Congratulations on Your Graduation

22 Jun

This poem is for all my amazing friends who made it through to the end of their first degrees 🙂 I am mighty proud and very happy for all of you 🙂

Sixteen or so years you have heard them say,
“Oh work hard and do not stray,
Stay in school, please do not bail;
Be up and on your toes lest you fail,
Get out, get going and keep your head!
To school we send you to be well read,
Out here awaits you your dream job,
So  keep at it until you wear that black robe!”

And so you tried and toiled
If only to see that day,
When all you’d hear them say
Is ” well done dear!
For braving your fears,
Laboring in tears;
For not veering off course!”

And here we are,
Saluting you ma’ams and sirs,
For being workers austere;
The pride of your Fathers and mothers,
Role models for your brothers and sisters.
“I want to be just like you!”
Squeals an excited cousin;
“Share your secret, what did you do?”
As questions and congratulations buzz in,
You can only smile and thank them.

For there is no file big enough,
To document your academic journey at length;
There is no time long enough,
To narrate the joys and tears,
Of the spoils and the peers;
Of the days of panic
and those of utter surrender;
Of the wins
and the even bigger wins!

There is no canvas fit enough,
To draw out the years,
The memories,
The friendships,
All the knowledge you’ve acquired
And the wisdom you found.

And at the end of the day,
When they grant you the Power to Read;
I hope your world will stop,
If only for the longest time possible;
To thank God for planting the seed,
For watering and tending to it patiently,
For bringing everything to fruition,
For continually loving and lavishing you like  so.

Congratulations my friend,
You did it!!!! 🙂

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

Psalm 20:4
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.


Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Poetry


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11 responses to “Congratulations on Your Graduation

  1. kioge

    June 22, 2012 at 09:16

    Good work alien.

    • Njambi

      June 22, 2012 at 12:42

      Thank you Kioge 🙂

  2. Trillionaire

    June 22, 2012 at 19:25

    Love the poem, awesome!

  3. Lucas™ (@Luch2k)

    June 23, 2012 at 09:19

    sweet poem

  4. Ednah

    June 23, 2012 at 17:19

    This is amazing Serah!!!

  5. Goodluck

    June 23, 2012 at 19:19

    that is great my dear sister and may God bless you for your spirit

  6. kiruikenn

    June 24, 2012 at 08:58

    So sweet and true to the last bit.

  7. Chris Wanjagi (@thedirectionman)

    June 25, 2012 at 06:39

    Thanks Serah… I learnt a new word today…


    Hehe… nah, am kidding. I am not being austere. 🙂

  8. stanley

    August 3, 2012 at 09:35

    it’s amazing. this is wonderful. i now feel good coz no one wrote me one.

  9. Gideon Nguhiu

    August 8, 2012 at 06:59

    Lovely, awesome and very true.. May God bless you too

  10. pollpaul

    September 4, 2012 at 11:51

    Thanks pal. Keep 🙂


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