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My name is Timothy Hicks, and I've been writing for 5 years now, since I was 13. My main hobbies include writing, playing my piano, origami and bicycling.

I'm a bit OCD about some things and some would refer to me as a nervous pacer. I like to do outdoor activities, but at the same enjoy my alone time where I can sit and write. I'm a very avid reader and enjoy several different genres: horror, science-fiction, fantasy, and mysteries such as Sherlock Holmes.

I've had several different jobs including shakerboarder, pizza-make and cotton candy maker-and-distributor.

I like to think of myself as someone that can fit into almost any crowd and I always try to stay on the bright side of things. I swear very little and hardly ever get mad at people. I believe spreading smiles is a much better practice than sharing negativity...

Moving (again) ... Hoping to Find Some Calm This Year

Blog Posted:7/19/2020 11:01:00 AM

Hey Fellow Soupers.

I've been away for these past couple months (after only just getting back). To tell you the truth it's been the most hectic year of my life .... more has happened to me in these last 6 -7 months than the previous 10 years it seems (and that's not even including the pandemic and lockdown fiascos).

Not to get TOO much on the Soap Box here, but I've going through a lot of different stuff recently. In January my parents who have been together for 40 years split up, and my mom moved out of state. And now I've decided to move out of state myself (to Florida) and am feeling like I have to pick between which family members to stick with ... and which to leave behind. So I've been trying to spend as much time with the family and friends I have here before heading off in September. To add to my anxiousness in all this ... with the current spike of cases in Florida I don't even know if my job transfer will pan out. I work in the restaurant industry which isn't the greatest industry to be in during these current circumstances.


I'm also working on a few different creative projects between trying to publish a book, making music, and trying to  create and sell some board games I invented ... coupled with these mixed emotions of leaving state once again, unfortunately, P-Soup hasn't been high on my priority list and haven't had time to squeeze it in with all the other things.

But long story short ... I'm doing more good than bad and I pray it all works out in the end. 

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Date: 8/6/2020 4:07:00 PM
Remember to breathe! Best wishes !
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Date: 7/23/2020 3:01:00 PM
All the best, Timothy! Prayers going with you.
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Date: 7/23/2020 12:48:00 PM
All the best Timothy. Blessings!
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Date: 7/21/2020 9:38:00 PM
Good luck Timothy, I hope things work out for you. Tom
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 7/23/2020 9:23:00 AM
Thank you Tom!
Date: 7/21/2020 9:09:00 PM
Timothy, You've been missed, let the record show. -Richard
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Date: 7/23/2020 9:23:00 AM
Thanks Raven. Nice to hear.
Date: 7/19/2020 8:14:00 PM
Glad to hear you are mostly ok Tim. Good luck you. Keep smiling, we all need as much as positivity as we can get. mo hugs
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Date: 7/23/2020 9:23:00 AM
Thanks Pigeon!
Date: 7/19/2020 7:55:00 PM
Timothy, take care my dear friend. I hate that you have been going through so much lately. You have such a wonderful attitude, which helps in time such as these. My best to you. ~ Brandy
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Date: 7/23/2020 9:22:00 AM
Thanks Brandy. I try to stay positive :)
Date: 7/19/2020 2:06:00 PM
Take care Buddy - always darkest before dawn
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Date: 7/23/2020 9:22:00 AM
Thanks for the support Craig!
Date: 7/19/2020 11:34:00 AM
Had you been up in Idaho all this time?
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/19/2020 2:25:00 PM
oh yes, I forgot about Georgia!!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 7/19/2020 11:42:00 AM
I lived in Georgia for nearly 2 years. Moved back to Idaho in January 2018. Now I’m moving to Florida in September. Kind of confusing, I know :/
Date: 7/19/2020 11:33:00 AM
Timothy, I pray you made the right decision for yourself in where to move. I have missed you. It must be scary wondering about your future in the restaurant industry. You will have to soupmail me details like which restaurant and what kind of board games and which parent you will be nearby. Sorry they split up. You are a very kind and creative soul and I hope to see a lot of poetry from you.
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Date: 7/23/2020 9:22:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. You are very sweet!

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5/2/2020 In the Wild, Far From My Home Dramatic Verseabsence,change,endurance,
4/29/2020 We Were Fireflies Prose Poetrychildhood,confusion,deep,
4/26/2020 To the Dandelion in the Concrete Personificationcharacter,endurance,flowe
4/25/2020 Who Knows if Magic Exists Prose Poetryappreciation,beauty,famil
4/24/2020 The Dandelions Beg to Differ Prose Poetryanxiety,appreciation,beau
9/3/2016 Never Out of Season - A Short Story Narrativeaugust,bereavement,blue,c
8/1/2016 Eclectic Wonders in Seasonal Flowers --- A Collab Rengayappreciation,beauty,flowe
6/20/2016 The Holiday Season Grookanger,deep,holiday,humani
6/20/2016 From Words - Everything Grookanalogy,bible,christian,d
6/11/2016 Space Cadet Grookanalogy,deep,humanity,hum
6/5/2016 Birds in Tuxedos - A Collaboration Rengayanimal,beauty,change,imag
5/28/2016 January Jest - A Collaboration Rengayautumn,beach,change,natur
5/26/2016 Beautiful Callouses Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,desire,d
5/24/2016 Musical Pantoum Pantoumchildhood,feelings,growin
5/23/2016 Convictions and Visuals Grookanalogy,christian,deep,hu
5/18/2016 Cascade Adventures --- Pt 2 Haibunadventure,beauty,childhoo
5/18/2016 Cascade Adventures --- Pt 1 Haibunadventure,beauty,childhoo
5/16/2016 Summer Haiku Haikubeautiful,beauty,happy,na
5/15/2016 When It Comes To Me Dramatic Verseadventure,celebration,cha
5/12/2016 The Man of the House Trioletblue,childhood,dad,father
4/27/2016 Ego-Beneficiary Grookanalogy,deep,philosophy,u
4/14/2016 That Was a Human Dramatic monologueabuse,angst,bereavement,c
4/9/2016 Everyday is Beautiful Carpe Diemappreciation,cheer up,chi
4/9/2016 If It Be Your Wish To Educate Carpe Diembeauty,humanity,image,inn
4/7/2016 A Question in the Sky Verseadventure,allegory,beauty
4/5/2016 Who ARE You --- Not For Contest Light Verseaddiction,character,cheer
4/4/2016 Angel Senryuangel,bible,cheer up,funn
4/3/2016 Element Water Free verseallegory,allusion,bible,d
4/2/2016 The Only Thing That Is Foreseeable Grookdeep,poetry,poets,simple,
3/30/2016 Love Without Hope Quatrainallusion,analogy,desire,g
3/28/2016 The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree Free verseadventure,crazy,cute love
3/28/2016 Is Humanity That Bad Monokuanxiety,bereavement,coura
3/27/2016 Hush Now and Go To Sleep Ghazalblessing,childhood,courag
3/23/2016 Where Freedom Finds the Fire Romanticismallegory,analogy,beauty,d
3/22/2016 Some Words Are Like Mountains Elegyanger,angst,betrayal,blue
3/20/2016 The Eye is Such a Braggart Dramatic Verseappreciation,bereavement,
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3/18/2016 Element Wind Alliterationadventure,allusion,bereav
3/16/2016 Two Birds Monokufun,funny,humor,humorous,
3/16/2016 Little Miss Spring Light Verseadventure,appreciation,be
3/15/2016 The Modern Age, Oh So Strange Footleamerica,angst,bereavement
3/15/2016 I Have a Love Affair With Parenthesis Light Verseaddiction,funny,nonsense,
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3/12/2016 That Delicious Something Romanticismbeauty,desire,emotions,he
3/9/2016 Two Little Sparks Odeadventure,character,child
3/8/2016 Amber Questions Fibonacciallusion,appreciation,bea
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3/4/2016 Optimistic Orange Odeappreciation,beauty,image
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3/1/2016 Between Beauty and Villainy Free verseappreciation,beauty,berea
2/29/2016 In Sain Plight Light Versefun,funny,humor,humorous,
2/29/2016 The Girl at School Drops Her Pencil Footleallusion,crush,cute love,
2/29/2016 Concerning Math and How To Say It Light Verseamerica,education,england
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2/27/2016 Life According to Miss Ooh-La-La Romanticismbeauty,fantasy,feelings,f
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2/25/2016 Party Foul Limerickfun,funny,giggle,humor,hu
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2/24/2016 Sitting Awkwardly So They Don't See the Evidence Footlecheer up,fun,funny,giggle
2/23/2016 Dragonfly --- Haiku Haikuappreciation,beautiful,be
2/23/2016 Coastal Sunset --- Haiku Haikubeach,devotion,image,imag
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2/18/2016 NOT A POEM PLEASE READ I do not know?angst,anxiety,appreciatio
2/18/2016 My Friend, the Walking Contradiction Light Verseappreciation,dedication,e
2/17/2016 Dreams in the Dark, Will They Spark Than-Baukanxiety,art,conflict,drea
2/17/2016 River of Dreams Free verseappreciation,beautiful,bl
2/17/2016 Monoku 1 Monokudeath,devotion,family,far
2/16/2016 Norse God in Human Disguise Footlefantasy,funny,humor,humor
2/15/2016 A Tomb of Ancient Bloom Romanticismappreciation,beauty,devot
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2/14/2016 When the World Grew Wings - FULL Rhymeallegory,allusion,beautif
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Gone With The Wind Rhyme royaladventure,confusion,fear,
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The Best Poem Ever Epicdeath,words,heart,heart,
This is Poetry Rhymewrite,writing,life,writin
Color Me Free versephilosophy,god,me,people,
Somewhat Twisted Thoughts of the Day Light Versefunny,life,
It Is A Sin Prose Poetryinspirational,life,pain,p
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My Chance Prose Poetrydream,
Children of a Lesser God Free versegod,uplifting,
How to Slow Down Time Free verseanalogy,imagination,time,
On My Porch Prose Poetrylife,nature,
Amazing Prose Poetrywriting,
Why I want to go to Heaven Proseheaven,
The Hidden People Free versefairy,fantasy,imagination
He Was My Sun Pantoumwar,
Cocaine Is Her Name Free verseaddiction,
Sometimes in relationships Ghazalintrospection,love,relati
Story Teller Free versefantasy,wisdom,
The Storm Watcher Free verseemotions,storm,
Have You Looked up at The Sky Today Coupletbeautiful,life,uplifting,
Two Worlds of Imagination Terzanellechildren,life,
The Last Poem Free verselife,people,me,
Lost Senryuconfusion,
1 Cherry blossom haiku Haikuapril,children,spring,
Quieter Voice Terzanellevoice,
The Quill Masters Free versefun,poets,
Rain and Rain and More Rain Free versenature,
The Elephant in the Room Free versefunny,humorous,life,metap
The Young Gardener Versebeauty,bird,daughter,gard
RESPONDING TO PAIN Rhymechristian,inspiration,pai
Self Less Coupletintrospection,
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What Annoys Me Coupletbetrayal,
God's Kind of Poetry Free versefaith,god,perspective,uni
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Innovation Acrosticchange,light,
My Real Name Free verselife,
Quote inspired by Justin Free versebeautiful,devotion,emotio
Haiku 69-About The Swan Lake Haikubird,blue,
The Gift To God, I Gave To Give - Odedevotion,
WHAT ARE WE Free verselife,love,people,
Not Today, Not Anymore - Epicbusiness,work,me,work,hig
Poetry Pillar Odebeauty,creation,desire,lo
Lotus Bloom Free verseallegory,beauty,dark,
Time lost eyes Blitzimagination,
Take Me to Church Monokubird,
WISDOM IS Monokumen,wisdom,universe,
Around The Campfire Quatrainadventure,beautiful,color
THE CELESTIAL PILLOW Monokublessing,death,life,
Hearts and Solitaire Verseangst,humanity,loneliness
Of Stargazers and Starshooters Narrativeanalogy,appreciation,poet
Love Is Free Senryufreedom,love,
Butterfly Alphabet ABCbirth,butterfly,creation,
Little Fire Dramatic monologuecourage,death,fire,growth
Ode to Earth Element Free versebeauty,earth,nature,
Insipid Nights Tankafeelings,people,
Instant Telegram Haikuadventure,art,beauty,happ
Butterflies of Saturn Coupletbeauty,butterfly,fantasy,
Today I Wrote Poetry Prosehappiness,society,solitud
The big question for those of little faith Free verselife,
How A Bill Becomes Law Rhymepolitical,rap,slam,
My Poetry Garden Narrativegarden,
December Acrosticbeauty,blessing,growing u
John F Kennedy - Martin Luther King Jr - Robert F Kennedy and Donald Duck Free versephilosophy,
I'm Sorry My Love-An Almost Sonnet of My Deepest Admiration Rhymegoodbye,humor,silly,
Overtones Free verseart,beauty,blessing,dedic
Jesus was Turkish Free verseage,animal,bible,inspirat
Impending Sense of Nap Coupletsleep,
spring rain Haikunature,
Wimpy Kid with a Big Imagination Free versedeep,children,hope,meanin
Little Glistening Salmon Free verseadventure,appreciation,be
Gathering Wool Free verselost love,
On Coming Home Free versespace,
In a Field of Gold Quintain (English)lost love,nature,
King of Silence Proseallegory,evil,humanity,po
Summer Splendour Haikuimagery,
At the Mountains of Madness Free verselost love,
Boats of Shame Blitzabuse,baptism,courage,sla
Along the Shady Paths of Vivid Green Narrativesad,
For The Beautiful Mystic Rose Odebeauty,dedication,deep,fo
Boy oh boy and a girl Rhymeadventure,boy,childhood,c
WILD ABOUT BOOKS Versebooks,sad,
The Sham Of My Humanity Free verseanger,grief,heartbreak,hu
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