WORDS -By Abubakar D. Sani, Esq.

Share This Article on

Words. Words. Words
Without them – what a world!
Indeed, given their obvious value
Stripped of them, we’d be – well, inaudible


Not to mention incommunicado
For, as a means of expression
They are second to none
But, misuse them – and, you’re toast

This is certainly true
Of the vast majority
Of humanity,
With the sad exception of deaf-mutes

Words – spoken or written
Enemies of the taciturn
Friends of the loquacious
The quick-witted and the comic

Despite their utility
They (words, that is)
Have – somewhat surprisingly
Been targeted by even wordsmiths

Indeed; their greatest purveyors – no less
One of whom, famously compared them
To fruits; asserting that where they much abound
Little sense is to be found

For all of that, however,
Some of humanity’s greatest stars
Brightest lights and thinkers
Have been so-called ‘writers’

Even if – admittedly – a majority of them
Perhaps, as many as 6 in 10
Ply their trade
In the English language

But, this, more than anything else
Is probably down to Britain’s colonial past
For which English lingers
With understandable stubbornness

But is that really the case?
Is the status of English
As the world’s most widely-spoken language
More real than imagined?

Who can tell?
You could say – in terms of spread . . .
Yes – but, if you insist on empirical evidence
Well, you’d be at it for years

Whatever the medium, however
Words have teased, pleased
Hurt, provoked and healed
In equal measure? That’s another matter



Abubakar D. Sani, Esq.,
21st November, 2020


Click to Join Our Facebook Group

Call Bridget Edokwe Esq on 08060798767 or send your email to ngbarrister@gmail.com


Steps To Subscribe To the Court of Appeal Reports Nigeria

Win your Court cases today, Get Affordable Supreme Court Law Reports >> CLICK HERE

BESTSELLER: Get A-Z of contemporary laws of ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE in Nigeria By Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye. To ORDER, sms or call : +2347063666998, +2348159307051 or email jurispublicationseries@gmail.com

Alexander Payne: Get these Law books to aid your practice.

The Reports contain valuable and uncommon locus classicus for Legal research, opinion, and advocacy. Grab your copy now!!! Call 07044444777 or 08181999888. Visit our website: www.alexandernigeria.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: