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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...

Poetic Side: Sonnet 35 & Sonnet 35B – William Shakespeare & Bolaji Ramos

No more be grieved at that which thou hast done: Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud, Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, And loathsome...

Poetic Side: When Law Becomes an Ass – Bolaji Ramos

When law becomes an ass, Actus reus May be born but Mens rea Will immediately die— A drunk will mine and maim, And plead intoxication. A touchy person will assail and...

Poetic Law: Auguries of a Broken Bar (A Piece of Advice to the...

An empire that will collapse some day Its bricks must first bear the tear. No death ever comes without a notice, Except the learned are too blind...

Poetic Side: The Legal Life – Abigail Somoye

Waking up at 4am to a brief just dropped Searching through the numerous laws all lumped Not knowing which is which or what applies You look at...

Poetic Side: Lucky V. The State – Bolaji Ramos

If there be no judicial forgiveness For that felon that must hang By the merciful noose of our law; And no judicial admonition For that convict that must...

Poetic Side: Law is Lord and God (Lex Cogit Ad Impossiblia) – Bolaji Ramos

Law is He that leaves the living And commands the dead. Makes a man woman, And a woman man. Calls Biology a lie and science stupid And when He...

Poetic Side: The Dead Law – Bolaji Ramos

The Law That Can Not Curtail The valour of its breakers The default of its enforcers The bravery of its mutilators The valiance of its defaulters The excesses of its drafters The stupidity of its...