You must think that I’m rude
for the way I react
but your comments are sexist,
they’re agist in fact.
I get tired of explaining
Why it shouldn’t be said.
And in my tired frustration
I’m honest instead.
I respond with confusion
and my face displays
that I’m unhappy with such a collusion
you must think I’m a jerk
an ungrateful girl
but that’s part of the problem
I’m not a girl in this world
I’m a person, adult, pastor
just plain human
And your treatment of me displays
that not only do you see me as WOMAN
you see me as a child
most certainly beneath you
and your station.
Most days I can respond with kind faces and words
So you don’t feel the sting I felt from YOUR words.
But today I am tired. Sick as a dog.
And I’m allowed to be annoyed
at these heavy word logs.
Your intentions aren’t bad
And I have to feel sorry you are sad
when it is YOU who offend me
Over and over again.
To be a woman who is younger than 50 in a “man’s” profession is HARD
Hard not because it’s meant for a man to do
but hard because the world treats us differently based on our gender
I hope someday I don’t have to deal with such agist sexist discrimination.
And when I’m less tired I’ll help change the nation.
but today I am tired and sick
and don’t have time to deal with this shit.