My son’s commencement speech at Graduation.

It is about six minutes long. If you feel like, please watch. I love his speeches.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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13 Responses to My son’s commencement speech at Graduation.

  1. slmret says:

    A good speech, addressed directly to those he wanted to reach, with some excellent tips! And he knows you’re behind him! Love and hugs

    • Zakiah says:

      I am glad you liked his speech. He is a super kid, and his own kids are amazing. The way they think and speak. He and Shelley have taught them such good manners.

      • slmret says:

        I loved what he said — and your comments below account for the speed at which he read it — glad he got through it before it rained!

      • slmret says:

        Oops — I meant to comment on your statement about his kids — their behavior, thought, speech, and manners all reflect back to the way you raised him — with respect for others

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Six minutes is not bad for a speach.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I can’t imagine he was such a rebel. Loved the part where he points you out in the audience!!

    • Zakiah says:

      You think right. He was not a rebel. Though he tried to imitate his sister, but it was easier to take care of him than it was to hold Saadia down.

  4. Obviously proud of you..and know you love him..and will always be there for him.
    Love and hugs.

  5. Excellent!!! Sayeed is a wonderful speaker, and definitely gave encouragement, inspiration, and good advice to graduates (and to anyone listening)! 🙂 I know you are so so SO proud, SweetZ! 🙂
    I liked that he ‘called out’ the helicopter-parents! I see too many of those, still, these days! 🙂 And I love that he said we adults can learn a lot from the graduates of today! 🙂
    AND I especially love that he paid tribute to you!!! 🙂 What he said made me laugh, smile, and then get joy-teary-eyed! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Carolyn. What a lovely lovely comment. Sure, the helicopter parents are the ones who have bribed the universities to get their children into Ivy League schools, no? Every time he speaks at an event he always says a word or two about me. Makes my heart swell. ❤ ❤ ❤

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