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It started after graduation,
The trembling trepidation,
Feeling inadequately unprepared
And inappropriately unaware.

Why did I choose this path?
Itís not what I wanted by half
And, yet, here I sit - day by day
In my cubicle, just wasting away.

Maybe one day Iíll win big
And the lotto will be my only gig!
On such fantasies I waste my time
Because my life I want to rewind.

Many say, "You lucky girl,"
"You made it in the corporate world.
Keep on going, up and up,
And eventually you'll hit the top!"

I want to scream, loud and clear,
"It's not the top I'm wanting here!
Iím just a little kid inside;
These high heels are just a disguise!"

Empty screams that go nowhere
Hang angrily in the cold night air.
Stripped of my life's ideals
All I'm left with is these high heels.

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The following comments are for "Gen X Career Girl"
by Shel

So right
You have got the corporate picture so right! You must wear disguises to fit in. Bucking the system might be the purer way but it gets awful tiring. This was a very fun but very true read. You did very well.

( Posted by: amethyst [Member] On: April 6, 2004 )

Strong Sentiments
The first stanza sets us up for a great poem, and the other stanzas, being somewhat weaker, don't support that. Wonderful sentiments, though. I liked it.

( Posted by: cybele [Member] On: May 3, 2004 )

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