Poetic Side: The Activists – Bolaji Ramos

From Mars or Jupiter The activists arrived in their party charter. The first step they took Was to criticize our legal book, And in their considered findings and...

Poetic Side: The Courtroom Goddess – Bolaji Ramos

Today I saw Themis in the courtroom But she carried neither a sword nor a broom. With me she sat in the rowdy bar At a distance...

Poetic Side: The CJN and The Legal Comedy – Bolaji Ramos

I. Wake me up from my slumber When this legal comedy, That now I must sing in parody, Purges itself of this cacophonous melody. There was no Mr. Spencer To...

Poetic Side: Equity Is Not a Magic Wand – Bolaji Ramos

Save the existence of Law, Equity is naught but a genius That wouldn’t have been conceived In the first place. Idealism that never attains realism— A fairy fantasy by...

Poetic Side: Lura Curia Juria & the CJN – Bolaji Ramos

The common man On his way from the dock to the goal Does not know the law, He does not know the law— CJN says ignorantia juris non...

Poetic Side: The Lord Earls – Bolaji Ramos

In the beginning… There was Common Law, Common Law was there. There was Law Common, Law Common was there. But Lord Earls Cried foul of Common Law’s harshness And Law Common’s...

Poetic Side: The Road to Damascus – Bolaji Ramos

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS (To the Nigerian Bar Association) On this road to Damascus, Should we rob Peter to pay Paul? Should we rob Peter to pay Paul? Should...

Poetic Side: Dust From the Past – Bolaji Ramos

(On the historic sexual assault allegations by Dr. Christine Ford against Justice Brett Kavanaugh) Dust from the past— When it blows to its targeted direction, It often...

Poetic Side: Ode to the Laity – Bolaji Ramos

Sociologists. Psychologists. If you are not lawyers, you are lay! We code your theories, And reject your luxuries. If you are not lawyers, you are lay! Philosophers. Geographers. If you...

Poetic Side: Have we any Moral Standing? (To Lawyers in Nigeria & Beyond) –...

Have we any moral standing? The luscious lion That roams and rules the jungle— He derives his mane and might From many of his fights To protect his region...