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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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TheIntellectualOne said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm
beautiful done to the last detail. you Josh should be proud of what you've done
 
aurorairis said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I totally agree! Very beautiful, relatable, and powerful! Great use of imagry!

Please comment on some of my poetry!

 
Fia-fia said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

This is a great point of view! It is really well written and i like how you explained your reasoning. Thank you

:)

 
DakodaDawn16 said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm
i realy love the emotion that was put into this peom, it made me think back on my own trips
 
teh_daly said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 11:08 am
speech less.....
 
Natasha1994 said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm
i like your discription in your poem alot of details to back your main point up great job
 
CameandgonesmartyThis 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...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

very poetic 

i love how the poem has symbolism but it can act as though it is literal.

great job

 
coyote.in.the.distance said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm
i have no words. that was so beautifull. i realy realy love it. so simple yet unique and amazing. I realy enjoyed reading it!Keep up the good work! : D
 
Brian B. said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm
Pretty good poem
 
Emily G. said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm
this is amazing work! I felt as though it were really me in the poem! imagery was awesome
 
Greenpaw said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 1:35 am
5/5 I really enjoyed it. I can actually relate to it, fun car rides :D. Check out my work everyone if you have a chance :D.
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm
good poem!!!
 
Annieboo said...
Sept. 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm
I loved it. You gave great examples of why you thought that way. It was meaningful and sweet.
 
dia.dreamer said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 5:52 am

simple, meaningful, beautiful poem. I could really relate to it!! :) keep writing.

and could you all check out some of my work too? would love some feedback! :)

 
ArrowHeart replied...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm
Sorry to advertize, beautiful piece, but my new piece is going to come out, Burned. This is my first time story, so please give me some feedback!
 
Muh-ree-uh said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm
beautiful poem, it is very heartfelt and relates to much more than just a car ride, I absolutely love it! :) great job!!!!
 
emilybwrites said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm
i usually frind rhyming tough great job! can you and others please check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and please comment? i would like some feedback from fellow writers
 
Muh-ree-uh replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm
yes!  of course!  I'll look at your piece right now :)  and if anyone would like to give me some constructive criticism, I'm craving for it!  Please check out my poem "Shall I compare our love to an ocean?"
 
Regs_the_Shorty said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 10:46 am
 I loved it! I read a comment that talked about rhyming and I had to go back and look and make sure there was rhyming, to my surprise there was but you made the rhyming so fluid.
 
iHope said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 11:29 am
i never thought of casual trips in this way...beautiful, i really understand and love it :)
 
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