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Bethel Erastus, PhD

Poetry

Killing Me Gently

Killing me Softly. The mirror on the wall confirmed the feeling. The blurry look on the face, staring back at me in defiance,  Was one with an appointment with the shifting sands. Confusion of all that tease. Retiring for the night, my thoughts for company. Stepping into the lane of memory and turbulence. Solitude in …

Poetry

Endlessly

Endlessly. The fruits of the morning call and the early dews of time The look on your face, peaceful. The many words unspoken. Your heartbeat in steady rhythm pacing. My trembling hands outstretched The hairs rise on the back of my neck as I observe the torso outstretched. Your thoughts, blatant on your calm face. …

Poetry

I hear You

I long to hear your voice early in the morning before the waking of dawn. To be re-assured by your presence and have my fears calmed. My ears await, with eagerness, the sweet softness of your tender tones. And, my spirit, summoned from the uncertainty of stasis, by the inspiration of your words. I want …

Poetry

Unchoke

With no experience of impediment, his walk without blemish, He observes with amusement, the curious steps of the man who walks with a lisp. Alas! you must forgive for unknown to him is the hernia genitalia. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A dashing smile across her face as the dress enveloped her torso. Those feminine contours relax in proud …

Books

McNagod – A Novel

Chapter One: Pilate Pangea What is the truth, mother earth? Towards the year 3030, man had become one with technology and rolled back the frontiers of the possible. To capture the essence of the advancement, man had become almost a spiritual machine. Teleportation posed a serious contender for replacing conventional modes developed in the dying …

Articles

Jury Racial Construct

Jury Racial Construct: An antithesis to the reason curve Abstract The normative landscape of Anglo-American criminal jurisprudence is steeped in gut-wrenching racial discrimination. This occurs at all levels of the criminal justice system and has almost become normalized. One stops short of branding it institutionalized not because the term lacks justification but, because it is …

Articles

Jury Continuum

We may well wonder how the Casey Anthony jury reached its verdict in spite of what many of us thought was a raft of compelling evidence for conviction. In order to understand some of the nuances at play, it is important to understand some of the issues that confront a jury and how the criminal …

Radical Rambles

Re-Inventing Myself

Re-Inventing Myself                                                             04.27.2020 On a dew-covered, warm Sunday morning, in the summer of 1981, the young Preacher gingerly mounted the pulpit and softly delivered a heartfelt sermon to his congregation. Mostly made up of civil servants, academics and, entrepreneurs, the worshipers listened, intently, as the charming preacher spoke, as it were, from the heart. His …

Articles

Sheltering in Place

This virus and this global pandemic, like all calamities that have come before, will pass. It will run its course. It will have the effect it is designed to have. Then, it will pass into the annals of history. Life will re-emerge in a new and hopefully, better form. We shall speak of it often. …