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

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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jfgkdl said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm
good job with your poem? are you a boy
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!
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.(:
caedanse said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm
I was riding bikes with my family today and thought of this poem~ thank you. :)
Lucky13 said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm
Hey! I totally agree! Many many cartrips went this way for me!
Justbeme said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm
I love this poem!!! Keep writing!!!
Sierra379 said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm
ooooooooo i like it!
PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm
aww, how sweet!
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!! :)
HaleyDRog. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 10:44 am
This is amazing! I loved the story and the words you used. Very nice job!
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.
HorseLover said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 6:29 am
I really like how you made this consistenly rhyme throughout and you really stuck with your topic. Good job!
emoducks said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:30 am
this made my day :)
BrielleIsTheBomb said...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm
this is PPERFECT:)
Jaybug said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 8:26 am
I like this poem a lot. It reminds of my trips with my family to the beach.
Grandma said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm
-this is nice and sooo true
lilmo23 said...
Feb. 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm
i loved it! so true... so INCREDIBLY true! :) awesome job. hey would you mind checking out my poems?
shrutimallik said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 11:45 am
omg this piece made my day :)
msoccerm345 said...
Feb. 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm
i love it!! it reminds me of my trips to Arkansas!
--sarah said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Best poem I've read today :)
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