The Middle-age Lady

24 Feb

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

Sincerely yours,

A Middle-age, willing to work hard lady


Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Inspirational


4 responses to “The Middle-age Lady

  1. Deanne

    February 24, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    It’s sad but funny and it happens a lot.

    • Reflections

      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.
      Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

  2. jameshessjr

    March 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you so much for following my blog! I just read your “About Me” and was amazed of all of the things you have done, and doing. You are an inspiration in all meaning of the word. I look forward to following your blog and learning even more about you! Have a Wonderful Day!

    • Reflections

      March 14, 2015 at 5:48 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words and thanks for following my blog.


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