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Time Takes a Breath MAG

February 27, 2009
By Keegan Watters SILVER, Dallas, Texas
Keegan Watters SILVER, Dallas, Texas
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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.

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on Jun. 20 2009 at 3:41 am
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

I loved it.

on Jun. 20 2009 at 2:49 am
OoODerekOoO BRONZE, Kinde, Michigan
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This is absolutely wonderful. Very great job. it's so calming, and descriptive. I love it. You could go far. and Also, Congratz on being published. :)

on Jun. 19 2009 at 2:49 pm
Pink_Butterfly, FC, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf."
- Albert Schweitzer.

I like it. Good Job.

on Jun. 19 2009 at 4:20 am
shelby_kat DIAMOND, Warren, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I can sum up everything I've learned about life in three words; it goes on." -Robert Frost

i loved the last lines, they are really relatable. i have done that before too so i know how it feels...

on Jun. 17 2009 at 2:02 am
sillyrabbit GOLD, St.louis, Missouri
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Very good i like your your tone its calm and at peace

RiaRen SILVER said...
on Jun. 9 2009 at 2:47 pm
RiaRen SILVER, New Bothwell, Other
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hey, this poem is sumthing that i showed my friends as soon as i read it. the way you give imagery is really nice and your style is sumthing else. great job!

on Jun. 9 2009 at 2:36 am
Amanda Bragg BRONZE, Proctorville, Ohio
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It was good but if you were driving how was ur feet on the windsheild? just saskin

on Jun. 5 2009 at 5:57 pm
KaylaMariebabie SILVER, Marshalltown, Iowa
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It makes an impact , and a statement. So i can honestly say its awesome ;)

on Jun. 1 2009 at 10:32 pm
PeacemakerPanda SILVER, Surprise, Arizona
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Such a feeling is rare and hard to find, I'm glad you found some time ^^ Wonderful poem! d(^-^)b

on May. 31 2009 at 5:11 pm
Love_Kills_the_Blind PLATINUM, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Never regret anything, at one point its exactly what you wanted."

that was really good! i like the symbolism of the title too it really caugh my eye!

on May. 25 2009 at 5:35 am
UndiscoveredSweets PLATINUM, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths- Walt Disney

it's reallly good!

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on May. 18 2009 at 6:34 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

I can relate in so many ways. It throws out a relaxing mood. Sometimes I feel like this, and other times I wish I had.

Haleigh SILVER said...
on May. 18 2009 at 12:09 am
Haleigh SILVER, Springfield, Illinois
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BEAUTIFUL!!! You are sooo talented!

on May. 16 2009 at 4:15 pm
AmberTiana SILVER, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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I like your descriptiveness. And your style. It kind of just whispers...but yet makes a statement.

on May. 16 2009 at 1:10 am
madegclover6 SILVER, Van Nuys, California
6 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
idk i have alot

thats really good.

on May. 14 2009 at 10:44 pm
Renaissance SILVER, Milpitas, California
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Favorite Quote:
"What is today but yesterday's tomorrow?"

If only we could feel so at peace all the time.

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on May. 6 2009 at 7:44 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
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The word choice is great! congrats on being published

on May. 6 2009 at 5:56 pm
rebekah dalm BRONZE, Tillsonburg, Other
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i like the uses of random other things to get the image acros.... like rythmic little PUFFS!

on May. 5 2009 at 12:38 am
-xlimitless239x- GOLD, Vanceboro, North Carolina
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this is a good poem. you have talent. keep writing.

you could go far.