Graduation – for me at least – is/was a bittersweet time. Yes, you’re saying goodbye to several things. But you’re also opening the door to SO much!!
Soak it all in, graduates. Thank God for the past. Trust him for the future. This poem is for you.💕
I’m striking out into waters unknown –
Waters I’ve spent hours dreaming of.
In my dreams the ocean called my name –
The wind sang a melody that
I longed to dip my toes into the waters of
But my childhood
and the familiar
have twined about my throat and blossomed
The smell is sweet –
how can I tear them away?
I look ahead at the ocean stretched before me.
It’s darker than I thought.
Tears well in my eyes as Time pushes me to the
How can I make my way in such a storm?
I don’t even know where I’m going.
Slowly, light ebbs across the waves,
and I can see the path I’m standing on
through the sea.
I cannot see its twists and turns,
but the path is
I’m simply traveling on –
doing what I was made to do.
I pluck the flowers from the vines and
tuck them away
where their fragrance will always
I take the tangled vines,
gently loosing their grasp.
I let them fall now to the shore
and I step into the sea.