I Will Lay Down the Arms now!!
by Rashid Peters, a student of I*EARN Sierra Leone
When I was drugged and injected with cocaine,
Forced to join the war of stains
Brainwashed often and again,
I would have told you I have so much to gain
With the heavy arms I lug at war.
And to convinve me out of it, I will say don't bother!!
Conscritpted away from my mother and father
to shoot and murder another
I cannot go any further,
with this shooting and killing that has no border.
Forgive me now if I injured your brother.
I was forced to pull the trigger
By elders who made my childhood wither.
I*EARN Sierra Leone,
Age 15 years