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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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zoezoe1 said...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm:
i've always been a fan of the couplets. nice work.
 
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JackyAngel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm:
I loved it! All there is, truth in words.
 
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oxStardustxo said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 6:34 pm:
This poem is beautiful!(But I'm sure you know that already) You made me feel all happy =)
 
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Aurora said...
Dec. 2, 2009 at 7:21 am:
good job dude, it flows great and has good rhymes. ps i like rhyming poems better than non-rhyming poems
 
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Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm:
Very well done! -and I'm sure you don't need me to say so. You made me feel smile. So for that I thank you.
Keep writing and God bless,
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Lanae said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm:
Very well written and relatable! great job!!!
 
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Poet_in_Motion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 12, 2009 at 6:30 pm:
I like this poem a lot, and, like many of the other people, I can relate. I've always liked the car trips better than the destination, even though I'm an only child. I think your rhymes are clever and they flow smoothly. Keep up the great work!
 
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one_of_a_kind_girl said...
Jul. 11, 2009 at 6:25 am:
My favorite poem I've read today!! I totally can relate, and it was so well written!! I love it!
 
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BeccaBlue826 said...
May 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm:
i loved it...i like to travel myself...especially with my family of five...so i can relate...good job
 
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thedaydreamer13 said...
May 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm:
that was a great rhyming poem!! i can see my family in this poem!! hehe... keep up the good work!! :)
 
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Dead-eyed-Author said...
Apr. 25, 2009 at 9:13 pm:
Great rhyming, but work on taking out small words to keep a fast steady rhythym. That'd go great with the rhyming.
 
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volleyball14 said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 3:29 am:
It was really good. i believe it too, its all about the journey. btw great ryhming. im not a great poet, but i love reading poems. good job!
 
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lightsoymilk said...
Apr. 20, 2009 at 12:42 am:
I loved the rhyming! I definatly can relate..... great poem.
 
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beddastella2@aim.com said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 7:42 am:
nice ryhming
 
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persianprincess123 said...
Feb. 22, 2009 at 1:15 am:
I liked this poem.I think that people can look at it in many different perspectives, meaning, that when I read it, it kind of reminded me about life, and how life can sometimes be seen as a journey, and the journey is what counts the most. The journey is what is most cherished. It was great!!! I wrote alot too, but none got into the teen ink, just teen ink raw..=(..one's called- the beginnig of a journey and its under Manijeh A.
 
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coolness said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 5:58 pm:
I liove your poem
 
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sunnysmile17 said...
Dec. 29, 2008 at 5:53 am:
i really like this poem. ya'll are crazy, the ryhming i thought was pretty good. i think it was sweet and easy. and i think its a really cool topic to write about. ( although i hate rding in the car with my family for extended periods of time ) ;)
 
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Shadow said...
Dec. 29, 2008 at 10:54 pm:
I love this poem. It's a simple concept, and the rhyming adds to it :]
 
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Redemption65 said...
Dec. 9, 2008 at 9:18 pm:
Cute, but it does not hit home. The rhyming made you piece stronger. Try to write about something people could relate to better though.
 
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puresoccer said...
Dec. 2, 2008 at 11:59 pm:
this is one of the best poems i have read in a long time. whoever is complaining about the rhymes is a moron. they are clever and flow with an amazing ease. so the last line could use some rethinking: it doesnt ruin the poem. as a few other reviews have said, it has a meaningful, relateable purpose. i would have a hard time not giving it a 10 in any category.
 
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