a lawyer walks into a bar….

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Her suit was black and clung to her,

Her figure skeletal, and nails sharpened to a point.

She walked into a room that once was light

With love and people sharing life

And once she graced them with her darkened presence

Then the colour drained and warmth

It seeped out through the gaps that they forgot to fill.

You say she’ll never change the nature of your love

But everyone has gaps,

Don’t be so naive.

I’m not hating on lawyers here, but I have to say that whenever they come onto the scene, relationships often start to go south. I’ve unfortunately been through a divorce and now I’m seeing my parents going through it and try as you might to keep things civil, it just never seems to happen.

I was twenty one when I found out my husband was cheating and I was heartbroken but as soon as things became legal they also seemed to morph into something quite dark and ugly.

I got so scared of lawyers that I struggled to deal with buying a house because I knew that they were involved in the process. Every time I had to converse with them I felt sick to the stomach because I had this feeling that everything would turn to hate.

I told my dad that things would turn nasty as soon as my mum started proceedings and he looked at me like I was mad. Now I struggle to listen to anything he tells me about the divorce because she is just grinding him down.

I know that lawyers act with skill and integrity but I have fostered this fear of what they stand for and what they can do to a family. I hate that the law can incite so much hate between people who once loved each other….and I wish that things could be different.

Much Love

Rachel xx

9 thoughts on “a lawyer walks into a bar….

  1. Halbarbera

    After the car skidded into the tree,

    the first man on the scene found the driver still behind the wheel, dazed and bleeding.

    “How badly are you hurt?” He enquired.

    “How the hell should I know,” muttered the driver. “I’m a doctor not a lawyer.”

  2. Greg Dennison

    Random related thought:

    The Eagles (the band) broke up in 1980 and got back together in 1994, to record four new songs and a live concert special. The first of those new songs released (and their biggest hit after getting back together), “Get Over It,” contains the line “the more I think about it, Ol’ Billy was right, let’s kill all the lawyers, kill ’em tonight.” For a quarter century I listened to that song hundreds, if not thousands, of times, and I never thought to think about who Ol’ Billy is or what they were referencing. This isn’t like me… usually I want to look up what these references inside songs mean, especially nowadays with Google and Wikipedia and such. I read something a few months ago that referenced this same quote about killing all the lawyers, and I felt silly for not realizing who Ol’ Billy was.


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