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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.

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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kairi.kaylyn said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 11:06 am:
This was short but really good. It has the perfect details to picture it in my head.
 
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JackieLoveJoy said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 9:39 am:
Music, Fall. Favorite season, nowhere to be what more could a person possibly want? I could just picture it all great job.
 
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Wildflower30 said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 1:08 am:
Autumn! Freedom! Music! Everything I love! :) Beautiful work. :)
 
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tweetiebruce said...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm:
This is brilliant, with some brilliant imagery! :) I could totally image that I was where you showed me. :D absolutely amazing
 
Art_Trash replied...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm :
I definatly agree about how amazing the imagery is!
 
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RainbowChickenNugget said...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm:

PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST FRIDAY BY THE ONE YOU LOVE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS SO DON'T STOP.

THIS IS REALLY FREAKY!!!

1)say your name 10 times

2)say your mom's name 5 times

3)say your crush's name 3 times

4)paste this on 4 other posts. if you do this your crush will kiss you on the nearest friday. if you don't do this after reading this you will get bad luck

send this to 4 other post in 143 minutes when done pre... (more »)

 
raindance72 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm :
Wow, I can't believe Teen Ink is now devolving into this. Be respectful! Post things that pertain to the article maybe?
 
to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm :
I couldn't agree more. Especially when it's as good as this.
 
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mattisonteeter said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm:
I was feeling irritated all day and after I read this I felt so much calmer. It brought me back and gave me a feeling of peace.
 
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purplebutterfly said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm:
I loved this poem because it speaks out to what life should really be about instead of one big hassle. I enjoyed reading your poem...keep up the good work!
 
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KCayla said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 10:27 am:
I like this. It is something almost everyone does on their sparetime when they need to relax :D good job keep writing
 
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aurorairis said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 9:58 am:

Great job! Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could do this all the time! There are to many things to do in a day! You capture this beautifuly!

Please check out some of my writing!

 
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SavannahMcKenna said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm:
Nice job. i love that little freedom you get:) anyone should check my stuf fout if you get a chance....
 
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AshKat98 said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm:
So awesome! keep up the good work! <3
 
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LuVr GuRl said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm:
this is awesome!!! keep it going
 
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jrfuen1031 said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm:
this is exactelly wat i think:) finally a teen thingXD
 
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kynedikatelynn25 said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm:
this is exactly what i was thinking!!
 
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maraquette.koss said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 9:22 am:
This si great! if anyone could, please check out my work as well!
 
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Greenpaw said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 12:36 am:
Wow this is great, can everyone check out my poem? I'd love some feedback :D.
 
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Narene_baby said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 12:23 am:
Oh my gosh! This is great! I love how you can get a sence of you from reading this! And I don't even know you lol. I would greatly appriciate if you could go read a couple of my poems and give me some feedback. :D
 
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