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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