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Ode to the Alarm Clock

January 4, 2010
By ~♪Gecko♫~ BRONZE, Lloydminster, Other
~♪Gecko♫~ BRONZE, Lloydminster, Other
2 articles 2 photos 9 comments

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 Apr. 17 2012 at 8:28 am
KelseyBear BRONZE, Cuba, New York
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"Although it is generally known, I think it's time to announce that I was born at a very young age"

LOL I really liked this! Very relatable.

on Apr. 17 2012 at 4:43 am
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

WOW this is so amazing!! 

on Mar. 26 2012 at 3:05 pm
mwurzer4 DIAMOND, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Thou! thy truest type of grief is the gently falling leaf."
-Edgar Allan Poe

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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on Feb. 11 2012 at 11:38 am
Unknown0_0, Valrico, Florida
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SO Good! You get your idea across so well and in such short writings.

on Feb. 11 2012 at 11:17 am
TouchOfARose SILVER, Winter Garden, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it." -Stevie Wonder

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. ^_^

on Feb. 11 2012 at 10:07 am
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Amazing!!!! This piece is so simple, but tells so much. I love the rhyming and the wording.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Feb. 11 2012 at 9:11 am
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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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! :)

KayKay6 GOLD said...
on Feb. 10 2012 at 11:51 am
KayKay6 GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry comes from the heart, it is not something that is just made up"

Really awesome! so freaking true; you pinpointed like everything about the dreadful waking up and moving experience. really well done!

on Dec. 7 2011 at 10:00 pm
midnitewanderer GOLD, West Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.
John Wooden
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Check out my work? Thanks! WRite On!


on Nov. 15 2011 at 9:48 pm
WithEyesWideOpen BRONZE, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

it really flows. & trust me, i have the same conflict every morning.

on Nov. 15 2011 at 9:48 pm
WithEyesWideOpen BRONZE, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

it really flows & i like your style.

taylor1226 said...
on Nov. 15 2011 at 8:29 pm
taylor1226, Alexandria, Virginia
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good poem.if you get a chance can you check out my work.:P

Dreammer GOLD said...
on Nov. 15 2011 at 7:41 pm
Dreammer GOLD, Montrose, Pennsylvania
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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

JuneTaz said...
on Nov. 15 2011 at 7:23 pm
lol wow it's so true! love the rhyme scheme.

on Nov. 15 2011 at 10:31 am
welcometoplanetearth SILVER, Devon, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
-W. Somerset Maugham

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.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 4:23 pm
Neon_Gypsy_Blood BRONZE, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try.
~Master Yoda~

Thats why i have my alarm clock set to the radio!! ;) But it still sucks!! Big time!

gj24 said...
on 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...

on May. 25 2010 at 6:13 am
xopolishqueenox17, Saugus, Massachusetts
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This is true about the alarm clock what a bother every morning.

. I hate the sound of it every morning.

on 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.

on Mar. 1 2010 at 11:29 am
yo this was fresh to death keep it up ya hear?