Driven | Teen Ink


December 2, 2012
By bigthinker28 SILVER, Toledo, Ohio
bigthinker28 SILVER, Toledo, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be”- Mark Twain

Some guys can just drive.
Some guys can go for six or seven hours in a car
and just drive.
They won’t be distracted
by radio or chitchat or thoughts about God.
Because why smell the roses
when you can just hold on and go?

These are not the type to be heavy thinkers,
transcendental authors,
blues singers.
They just buckle the same seatbelt
that I have buckled before and
they do what mankind was meant to do.
They just do.

Now, I don’t drive yet.
But I can tell you that when I do
I will not go quite like them.

I’ll be driving and
it will be dark outside
But I will not feel dark
I’ll be in one of those neighborhoods
with a billion streetlights.
And I will open the window to breathe.
And I will see maybe one of those artistic girls.
The type who will express her individuality
through commercially printed t –shirts.
And she’s dancing on rollerblades.

And I will see her,
and I will laugh.
But I’m not laughing at her
I’m laughing because
Isn’t it something to be a human being?
Then maybe I’ll just drive.

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This article has 4 comments.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 31 2013 at 8:05 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Gosh, this really tugs at the heart, doesnt it? What an amazing concept to write about and I absolutely loved the whole metaphor of just driving. I believe this should've gotten an editors choice checkmark cause really; isnt it something to be a human being? Then maybe I'll just drive along with you :P What an amazing talent you have.

on May. 30 2013 at 8:58 pm
BookNerd35 GOLD, Herod, Illinois
10 articles 1 photo 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say, 'watch me.' -unknown

I agree with RoyalCorona. Good Job!

on May. 30 2013 at 8:52 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

This was one poem that I could read over and over again! I love driving, the freedom that an open road can give you and so I can relate to this so much! This is such a good poem! Great job!

on Dec. 4 2012 at 6:05 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
31 articles 0 photos 402 comments
Wow. I love how lyrical this poem is- and it makes you think too.  "Isn't it something to be a human being?" Great work.