Commencement

high school graduation in cap and gown

The end and the beginning are as one,
A single moment with two purposes.
The culmination of a certain path
That opens to a new and broader way.
Beginning here, we mark what’s done and gone,
But do not hesitate to forward step.
The end is not in sight—it’s just a bend;
So round the corner with a confidence
That you will find a path laid out for you,
And by your side your faithful Guide will stay.


Originally written in honor of my daughter’s high school graduation

Also shared at dVerse Poet’s Pub in response to Mish’s prompt, Poetics: Life Lessons.”

Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

Scansion:
Sonnetina Uno
blank verse: 10 unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter

Photo taken in Pensacola, FL 2018

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27 thoughts on “Commencement

  1. Congrats to your daughter ~ I admire your poetic form and specially this part:

    But do not hesitate to forward step.
    The end is not in sight—it’s just a bend;

    Nice to meet you at dVerse ~

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