Driving: A Stop-Motion Poem

“Driving” is a stop-motion poem I wrote and animated for school. I chose this project because I love poetry and photography. This is the first time I stop-animated anything, but if it proves to be worthwhile, I’ll animate more of my poetry in the future. I apologize that I am not the best artist.
The song in the background is “Yellow Light” by an amazing band, “Of Monsters and Men.” I DO NOT OWN THE SONG. I also don’t own the copyright to the toy car with Dexter and DeeDee chilling in it.
Enjoy 🙂


The first time you took me driving I drew circles in the blacktop of the elementary school. Tracing the rim of the ice-skating rink I knew all too well, the wells I avoided after the closing scene of The Ring, the ring I ripped off of my bookmark and wore to hide from pupils, the pupils that flooded when I told you it didn’t work.

You asked me if I was ready for lines, rectangles, right angles. I told you no, I was never much of a mathematician. My mind was parked in childhood, and I had no intention of leaving. The clock was fixed at 10 and 2, but for me the day was still young. I still clung to pixie dust and passenger seat. My feet were not ready to greet the dangers of the gas pedal. The stick shift was a stranger that lifted my heart to my ears. I could hear the fear pounding through me every time I started the ignition.

So I kept driving in circles. Circles, where the iced blades could not get me if I fell. Circles, where new was not a virtue. Circles, where north was south, east was west, old was young, 10 was 2.


Fahad Hameed

Fahad Hashmi is one of the known Software Engineer and blogger likes to blog about design resources. He is passionate about collecting the awe-inspiring design tools, to help designers.He blogs only for Designers & Photographers.

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