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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jlw11 SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 9:32 am
jlw11 SILVER, Fayette, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"The only things in life you regret, are the risks that you never take."

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! (:

Reem said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 9:24 am
so simple..and so true..i just love it..the pic. is very interesting and simple

on Oct. 8 2010 at 5:31 am
Tingaree BRONZE, Ashburn, Virginia
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cute... i have one titled journey too... but its about something a little different :)

on Sep. 24 2010 at 7:47 pm
.SummerRayne. BRONZE, Cobden, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Friends come and go, but family lasts forever.
The night is darkest before the dawn, but always with the promise that the dawn will come.
So can you tell me what exactly does freedom mean, if I'm not free to be as twisted as I wanna be?

I absolutely adored this poem. It reminds me exactly of how my own family's roadtrips go! Brilliant job! :D

on Sep. 16 2010 at 4:01 pm
Laveina-Annelle BRONZE, Flint, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Who are you to judge the life i live, i am not perfect and dont tend to be, but before you point fingers make sure your hands are clean.-bob marley

I thought this was very very wholesome. When i read it i emdiatly knew i loved it!

AMJaeh DIAMOND said...
on Sep. 16 2010 at 11:31 am
AMJaeh DIAMOND, Gallatin, Tennessee
51 articles 80 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
you don't have to understand the language to know its Poetik written Muzyk~PoetikMuzyk
Not Everything is ours to keep, no matter how hard we had to fight for it~PoetikMuzyk
‎"The face of my enemy only frightens me when I see how much it resembles mine"
- Stanislaw J. Lec

a few neurons can make us all a morons dont you think?

I loved this

on Sep. 16 2010 at 7:43 am
the_real_reggie_rocket BRONZE, Spostylvania, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I like to move it, move it."-Anonymous

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 :)))

on Sep. 6 2010 at 9:28 pm
broken_red_wagon BRONZE, Bothell, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I would rather be hated for who I am, than be loved for who I'm not." Kurt Cobain

Wow! This is such a sweet story, and the rhyming is such a bonus. It has such a creative flow, very nice.

on Aug. 31 2010 at 5:46 pm
hollyhottell DIAMOND, Redding, California
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Favorite Quote:
poetry is a diary written out loud

great great job.. i really like this poem..i love the story love how it rymes...good job

on Aug. 25 2010 at 10:31 am
thebushhippie PLATINUM, Sandown, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
Leave behind your own footprints! :0)

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!

pplofdac said...
on 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.

on Aug. 23 2010 at 6:10 pm
imashadow BRONZE, Red Deer, Other
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Favorite Quote:
if i had to choose between loving you and breathing i would use my last breath to say i love you

loved it :)

on Aug. 18 2010 at 8:01 pm
Escapethefate GOLD, GT, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Don't regret life,
Live life.

That's a really good poem. You can really write! Keep going!

on 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

nikkibby094 said...
on Aug. 3 2010 at 11:06 pm
nikkibby094, Toms River, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
— Marilyn Monroe

this is uhhhhmazing. I really like this =]

on Aug. 3 2010 at 12:27 pm
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

this takes me back to all the road trips i used to take with my family, great work :) keep writing, Mel

on Jul. 13 2010 at 11:16 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This reminds me so much of our little road trips. I miss them. Great piece. It's wonderful. Keep writing. 

on Jul. 12 2010 at 8:25 pm
kate-the-shrew BRONZE, McCall, Idaho
3 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.----Will Rogers

I loved the concept of this poem! Nice!

on Jul. 12 2010 at 4:51 pm
Gabriella.MM BRONZE, Underhill, Vermont
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I love this. The rhyming scheme is amazing. 

on Jul. 12 2010 at 11:31 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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this is sooo awesome! i love it


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