Poem about having a bad day

Poetry On Odyssey: A Bad Day

A poem for when your day is going all wrong.

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This poem was written for my Intro to Creative Writing class. We got an assignment where we had to redeem a cliche. At first, I had no idea what to do, but then, I came up with a funny way to use the cliche 'waking up on the wrong side of the bed'. An easy way to use a cliche in an original way could be to just take it literally instead of using it in a figurative sense.

A Bad Day

He had been in a terrible mood since he woke.

He yelled at his wife.

He yelled at his kids.

His boss,

And his friends

His day was going so wrong,

and he couldn't understand why.

He had done everything the same as always.

He ate using his right hand.

He drank with his right hand.

He wrote with his right hand.

Everything was right,

So why was he so angry?

He got home and gave half-hearted greetings to his family,

And went straight to bed.

That was when he realized….

He woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

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The Ultimate Long Island Summer Must-Do's

Now there's no excuse to say you're bored this summer!

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Living on Long Island during the summer is perhaps one of the greatest blessings there is in life. With beaches just a short drive away and the countless happenings every day, there is something to do every day of summer vacation.

In case you're having a hard time trying to plan your summer days, here are 30 things you must do before Labor Day weekend approaches:

1. Visit the beaches on the North Shore and the South Shore.

2. Take a trip out east to the wineries.

3. Grab some Italian ices from Ralph's.

4. Cool off at Splish Splash.

5. Go hiking on some of the beautiful trails throughout the island.

6. See a concert at Jones Beach.

7. Visit a local farmer's market or farmstand.

8. Visit the Long Island Aquarium.

9. Go fresh fruit and vegetable picking.

10. Take a road trip out to Montauk to see the lighthouse and enjoy the beaches.

11. Attend an outdoor concert at a beach or park.

12. Go to Fire Island for the day.

13. Take a day trip to New York City.

14. Hop on a ferry to Connecticut.

15. Get some fresh lobster or fish for dinner.

16. Go mini-golfing.

17. Watch the sunset on a beach.

18. Try out surfing.

19. Check out the Old Westbury Gardens.

20. Visit Sweetbriar Nature Center or the Holtsville Ecology Center.

21. Take a stroll through Avalon Park and the duck pond.

22. See a Long Island Ducks game.

23. Chase down a Mr. Softee truck.

24. Catch some thrills at Adventureland Park.

25. Test your skills at an Escape Room.

26. Grab your fancy hat and head to Belmont Park.

27. Hang with the "elite" in the Hamptons.

28. Shop till you drop at the Tanger Outlets.

29. Go camping at one of the many beautiful state parks.

30. Take a stroll through downtown Port Jeff or Greenport Village.

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5 NBA Free Agents That Could Completely Change The NBA

You're traveling through another dimension, the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. You've just crossed over into the NBA free agency.

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As the off-season of the 2018-2019 NBA season approaches, one of the most star-studded free agency lists in past years has the potential to flip the NBA we've known since LeBron James' "The Decision" on its head. Talents such as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, and DeMarcus Cousins are looking forward to new contracts or new homes for next season. On top of free agency, the most talked about athletes the past two years, Zion Williamson is entering the 2019 NBA Draft. Enjoy your last few days of normality within the league, it appears we're aimed to enter the twilight zone.

1. Kevin Durant

Arguably the greatest scorer in the NBA, Kevin Durant enters free agency this summer. With the world at his feet, the four-time NBA scoring champion has to make an important decision for his future and legacy. Regardless of where the two time NBA champion lands, the team will instantly be considered a contender within their conference. Many consider the youthful Knicks organization with athletic talents like Dennis Smith Jr. and Kevin Knox alongside the third overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft front runners for Durant.

2. Kawhi Leonard

It's Kawhi Leonard's world and we're just living in it. His transition in Toronto following a rough breakup with the San Antonio Spurs has been satisfying to watch. Kawhi concluded his David vs. Goliath story against the back-to-back defending NBA champions with an NBA Championship, the world has no choice but to accept his reign as the most dominant NBA player on the planet today.

3. Kyrie Irving

Between injury and an inconsistent post-season performance, Kyrie's value is unclear. It is also uncertain what Kyrie values for himself. After leaving Cleveland to escape LeBron's shadow and create his own legacy, he later admitted it was a foolish act and he's learned a valuable lesson from it. All signs are pointing towards a reunion between LeBron and Kyrie. Arguably one of the most dominant NBA duos of all-time, the Western Conference should be weary of the two reuniting under the bright Staples Center lights.

4. Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson has proven to be a ruthless athlete determined to do what's best for his team to win. Under the Golden State Warriors organization, Thompson's established himself as one of the deadliest shooters in the league. Recently, Thompson has developed his play on the opposite side of the floor, earning himself an NBA All-Defense award for the 2018-2019 season. Personally, I think Klay Thompson is the dark horse in the NBA Free Agency. I believe his potential is far greater than we've seen throughout his run in Golden State.

5. DeMarcus Cousins

Much like Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins has suffered from injury and inconsistent play in the post-season. Unfortunately for Cousins, the Warriors will most likely focus their available cap space on players like Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant due to his rocky history under the organization. Everyone is aware of the skillset DeMarcus Cousins possesses but that's not enough to secure the max deal he's looking for when considering the negative baggage coming alongside him.

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