The C-Average Rule

They’re commandeering
The pecking party
Like a gaggle of geese
Or a flock of hens —
Another Betsy-boots syndrome:
He-men women in charge.

They stamp you down
If you dare get up courage
Enough to open your “pecker”
And let out of peep
That’s the “fowl”
Language of the pack —
The C-Average Rule.”

Forget trying to correct
Their sometimes simple-minded,
inefficient, foolish pack policies.
It’s their time to shine:

Schools out — over and done with.
Been there; done that,” they say.
They’ve graduated!
Now it’s the real world —
Their time to play!

Yep, the “C Average”
Couldn’t shine in school.
Wouldn’t or couldn’t get an “A”
But many make sure
They shine anyway:
In the real world,
They rule! 

Hey! Hats off, then, to the “fool”!
The average are coming through.
Wow! They’re cool!
They’re really nobody’s fool!

E.g., they form a clique
In a “Volunteer” pack.
Then stand on a stump and stamp —
Squishin’ every brainiac
They see comin’ ‘round the bend.

That’s where the power
Of “the brights” ends
And that of the average begins.

Years ago, my college professor
Told the class:
“Average people can make it
In the world fine.
It’s made for the average mind.
But God help the gifted!”

The “C’s” are getting even
With the “A’s,” it appears.
They’re bringing to pass
My worst fears.
We thought we were smart?
They’ll show us farts –
They’re starting to tear us apart!

E.g.: “Have to act average to fit in!
Have to all be the same —
Like the sayings:

“Go along to get along;”
“Play the game;”

“Don’t make waves;”
“Be the same!”

In other words,
Don’t be creative.
Behave like everybody else behaves:
Just give in; cave in;
Fit in.

It’s that simple … hard … and boring!
I’m almost snoring.
One average person already
Crushed my creative “A” heart —

It’s bitten the dust —
But my creativity
Won’t let me stay down;
Look out! Check the corner!
I’m coming around!

2 thoughts on “Poem/doggerel I wrote: The C-Average Rule

    1. Were I so lucky! I don’t get into politics much, for lack of time. But thanks for your comment and sense of humor — and for visiting my site. I’m very happy if I wrote something that fits with the times, though I wrote this poem quite some time ago!


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