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.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 241 comments.


oh my !!!!!!!

DuckLover GOLD said...
on May. 12 2017 at 8:38 am
DuckLover GOLD, Winchester, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be happy, not because everything you see is good, but because you can see the good in everything.

Oh my goodness. This is fantastic. I just spent 30 days driving to my new house with my family, and I HATED every minute until I realized that the only bad part of the trip was my attitude. ENJOY THE JOURNEY!

on Jul. 9 2016 at 11:48 am
orangeslice SILVER, Midland, Michigan
8 articles 3 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will long to return."
-Leonardo da Vinci

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
-Carl Sagan

This really hits home - you did a fantastic job!

SallyW. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 3 2016 at 3:30 pm
SallyW. BRONZE, Atlanta, New York
4 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There's no point in being an adult if you can't act childish sometimes." - Doctor Who, The 4th Doctor.

I love this!

on Apr. 26 2016 at 12:55 pm
itsrainingcats GOLD, East Hampton, Connecticut
16 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess

This is really awesome!

on Mar. 11 2016 at 9:55 pm
ambivalent GOLD, West Bend, Wisconsin
19 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

i've never been able to put this into words. thank you

Izzy777 SILVER said...
on Jun. 22 2015 at 4:14 pm
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

God I love this poem. So captivating and true this is. You managed to get your point across clear and rhyme without over doing it. GREAT!

on Jun. 22 2015 at 12:45 pm
Starfire420 BRONZE, Popes, Rhode Island
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Math is meth

Please check out my new poem yall! TeenInk.com/poetry/all/article/809387/She-is-coming/

RealRiter GOLD said...
on Feb. 25 2015 at 6:50 pm
RealRiter GOLD, Astoria, Oregon
10 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I did not fail 101 times, but I simply found 101 ways that did not work." -Thomas Edison

Wow!!! Love this poem. "Wow" is basically all I can say. I love the rhyme tone and selected estimate number of syllables per line. The tone is great, love the subject, love the words, its relatable... etc. Amazing!!!

on Nov. 19 2014 at 2:04 pm
Zahra1997 BRONZE, Lawrenceville, Georgia
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Anger is like a ball of fire, but if you swallow it, it's sweeter than honey"-Imam Ali

Love it :)

on Nov. 19 2014 at 1:42 pm
WindRunner GOLD, Troy, Michigan
11 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
For those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will fly on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

I agree, and dissagree. The rythem of the poem is amazing, but I dont think it is hard tho make a picture with words.

Bella13 SILVER said...
on Jun. 26 2014 at 9:05 pm
Bella13 SILVER, Los Angeles, California
5 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Wit is educated insolence"

It is so vivid and happy it makes me want to take a road trip!!

on Jun. 17 2014 at 2:01 am
MeagannLovee BRONZE, Dunbar, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Keep your head high, and your heart anchored.

This poem is amazing. Your ability to capture the beauty in everything is absolutely fascinating. Love it.

on Apr. 18 2014 at 12:57 pm
TheMuseEuterpe GOLD, Lafayette, Indiana
10 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Writing is my oxygen. Music is my carbon dioxide. ~Jessica Bell

I really like this poem. It has a good consistant meter, and you did good rhyming. Keep writting!

on Jul. 8 2013 at 5:19 am
ElevenSecrets, Warren, Indiana
0 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude."

This was beautiful, I read it at least three times. I'm completely in love with it. Very well done. 

ruth_w GOLD said...
on May. 17 2013 at 2:37 pm
ruth_w GOLD, Solihull, Other
12 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." Albert Einstein

this is beautiful, really relatable xx

KristaV said...
on Nov. 24 2012 at 9:45 pm
KristaV, Fort Collins, Colorado
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Wow, that was awesome! Totally takes me back to all of our roadtrips... Love the rhyme and the way it reads. 

on Oct. 31 2012 at 5:34 pm
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
29 articles 0 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

This is a beautiful, relatable poem! I love it! It simply speaks to me and flows well, with the help of the rhyme and rhythm. I also like the extended metaphor in the poem! Amazing job!!!!

on Oct. 10 2012 at 5:33 pm
iloveyouihateyou GOLD, Lowell, Indiana
11 articles 18 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

i know how that feels. going from indiana to oregon is a very long drive of agony!

. said...
on Oct. 6 2012 at 7:51 pm
^That's me. Mind checking out my work?:)




Swoon Reads

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!