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Below is the poem entitled 8 Minutes which was written by poet Timothy Hicks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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8 Minutes

The sunset's just light leaving here
8 minutes just to watch it disappear
Just a ball falling into the mouth of the sea
But when I'm with you and you are with me
It's like closed eyes seeing for the first time
We're both getting older and wasting time

The sunset's like the light of the day
8 minutes just to watch it fade away
Though it always comes around
As soft as love without a sound
A collage of colors raging to fill the sky
Like a beauty always changing, destined to die

It makes me think of me and you
Live and learn and begin anew

The sunset's like the moon driven tide
8 minutes just to sit and enjoy the ride

Low to the ground hoping to be found
The sunset will always be just a sunset
Without love in your heart to let it
Always come back around



For Gail Angel Doyle's
A Ripple In Time Contest



NOTE: It takes approximately 8 minutes for the light from the sun to reach our eyes. When you see the sunset it actually set 8 minutes before.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Man.. I love this Tim... you write in a true poetic style... it takes one to the moment and emotion. xx

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/30/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I really need to proofread when I comment. Always never cease? That makes no sense! Supposed to just be, "never cease"...
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/30/2013 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your comments always never cease to bring a smile to my face (or maybe it's your profile pic that does that to me... smiling is contagious!). I wrote this one when I was trying to get sleep actually! It started to bug me so much that I actually went out of bed, turned on the computer, and sent an email to myself! Oh the things I do for writing's sake... lol.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Oh, I loved it! You continue to impress me with your poetry, as usual. This was beautiful to me as it just makes me think of how time goes, and in the 8 minutes where you enjoy that great moment, it's even better when you share it with someone you love for the rest of your life. Lovely piece!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/17/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I came up with this one in the middle of the night... I was trying really hard to asleep, but I knew I wouldn't remember it the next morning... so I ran to my computer and sent an email to myself... worked out nicely! Always nice to bring a smile... thanks :)
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Loved it, and very interesting

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 1:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Juli!
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 1:15:00 PM
    From the depths of a writer's heart, thoughtful, gentle and pure.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/29/2013 7:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Karen... it is much appreciated!
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 6:40:00 AM
    Great idea, Timothy...it should do very well in the contest. Its a good one for sure.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/29/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your supports means a lot to me! I'm trying my best to enter more contests and expand...
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Sunrise and sunsets....magical moments of time! Wonderful theme for this contest, Timothy. There is beauty in every line! As there should be...for you've connected it to love! ;) Hugs and good luck!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen... you are always so supportive!
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 12:00:00 PM
    - But it may be 8 wonderful minutes ..... - Without love in your heart you will not see how gorgeous sunset is - Good luck in contest Timothy! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes... 8 minutes is a short amount of time. Don't waste it! Hope you have a great rest of your week, Anne!
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:36:00 AM
    Holy moly, Timothy. You are a rock star poet! You are extremely talented. I love everything about this poem, especially the last stanza and the line about the sun always coming back around. Well done, seriously! You inspire me. :) PS, thank you so much for your last comment on my poem, it brought me many smiles and I greatly appreciate it. You're a sweetheart! Hugs!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/28/2013 11:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As usual you are far too kind, but my ego thanks you for your support!
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:06:00 AM
    I love the poem but for me the very first line feels awkward I had to read it over several times and it distracted me from the rest of the poem.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/28/2013 8:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wrote this a few years back, late into the night, and I've always thought there was something amiss about it. I'll see what I can do about that first line, and will let you know if I come up with something :)
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 1:46:00 AM
    comes around as soft as love without a sound. that was SO lovely!! This is a sweet poem! I hope I can think up something as wonderful for this contest!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/28/2013 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww you're too kind.