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A Learner's Permit MAG

April 10, 2009
By ElizabethS. PLATINUM, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ElizabethS. PLATINUM, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
32 articles 0 photos 16 comments

gripping the wheel
and gritting my teeth
ignoring my father
sitting next to me
while trying to avoid
the bright red truck
parked on my right
i see another little girl
gripping the handlebars
and gritting her teeth
ignoring her father
walking next to her
while trying to avoid
the dark red mailbox
coming up on her right
both of us wondering
when daddy will take off
the training wheels

The author's comments:
This is just something I observed during a particularly stressful driving lesson with my dad.

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SaraB. GOLD said...
on Jun. 16 2009 at 3:46 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

I liked the parallels. I'm getting my permit next year, and I have a feeling my dad will be just like yours in terms of being able to stress me out. Good luck! (with the writing and driving.)