Samuel Stuart Pennell

Route 9, Massachusetts

My brother, mother and I are in our Volvo.
We are on route 9, sliding down-
towards Boston.

I am 8 years old,
my brother is 10

God, he seems so old

All-of-a-sudden, I-imagine-myself-gone.It-is-as-though-I-am-gone-f rom
this-world.I-imagine-that-I-don't-exist.If -I-stay-silent-long-enough
no-one-will-see-me- I-will-disappear.No-one-has-talked-to-me-in-8-min utes. Does-it-mean-that-I-am-gone? I- hold-my-breath-and-no-one-can-hear-me, no-one-can-see-me.

Have-I-disappeared?

Poem Submitted: Monday, December 15, 2008
Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Add this poem to MyPoemList
5 out of 5
0 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Route 9, Massachusetts by Samuel Stuart Pennell

  • Cassandra Robinson (4/19/2010 9:26:00 PM)

    Wow! that was intense

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ashley Roberts (2/27/2009 8:03:00 PM)

    this poem moved me cos it reminded me of me when i was 9. gd wright

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Sheri Barrett (1/9/2009 2:06:00 PM)

    Samuel i like this one a lot
    the words you wrote seem like they are really happening to somebody

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Alexander Johnson (1/9/2009 1:21:00 AM)

    I think this is a beautifully written poem, brings back all the memories of playing in blanket covers, building dens (aka castles) from our old brown leather sofa and thinking I had been swept off into a world of fantasy...
    Love it.
    Ps. thanks for your comments on my material, it means alot.
    Regards

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Arik Carpenter (1/8/2009 11:40:00 PM)

    Short Sweet and to the point, ., ., love the wording again

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Niken Kusuma WardaniNiken Kusuma Wardani (1/4/2009 9:41:00 PM)

    Hi Samuel, This is simple but deep, i like it very much, tks for sharing

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rita Shay (1/4/2009 8:41:00 PM)

    Wow interesting concept, i never thought of that, I'm not really a fan of the - though. Change the format and I give it an 8!

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Brandii Elbert (1/1/2009 7:39:00 PM)

    YO THAT WAS DEEP I IVE THAT A 10 THAT MADE ME THINK GREAT

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Fiona Davidson (1/1/2009 3:29:00 PM)

    Lovely image of a child deep in thought here...thank you Samuel

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rita Hawkins (12/26/2008 6:46:00 AM)

    keep writing, and expand your horizons. You can do it, you have some great pooetry.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Autumn Stoddard (12/25/2008 9:45:00 PM)

    My younger sister used to think the same way. Right on the dot with this poem, well penned.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (12/25/2008 9:28:00 PM)

    Wow! ! ! ! I see great talent in you. Keep it up.
    CP

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Pearl L Johns (12/25/2008 5:17:00 PM)

    really nice. put a very clear picture in my head. great read.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • januel l (12/25/2008 5:10:00 PM)

    this is very good, i like your style as well..
    and wow, route 9 towards boston
    i have traveled on that highway often, where did you live?

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Sierra Love (12/24/2008 8:43:00 PM)

    Wow! I really enjoyed your style of writing in this poem. It really did remind me of a young child. It was enchanting.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Salaam Freeland (12/24/2008 8:34:00 PM)

    Very good. I used to travel a lot in the car with my siblings, and we'd play silly games etc. You've really managed to convey a sense of childishness and boredom and captured the moment very well. Enjoyed it a lot.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Michelle Donna Illeen Andersen (12/24/2008 2:50:00 AM)

    dis ones ma fav its reali awsome :)

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Naidz Ladia (12/23/2008 6:24:00 PM)

    my gosh, , , , this child is naughty, while speaking, he didnt pause, he didnt put commas, he didnt breath, he talks very fast....i can relate on this poem coz sometimes i use ths in texting, , hehehehhehehhe...i love ths poem, sometimes funny but with great meaning..
    naizz

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Leah Marie (12/23/2008 3:20:00 PM)

    i lov ur poems do me a favor and message me when u write a new poem! ! thanx! loved this poem by the way! !

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Shyam Balaji (12/23/2008 9:55:00 AM)

    hey.
    tis poem is superb....gr8 imagery...loved it for that..nd thanks for ur comments on ma poems..msg me wen u write a new poem..i'll comment on it..GOOD LUCK! ! >..bye.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?