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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 Sep. 23 2010 at 9:57 am
Gothgirl BRONZE, Thomasville, North Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The one you love hurts you the most."

I really enjoyed reading this one out of all of the otheres I have read. It has great meaning to it from the way this person talks about the world racing around him as he sits still.

on Sep. 10 2010 at 6:48 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
15 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

This is great! 

I love the words you chose to use and the way you set up the poem :)

on Aug. 19 2010 at 11:07 pm
winy.coronadoo SILVER, New Haven, Connecticut
6 articles 0 photos 4 comments
I love this! I can totally relate to thses feelings! Keep writing :)

on Aug. 19 2010 at 2:05 pm
poeticspirit12334 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
23 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
Wearing a Christian T-shirt, and a cross necklace does NOT make you a Christian. , "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord "They are plans to give you a hope and a future.'' Jeremiah 29:11

this has sooo much detail love it!!

on Aug. 19 2010 at 9:19 am
Shminkanator5000 SILVER, Rochester, New York
9 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

wow you have a knack for great description! I felt like I was there! nice piece, read some of mine if you get a sec? Thanks =)

Austy BRONZE said...
on Aug. 19 2010 at 2:17 am
Austy BRONZE, New Rockford, North Dakota
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Professionals built the Titanic, but amateurs built the ark.
Live life like there is no tomorrow

I loved how humanly it is. The line about how you can hear the wind through the cracks of the door was spectacular

on Aug. 16 2010 at 6:42 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

what i would give for such a moment, great snapshot! read some of mine?

BSW13 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 28 2010 at 7:44 pm
BSW13 BRONZE, Baltimore, Maryland
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"If you can touch it, you can catch it."

that is really well written!! great job!! you really feel like you were there.

on Jul. 28 2010 at 5:04 pm
silent_reader BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
1 article 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson

i loved it!

on Jul. 28 2010 at 4:40 pm
smilebright BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your only in trouble if you get caught"- Aladdin

About 27 days not that i was counting. I agree with you about this poem please post comments and rate my work

on Jul. 28 2010 at 1:16 pm
Really good. Keep writing!

on Jul. 28 2010 at 12:51 am
Write139 SILVER, Medford, Oregon
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This is very well developed!

on Jul. 28 2010 at 12:32 am
Krist.M. SILVER, Redding,
8 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Emily Dickinson

i can see how this peice got top rank. i have a question tho, how long does it take 4 peices 2 be approved?

on Jul. 28 2010 at 12:04 am
ViaThePurpleCrayon BRONZE, Whitmore Lake, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moment but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour."

Fanstastically written, abite not being my type. Great job!

on Jul. 6 2010 at 8:44 pm
writerinfinity PLATINUM, Arlington, Texas
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good job, detail excellent, all around good

on Jul. 6 2010 at 3:55 pm
Hippiechick10 SILVER, One Stoplight Town, Connecticut
7 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
Those who deny freedom to others , deserve it not for themselves. (Abe Lincoln)

Great work! Loved your description.


zobo929 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 6 2010 at 2:23 pm
zobo929 BRONZE, Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you feel like a mouse in a pack of ostriches call your mom because you no she will say she loves you"
-Zoie Williams

ya me 2 it wasnt my type

zobo929 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 6 2010 at 2:22 pm
zobo929 BRONZE, Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you feel like a mouse in a pack of ostriches call your mom because you no she will say she loves you"
-Zoie Williams

good poem i could picture it in my mind and i can totally relate

on Jul. 6 2010 at 8:15 am
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
32 articles 2 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's not about success; it's about significance.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Wow, this is incredible. I'm speechless. Words cannot describe this beautifully written poem. I absolutely love it. Keep writing, and please check out some of my work. :)

gemmmmma GOLD said...
on Jun. 14 2010 at 9:02 pm
gemmmmma GOLD, Leopold, Other
12 articles 5 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
make sure you live before you die.

i've been looking for ages for someone to look to/read their writing and i havn't found anyone i particularly like, until now ! thankyou for posting all this amazing work on here i'm absolutely loving it !