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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Poetic Side with Bolaji: The Nigerian Escape

How can they cover this guilty albino in a crowd Of this cautious and sensitive black-skinned? Our melanin of reason is so strong That we can easily...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: My Honourable Law Lord

  I.  My Honourable Law Lord is also flesh and blood The bearer of Liberty touch and Themis’ sword. He swore the oath to always uphold the...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: Law is Human

Law is human Not merely an abstraction Created on the pages Of statutory papers Out of the legislators’ Imaginative stretch Or stretch of imagination.   Law is blood and flesh Or flesh and...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: Law is a Comic Relief

Law is a comic relief Subtlety amidst ardent belief. Draconian legislation That still wriggles out an exception. Pitiless killer Yet cleverest healer. Law is a comic relief Deus ex machina to...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: Plea Bargain

If justice can be carted away on a platter of gold And repaid with a moribund emerald, Then let Law swallow its loquacious pride— Let the rays...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: Legal Romance

 Law, Let me plague you With the infectious love of my heart. Now that I bear the aftermath of your infections, And your cold blood boils in me Like...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: Still, Law Rules

The President spent 103 days abroad Still, law rules. Whoever feels there’s a breach is sounding absurd Still, law rules.   The Constitution is still the way to go...
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Poetic Side with Bolaji: Lamentation of the Dying Wig

A fruit that will ripe and shed someday Like a yellow leave in the belly of Autumn, Let it prepare itself for the long fall. A bird...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: Of Law, Negligence, Sentiment & Sonnet

Of Law, Negligence, Sentiment & Sonnet       (ignorantia populi est calamitas populi) Of law, negligence, sentiment and sonnet, Man is and must always be in commotion. Law has...

Poetic Side with Bolaji: Oga the Law

Oga The Law In the service of Themis Minister in the Temple of Justice But… You were not there When He mud-filled the sonority of my voice And held my...