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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on Apr. 24 2011 at 3:38 pm
luvsoccer3000 SILVER, Abington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine.” jason mraz

hahaha i love this i can connect with it so well. I never did really think about the "journey" though but thanks to this poem i remebered all the great times i've had traveling with my family. Great job!

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on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:23 pm
this is a sh....t

jfgkdl said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:21 pm
good job with your poem? are you a boy

on 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!

on Apr. 3 2011 at 9:25 am
em0punkl0v3r PLATINUM, MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Live like you will only live once, party like there's no tomorrow, die leaving you know you gave all you got."

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...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 9:50 pm
caedanse, Springfield, Ohio
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I was riding bikes with my family today and thought of this poem~ thank you. :)

Lucky13 SILVER said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 5:06 pm
Lucky13 SILVER, Stafford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
If its sanity you are after there is no recipe like laughter

Hey! I totally agree! Many many cartrips went this way for me!

on Apr. 2 2011 at 4:22 pm
Justbeme SILVER, Burlington, Washington
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I love this poem!!! Keep writing!!!

on Apr. 2 2011 at 2:35 pm
Sierra379 BRONZE, Lehi, Utah
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ooooooooo i like it!

on Apr. 2 2011 at 2:33 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

aww, how sweet!

on Apr. 2 2011 at 12:22 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

great poem!! very well written!! :)

on Apr. 2 2011 at 10:44 am
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

This is amazing! I loved the story and the words you used. Very nice job!

on Apr. 2 2011 at 9:18 am
Libra97 PLATINUM, Salem, Oregon
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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.

on Apr. 2 2011 at 6:29 am
HorseLover SILVER, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat."~Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist

I really like how you made this consistenly rhyme throughout and you really stuck with your topic. Good job!

on Mar. 28 2011 at 11:30 am
emoducks BRONZE, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life will only be amazing if you make it that way."
-Me (:

this made my day :)

on Mar. 27 2011 at 5:44 pm
BrielleIsTheBomb SILVER, Eugene, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance" <3

this is PPERFECT:)

Jaybug BRONZE said...
on Mar. 11 2011 at 8:26 am
Jaybug BRONZE, Norwood, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I'm ain't the best, but I'm not the worst either.

I like this poem a lot. It reminds of my trips with my family to the beach.

Grandma BRONZE said...
on Feb. 23 2011 at 2:23 pm
Grandma BRONZE, Orange, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
love is a four letter word and if you cannot prove it or mean it than why say it!

-this is nice and sooo true

on Feb. 17 2011 at 7:13 pm
lilmo23 PLATINUM, Pompano Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have.

i loved it! so true... so INCREDIBLY true! :) awesome job. hey would you mind checking out my poems?

on Feb. 15 2011 at 11:45 am
Luckylucky GOLD, Hartford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
''be nice to others,everyone is fighting their own battles''
''only people who risk going far,know how far they can go''
''what have you done to make your life better?''

omg this piece made my day :)


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