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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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A Mediocre Man

Published by Susan on 08/09/2003 (4051 reads)
I'm just a mediocre man...

I'm just a mediocre man
    Of no high-brow pretence;
A comfortable life I plan
    With care and commonsense.
I do the things most people do,
    I echo what they say;
And through my morning paper view
    The problems of the day.

No doubt you think I'm colourless,
    Profoundly commonplace;
And yet I fancy, more or less,
    I represent the race.
My name may stand for everyone,
    At least for nine in ten,
For all in all the world is run
    By mediocre men.

Of course you'll maybe not agree
    That you are average,
And unlike ordinary me
    You strut your little stage,
Well, you may even own a Bank,
    And mighty mergers plan,
But Brother, doff your tile and thank
    The Mediocre Man.

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