When you reach a certain age
Then some regard you as a sage
Sadly though, and this is true,
Others have no time for you.
When seeking vacancies to fill
Employers treat you like a pill—
No evidence of veneration
Coming from that generation.
No one wants to take the risk
Because you are not quite so brisk
and they don’t want restrictive ties
to staff who tend to drop like flies.
A lack of fluency in jargon,
The kind which gives the young a hard-on,
Means you speak a different tongue
And so your wisdom goes unsung:
Experience and skills you’ve learned,
the knowledge which you’ve really earned;
Those ears which would benefit
Are far too clogged with modern ****.