An Average Child by Mike Buscemi

An Average Child
BY MIKE BUSCEMI

I don’t cause teachers trouble;
My grades have been okay.
I listen in my classes.
I’m in school every day.

My teachers think I’m average;
My parents think so too.
I wish I didn’t know that, though;
There’s lots I’d like to do.

I’d like to build a rocket;
I read a book on how.
Or start a stamp collection…
But no use trying now.

’Cause, since I found I’m average,
I’m smart enough you see
To know there’s nothing special
I should expect of me.

I’m part of that majority,
That hump part of the bell,
Who spends his life unnoticed
In an average kind of hell.

~

Mike Buscemi was born on February 13, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Michael J. Buscemi. He is an actor and writer, known for Blended (2014), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Smothered by Mothers (2019).

The poem The Average Child was first presented by Buscemi at the 1979 National PTA Convention when he was merely 19.

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