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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. 7 2010 at 7:55 pm
OdysseusMakarov, Milo, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We all went to Heaven in a little rowboat, and there was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt"- Thom Yorke

To me, at least, a good poem is really hard to pull off. I even only impress myself around 1/4 of the time. Making a good free verse poem is an art even farther in the realm of the rare, but this definitely has resonance that's tough to beat.

on Dec. 7 2010 at 12:46 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

this is really excellent, i love the way its so descriptive and when life is stressful, this poem reminds you that there is always an end to a bad situation!! 

on Dec. 7 2010 at 8:08 am
VballChick BRONZE, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
if you comitt to somthing do it well or don't do it at all

i love how this artical has so much decription bout how you feel. that is cool u don't exactly know wht goin on until the end

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on Nov. 15 2010 at 8:37 pm
rosei GOLD, Billings, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
i am who i am, i am who i want to be, nobody is going to change me cuz i am who i am to be, thats just one of them! (:

got enough time to read another coment? (: that was a really good poem. it did give off a free breeze(: nice job

on Nov. 15 2010 at 8:08 pm
twizzlesinger SILVER, Hancock, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Life doesn't sit and wait for you to be ready for the great." -Me

I LOVE the ending! This is without a doubt, spectacular!

on Nov. 15 2010 at 6:42 pm
MisteriousAngel BRONZE, Council Bluffs, Iowa
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this is a great poem. and i love being in the car with music playing. it feels like your away from reality. its so calming. great job ;D

on Nov. 15 2010 at 11:33 am
misstywaterfall SILVER, N/a, Massachusetts
5 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you dont understand my silence how will you understand my words"

i really like this peom! :)

on Nov. 15 2010 at 9:53 am
MeanPeopleDead SILVER, Rouseville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"i yam what i yam and that's all that i yam" -popeye, the sailor man
"it's better to burn out then to fade away" -kurt cobain

this is rock solid- APLUS

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on Nov. 15 2010 at 9:21 am
powertree GOLD, Exmore, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

Great imagery.

on Nov. 12 2010 at 8:59 am
D_Beauty BRONZE, Euclid, Ohio
2 articles 1 photo 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way."

Wow, this poem would go number one on my list!! I love it! It's quiet but it speaks loudly. I wish my life could paused and enjoy a moment like this. Keep up the good work! =)

on Oct. 24 2010 at 11:40 pm
EDAWG BRONZE, Conger, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What goes in must come out, so if you put nothing in, expect nothing in return"

This poem is so peaceful while at the same time, it mentions the aggressive weather. OUTSTANDING CONTRAST!!!!!!!! Best poem I've read in a long time.

on Oct. 24 2010 at 7:34 pm
fearlesslybeyourselff SILVER, Solon, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
There is only one you for all of time. Fearlessly be yourself.

amazing. i especially love the last few sentences!!

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on Oct. 24 2010 at 3:25 pm
how do you vote?

on Oct. 24 2010 at 12:12 am
XiniaAngelita, Selkirk, Other
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A unique style with great wording!!! It makes me want to go for a ride in the car.... :P :)

on Oct. 2 2010 at 10:34 pm
Chacharoo BRONZE, Fort Worth, Texas
4 articles 4 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you."

HUZZAH FOR YOU DUDE, you're making us Texans proud! Keep it up, this is awesome!

on Oct. 2 2010 at 10:04 pm
nefariouslyme, Richland, Michigan
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Amazing.  This poem makes my heart happy.

on Oct. 2 2010 at 7:13 pm
Writer4Life_21 SILVER, No Where, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't know where your going, you will end up someplace else." - Yogi Bera

Wow this makes me feel really relaxed. Great job. I like all of the in depth description.

on Oct. 2 2010 at 12:38 pm
sshortcake963 BRONZE, Lake Villa, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
For He is the way truth and life no one gets to the Father except through ME

that is really great work be PROUD!!

on Oct. 2 2010 at 11:03 am
passion.fable14 SILVER, Fort Collins, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a cup of coffee. You gotta...dive right in and drink it fast before it cools. Because coffee sucks when its cool. And it tastes like crap. Do you want your life to taste like crap Sam? I don't. That's why i don't drink coffee."

Wow that was awesome. :) Love the mood it sets for me. That was really neat.

on Oct. 2 2010 at 8:43 am
CammyLashay SILVER, Java, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Failure is not for me.

Enjoyed the poem kind of remind me of myself