Let me paint you a ghoulish scene.
I had a commercial dispute.
And took the expensive litigation route.
My £375 per hour solicitor and I, went off to the court.
Where the defendants and I vigorously fought.
For some form of justice to be sought.
Win or lose.
At the end of it we required a deep snooze.
And several large quantities of booze!
Should I have litigated?
Could my costs have been mitigated?
What else could I have done?
To feel like I had won?!
The legal bill was run.
Which burnt me hotter than the sun
And stung harder than a bullet from a gun.
Trust me it was not fun!
My mental health has now deteriorated.
My stress levels were and have alleviated.
My life has become severely complicated.
All of this time which I will not get back and was a sheer waste.
But anxiously I just acted in haste.
With all the ghouls, goblins and ghosts. Why did I not pay heed to those mediation Linked In posts?
EDSL would have seen me well.
If only I had given them a quick bell.
I would not have fallen under the litigation spell.
Where the judge treated me like an evil witch.
And now I am left in a penniless ditch.
EDSL did say.
Their Mediators would pave a way.
For me to have my say.
Without any unnecessary delay.