graduation is

graduation is a time of ending
taking less, being more giving
closing this chapter in life's long book
it's hard right now, but to the future look

graduation is a time of beginning
to go out on your own and do your own living
to set the goals that you'll strive to achieve
you'll stumble and falter, but in yourself believe

graduation is a time to be sad
saying goodbye to what you have had
leaving your loving and protective ways
taking the first step toward the rest of your days

graduation is a time to be joyful
stretching yourself to your full potential
facing challenges that are exciting and new
growing, exploring, finding the real you

graduation is most of all
a time for standing proud and tall
for reaching this milestone so successfully
you'll prosper in life and be all that you can be