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The Taste of a Wish

Tonight I felt the deep inner desire to conform, to feel at right with the crowd for fear of being scorned. But don't be fooled dearest reader, this ain't a story of morals and how I got consumed into a life of addiction or crap like that. This isn't a sob story, just written down at the drop of a hat. The real twist is that I didn't give in, but where does that leave me? A lonesome wanderer gazing at an infinite sea? A person dreadfully awake, in the midst of a miraculous dream? Truth be told I at times feel the luckiest, not drawing near to the most common follies of my peers. But at what price? For who, in a world filled with bubbly laughter, could hear the sound of a silent tear? Who, holding a hand of their own, following a path they love, could notice a shadow like me, so hopelessly alone? I love you all most dearly, but like the moon loves the sea... just out of reach but always in sight. I live my life as the rainbow kisses the earth, wishing for my colors to allay someone else's hurt, if only for a moment, a minuscule grain, on this sandy shore. I am really not so significant, but still I desire to be more. But in all honesty how can I? I'm simply an observer, a reporter looking in. I'm not the strongest, nor the brightest, the bravest, nor the wisest. I am just a man with an eye for beauty and an obsession for the safety of the bench. So still I watch in dread as others live and I just sink. I clutch to papers filled with so much lifeless ink! They are nothing but shards of myself, tossed and thrown in mile high piles, that none in their right minds could ever wish to file! Though the world I live in and the one which I've created, seldom collide, I sit still waiting on that perilous bridge, for someone else just as crazy, and just as lonesome, to sit it out with me, side by side. It may not be perfect but it feels right. And honestly who could hope for more at the end of the night? You have a destination in mind and a foot always in front. You have the whole world palmed in between delicate fingertips. So go on and take a swig! Ingest within you... the taste of a wish!

Copyright © Timothy Hicks

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  1. Date: 3/8/2015 4:42:00 PM
    Beautifully written!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Timothy I enjoyed reading your wish very much...and congratulations on this win but most of all I love the person you are....the perfect person will come along and just be content to share this wish with you some day....God bless...

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/20/2013 11:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow... thanks for the awesome comment, Donna. Very sweet of you to say!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 5:08:00 PM
    TIMOTHY.....I'm so proud of you....Yes...the contest win but much more. What an awesome thing it is to be young AND full of be deep and not shallow...and to be able to write so beautifully....I'm awed!!!!! Hugs!!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/13/2013 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It makes me so happy when I read comments like this. Thanks a million, my friend! :D
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:37:00 AM
    Timothy, this is a wonderful, introspective piece. Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/13/2013 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Kim! I haven't seen you around but will definitely be checking you out soon! Thanks for the warm congratulations... you know what's really ironic? My first (and only) first place win was on a contest called Your Worst Poem contest... and now it's a win on One Of Your Best... lol!
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Thanks for all the awesome congrats you guys. I honestly wasn't expecting to win, and this news makes me smile very wide :D

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 6:50:00 PM
    So much promise here, in your person, in the verse, so much I identify with .. please do not be [obsessed by the safety of the bench] you are really no safer there, try to connect in RL not just here, what happened to our collaboration? Congrad's on your verse winning. Light & Love

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 6/12/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    one or two line breaks would help ;)
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 1:33:00 PM
    I agree with Frank........this is a masterpiece........and thanks to his contest, I had a second chance to catch it here. What an honor to share a spot with a writer who is capable of taking me into the thoughts of this man. thank you!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 8:59:00 PM
    Let me as well Congratulate you on your well deserved win in Frank's contest. Hope you're doing fine? Well done. AO

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 8:56:00 PM
    This is a very brilliant write Hicks. I've missed several of your gem. Let hope you will forgive me...

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Finding this reaffirms my belief that sometimes you need to "seek" for the best and not "settle" for what's placed before you...I was searching amongst The best Prose Poetry and found yours, Timothy! Extraordinary is what it is! I had to read it twice...Thanks for sharing your gift with us and I hope you're doing well wherever you are, little one. God bless. Always, Annalise P.S. Hurry back!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/10/2013 3:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well said my friend! The best is out there, you just have to dig deep and find it... thanks for your continued input...
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Brilliantly written... You have tremendous talent.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/18/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again for reading... it's kind of a lengthy piece so it's nice just to know you made it through to the end, haha.
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:59:00 AM
    wow, I Did strike gold, more gold with this one. Pure poetic sincerity wrapped in these beautiful words, timothy. I take it this is for the bench contest? I love how you inserted that word into the prose and alluded to it with "someone to sit it out with me side by side." just wonderful.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/17/2013 1:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea... I actually know nothing of this bench contest... care to enlighten? :)
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:38:00 PM
    I am honored to be the first to comment on this heart felt poem. I am happy to sit on a benche and share thoughts with one such as yourself. I have been moved by your spirit. You have a gift. Tremendous write going right to my favorites.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/17/2013 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Timothy
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow, Richard... I am deeply humbled that you'd say that. Having already read a few of your works I don't take your comment lightly. My greatest goal when I write is for someone, somewhere, to be emotionally affected by it... and you let me know that the goal has been reached... thank you!