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Myself Uncensored

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Myself Uncensored

Most of what I write about
Never even came close to happening
Is this perhaps a failure on my part?
Do you wish to see me beneath all this covering?

Well truth be told I'm kind of a quiet person
One who finds awe in the most random things
Even a minuscule fleck of dust
Can inspire a song from deep within!

I like to ride my bike in the summertime
Beneath shadowed trees - where it feels most sublime
I like to laugh at nonsensical sounds
I don't even care if anyone else is around!

I like to say "Hi there!"
Even if the greeted looks rather glum
Though somewhat selfish
I like to think I'm as open-minded as they come

This is all just the outside,
The well maintained exterior of the inner me
As a machine often leaks oil, as do I bleed ink
Forming a map to guide you through -
The country of Timothy!

I won't lie and say
It's the best place to live and die
(Though it is pretty seeing
The occasional thought breeze by)

You best grab them squirmy things
While they're good and hot
Some are gold and some only copper...
But it's honestly all I got!

The denizens serve me well
In my castle high on the hill
But they don't know the King himself
Has even bigger shoes to fill

His friends and family tug and pull
Wishing me to be like this - to be like that
Well ME is all I will ever be!
Did I not just show you the map?



Inspired by the zany poems
of Jack Ellison

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Timothy.~A.O

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Adbul (you mind if I call you that?).
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Congrats...really enjoyed reading this...and that crazy Jack is really something huh???? Luv him!!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, indeed he is. He's a very a likable guy, and a fantastic poet :) Thanks for reading!
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Big congrats for your place in this contest, Timothy. I'm glad to see you on the winner's list!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb!
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Thanks for all the congrats, guys! I'm beginning to like these contests...

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:17:00 PM
    Somehow I knew you were as you describe here. Always smiling... Congrats on the win. Jack

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Timothy , :-) congratulations with your awesome "SELF PORTRAIT" poem. Take Care ~ PD

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:27:00 AM
    Good read. Keep it up really enjoy reading your pomes. Very good way to start my morning.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/10/2013 3:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Matt!
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:58:00 AM
    When we write something it becomes part of our experience. The mind can not tell the difference. As poets and writers we have the power to reinvent ourselves and the world around us. The pen truly is mightier than the sword. When I read your work I do not see one who lacks Experiance but rather a person wise beyond their years. You are a thoughtful and introspective person.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2013 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    perhaps more people should spend more time in their heads. I guess for some that would be a very confining space. As for poets the mind is a world of infinite possibilities.
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/22/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks as ever Richard! I like to think I'm deep, however some people think I need to get out more and stop being such a hermit, lol!
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 9:30:00 AM
    One should love himself no matter what, because nothing more exhausting than pretending. Enjoyed every line. I need to read a poem that inspired you.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/21/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got the right idea! And as for inspiration I think there are many poems on this site that, whether or not I know it's happening, inspire me and affect my writing... even if in a tiny way. Mr. Ellison inspired me to bring out my "inner-quirkiness"... lol...
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:28:00 AM
    I am deeply honoured that you have dedicated this wonderful expose of your inner soul to "moi" as Miss Piggy would say! Seriously, it does my heart good to know that my zany poetry has made you a "much better person"!!! Keep being YOU!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/21/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well truth be told I was always this person deep down. However reading your poetry made me realize that I don't have to be ashamed of being goofy and weird, haha... if someone doesn't like it well they can find another "map" and explore elsewhere!
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:11:00 AM
    I enjoyed the map of yourself and what you are made off. HONESTY. I like that. A lot of what I write is true and about my life. You will always be able to tell, what's fiction and what's not. Thanks for sharing. I am sorry I had not read your poems before. i will from now on..... Lucilla

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/21/2013 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well a lot of my poems are about experiences in life that have never happened to me... but me IMAGINING what it's like to be in a specific situation. But I wanted to write something that was really true to myself for a change... and there's no need to apologize. There are quite a lot of poets on this site and is difficult to keep track of everybody... lol!
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 7:22:00 PM
    Enjoyable road map to part of your world. What a great line -as do I bleed ink. That alone can go in all different directions.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/20/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again David! I had a lot of fun writing this one...
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Thanks for sharing the map! ;)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/20/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen! I realize that poetry is easier the more true to yourself you become...
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 10:11:00 AM
    I love this!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/20/2013 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Anne! I wanted to write something quirky and true to myself... so this is what I came up with.