Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Commencement Procession

on May 29, 2017

Time to celebrate
Earmarks of accomplishment
Footsteps on your path

The neighborhood pets
Your special menagerie
You fed and you walked

Learning a new skill
You looked after the swimmers
A stalwart lifeguard

Assistant you tackled next
Skillful shot-giving

You were on a roll
Becoming camp counselor
And learning to drive

All the while at school
Mostly sailing through classes
Sometimes you floundered

Previous learning
Folds now into Commencement
You begin again

College in Autumn
Time of leaves turning and change
You are on your way

Dear grandson Bobby
March to your chosen drumbeat
You’ve got what it takes

Dedicated to my grandson Bobby upon his graduation from high school June 2, 2017

23 responses to “Haiku: Commencement Procession

  1. Congratulations to Bobby, he sounds like he has a great future ahead of him.

  2. Dale says:

    What a fabulous tribute to your grandson! My youngest graduates this year too…

  3. jabrush1213 says:

    Congrats to your grandson!

  4. ♥ Eddie ♥ says:

    Good tips

  5. Christy B says:

    Oh sweet friend! Sage words for your grandson ♥

  6. Lovely!!! A wonderful sweet sentiment!

  7. Congratulations to Bobby – all the best of health and happiness in your next chapter of life

    • vivachange77 says:

      Many thanks, Paul. Bobby is my first grandchild to graduate high school and oddly it is more emotional for me than when his father Bob , the first of my children, graduated from the same high school. Maybe aging makes me an old softy. Also, on this day in 1989 I graduated McCormick Theological Seminary with my Master of Divinity.

  8. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, dear friend.

  9. Resa says:

    YaY!!! Bobby is so lucky. Congrats to Bobby…. & you! 😀

  10. vivachange77 says:

    Many thanks, Lynn.

  11. JoHanna Massey says:

    Oh your Grandson, Bobby, sounds like an interesting young man. All my best for his next steps.
    What a beautiful poem you have written to acknowledge this graduation milestone. Thank you for sharing.

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