If it’s an awkward, hard life you want,
Resist, resist, resist!
Sooner or later your head will begin to feel
Hardboiled and about to crack into,
Hopefully, two halves, but like eggs,
It’s quite a task being so hard-headed all the time.
In fact you tend to have to gear yourself up a notch
Just to withstand the pace you are setting yourself.
Frustration is a major factor in the creation
Of any headache, of course,
Whether it be internally or externally motivated.
And nothing seems to stop the rate of its escalation.
Almost guaranteed, as you are reading
These very words you can probably feel
Your heart beginning to race;
Your shoulders clenching;
Your head beginning to tighten up like
An over-inflated balloon!
But worry not, help is at hand. Just to
Ensure a real pounder, bend your neck
Allowing your head to drop forward, then
Very rapidly lift it again.
You should find that you may well be
Experiencing shooting pains in your temples,
Or even better,
A rush of adrenaline filtering down into your neck muscles,
And shoulder blades,
And perhaps a sensation that
If you don’t let off some steam soon
Your eardrums are going to pop with the pressure!
Well, congratulate yourself. You’ve completed the first
Lesson in giving yourself a headache.
Now take some tablets.