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Consolation of a Mediocrity

Consolation of a Mediocrity

He liked to
think that he’d managed to
excel in moderation.

–Tom Riley

Punishments

Punishments

 

 

 

 

 

 

They’ll punish you for excellence—

And, for transcendence, vote you dead.

They’ll spit on simple common sense.

They’ll punish you for excellence.

What mediocrity resents,

They will condemn.  Full speed ahead!

They’ll punish you for excellence—

And, for transcendence, vote you dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–Tom Riley

Self-Estimate

Self-Estimate

 

 

 

 

 

“What?  A fourth-rate mind?  Me?  How I hate,”

He exclaimed, “the way you estimate

     What is fine in my mind!

     I shall prove, you will find,

That I’m rightly assessed as third rate!”

 

 

 

 

 

–Tom Riley