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The Journey MAG

March 27, 2008
By Anonymous

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.

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on Dec. 22 2011 at 7:15 pm
fringesofinspiredlunacy SILVER, Baltimore, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I plan on living forever. So far, so good.

Not gonna lie, rhyming poems don't really do it for me. It came off as a tad forced. However, it's completely relatable and I did enjoy it. Easy to picture, if you know what I mean.

on Dec. 22 2011 at 9:34 am
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
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Wow, this is good! I like how realistic it is, and how I can see things clearly in my head. And.... check out my work, please!!!

. said...
on Dec. 22 2011 at 12:37 am
It was really good!  Your rythm could have been slightly better, but the overall message was amazingly delivered:D

on Dec. 11 2011 at 4:05 pm
ThroughTheseEyes GOLD, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and i would rather be absolutely ridiculous, then absolutely boring"

This is really good!!! It brought me back to all the times I travled with my family! :) Love It!

on Dec. 2 2011 at 7:05 pm
SpringMoon98 GOLD, Ava, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Everyone wants to change the world, but do they ever stop to think about changing themselves?"
Leo Tolstoy

That was really awesome! I totally agree with the message.

on Dec. 1 2011 at 6:13 pm
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

Nice job. Check out my stuff? Thanks!

byebye said...
on Nov. 30 2011 at 6:40 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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Nostalgia anyone? BEAUTIOUS! (that's my special word, I rarely use it) Usually I've got a whole mouthful of constructive criticism but this poem was just great. Blew me away, really.

Also, I'd love if I could have some people check out my work and comment; I would love some critiques on my own work. Thank you! :)

And to the author....hope you don't plan on quittin' writing any time soon, because you really do have talent.

on Nov. 30 2011 at 6:49 am
jae6811 DIAMOND, Cape Coral, Florida
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Favorite Quote:

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. -Oliver Wendell Holmes-

that was beautiful good job

Big k said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 10:11 am
I quite liked that poem. It reminds me of my younger years

on Nov. 8 2011 at 8:07 pm
PhilosophicalLinx BRONZE, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
" I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."

beautiful done to the last detail. you Josh should be proud of what you've done

on Nov. 8 2011 at 4:40 pm
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
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I totally agree! Very beautiful, relatable, and powerful! Great use of imagry!

Please comment on some of my poetry!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Nov. 8 2011 at 4:40 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is a great point of view! It is really well written and i like how you explained your reasoning. Thank you


on Nov. 8 2011 at 12:28 pm
DakodaDawn16 SILVER, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm Loven it."

i realy love the emotion that was put into this peom, it made me think back on my own trips

teh_daly said...
on Nov. 8 2011 at 11:08 am
teh_daly, Killeen, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
We may not have it all together
But together we have it all

speech less.....

on Oct. 24 2011 at 1:13 pm
Natasha1994 SILVER, Arizona City, Arizona
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i like your discription in your poem alot of details to back your main point up great job

on Oct. 17 2011 at 8:39 pm
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
225 articles 4 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching."

very poetic 

i love how the poem has symbolism but it can act as though it is literal.

great job

on Oct. 17 2011 at 7:01 pm SILVER, Irving, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
No one said life would be easy.They just said it would be worth it.

i have no words. that was so beautifull. i realy realy love it. so simple yet unique and amazing. I realy enjoyed reading it!Keep up the good work! : D

Brian B. said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 6:55 pm
Pretty good poem

tngurl1 said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 3:50 pm
tngurl1, Tomball, Texas
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this is amazing work! I felt as though it were really me in the poem! imagery was awesome

on Oct. 17 2011 at 1:35 am
Greenpaw BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
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5/5 I really enjoyed it. I can actually relate to it, fun car rides :D. Check out my work everyone if you have a chance :D.