• Pay Us Fair Wage

    by Sabrina Riffle

    Age makes no difference it is always the wage.
    A cage, my sisters and I are stuck in from dawn to the end of the work day.
    What do we make of this? Is equality not what we stand for?
    Why can they not pass the act to decrease poverty with fair pay?
    Why can we not fathom this unexplained inequality that has happened to generation after
    Generation, day after day?
    Chain us for four more decades and he will still be the CEO of everything, of anything.
    We will stay in that cage, not paid
    Same education yet unfair wage.
    Close that gender wage gap, I will nap no more
    He will not keep us in those sleeping chains,
    Open up this Supreme door and listen to what I say,
    We will stay, unless you pay us fair wage.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 10, 2013

    Topics: Young Writers' Corner

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