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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

Moderation

Moderation

 

Moderation could help you a lot.
Neither cold nor excessively hot,
You could find joy and peace
And the wisdom of Greece
And true love. Then again, maybe not.

 

—Tom Riley

Unbalanced

Unbalanced

 

“It is balance, dear sir, that you need.
Let your moderate inner guide lead!
Not too much, not too little.
Zeal? Do not waste your spittle!”
With obsession I choose to proceed.

 

—Tom Riley

Appropriate Regret

Appropriate Regret

 

 

 

 

 

For all the lies that he’s been forced to tell,

He renders now appropriate regret

As necessary.  We’ve put him through hell—

But he will win his way to Heaven yet!

Since he’s the smartest guy he ever met,

He calculates his every lie with skill

And wisdom, winning every friendly bet

He has made with himself.  He knows his will

Is focused on the good.  If things go ill,

He’s obviously not the one to blame.

He is as innocent as childhood still.

Without a word, he glorifies his name.

He is among the saints to whom he prays.

Let us respect him in these latter days!

 

 

 

 

 

–Tom Riley