The Journey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 27, 2008
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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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msoccerm345 said...
Feb. 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm
i love it!! it reminds me of my trips to Arkansas!
--sarah said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Best poem I've read today :)
TheKing This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Funny and powerful at the same time, multiple levels of depth, excellent rhyme... This absolutely incredible, one of the best I have read
txdrama said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Very well written!


Emmadilemma said...
Jan. 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm
that was absoulutely amazing!!!!!! best one yet!!
OriginalCarbonation said...
Jan. 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm
i love the surface and the deeper meaning. both are so striking. soo well done. it gets me everytime i read it. :)
Kryssy said...
Jan. 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm
hey I totallylove it. it seems like a narrrative poem but then it doesn't. nice one :)
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm
This is great! :)
CommonSense7 said...
Dec. 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm
I liked it, but if I may, I would like to extend some sculpting critizium; break away from the constant rhymes, I know you can do it any-time, but sometimes the rhymes get old, and people can anticipate what's going to be told. I suggest you write at least one free verse, so you can break the poet's curse, because if only you right in constant rhythem, people will begin not to listen. =) 
StreetSense5 replied...
Dec. 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm
You hypocrite! You rhymed that whole freakin' thing! I thought the poem was marvelous, I wouldn't change a thing about the writing voice. If I may, CommonSense7, you seem like an oppressive jerk and you spelled rhythm wrong, genius. Give criticism when you how, but until then shut up.
Eielen A. replied...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 8:41 am
yeah idk sometimes rhymes dont work but i think there great in this poem
jlw11 said...
Dec. 15, 2010 at 9:34 am
This was great! You did an amazing job! I really liked it. And you're right, it's all about the journey! Because everything might change once you get there.So, you might as well enjoy the ride! (:
BrokenInnocence said...
Dec. 15, 2010 at 6:54 am
This is beautiful. I love the detail and your rhyming scheme. :)
JLET309 said...
Dec. 13, 2010 at 10:33 am
This article is a good one. I like how you use all of the descriptions in great detail. My favorite line is,"They say it's all about the journey, I used to disagree." This line makes sense. It helped me feel what the author is feeling. This is a great poem and there should be more like it.
Suziepatricia said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm
This was great :) I know exactly what you mean
wHiTeRz said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm
I love it! I can totally relate to that with my family going on trips!
Michelle24 said...
Oct. 19, 2010 at 11:50 pm
I loved that it was so good AND it had a beat. I agree. And I love how the picture fits perfectly with the poem. I love happy poems, rare but amazing.
in_wonderland said...
Oct. 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm
This is a really good one! I totally agree :)
ababa said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm
thats is a kool picture(:
jlw11 said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 9:32 am
Ah! I love it! It is about the journey!!! I love how it was about a literal journey (a roadtrip) but it can also be compared to life. Great job! (:
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