An Average Citizen

For the common mass...

I’m the clerk at the convenience store.
I work long hours, sweating underneath your car hood.
I struggle to support my family,
Working hard to achieve the plan for the man.
I’m the fellow who’s the common laborer,
Digging ditches for minimum wage,
Keeping the flow free for societies’ page.
I pave the state highway and county road
So you can drive to places you want to go.
I’m the down-on-his-luck guy at the intersection holding a sign,
"Will work for food or money."
I’m the homeless person who wants a place to call home
With hot and cold water; with clothes that smell clean and fresh.
We’re the men and women who cook and wait tables.
In this society, we’re considered the average citizen.
We’re the common Joe and Rosie...The people next door
Who farm the Earth; Toil the burden; Harvest the crops;
Who suffer the injustices and moralities’ foes.
We vote as we see fit …
We paid our dues.

We feed the world; teach the children; educate the ignorant.
We fight the battles;
We die in the wars;
We bury our dead;
We play and sing the blues.
We’re the people who ride the bus and fly coach;
Who eat supper from the fast food drive-thru lane.
We save the coupons;
We shop for sales;
We roam the flea markets;
We buy no-name brands of canned food.
We’re the Majority;
We’re the people who vote and change unjust laws.
We’re the victims of prejudice, hate and malevolence.
We’re the ones who speak for and against;
Who say little but do much.
We help people in times of crisis;
We give our blood, food and money to those in dire need.
We’re the bonding flesh and sinew of democracy …
An average citizen.

How to vaccinate the world’s most vulnerable? Build global partnerships.

Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.

Susan Silbermann, Global President of Pfizer Vaccines, looks on as a health care worker administers a vaccine in Rwanda. Photo: Courtesy of Pfizer.
  • Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
  • Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
  • Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
Keep reading Show less

Scientists claim the Bible is written in code that predicts future events

The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

Michael Drosnin
Surprising Science
  • Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
  • The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
  • Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
Keep reading Show less

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."

Surprising Science
  • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
  • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
  • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Keep reading Show less

Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

(Eugene Sim/Shutterstock)
Surprising Science
  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
Keep reading Show less