Mumbai lawyers are sulking
This season brought early rain
But our mighty milords are not
Allowing them to travel by train.
Comfortable in their chambers
Milords don’t experience the pain
Of those wanting access to justice
But not getting access to a train!
Especially hit are the majority
Forced to commute from afar
It is heartless to expect them
To spend thousands daily on a car.
The Bar too took up the issue
Its representation seems in vain
Milords couldn’t figure out why
So many lawyers insist on train.
Milords hear counsel every day
Having good standing at the Bar
Not one of them ever complains
They can afford Ola, Uber, or car.
What if Covid too travels by train?
Milords don’t want that ugly stain
Isn’t it better to be home and starve
Than get infected in a local train?
For you, trains may be your lifeline
For milords, this is an experts domain
If the docs say it is not safe as yet
No lawyer can board the local train!
No work means no income
To whom should we complain?
Milords who get pay and perks
And don’t have to travel by train?
(Raju Z. Moray is a Mumbai-based lawyer who enjoys writing poems. He is the author of two books ‘Court Jester’, 2017, and ‘The Locked Down Lawyer’ 2020.)