THE BALLAD OF READING COUNTY COURT LIFT: IN POETRY
Barrister Rawdon Crozier has put the plight of Reading County Court life into a poem. It speaks for itself, as all good poetry should.
The Ballad of Reading County Court Lift
I never saw a lift which looked
With such a wistful eye
Upon that little shaft of grey
Which elevators travel by,
And at every rising floor that stood
Where lifts are meant to fly..
I walked, with other souls in pain,
Upon another stair,
And was wondering if the lift weren’t broke
I might be sooner there,
When a voice behind me whispered low,
“You should try it in a chair.”
Civil servants kill the things we need
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some without a word,
As with a sad and broken lift,
Whose cry “Repair me” goes unheard.
© R R C Crozier 2019