I’m a writer with a story begging to speak.
I’m a person who is afraid to be weak.
I’m a graduate who is ready to excel.
I’m a single mom who is afraid to fail.
I’m a Christian who seeks to serve my God.
I’m a human who is trodding on earthly sod.
I’m an employee giving what I can and will.
I’m a worker seeking so hard to pay a bill.
I’m a dreamer believing in faith and hope.
I’m a realist using logic to live and cope.
I’m a writer with a message to try and explain.
I’m a person who feels I have nothing to gain.
6-10-01 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
I wrote this several years ago, just after graduating with my A.A. and my B.A.
I went from having good jobs and good pay before getting my degrees to all of sudden being over-educated and overqualified, going through 9 temp jobs before finally getting a job at Wal-Mart. I worked with several people who had a Master’s degree or other degrees but had also been told they were over-educated and overqualified. That’s the way it is in our area. It was very exhausting and discouraging.