You and I

We started this game
As an entry into our fame
Not a shame in our name
Or to maim our fine aim

We started this game
As peaceful pigeons
Not as reprobate sir or dame
That ends in a rueful region

We started this game
Not with a lame foundation
But with a strong sensation
The one we lacked before we came

You and I
Shall have to try
So that we can make
A love less of a fake

You and I
Need not a lie
To keep our heads on the way
So that we may not sway

You and I
Need not a fee so high
To make a long date
At a very steady rate

Basit Olatunji

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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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