THE COURT REPORTER
Court reporters hear so much woe
How they stand it, I don’t know
Tales of gore and incest, too
Rape and murder – nothing new.
Drinking, drugs, and bathroom brawls
Contracts, leases, slip-and-falls
Things that cause my hair to rise
To them the story’s no surprise.
Auto smash-ups, petty theft
Child abuse, a spouse who left
Workers’ comp and unpaid bills
All about a client’s ills.
To me it seems an awful chore
To them, they’ve heard it all before
And so they sit and take it down
They don’t complain; they seldom frown.
And though the witness rants and raves
They merely nod and make no waves
They’re patient, calm, and no one’s fool
How CAN they stay so doggone cool?
The answer’s clear; it takes no sage —
They simply charge us page by page.
– Author Unknown