My 5am Alarm Says… (POEM)

5am alarm poem


Sometimes I beg my 5am alarm,

“Please, not today.
Can’t you see that I’m exhausted!”

But my 5am alarm doesn’t care,
and continues to bark;

“Too bad, Joel. Don’t be lazy–
You promised the universe you would help others today.
It’s time to get up!”



Even after YEARS of getting up at 5am, I still struggle some mornings.

While most mornings I get up for myself, sometimes I get up for YOU guys.

So thank you, for holding me accountable every day.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
– Joel


*My poem was inspired by Hafez, photo by Rishi Deep.