There once was a very busy, well-educated, middle-age lady
She worked in an office during the day
She even worked at night in the bed where she lay
One day her job was suddenly and unexpectedly through
The middle-age lady didn’t know what she was going to do.
Instead of laboring in an office all day
The lady spent the next year searching for jobs between her sobs.
She combed the internet; developed and sent out countless resumes, with each resume she included an propriately crafted cover letter
Those activities made the lady feel better
Still, for over a year she worried each day
How her monthly bills she would pay
She didn’t even know how long in her home she could afford to stay
After experiencing months of dismay
No job offers before her lay
The middle-age, educated lady
Received a job offer to take care of the baby of a much younger, less cultured, and less educated lady
The middle-age lady scoffed at the offer
With a reply she was determined not to even bother
Then she looked at her blank check
Unstiffened her wrinkling with age neck
And wrote a reply
Dear Madam, I happily accept your job offer
I look forward to meeting you to learn more about the position
And to discuss how my experience and skill set can benefit you and your baby
A Middle-age, willing to work hard lady
February 24, 2015 at 10:01 pm
It’s sad but funny and it happens a lot.
March 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm
You’re so right. When I read this poem to my 21-year-old son we both laughed at the whimsical way I attempted to highlight a sad reality for many middle-age women.
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