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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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aspiringteensta said...
May 16, 2011 at 2:24 am:
A truly wonderful poem...and I totally agree that its all about the journey..
 
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hwilliamsrocks said...
May 2, 2011 at 10:47 am:
whats with the happy chick jumping?
 
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burdentobear said...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm:
i really enjoyed reading it. it's so very humbling. 
 
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Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm:
this is great i love it!!
 
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KaitlynG said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm:
At my school I am doing an elocution contest and was wondering if I could use this poem?It is simple and beautiful.Please respond A.S.A.P.Thank you.
 
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dren123 said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm:

So amazing and love all the realness you put in it

 

 
KaitlynMarie replied...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm :
this is such a cute poem!
 
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luvsoccer3000 said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm:
hahaha i love this i can connect with it so well. I never did really think about the "journey" though but thanks to this poem i remebered all the great times i've had traveling with my family. Great job!
 
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gnjdifkfjngh said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm:
this is a sh....t
 
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jfgkdl said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm:
good job with your poem? are you a boy
 
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Singergirl2012 said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm:
I LOVE IT!!! :) it's difficult for me to write a rhyming poem that makes much sense.....but you did well!
 
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em0punkl0v3r said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:25 am:
Haha, I enjoyed reading this poem. It put a smile on my face. I wish my family trips were like this. Ours are boring.(:
 
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caedanse said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm:
I was riding bikes with my family today and thought of this poem~ thank you. :)
 
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Lucky13 said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm:
Hey! I totally agree! Many many cartrips went this way for me!
 
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Justbeme said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm:
I love this poem!!! Keep writing!!!
 
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Sierra379 said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm:
ooooooooo i like it!
 
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PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm:
aww, how sweet!
 
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PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm:
great poem!! very well written!! :)
 
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HaleyDRog. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 10:44 am:
This is amazing! I loved the story and the words you used. Very nice job!
 
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Libra97 said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 9:18 am:
I loved this poem.  Great job!  I thought the rhyming was excellent and went very well with this poem.  To me, rhymes help keep the beat of the poem.
 
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