Glass ceiling

I’m either a church mouse or too aggressive

If I appear bold I’m too progressive

If I stay on the sidelines, I am regressive

Emotional, hormonal, are adjectives for me if I am too expressive..

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If I play nice, I am too lenient

If I am stern, I’m trying to be dominant

There’s no right way for me to present an argument

I’m either disregarded or labeled vehement

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I’m either too provocative or too demure

I have to modulate my tone to ensure

No one gets offended- I have to ignore

Comments laced with sarcasm galore

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If I stay late at work, for my children I don’t care

If I miss a morning meeting, I am made aware

That getting an exemption for childcare

Is insensitive, and for my male colleagues unfair..

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I know this is a rant but this is reality too

In spite of all this, love my work, I do

My dedication to work please do not misconstrue

There is a glass ceiling and I have to break through

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