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Don't Try This At Home

Updated on February 26, 2013

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


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I think back to many writings I have written over the years and how each started with one simple stroke of a pen.Even before then I have written many in pencil.Where the only thing stopping me was do I have the energy to listen to my thoughts and write them or will I get up and choose to do a different activity and go on with my day.I am happy to see you also love to write.I know technology is wonderful and I a glad I have had a chance to do both.Thanx and as always so much appreciated.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      Well Done!!!!!!. I´m afraid I should have fallen asleep much sooner than you did.

      I also prefer to write all my work with pen and paper before I type it then release it on the unsuspecting public.

      great hub.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      picklesandrufus I think when we write something in our hand writing it is more personal than typing it out.Sometimes I feel more connected to my thoughts.Then again typing is so much easier.I had some crazy fun.Thanx for reading.

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      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I think do whatever works best for you. I haven't hand written anything in so long, my hand writing is awful. I do love getting a letter in the mail though!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee You said it best.For writers the writing never stops and inspiration can strike at any time.So lets take that thought and nurture it to fruition.I love writing and writers who tackle any obstacle in their way.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      For writers the writing never stops and inspiration can strike at any time. Often my inspiration begins in my mind and as the words begin marching across my brain I have to quickly start to jot them down. To write it to create and to create is to write.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      DDE We can go deeper into the unknown and find what makes us tick and cheer for more.Eiddwen I knew my thoughts had to be written down or else they would be like sand washed back into the ocean.Gone to another time and place .kj force You are so right.I got a little taste of the past now I am so glad to be here in the now.Still suffering I tried a heat pack it felt better.I will definitely try some of your suggestions.I worked through the pain to see what pleasure my writings may give.Thanx everyone for your support and encouragement.Have a great day.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...I think this has happened to many a writer..I myself keep a journal with me 24-7 ..and have at times gotten an idea as we pulled into a parking lot..must write it I say, before it is gone..sometimes it pages, much too long..but to short for a novel.

      as far as handwritten..thank goodness for" type"..could you imagine having to " cursive " for all your HP writes ? enjoyed your thoughts..rub hands with lotion, and put on some gloves..take "tumeric" it helps the pain...

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes it may seen absurd but so true as I know !!!

      Even though my arm's pain is bad

      Even though my head hurts so.

      I am not stopping it now

      On and on and on I go!!!!

      Thank you for sharing and have a great day.


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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thought sin ones mind can be adventurous or nothing at all and writing makes all things come alive voted up!


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