Someone's spilled coffee
On your white shirt.

The report you spent
Four hours on,
Ruined in the rain.

And someone's decided
That it'd be funny if you found,
Dragon dung in your in-tray.

Just refactor,
A part of your life.

And answer me this:

How do you feel right now? (Note: This is essentially a who-am-I riddle, only you get an extra hint: you're looking for a feeling...)

Hint 1 -- Helpfulness Level: $\frac{64}{100}$

Consider just the penultimate stanza ("just refactor...").

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ This reminded me of raaaaiiin, on your wedding day... $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Jul 22, 2019 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ @El-Guest - Very true! $\endgroup$ Jul 22, 2019 at 22:09
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    $\begingroup$ I'd be hell of frustrated, to be honest $\endgroup$
    – Bella Swan
    Jul 23, 2019 at 6:24
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    $\begingroup$ @BellaSwan - Also very true... $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2019 at 14:28
  • $\begingroup$ Feelings... Are you looking for emotion or tactile senses? $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2019 at 15:14

4 Answers 4


Could it be



Ireful means angry, so when the events happen, I would be angry of frustrated at something or someone. Rearranging or refactoring the phrase "your life"

  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations, first of all, on joining Puzzling SE! Second of all, that's exactly right and you earn 75 reputation for it! :D $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2019 at 14:07
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling SE! Nice answer $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    Jul 27, 2019 at 16:40

I feel



If I take the "o" and "u" from "your" and the "l" and "f" from "life" I can rearrange (or refactor) them to get foul, which matches about how I'd feel after each of the aforementioned scenarios.

  • $\begingroup$ Good one! +1 Not exactly, though... $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2019 at 0:40

the answer is:



This is the feeling of being treated unfairly, when odds are against you but you have no choice to change them.

  • $\begingroup$ What does this have to do with wordplay? $\endgroup$ Jul 25, 2019 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ Don't just take the poem's exact words, use parts of it (wordplay) to find a solution... $\endgroup$ Jul 25, 2019 at 14:53

I'm not sure but is it




because both are kind of feelings that one feels when those things happen and can be formed by refactoring A part of your life.


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