Girl : Why can't I have this job?
Boss : I don't like your hair, I said,
it is too red.
Girl : Is that a problem?
Boss : It is not normal,
you should come more formal.
Girl : Ok, what else should I change?
Boss : Your jeans, they are torn,
your shoes look too worn.
Boss : Also lady,
cover up that dragon tattoo,
It looks so taboo.
Boss : That ring in your nose,
take it off,
it is a great cause to scoff.
Boss : What is that stuff on your lips?
Gosh, is that black lipstick?
You young punks make me sick.
Boss : And let me see,
that piercing on your brow?
Gee, what is with the younger generation now?
Girl : Sir, thanks for your time,
but I will leave now.
I came here for a job,
I thought I would be judged by my character,
by my qualifications.
But all you've done was hurl insults at me,
and complain about my hair and clothes.
I am not a criminal,
I try hard in school,
I don't get into trouble and I have good friends.
I want to go to college and study philosophy,
I am honest and will work hard,
I have respect for others,
but I also have respect for myself,
and I refuse to be put down,
or judged by those who don't even know me.
Looks don't matter, what's on the inside counts.
And I can clearly see what's inside you, sir.