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Can a journey ever appear so pleasing as when
it finally ends?
And to begin a new journey
Finding a finishing line only to see a start sign
I never realized just how sweet it was until
I started on another path
And I know
The new one will feel the same some day
But the old feels forever ago
And the unfamiliar never invites
The gunshot resounded and my legs want to stay put
If only so that you will catch up
Like being back in time
I left my provisions behind
I’ve got to find it all along the way
All over again
Maybe some live for it
This fresh start
I can only reflect on what was
The ribbon approaching
Only a trick of the eyes
Finishing early doesn’t count if it just keeps going
And there’s no one racing beside me

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PumpkinscoutThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 10:53 am:
This is neat! It's sort of like a poem! Good job
 
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cavalier87 said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm:
cool article
 
twilightandbiscuits replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm :
indeed. indeed
 
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Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm:
good job :)
 
cavalier87 replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm :
indeed.indeed
 
sundevil44 replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm :
cool article!
 
twilightandbiscuits replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm :
indeed. cool article
 
awesomeooyster brown replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm :
awesome article!
 
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whoisLauren said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm:
Sad, but true. Haha at first I thought it was about dying, and the finishing early was...well..anyway now that I read it again it seems to be more about love haha :) sorry, beautiful poem though!
 
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xXsweetXrazorsXx said...
Dec. 18, 2008 at 8:42 pm:
umm i dont really understand what this is about but i think its really good.. XD
 
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Lisa T.92 said...
Dec. 2, 2008 at 6:03 pm:
I really love this poem because it makes you feel like your running a race, but at the same time your talking about love. I understand how you feel. Good job the poem really inspired me.
 
koolyo replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 11:05 am :
i think tht it is kool u feel this way
 
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salcedo4 said...
Dec. 8, 2008 at 7:20 pm:
your poem is really good
good job!
 
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Tweedle Dee said...
Sept. 3, 2008 at 8:09 pm:
hey, that's kinda cool. i've felt like that before... great job!!!
 
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