The Journey MAG

March 27, 2008
By Josh Brabender, Cincinnati, OH

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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mimibby SILVER said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 3:58 pm
mimibby SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
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i loved this peom so much

 


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on Mar. 28 2010 at 2:02 pm
omg ur peom inspaired meh. keep writting gurl

on Mar. 24 2010 at 3:47 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

Awww cute!!!! really meaningful! I can relate to it. I agree its about the Journey and all the fun memories,........

Lily1 SILVER said...
on Mar. 17 2010 at 10:59 am
Lily1 SILVER, Carbondale, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
“Like you, its true treasure etched within.”-One Night With The King

I really like this family and can somewhat relate. There are alot of people in my family and I know what you mean!!! Thanks for writing this, keep up the good work!

on Mar. 10 2010 at 9:51 pm
ChristianCowgirlCC SILVER, Wellington, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Galatians 1:10
"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."

I love this poem. I can so relate- I am in a family of eight and we used to travel all the time.. this poem brings back MANY memories. Great job. (:

on Mar. 10 2010 at 9:50 pm
ChristianCowgirlCC SILVER, Wellington, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Galatians 1:10
"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."

A week and a half? *sigh* that seems like forever. I posted like four things the other day and it seems to be taking AGES before they will approve it!! Haha. (:

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on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:20 pm
DerekHH SILVER, Millersville, Maryland
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I asked the same question about a week ago. It took about a week and a half for me.

on Mar. 2 2010 at 5:26 pm
s8erdude BRONZE, Lake Worth, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.

Really really good!!! But can anyone tell me how long it takes for your work to be published on the site?

on Mar. 2 2010 at 4:49 pm
ScarletThread, Someplace, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Faithless is he so says farewell when the road darkens. -J. R. R. Tolkien

When all we have is God, we have all we need.

awesome! keep it up!

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on Mar. 2 2010 at 4:35 pm
i<3steven!, Newcastle, California
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this is really great, i hope you can keep on writing!

on Mar. 2 2010 at 12:30 pm
StormyxD SILVER, Winter Park, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Late at night my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world. I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation." - Jo March, Little Women

I love this. (: i love driving with my cousins up to camp every summer. it's great bonding time.

on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:42 am
live.create16 GOLD, Dedham, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott.

i really like this[:

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on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:10 am
CrazyGirl GOLD, Wallace, Nebraska
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This is amazing you really have an amazing gift :)

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on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:55 am
This is really good!!! Please check out my work and tell me what you think?!!!!

on Feb. 16 2010 at 2:53 pm
Ellie.M. PLATINUM, Santa Paula, California
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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 :)

on Feb. 15 2010 at 9:41 am
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

BEAUTIFUL!!!! i can connect......

on Feb. 8 2010 at 9:57 pm
DustyCheyanne<3 SILVER, Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Its going to hurt, before it feels better. Trust me.. Its worth it.

This is absolutely amazing (:

I could really connect.

Great Job!!

on Feb. 8 2010 at 7:57 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is very good.

on Feb. 8 2010 at 4:24 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

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! :)

on 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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