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Thursday 20 October 2011

Run of the Mill

I’ve lived a run of the mill life
Married a run of the mill wife
We have 2.2 children who
Were run of the mill at secondary school

Live in Middle England, modest and blamessly
Quiet nights spent at home, X Factor on TV.
Saving for the summer when we holiday in Spain
Two weeks in Marbella via SqeezyJet plane

Nothing to write home about, unexceptional, polite
Rarely moved to anger: the worst we say is sh___
Haven’t over-eaten – nothing in excess
Only an average burden on the NHS

Nose to the grindstone, I worked hard all my life
Pleased to keep my job during economic strife
Paid into a pension plan almost religiously
Coming to retirement now, find its worth just 50p

Still, no use complaining, that’s the way it’s got to be
Yet sometimes I sit and wonder what on earth became of me.

© Tim Scott
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