It’s time to celebrate a passage in life

Arrived at a plateau survived all the strife

This is not the first it won’t be the last

When you live fully graduations happen fast


Time for reflection time for sheer joy

Time to acknowledge you’re no one’s toy

Many sentient beings don’t think it’s real

Accomplishing something is hard for them to feel


Please pause a moment drink it all in

You’ve earned it achieved it it’s a big win

There’s something about this one that’s big

Beginning adulthood is a new gig


Responsibility has its ups and downs

The good news you know how to heal other’s frowns

Joyous self-possession is special to feel

You are at the center of for you what is real


Honor this moment mark this slice of time

Let presence invade you be proud “this is mine!”

It’s no small achievement you’ve passed a great test

Take some time to soak in your profound happiness


Have you had a recent graduation of any kind?

Did you take the time to celebrate?

When friends or family have cause for celebration do you honor them?

Is there someone you might celebrate today?

– Stewart Levine ©

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