Lyla Myers

Dependable Wake-up-er






Some persons waken at the noise
  Of newsboys bringing papers;
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 pleasant warning?

Though many wake-up systems thrive,
  I'd recommend to you
As most reliable of all,
  A baby's loud "boo-hoo!"

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