One night I lay sleeping not too long ago
The moon shone outside on a fresh coat of snow
Darkness and silence were all through the house
No sound could be heard but the snore of my spouse
All nestled was I very snug in my bed
While dreams of warm summer days danced through my head
When all of a sudden I woke with a start!
An unwelcome noise pierced my ears like a dart!
“What is that?” I wondered. “Just what could it be?”
How very annoying! The source I can’t see
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep was the sound that I heard
‘Twas like a mechanical, robotic bird
I counted the beeps to a million and ten!
Starting and stopping again and again
I looked at the clock thinking “How could this be?
Who’d make such a racket at quarter past three?”
It must be those snowplows at WSU
So right now those beepers are warning just who?
And other folks, too, in homes closer than ours
Are likely awake in these wee morning hours
It’s nice that they’re vigilant clearing the snow
But sleep deprived neighbors get testy, you know
So is there an answer? Well yes, I would say,
Please turn off those beepers or plow in the day