Thursday, May 16, 2013


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
    Gay "cock-a-doodle-doo!"
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!"
                                        -Lyla Myers

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