Some persons waken at the noise
Of newsboys bringing papers;
And others hear alarming clocks,
Or careless milkmen's capers.
I'm told few wake to honeyed calls,
As loved ones' voices coo;
And many heed the barnyard fowl's
Are you aroused by singing birds,
In near-by trees, each morning;
Or: "Hey! get up - or you'll be late!"
Or some such pleasing warning?
Though many wake-up systems thrive,
I'd recommend to you
As most reliable of all,
A baby's loud "boo-hoo!"