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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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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!!!!!!!!
 
FlashlevitationThis 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. 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
 
Kri.Kri said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 9:04 am
amazing. keep writing!
 
Angel_Williams said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 10:33 pm
I LOVE this peom! its epic!
 
Joele12 said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm
Well written. It showed me how you viewed road trips, most people are bored and have nothing to do but you cherish those moments. I enjoyed this, please write more
 
KkiddInkk said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm
this is BEAUTFUL.. 
 
kkayla3897 said...
May 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm
All I can say is WOW! That really got to me. So true, so true. You are an amazing poet.
 
AdalleyVictoria101 said...
May 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Ok well, since you are a guy, it makes this poem even more amazing, I honestly never knew a guy could be that deep. I hope you write more.(:
 
reblep said...
May 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm
i loved this, i totally agree. the rhyming was great. 
 
to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm
This was fantastic, and I couldn't agree more. Now that me and my siblings have sort of gone our separate ways, I look back more fondly on the long road trips than the actual vacation. I feel like, even though it was really long and boring, we bonded so much on those horribly long car rides, and I wouldn't trade that for anything. Truly, great job; you described it perfectly! 
 
to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm
*My siblings and I*. Such an egregious grammar error! Sorry about that. Yes, I am a perfectionist. ;)
 
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