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They say it’s all about the journey, I used to disagree.
Because I loved the destination but now I start to see
That when I finally get there, I think about the time
When we outsang the radio and thought we sounded fine.
The many fights that made Dad say, “I’ll turn this thing around!”
And how easy we’d make him laugh to calm him right back down.
The countless times we took a stop to stretch our legs were great,
Because space can get pretty tight when the car is packed with eight.
We all took turns to close our eyes and have a little nap
Or listen to whoever drives get lost and blame the map.
Oh how I love it in the car when we’re all having fun
So how I hate when we arrive and all of that is done.
Next to the pool, with earphones in, those times I can’t recall
But memories of getting there always do stand tall.
So Destination, here we are, but not as a family.
And as for me, I now agree, it’s all in the journey.

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CrazyGirl said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 10:10 am:
This is amazing you really have an amazing gift :)
 
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AmberRose said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:55 am:
This is really good!!! Please check out my work and tell me what you think?!!!!
 
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***3Lli3*** said...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm:
i love this.!!! Check out some of my work i hope u like it.! :) Please comment on my poems i would love to have any tips of any sort.. Check out my newest and latest ones :)
 
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PoetLaureate07 said...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 9:41 am:
BEAUTIFUL!!!! i can connect......
 
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DustyCheyanne<3 said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm:
This is absolutely amazing (:
I could really connect.
Great Job!!
 
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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm:
This is very good.
 
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This*Lit*Is*Bananas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm:
I really like this. You have great lines and most of the time you rhyme without sounding forced, but in some lines "Next to the pool, with earphones on, those times I can't recall / But memories of getting there always do stand tall", it sounds a little disjointed and forced because you're trying to rhyme. But besides that, great job, great poem! :)
 
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MusicInMyHeart<3 said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm:
I think this is so great. It reminds me of all the times I've spent in the car with my family and the 16 hour bus rides with my friends... This is beautiful.
 
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Broken. said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm:
awesomeee (:
 
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CreziiMimi said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm:
Wow, this poem is REALLY good, you obviously have a lot of potential, and I really like that. Keep writing, and I'll be back to see your next one!
 
imashadow replied...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm :
loved it :)
 
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LimitlessDreamer said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 7:55 am:
Haha! That was great! :))))
 
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StephanieQueen said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm:
thats a really great poem, i enjoyed reading it you should seriously keep writing^^
 
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shelz2 said...
Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm:
this was a nice poem seriously.. it made me laugh, i hope this inspires you, keep writing.
 
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sarahbug16This 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...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm:
oh my gosh i can relate, except not with eight, more four. we all crammed in our yukon and went to colorado, but it took eight hours......
 
Creziimimi replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 12:57 pm :
Haha, yeah, I had to go with my whole family from Lubbock to El Paso, it took about 6 hours, but unlike the way the poem writer describes a road trip, it was really tiring.
 
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kheart said...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm:
I love it! Please look at my poems and rate them! THANKS and Great Job!
 
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FlyLikeAnEagle94 said...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm:
I like your style
 
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Chibbie said...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm:
hey i love your stuff give me some advise some time. i know what you mean cause no matter how uncomfortable the car ride is its the destination and cuality you have with the people you care about
 
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kedsberry!! said...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 12:39 am:
i think its simply AWESOME...brought a flashback of good 'ol memories to my mind !!
 
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