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Every morning I lie there sleeping,
When my peace is destroyed by a god-awful beeping.
My dreams shattered, sudden and drastic,
By this evil, awful, red-eyed chunk of plastic.

I roll over in pain and hammer on the snooze,
Grumbling, groaning, thinking 'Why must this thing torture me so?'
'Don't make me get up, just five minutes more!'
The same thing I've said every morning before.

It's not that I'm not a morning person, or that I dread the coming day,
It's just that I hate waking up in this way!
I'd much rather rise up along with the light,
Shining through the window, glowing, beaming, bright.

But the sudden screaming, the unbearable fuss,
Makes me want to scream, cry, and even begin to cuss!
Especially the knowledge that all of my sorrow
Will be repeated the same time, same way, tomorrow.



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writer3499 said...
Apr. 17, 2012 at 4:43 am:
WOW this is so amazing!! 
 
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mwurzer4 said...
Mar. 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm:
absolutely fantastic. i used to be able to relate, but now i have an alarm clock that wakes me up to music :)
 
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Unknown0_0 said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 11:38 am:
SO Good! You get your idea across so well and in such short writings.
 
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TouchOfARose said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 11:17 am:
This is absolutely awesome! It made me laugh sooo hard. I can't agree more with you on the reluctance to wake to a horrid, blaring noise next to my face. The rhyming was cute. ^_^
 
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laurensoccerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 10:07 am:
Amazing!!!! This piece is so simple, but tells so much. I love the rhyming and the wording.
 
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Fia-fia said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 9:11 am:
Wow This is really good! It is really well written, and you are completely right on every point of our alarm-clocks. Good job with the rhyming, you should be very happy with your work. Thank you! :)
 
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KayKay6 said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 11:51 am:
Really awesome! so freaking true; you pinpointed like everything about the dreadful waking up and moving experience. really well done!
 
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midnitewanderer said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm:

hahahha captured my emotions to a tee... except i put my alarm clock across the room to force myself to get out of bed....yfi doesn't work.....

anyway great poem...definitely

plays on human emotion and "common problems" and the writing was good

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sunriseusnset said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm:
it really flows. & trust me, i have the same conflict every morning.
 
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sunriseusnset said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm:
it really flows & i like your style.
 
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julywinters1226 said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm:
good poem.if you get a chance can you check out my work.:P
 
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Dreammer said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm:
This is exactly how I feel when I have to wake up for school very well written very creative please look at my work if you'd like of course
 
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JuneTaz said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm:
lol wow it's so true! love the rhyme scheme.
 
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welcometoplanetearth said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 10:31 am:
Whatever you do, don't set your alarm clock to play a song to wake you up. That is exactly how I went from loving to dreading "Long Live" by Taylor Swift.
 
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Faey101 said...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm:
Thats why i have my alarm clock set to the radio!! ;) But it still sucks!! Big time!
 
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gj24 said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 8:23 am:
I agree completely!!! It seems so weird how you start to despise the sound of your alarm clock, at first it doesn't seem too bad and then after a few days...
 
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xopolishqueenox17 said...
May 25, 2010 at 6:13 am:

This is true about the alarm clock what a bother every morning.

. I hate the sound of it every morning.

 
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whaIreallythink said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm:
i know! i can get up at a normal hour every day and i can be very awake when i get up- but if i have to wake up to an alarm clock it just ruins my day and i can't get up.
 
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funkmasternickynick said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 11:29 am:
yo this was fresh to death keep it up ya hear?
 
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Danman48 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 11:29 am:
andd we have to go to school
 
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