A Silly Song
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A tune, a lilt, a silly song
Lodged firmly in my ear on endless loop.
It plays and plays with maddening persistence
Burrowing deep inside my head.
At first, I thought it merely pretty
A simple tune with a certain something,
A skillful blend of voice and instrument
Or a line of notes that soared or soothed.
Catchy lyrics or interesting change in key
Resolving sombre minor to joyful major
That struck my fancy with its novelty.
Or heard repeated time and time again,
A common trick of commercial strategy
To drive the sponsor’s message home.
It soon became my ever companion
Intruding at unexpected, inconvenient times
When a need for focus was required
It would not depart or simply fade away.
It stuck like glue or a piece of sidewalk gum.
It grew with maddening insistence
Overtaking thought and reasoning,
Transformed from mere preoccupation
To a manic, all-consuming obsession.
It was an infection run wildly rampant
A bane, a curse, an infestation.
I found to my horror, my consternation,
An earworm had possessed my soul.
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