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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 Dec. 16 2011 at 12:13 pm
yourmom08 SILVER, Vernon, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"everyone will eventually hurt you, you just have to find the right person worth suffering for"

i really like this. its awesome

on Dec. 16 2011 at 11:06 am
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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This was short but really good. It has the perfect details to picture it in my head.

on Dec. 16 2011 at 9:39 am
MarleyRainbow PLATINUM, Valles MInes, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
one good thing about music is, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Music, Fall. Favorite season, nowhere to be what more could a person possibly want? I could just picture it all great job.

on Dec. 16 2011 at 1:08 am
Wildflower30 SILVER, Kolkata, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Create your own sayings, for only then do they make sense most. ---- Me

Autumn! Freedom! Music! Everything I love! :) Beautiful work. :)

on Nov. 24 2011 at 9:54 pm
tweetiebruce PLATINUM, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like music - You can make mistakes so you try again. But when the piece can't be helped you try again another time.

This is brilliant, with some brilliant imagery! :) I could totally image that I was where you showed me. :D absolutely amazing

on Nov. 24 2011 at 7:07 pm
to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." -John Green

I couldn't agree more. Especially when it's as good as this.

byebye said...
on Nov. 24 2011 at 7:05 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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Wow, I can't believe Teen Ink is now devolving into this. Be respectful! Post things that pertain to the article maybe?

on Nov. 24 2011 at 6:32 pm



1)say your name 10 times

2)say your mom's name 5 times

3)say your crush's name 3 times

4)paste this on 4 other posts. if you do this your crush will kiss you on the nearest friday. if you don't do this after reading this you will get bad luck

send this to 4 other post in 143 minutes when done press F6 and the name of your crush will appear on the screen in big letters

on Nov. 2 2011 at 5:53 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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I was feeling irritated all day and after I read this I felt so much calmer. It brought me back and gave me a feeling of peace.

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:33 pm
purplebutterfly SILVER, Sweet Home, Oregon
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I loved this poem because it speaks out to what life should really be about instead of one big hassle. I enjoyed reading your poem...keep up the good work!

KCayla GOLD said...
on Nov. 2 2011 at 10:27 am
KCayla GOLD, Stillwater, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I brought a cupcake, and I brought Apollo" - My Best friend, implying that I was like Apollo :D

I like this. It is something almost everyone does on their sparetime when they need to relax :D good job keep writing

on Nov. 2 2011 at 9:58 am
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
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Great job! Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could do this all the time! There are to many things to do in a day! You capture this beautifuly!

Please check out some of my writing!

on Oct. 11 2011 at 9:56 pm
SavannahMcKenna PLATINUM, Waterman, Illinois
30 articles 2 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream a better dream

Nice job. i love that little freedom you get:) anyone should check my stuf fout if you get a chance....

on Oct. 11 2011 at 5:12 pm
AshKat98 BRONZE, Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen Hawking

So awesome! keep up the good work! <3

LuVr GuRl said...
on Oct. 11 2011 at 4:52 pm
this is awesome!!! keep it going

jrfuen1031 said...
on Oct. 11 2011 at 2:41 pm
this is exactelly wat i think:) finally a teen thingXD

on Oct. 11 2011 at 2:22 pm
kynedikatelynn25, Buffalo, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Silence is a girls loudest cry.

this is exactly what i was thinking!!

on Oct. 11 2011 at 9:22 am
maraquette.koss SILVER, New City, New York
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This si great! if anyone could, please check out my work as well!

on Oct. 11 2011 at 12:36 am
Greenpaw BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Wow this is great, can everyone check out my poem? I'd love some feedback :D.

on Oct. 11 2011 at 12:23 am
Narene_baby SILVER, Scappoose, Oregon
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Oh my gosh! This is great! I love how you can get a sence of you from reading this! And I don't even know you lol. I would greatly appriciate if you could go read a couple of my poems and give me some feedback. :D