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Don't Try This At Home
Sometimes We Try And Succeeed Anyway
I have to warn all you dare devils out there
This can be hazzardous to your health
If your like me and don't take no for an answer
Go one step farther and see for yourself
Test your skills and test your endurance
See if you have what it takes
If you do succeed tell me what you feel like?
Is your neck stiff ?
A dull pain in your shoulder like someone had punched you didn't know it ?
Do you have a pain shooting up your arm ?
A cramp in your hand that just wont go away
Do you have to go to work the next day and have to use that arm for work ?
Are you thinking what was I thinking?
But now it's too late
Have you lost your mind or are you really finding yourself in a crazy mixed up world ?
Well you be the judge and you are the only one who can do it or just put it totally out of your mind
There comes a time in our life where we throw the rules out the window and decide to be a rebel
Take up arms for a cause
In this case take up a pen and challange yourself beyond all limits
Are you ready to begin ?
Are you a little scared ?
If not you should be
This is my challange to you
Yesterday I woke up and decided I would write a little because I was feeling creative
I was over my aunts house so I didn't have access to a computer
So I decided to do what I use to do growing up write the old fashioned way
All I need is a pen and paper
So the mood struck and so did lightning
I started to write then my thoughts started to fly
As I wrote one story seem to lead into the next
One thought seemed to push another
I stayed on track and kept watching my hand move from one side of the paper to the end
My mind started to think some crazy thoughts
How long could I continue on this interesting writing adventure
That soon turned into an inner power I could not control
As soon as a new thought entered my head I wanted to write it and give it life
So what began as a fun write turned into a grueling fight
To write and write like I have never written before
The hours would pass and the clock on the wall clearly doesn't lie
For five straight hours I wrote and wondered how long could I last
My hand would suffer an occasional cramp after a few finger exercises and some wrist twists
My hand seemed limbered up enough to continue
I wondered what I could make of this writing frenzie
Where for the moment I could think of nothing but
I planned on writing all day if I could
I had to work later but I had a total of fifteen hours to see what I could accomplish
I didn't move from my seat except for an occasional leg and arm stretch and some deep breathing exercises
I sat right back down again just as if I never stopped
I picked up just where I left off
I thought some incredible thoughts like how many thoughts can I write on paper
Will I run out of paper and be forced to stop
As I gripped my pen and my hand wobbled from time to time
I watched some lines become blurry as I rubbed my eyes once more
I witnessed something I have never seen before.
I have written stories in the past but I have never written as long as this ever
Well it was just a little bit after my 5th hour I had hit my limit
My body pushed on each hour before when I had other aches
Sadly this was different
I got feeling of numbness in my arm and my toes
Such a sharp pain all the way up my neck
But when I couldn't even hold my pen any more I knew I was done
The thoughts that were so alive and fresh now have fleeted and left my mind for some much needed rest
I woke up at 2 A.M.and began this task it was just after 7 A.M. I had finally stopped
Soon after I went back to sleep and my body crashed
Waking up later with pains and numbness you wouldn't believe
What did I achieve
Eighty seven pages of written material
Now I have to copy over and type
The whole time my ideas appeared to be so clear
I didn't want to do anything else but write
So when I finish rewriting my words you shall see
What motivated me
What interests took over
What thoughts I thought each hour
Now I challlange you to pick up your pen and grab a stack of blank paper
See how long you can write before you have hit a wall
Before you have to stop and can't write another word
Some might call it fun others might think it's absurd