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I sit with my feet up on the dashboard,
music bursting from the speakers in rhythmic little puffs,
windows rolled down just enough so I can dangle my left hand over the edge.

I can faintly hear the wind pecking at the cracks on the door,
sending the puddles of water on the ground into frantic ripples
and propelling crackled autumn leaves onto my car windshield.

I close my eyes and listen to the storm battering around me,
enjoying the balmy sensation of the car vents breathing hot air,
warming my skin despite the bitter cold outside.

For once I have nowhere to be, no deadlines to meet, no class to rush to,
and so I stay here just a little while longer while the world races on around me.

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Tally223 said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm:
This is extremely good. Excellent word choice. Keep writing. (:
 
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ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm:
Totally agree with you heather_marie, this poem has tons of great words. I loved how it painted a perfect image in my head. Wish I could take a drive like that. Btw, if you have time, please check out and comment on my poems The Girl Inside, You Are The Lyrics In Me, and Remembering Spring. Thanks so much! 8)
 
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heather_marie said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 10:49 am:
your writing is so detailed and i just love to words you chose good job!
 
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Writer126 said...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm:
I really liked this!! I could feel the emotion in the peice. Great job! keep writing.
 
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secrets said...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 9:43 am:
I wish i had more of that feelin in my life right now!!!!!!!! great poem
 
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Carly14 said...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm:
I agree, the imagery was  my favirite part.
 
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remembermeplease said...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm:
compleatly relateable!! i love it!!!!
 
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to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 10:13 am:
That has to be the best feeling in the world. I wish I had more of that lately :) But you conveyed it perfectly. Keep up the good work!
 
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Maracuja said...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 12:01 am:

Super relaxing :)

Could you possibly help me by giving me feedback? It's cool if not :)

 
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abbymac said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:15 am:
Simply stated I like this. I like the easiness of understanding the message. Great job.
 
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PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2011 at 11:23 pm:
wow! this was so descriptive that i felt like i was there and i gelt relaxed from reading this!!! great job!!! :)
 
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MezzyMesmer said...
Feb. 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm:
Your writing? Superb. The picture you chose? Dislike.
 
hungergames_love replied...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm :
I don't think you can choose pictures. I didn't for my story, but it has one anyway.
 
Melt1397 replied...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm :
Thats weird.. The pic is really strange. But I love the poem, very descriptive.
 
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CoOKiEz83 said...
Jan. 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm:
i like it, deffinetly keep writing
 
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lucybrown2010 said...
Jan. 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm:
I like it; the imagery is excellent, and I love the words you use!  Keep writing!
 
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hellogirl said...
Jan. 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm:
love your poem it feels so timeless and good read my poems please i would appreciate it even if you only read one that would be great and tell me what you think.
 
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TheMesserSandman said...
Jan. 20, 2011 at 12:17 am:
What can I say, I like it.
 
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captainmorgan said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 7:21 am:
times like that only last so long, then were thrown back into that race, that life. :(
 
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Clarebear101This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm:
very impressive!! i love the feeling it had in it!
 
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