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Let The Countdown Begin

Updated on May 4, 2013

Tick,Tick ,Tick

Yes I know it is late and I need to go to sleep

I have a great idea and if I stop now it will disappear

When I close my eyes the world I see filled with excitement and dreams drifts away

As I run to catch it and it just keeps running faster and faster

I have a thought and let me write it now

While my mind is fresh I keep typing

Moving my fingers at a quick and speedy pace

Later when I finish what I started my body can rest

Then and only then can I shut my computer down and snuggle under the sheets

My cat sits here by my side

She has seen enough so she covers her eyes

My wife tired too went to bed an hour a go

Even when she sleeps she mumbles

What happened to I'm coming to bed

You need sleep babe

I yell back in a sweet voice

I am coming as soon as I can dear

There is no one on the HubPages to call

I had two comments from two lovely friends

They were both posted 7 and 13 hours earlier

Even they knew when to call it quits

I need a sense of humor and some quick wit

I need my fellow hubber Epigramman to give me some advice

Colin where are you ?

My eyes squint and the page gets blury

My body goes limp as I drift off to a deep sleep

I couldn't stay awake and know matter what I tried

I couldn't make it and now my hand hits the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz key

Accidentally and ironically

I will dream that I am still writing

It will be early morning when I realize

It wasn't meant to be and this is one time sleep got the best of me


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Sparklea I write so much I have volumes of notes and tape recordings of things I want to do and say.Not all in one place .Over the years too many to count. My one cat wants to be friends with your four cats.Her name is Charlette she is three but acts like thirty three.So independent and free spirited.So much love to give when she is in the mood.Very opinionated and strong willed.She may not say much.She hardly ever meows.She listens but only comes to us when she is good and ready.Tests us every day by knocking things off the bureaus.Just because they were in her way.Sending out a friend request for Charlette.She made me do it.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.I always love to share stories.Have a good night sleep see you tomorrow sometime.

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      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Voted up, funny and useful. I try to have paper and pen handy when a thought hits me. You SO portray the life of a writer in this great hub. I ALWAYS have to have a pen nearby, always. Writing is in my blood, the passion has never waned.

      God bless you, get some sleep, and keep writing! PS: I think I told you we have FOUR cats who like to help me write. Sparklea :)

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee It is so nice to see you sharing and enjoying so much fun.Next time I will be thinking of you when I am up all night.It is so much pleasure when one person reads what we wrote.Thanx again and life is so wonderful with such good friends.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You keep the same schedule I do. I write while my mind has ideas and keep doing so until I can't keep my eyes open anymore. Hope you are having a dreamy and relaxing weekend.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Ladydeonne I could of sworn I had at least pages more.(lol)DDE I am honored that you spent your free time reading so many of my stories.Enjoy your break and hope the weather is nice where you are and where you just want to walk.Eiddwen I have so many people to thank in my life and I will do all I can to let them know how special they are.kidscrafts Now your talking fluff up the pillows and jump right in.picklesandrufus That's all I have to hear that is music to my ears.Thanx everyone for all the comments and new ideas.Happy hubbing we shall go dee,dee,doe.

    • picklesandrufus profile image


      5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Sweet dreams, my hub friend:)

    • kidscrafts profile image


      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think you need a solid rest during the weekend Dream-On :-)

      Enjoy the wonderful weather! I intend to do it myself!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      Oh as wonderful as ever and thank you for sharing yet another gem. Voting up and sharing.

      Have a wonderful weekend.


    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi so good to read another one of your hubs I ma back from my short break an intend to spend more time here thanks and have a lovely day.

    • ladydeonne profile image

      Deonne Anderson 

      5 years ago from Florence, SC

      It is 4:50 AM EDT and I too am getting sleepy. Sleep has gotten the best of me. Love your prose on what's happening as you're drifting off to sleep. Voted up!


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