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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.

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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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! (:
 
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BrokenInnocence said...
Dec. 15, 2010 at 6:54 am:
This is beautiful. I love the detail and your rhyming scheme. :)
 
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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.
 
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Suziepatricia said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm:
This was great :) I know exactly what you mean
 
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wHiTeRz said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm:
I love it! I can totally relate to that with my family going on trips!
 
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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.
 
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in_wonderland said...
Oct. 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm:
This is a really good one! I totally agree :)
 
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ababa said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm:
thats is a kool picture(:
 
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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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Reem said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 9:24 am:
so simple..and so true..i just love it..the pic. is very interesting and simple
 
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Tingaree said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 5:31 am:
cute... i have one titled journey too... but its about something a little different :)
 
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.SummerRayne. said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm:
I absolutely adored this poem. It reminds me exactly of how my own family's roadtrips go! Brilliant job! :D
 
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Laveina-Annelle said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm:
I thought this was very very wholesome. When i read it i emdiatly knew i loved it!
 
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PoetikMuzyk said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 11:31 am:
I loved this
 
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the_real_reggie_rocket said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 7:43 am:
As I read this poem, I thought back to all of my road trips. Because Im from the city, my road trips were to the country or the suburbs. I thought this poem was extremely cute and clever. Great Job :)))
 
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broken_red_wagon said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm:
Wow! This is such a sweet story, and the rhyming is such a bonus. It has such a creative flow, very nice.
 
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hollyhottell said...
Aug. 31, 2010 at 5:46 pm:
great great job.. i really like this poem..i love the story love how it rymes...good job
 
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thebushhippie said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 10:31 am:
Gee, eight people? and I thought I was cramped with only three other people in the car!!!! Great job with this poem. I liked the way it rhymed. Definetly keep writing!
 
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pplofdac said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 8:50 am:
I really liked this free verse poem. Road trips are great things as long as in the end, you return from where you came from. Instead, I wrote a poem about my own road trip, from a rural neighbourhood to the big city. I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and tell me what you think. I value your opinion as a writer.
 
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alynaj36 said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm:
That's a really good poem. You can really write! Keep going!
 
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