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Glass Ceiling

Updated on March 16, 2011
looking through the glass Ceiling
looking through the glass Ceiling | Source
So you jump and wave; but they still dont see you
So you jump and wave; but they still dont see you | Source
So youve brought a sledge hammer Do you think theyll listen now?
So youve brought a sledge hammer Do you think theyll listen now? | Source

Poetry

Glass Ceiling

By DynamicS

On the path to upward mobility; looking through the glass

Ceiling your expectation: transparency, diversity and inclusiveness.

Instead you find conformity, uniformity and exclusivity is the reality

You seek for a staircase, a window or a ladder of opportunity

So you jump and wave; but they still don’t see you

Thinking that the beckoning was in good faith

You endeavour to take a place at the table.

Gesturing your intention; but you seem transparent

So you jump and wave; but they still don’t see you.

The phone you’ve tried but their voice mail instructs:

“Leave a message we’ll call you back.”

But they lied because no call you receive

So you jump and wave; but they still don’t see you.

You e-mail about your positive attitude; your value

Added contributions that would make them look

Good to great; but still they do not recognize your efforts

So you jump and wave; but they still don’t see you.

Few days ago an announcement you peruse

With all your initiatives and recommendations for improvement

So you’ve brought a sledge hammer

Do you think they’ll listen now?

 

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    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Loved this. !!!!Sad when we have to resort to the sledgehammer but it´s they´re own fault. (hee hee)

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Dim Flaxenwick, thanks for your visit and comment. The sledge hammer as you know is a mataphor for drastic action which is sometimes necessary to challenge the status quo. Violence is negative but is it ever warrented?!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      I'm so sorry I haven't been over to see you lately, I'm finding so many gems. I'll be back! Again this is beautiful and affects many of us. I took the opportunity to share this with my followers.

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      fastfreta, great to hear from you. Thanks for your visit and your comment. I appreciate your feedback.

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