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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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decembersun14 said...
May 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm
AMAZING AND SO TRUE!
 
Rulesofmyown said...
May 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm
looooove it!!
 
maRAWR This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm
love the poem! i agree that its progression we should strive for, and not perfection
 
BiancaMarie said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 8:25 am

i lovee it hunn!!

comments minee and stuff (:?

 
gansta44 said...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm
very very wack
 
trumpetgirl711 said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm
Very nice.
 
ashley_4804094448 replied...
Apr. 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm
this was a very nice poem
 
ChowD This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm
i can definately relate to this. my family traveled alot, and the best part WAS the journey.
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm
This is amazing.
 
Corinnee<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Great! I loved the rhyming incorporated with the poem:)
 
mimibby said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

i loved this peom so much

 

 
babygurlmimi said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 2:02 pm
omg ur peom inspaired meh. keep writting gurl
 
starlight26:) said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm
Awww cute!!!! really meaningful! I can relate to it. I agree its about the Journey and all the fun memories,........
 
Lily1 said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 10:59 am
I really like this family and can somewhat relate. There are alot of people in my family and I know what you mean!!! Thanks for writing this, keep up the good work!
 
Julia R. said...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm
I love this poem. I can so relate- I am in a family of eight and we used to travel all the time.. this poem brings back MANY memories. Great job. (:
 
s8erdude said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm
Really really good!!! But can anyone tell me how long it takes for your work to be published on the site?
 
DerekHH replied...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm
I asked the same question about a week ago. It took about a week and a half for me.
 
Julia R. replied...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm
A week and a half? *sigh* that seems like forever. I posted like four things the other day and it seems to be taking AGES before they will approve it!! Haha. (:
 
ScarletThread said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm
awesome! keep it up!
 
i<3steven! said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 4:35 pm
this is really great, i hope you can keep on writing!
 
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