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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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Duckie430 said...
on Sep. 19 2011 at 5:37 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

good poem with great imagery!

aveawave GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2011 at 9:41 pm
aveawave GOLD, Woolwich, New Jersey
10 articles 1 photo 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the angel you're sworn to be: spread your wings and fly" :)

GREAT JOB! i really can not write like you! I wish i could though.! would you mind checking out my work? help me out a bit?

on Aug. 28 2011 at 3:13 pm
foreverSmall PLATINUM, Brighton, Michigan
23 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Psalm 23:2-4

Amazing! Love it! KEEP WRITING!

Janeyy BRONZE said...
on Aug. 6 2011 at 5:19 pm
Janeyy BRONZE, Vancouver, Other
4 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams\" <3

This is such a beautiful poem! It really relaxed me :) 

on Aug. 6 2011 at 2:24 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

sweet! I love the imagery. The vivid descriptions. Fantastic! Five stars!

on Aug. 6 2011 at 9:00 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 55 comments

Can you guys comment on mine!!??

If you do I will comment on yours.!!

on Aug. 6 2011 at 9:00 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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awww... pretty

on Jul. 15 2011 at 3:00 pm
RhythmAndRhyme BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva." ~~Josh Groban

This sounds like a perfect place to be. You described it so wonderfully! I love this. Great job! 5/5!

TAR11 SILVER said...
on Jul. 15 2011 at 8:16 am
TAR11 SILVER, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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Nice work.  Please check out my poems From the Hilltop and Anonymous' Inferno. 

on Jul. 15 2011 at 3:48 am
dancer11srubin GOLD, Long Grove, Illinois
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wow i felt like i heard and saw you're writing is was beautiful. nice job :)

on Jun. 23 2011 at 9:07 pm
msoccerm345 SILVER, Grimes, Iowa
7 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

i like this. you are very good with your descriptions. it is a very beatiful poem that can teach people to enjoy the simple things in life. you are so talented:) keep it up

on Jun. 23 2011 at 5:03 pm
lambertluver112 BRONZE, Apollo, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is a song
Love is the lyrics

i like it... kind of beautiful in it's own way!(:

on Jun. 23 2011 at 5:00 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

nice & simple :)

on Jun. 23 2011 at 4:52 pm
VampryaShadow SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life Goes On

Ur poem is beautiful evn if it is shorter. Could u view my work and c what u think of it? I also hope 2 c alot more from u.


on Jun. 23 2011 at 11:47 am
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.

the perfect title for a perfect poem. very moving.

on Jun. 23 2011 at 7:30 am
this is good. reminds me of high school.

on Jun. 1 2011 at 9:53 pm
thedancingwriter, Atlanta, Georgia
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i love this! it's exactly what i wish to feel right now!

mememelo said...
on Jun. 1 2011 at 6:46 pm
mememelo, Lamar, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:

lovee this!! :) it totally describes me

on Apr. 18 2011 at 10:24 pm
Tally223 BRONZE, Richfield, Utah
1 article 3 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"The secret in life is to fall down seven times and get up eight.\"

This is extremely good. Excellent word choice. Keep writing. (:

on Apr. 18 2011 at 4:16 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Totally agree with you heather_marie, this poem has tons of great words. I loved how it painted a perfect image in my head. Wish I could take a drive like that. Btw, if you have time, please check out and comment on my poems The Girl Inside, You Are The Lyrics In Me, and Remembering Spring. Thanks so much! 8)