The Journey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 27, 2008
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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm
good poem!!!
Annieboo said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm
I loved it. You gave great examples of why you thought that way. It was meaningful and sweet.
dia.dreamer said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 5:52 am

simple, meaningful, beautiful poem. I could really relate to it!! :) keep writing.

and could you all check out some of my work too? would love some feedback! :)

ArrowHeart replied...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm
Sorry to advertize, beautiful piece, but my new piece is going to come out, Burned. This is my first time story, so please give me some feedback!
Muh-ree-uh said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm
beautiful poem, it is very heartfelt and relates to much more than just a car ride, I absolutely love it! :) great job!!!!
emilybwrites said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm
i usually frind rhyming tough great job! can you and others please check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and please comment? i would like some feedback from fellow writers
Muh-ree-uh replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm
yes!  of course!  I'll look at your piece right now :)  and if anyone would like to give me some constructive criticism, I'm craving for it!  Please check out my poem "Shall I compare our love to an ocean?"
Regs_the_Shorty said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 10:46 am
 I loved it! I read a comment that talked about rhyming and I had to go back and look and make sure there was rhyming, to my surprise there was but you made the rhyming so fluid.
iHope said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 11:29 am
i never thought of casual trips in this way...beautiful, i really understand and love it :)
Saffy96 said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Wow - that was great, especially the flow of the words. Your rhyming skills are really good - the rhymes didn't feel forced or abrupt or anything. Well done!
groomske said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm
I love this!!!!!!!!
Flashlevitation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm
very well written, i love your style and character!
laughqueen96 said...
Jul. 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm
I love this. you're painting a picture in my head and I can really understsand it.
Uga10 said...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 10:17 am
Dabg, this is really good and I can relate.
Uga10 replied...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 10:18 am
Dang* my bad typo
RomeofreeJuliet said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm
Amaxing! :)
twix.n.pixi.stix7 said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm
ok this poem deserves a million billion stars but i can only do 5!! great work!!
TheBug said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm
WOW. You're a great poet, and you have some mad talent. Please, don't stop writing. You're too awesome to stop. You're going places if you keep writing. Good luck.
smilingtillinfinity said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm
i dont get it why people say journey doesnt matter, destination does!
For me, journey is the most important.. it teaches us so much!!
Awesome verse!
I loved it like anything!
Hope u will continue writing this way! :) :)
mystery said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 9:51 am
you are amazing i love it i have been writeing and reading poetry for years and i can honastly say you need to keep up the good work and you can and will go far
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