Poetry Corner 02-13-11

-A A +A

It’s three hours
too early
As the alarm clock beeps;
We manage to roll
out of bed
— Though we’re still half asleep.

Parents give lectures
And teachers set rules
As we try to survive
Each day of high school.

Our friends keep
us going.
The homework’s
no fun.
There’s sleep
But life’s only begun.

Our backpacks
are heavy.
Junk food is the best.
We are bound to be hunchbacks
 — Needing
cholesterol tests.

We’re the next
The world’s in
our hands.
We’ll rise up in power
And call the demands.

We’ll be the
new doctors,
Lawyers and teachers.
We’ll create cool
With all sorts
of features.

We’ve got new ideas,
But never fear,
Because the teens
are the future
— and the future
 is near.

But as for now,
I think I’ll sleep in,
Because it’s just
too early
For the day to begin.

— Dana Crooks

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday