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Janice Canerdy: Do Not Go Scowling Into Work Today

Do not go scowling into work today.
For once, be nice to folks. Surprise them all.
Smile, smile, man! There’s no telling what they’ll say!

Though wiser than the rest, you earn crap pay
because—who knows? Although the boss has gall,
do not go scowling into work today.

Good men like you, who work while others play,
must fight this mood of melancholy pall.
Smile, smile, man! There’s no telling what they’ll say!

Do thoughts of golf games in the sun now prey
upon your weary mind? Don’t punch that wall.
Do not go scowling into work today.

You're feeling lower than the grave, deep gray,
but march yourself to work. Look sharp. Stand tall.
Smile, smile, man! There’s no telling what they’ll say!

Job-hating man, don't let yourself give way.
Resist that sudden urge to start a brawl.
Do not go scowling into work today.
Smile, smile, man! There’s no telling what they’ll say!

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