I took a word to work with me
And it made me feel quite retentive,
Then when lunch came, my friends would agree,
Rearranging it was quite an incentive
Come home time and I reversed direction
To get me to my abode,
But my ire was combined
As I was hit from behind
And damaged my lymph node
What's the word?
1. These puzzles are based around word structure, and don't necessarily hold much meaning. Think anagrams, taking letters on or off etc.