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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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JKauffman443 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 11:40 am:
i love this ode! i can totally relate to it. it was the perfect length and it used word i am familar with. (:
 
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broooookie! said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 11:39 am:
This ode is great. I can really relate to it. This is how I feel every morning i wake up!
 
Jenna96 SMILE replied...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm :
I totally agree with you i feel the same way!!
 
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dmeta10 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 11:37 am:
This is a great poem. It spoke to me, in a way that the alarm clock speaks to us in the mourning. It just speaks out and slaps you across the face.
 
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MJLover28 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 11:27 am:
This is really good.....i can soooo relate to it
 
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Hayl7105! said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 11:26 am:
Love ittt.
 
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pjnolan5 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 11:21 am:
very well writen
 
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Homeslice mcGee said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:21 am:
Doesn't everyone hate waking up?! but great poem.
 
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bim_of_bo said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:19 am:
GREAT POEM
 
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JIM_THE_KILLER said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:18 am:
ODE TO THE ALARM CLOCK? OK, IT WAS AN ALRIGHT POEM BUT I HATE WAKING UP :)
 
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Sallysunshine said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:00 am:
This ode is truethfull. I think that everyone knows how it feels to be woken up by a "red-eyed piece of plastic". But no one ever says or expresses how they fell about it. Good poem!
 
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AJD2 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:58 am:
This poem can relate to me and so many others. It describes how it feels to get up in the morning, with lots of detail. :)
 
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jjetplane said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:58 am:
i think that this poem is very true and that nobody really wants to wake up to an annoying beeping in the morning and would rather wake up with the sun when they physically want to.
 
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CMS 705 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:54 am:
Very discriptive, i know how you feel
 
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KMKerr said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:54 am:
I'm sure everyone can relate to the dreaded beeping of the alarm clock every morning!
 
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DeVoN hgldjg said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:53 am:
i hate my alarrm clock
 
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hailee96 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:51 am:
I deffinately can relate to this!
 
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rachelmay said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:49 am:
I can relate to this poem SO much.
 
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vballrox727 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:40 am:
This was really good. I can relate to this too because everyday my alarm goes off and I hit the snooze button so I don't have to get up. Good work.
 
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sicknick said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:38 am:
it was good made me laugh i deffinetly can relate to that i liked the rhyme scheme in it
 
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