Poetry of Kansas

The Average Man

As the plans for tomorrow are being worked out,
And he greets all his friends with a smile.
The average man just wants a neat home
That is cozy, when evening comes.
And he doesn't care much for the frivol and shows
Nor the fops, nor the blare of the drums.
He is here if he has any business, here
He is there if there's labor to do,
And when he is done he is off somewhere else
For when he is through, he is through.
The average man is the salt of the earth
A pretty good fellow you'll find
He'll do you a favor unthinking and then
In a moment 'twill pass from his mind.
For he is not asking for any bouquets
But he'll boost for a friend when he can
He's as good as the fellows they call you or me
That fellow, the average man!

__Ed Blair


Random Rhymes
Ed Blair
(Spring Hill, Kansas: New Era Publishing Co. 1939)
Page 56

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