Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Ode to the Alarm Clock This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
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.



Join the Discussion


This article has 123 comments. Post your own!

AMT412 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:38 am:
I really like this ode really nice job
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
v-ballstar01 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:36 am:
i really like ode. it was very well written great job!!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
dimond523 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:36 am:
This poem really captures the distickt anoyence of the shrill beeping of an alarm clock. Needing to be up every day befor the sun is absurd if you ask me.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
gotmilkmoose said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:36 am:
This poem describes my everyday thoughts and feelings of waking up to an alarm clock! Very relatable and without dragging on forever it captures the true annoyance, yet necessity of having one.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
caresponse2odes~AM said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:35 am:
This example really uses good onomatopoeia, but lacks the detail and structure of the Ode to Silence. It still makes you think about what some people may take for granted (or hate in this case!) My favorite line is about the chunk of plastic...
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
blah247 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:34 am:
i feel the same way
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Mr.Boss[D-Herr] said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 9:06 am:
I know how you feel. Nice peice of writing
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
screamingeagle said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 9:02 am:
this is a great poam i can relate
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Katlyn said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 9:01 am:
I absolutely adore this poem. It was so well written and I could feel the anger in your voice. I'm glad you get up every morning with the stupid alarm clock because this was great! But, I hope tomorrow morning is better (:
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Mandi C. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:59 am:
i like this. this is the same way i am in the morning cause i dont ever want to get up right away.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Catz_rule said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:58 am:
I feel the same way every morning my alarm goes off for school and i never want to get up so i can relate to this poem a lot!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
liknorris said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:57 am:
i like it, that was very good i hate alarm clocks
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Logan S. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:56 am:
wow great job i can really relate!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Aislinn said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:56 am:
It seems to me that alarm clocks should have NEVER been invented. Its the most annoying sound, unless i wake up to music which is totally better, man, totally.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
SteelersAllDay23 said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:54 am:
alarm clocks are annoying! you can hear the ringing almost through out your day if you think about your morning =(
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
alishatonjr14 said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:53 am:
i feel the same when i wake up for school. this is a great article! =)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
HaxoRReiGn said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:53 am:
whoo keep up the good work!! i was into it
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Faith-Morgan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:51 am:
Wow! it is very good! I know i do the same thing every morning.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Ryan S. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:50 am:
hi my names ryan this was good.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Jordan G. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 8:48 am:
this is VERY VERY well writen! keep up the good work =)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback