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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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WritingLoverForever said...
Jul. 6, 2010 at 8:15 am:
Wow, this is incredible. I'm speechless. Words cannot describe this beautifully written poem. I absolutely love it. Keep writing, and please check out some of my work. :)
 
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gemmmmma said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm:
i've been looking for ages for someone to look to/read their writing and i havn't found anyone i particularly like, until now ! thankyou for posting all this amazing work on here i'm absolutely loving it !
 
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Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm:
fills me with calm.
 
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Crissey2497 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm:
I like this poem, it describes me!!
 
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atreyu2113This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm:
i love this.
 
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Sumana2 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm:
I absolutely love the title of this poem, and the way to describe the title without even mentioning the title in the poem at all.
 
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OneGodForever32 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm:
Wow, this is really good! Keep it up! :) And if anyone would check out my work and comment, I would love the feedback! Thanks!
 
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SmileyHaley said...
May 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm:
Very descriptive!  The poem really creates an image.  Great job. :)
 
SUPERMANDwightHoward replied...
May 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm :
Poetry is writing without rules, it would be a miracle if anyone could look past there preferences and see what the author is trying to say. so umm...shutup just shut up
 
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Saritarox120 said...
May 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm:
This is not even like a poem
 
littlemiss_blueyes replied...
May 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm :
wow guys you all need to lay off on the negative!!! poetry is expressing yourself and your feelings, not focusing on pleasing a bunch of critics like yourselves! i love this peice i don't see why the rest of you don't.
 
ThatHair replied...
May 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm :
Yeah, it's called "free verse poetry."
 
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Ummm...shutup said...
May 23, 2010 at 11:29 am:

It would be a miracle if I actually read a poem that was good. Why are yall lying to these "writers" (cough). If someone one of you were good you wouldn't have to beg people to read your work. please read some Mya Angelo, Ee Cumming,Hemminway. God knows you need to.

 

 
I_am_me96 replied...
May 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm :
Read one of my poems and dont complain. I'm better than a car. :D
 
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frog-prince said...
May 1, 2010 at 11:16 pm:
great job on this please check out some of my work =) thnks
 
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sparkofheart said...
May 1, 2010 at 10:30 am:
wow really great job! loved the mood created and amazing imagery! keep up the great work!
 
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Lynnette M. said...
May 1, 2010 at 7:36 am:
all i can say is wow you captured the mood beautifuly. i actually felt like i was there! you did an amazing job
 
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Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm:
wow... i love this! you really caught the mood, i can imagine myself in this situation. amazing.
 
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x0x0Luckyx0x0 said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 9:36 am:
I liked this a lot! It was truely amazing. Keep up the great work and you can go really far in life:]
 
austins_girl replied...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 11:13 am :
this is a rele good peice in my opinion u shld keep writing
 
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