The Pecking Party

The C-Average Rule

They’re commandeering
The pecking party
Like a gaggle of hens
With Betsy-boots syndrome
Sporting a he-man comb.

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

Forget correcting their
Foolish pack policies.
It’s their time to shine!
“Schools out,” they say;
“Over and done.
Been there. Done that their way.
But we’ve graduated!
Now it’s the real world —
Our time to play!”

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

Hey! Hats off to the “fool”!
The Average are coming.
They’re cool!
They ain’t nobody’s stool.

They form a clique–
A Volunteer pack;
Stand on a stump and stamp,
Squishin’ brainiacs
Comin’ around the ramp.
That’s where the power
Of “The Brights” ends
And “The Average” begins.

A college Prof told our class,
“Average people thrive
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’re tearing us apart!
Dumbing us down.
Must act average to fit in–
All be the same.
“Go along to get along.”
“Play the game.”
“Don’t make waves.”
“Be the same.”
Don’t be creative,
But medium like them.
Give in, cave in, to fit in.

It’s so simple and boring.
I’m almost snoring.
An average chic’s
Crushing my creative heart.

It’s bitten the dust!
But my ingenuity
Won’t let me down.
Look out! Check the corner!
I’m comin’ back 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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