This is Why Kids Wanna Stay up Late is a poetry book, couple with thoughts lined with encouragement urging all of society to take part in art, not just sit back and listen. Mr. Hawkins takes us on a journey through the darkness to destinations our conscience forgets to look more often than we would like to admit. With his poetry he forces you to see homelessness, sexual abuse, war, poverty, the light within us, our potential, history, and God. But He doesn't stop there. Mr. Hawkins pulls on the fingertips of our souls begging us to dance with these words and create works of art. "This is Why Kids Wanna Stay up Late" answers the question, "Why am I up at 3am trying to finish this poem, this song, this picture, this painting, this cd, or this book?