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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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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.
 
alynaj36 said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm
That's a really good poem. You can really write! Keep going!
 
sunkissedgirl said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm
man, that just explained how much i love road trips, it's beuatiful (i wish i knew how to spell that) <3
 
c_taylor replied...
Oct. 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm
Beautiful :) haha and I agree yes it is, very!
 
nikkibby094 said...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm
this is uhhhhmazing. I really like this =]
 
MelanieLouise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm
this takes me back to all the road trips i used to take with my family, great work :) keep writing, Mel
 
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 11:16 pm
This reminds me so much of our little road trips. I miss them. Great piece. It's wonderful. Keep writing. 
 
kate-the-shrew said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm
I loved the concept of this poem! Nice!
 
Gmmantone said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm
I love this. The rhyming scheme is amazing. 
 
brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:31 am
this is sooo awesome! i love it
 
forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 9:52 am
This is so sweet and so true and so good. Great poem. :)
 
Lisha P. said...
Jul. 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm
i luv this poemmmmm
 
Jellybean9898 said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm
OMG, this was the first ever poem i read on teenink, and i LOVED IT!!!!  i read it to my family, too, and they were amazed at how great this poem is.  keep it up!
 
SKN17 said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 10:59 am

The message you convey is a simple yet often overlooked fact, and I love the way you have portrayed it!

Well-written - I admire your style of writing :)

 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 7:00 am
wow i love this!!!
 
kms777 said...
Jun. 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm
wow what a great poem!! i can just picture it so clearly. i wish i could write so vividly. i also hope youll read some of mine so i can know what to work on.
 
marmarsunshine said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 6:06 am
That is really good!!Sounds just like me....
 
isela said...
May 29, 2010 at 1:34 am
this an amazing poem i feel a little warmer of heart and its a truth that many people dont realize till those times and memories are taken away
 
SarahJumps said...
May 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Love this so much. we drive A LOT in my family of eleven, and really, most the time i would love it if we never got there. its not the mile marks that we remember, its the memories made in between. don't you think?
 
songofheaven said...
May 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm
This speaks the truth, although many don't get it.
 
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