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Ode to the Alarm Clock

January 4, 2010
By ~♪Gecko♫~ BRONZE, Lloydminster, Other
~♪Gecko♫~ BRONZE, Lloydminster, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."
Helen Keller


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.


The author's comments:
I think we can all relate to feeling this way. I got the inspiration to write this from reading a previous poem about the horrors of the alarm clock! =) I hope you enjoy my Ode to the Alarm Clock!

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on Feb. 2 2010 at 8:00 am
Sarabi_The_Great BRONZE, Atglen, Pennsylvania
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Fabulous! Really creative! You're right, I feel the exact same way; I hate my alarm clock! Very well done!

on Feb. 2 2010 at 7:58 am
horsefreak13 GOLD, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all." -Saint Augustine

I thought that this poem sounds like my morning!!! I can totally relate to this, good job:)

on Feb. 2 2010 at 7:58 am
Happy2lV3Hate GOLD, Gfa, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Im gone...dust in the wind. I smile down at these people.

Stop pretending, your just like me. You'll die one day or another.

Sucks for all of you with an alarm clock. I wake up at 5 every morning on my own and sometimes my mom gets me up in the morning!

fishie5 SILVER said...
on Feb. 2 2010 at 7:58 am
fishie5 SILVER, Christiana, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. "
-Salvador Dali

haha story of my morning life. Great way to put your feelings into words!!