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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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. said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 12:37 am
It was really good!  Your rythm could have been slightly better, but the overall message was amazingly delivered:D
 
ThroughTheseEyes said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm
This is really good!!! It brought me back to all the times I travled with my family! :) Love It!
 
SpringMoon98 said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm
That was really awesome! I totally agree with the message.
 
ElleNicole said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm
Nice job. Check out my stuff? Thanks!
 
raindance72 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Nostalgia anyone? BEAUTIOUS! (that's my special word, I rarely use it) Usually I've got a whole mouthful of constructive criticism but this poem was just great. Blew me away, really.

Also, I'd love if I could have some people check out my work and comment; I would love some critiques on my own work. Thank you! :)

And to the author....hope you don't plan on quittin' writing any time soon, because you really do have talent.

 
jae6811 said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 6:49 am
that was beautiful good job
 
Big k said...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 10:11 am
I quite liked that poem. It reminds me of my younger years
 
TheIntellectualOneThis 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. 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
 
Cameandgonesmarty 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.
 
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