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Putting The Breaks On

Updated on May 21, 2012

I Can Not Tell A Lie

My wife wants me in bed now

I have a story to write but how

It is late and I have to be up in three hours

I worked all day and my eyes are blood shot red

In my wifes mind I am mud

I type while she tosses and turns

I think a thought and want to go so much farther

Maybe she is right and I should call it a night

I think not so type hands type

As fast as I can

She says nice things like can you shut off that light

Are you coming to bed

My quick thinking might save my skin

In a minute hoping she falls back to sleep

I know if I don't go to bed soon my alarm will go beep,beep,beep

Then I am up for the day and my wife will never listen to a thing I have to say

To save face I am going to bed against my better judgement

Maybe if I get some sleep I can pick up where I left off

Then again my thoughts might be gone forever

That is the risk I have to take

Or I might meet the end of my line

Some would call it fate



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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      picklesandrufus The thrill of finishing my writing is so worth it.The explaination of why I did this takes alot longer.I think after awhile they accept who I am and cuss me at the same time.With a smile I hope.Dim Flaxenwick I will try it again.I have done it in the past and even after looking at my words I drew a blank.Maybe I was not thinking hard enough.I will keep saying it works for Dim it can work for me.That will convince my mind to set my thoughts free.I love it.You gave me more inspiration and off to write.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      Wonderful hub that many of us can identify with.

      Sometimes If Hubby is insisting it´s the middle of the night, doctors appointment in a few hours, etc.,

      I scribble notes in pen so I don´t completley forget my ´´new´´ hub that I was about to type.

      It works for me. Leaving a thought at night, I never remember the brilliant poem it was in my mind, so scribble is my answer and get some sleep.

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      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I know what you mean. Inspiration knows no time, but the workday and loved ones definitely do!!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Deborah Brooks Many times I can stretch it another half hour.Boy does she get cranky if she is overtired or had a bad day.I say put your words to writing and you will feel better.She says come to bed that will make me feel a whole better.Sweet Chococarrie It means so much to have someone read one story.I don't know the words to say for those who keep reading day after day.Thanx so much and as always hope you make your day as beautiful as it can be with all kinds of exciting things that make you grin from ear to ear from year to year.

    • Sweet Chococarrie profile image

      Sweet Chococarrie 

      6 years ago from My Heart To Yours

      I miss your hubs and now i am lucky to come here and read your beautiful Putting the Breaks On, Awesome as Always, i enjoyed reading it.

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      well we all been there.. "Are you coming to bed?" he would say and i say "can i write? I really need to." I say and he says "do you want to stay married?" what to do what to do?.. LoL

      great hub


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      daisyflowrs Keep writing and I can't wait to compare notes.Sleep oh lovely sleep I can't wait to close my eyes again.Not today to busy but tomorrow is another story.Thanx and may your day make a wonderful turn for the better.

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      6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I feel the same exact way! I always have these ideas and if I stop writing, they may be gone, some forever, some return. The ones that return are never as good as the original. By the way, get some sleep or I'll come up there and kick your as*.


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