and your grandchild or child has successfully worked hard to achieve this milestone. The high school graduation poem, Today You Star, is a congratulatory graduation poem.
High School Graduation Poem to Graduates
When I first read and shared this poem, I believed the high school graduation poem,Today You Star, could have been meant as a poem to a high school graduate from a grandparent, parent, or a message from a proud relative.
But, as I reread this high school graduation poem recently, I realized it could be a graduation poem from a valedictorian or class president to his peers…it ends with thanking the teachers after speaking to the high school graduates. I first tended to think the speaker’s classmates are the audience for the poem. He refers to them as a “class of hotties.” While reading it closer you may get the impression, as I finally did, that the speaker graduated from high school a few years earlier. He gives a sense of familiarity of the feelings and is mature enough to thank the teachers.
Today You Star
What great feeling to dawn today
Youâ€™ve made the grade, youâ€™re on your way
Adulthood looks you in the eye
Youâ€™ll soon decide how high to fly
Your childhood bore so many thoughts
Of friends, of tears, of what life taught
But now you face a whole new view
Your dreams will surface, encompass you
Excitement churns within your chest
A class of hotties, you are the best
That cool diploma youâ€™ll take to stay
Now thatâ€™s a trophy to tuck away
I still remember how great the feel
There is but one graduation deal
Twelve years have carried you this far
Now wear that cap, today you star
To close I would like to impart
To teachers all, Thanks from my heart
~ Roger J. Robicheau ~
About the Author: Roger J. Robicheau is a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He has written many patriotic poems. The above poem appears to be his only high school graduation poem.