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Welcome to the Wide Wonderful World of the Whammy

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.

My good mood came and went with the rise of a new Monday

Dreaded returning to the endless grind of pushing boulders

Up and down continuously troublesome rolling hills

One false move and you're back at the bottom

Starting over from scratch with the cuts and bruises to prove it

Ready to get a jackhammer and drill that boulder to pieces

A great stress reliever and gets rid of the problem at same time

Frustrated by the lack of constant progress

One step forward and three steps back

A repeated pattern that was getting tiresome to play

Needle stuck at track 3 on the record player

Itching to break the needle off this classic machine

Wow, realized that maybe it was the player of this game

That needed to be worked on instead

Not the game itself, that's already rigged to fail from the start

Hit close to home that it was me who changed

This realization made me rather discontent with surroundings

Seemed to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed

For two days in a mirthless row of a foul mood

Dynamite wrapped up in flesh, blood and bone

Explosive personality in heels and a blue dress

Don't want to get on the bad side of this temperamental creature

Stress levels well above the normal capacity

That any human can reasonably take

Any misperceived level of bad news or miscommunication

Can make this reactor go nuclear before the lunchtime bell

Eager to bury the white noise in cheerful 80s music

A private metronome used to entertain and calm the nerves

Not likely what inventor had in mind, but does the trick all the same

Clawing my way out of this airtight metaphorical coffin

Inching above ground to embrace daylight

Appreciative of loved ones and the world at large for some reason

In the meantime, jamming to David Bowie and New Order

Blocking out all the annoyances until normalcy has arrived.

In search of my own private soundtrack.

In search of my own private soundtrack.

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