I do not come to you at all by chance by Gabriel Bamgbose

I do not come to you to eat
because I have my belly stocked with meat
I do not come to you to fight
because I travel down here light
I do not come at all to cheat on you
of course I do not come on four like a ewe
I do not come to your land to steal
you see my hoe with me I come to till
I do not come to you at all by chance
and all I ask from you my dear is a dance
a chance
to dance

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About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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3 Responses to I do not come to you at all by chance by Gabriel Bamgbose

  1. dayo says:

    Metaphorical indeed.

  2. Dr. Michael D. Brown says:

    I really enjoy this poem very much. I love the voice and the imagery…

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