Land That We Love – A Poem by Ella Llewelyn Jones

Our resilience
Shone through in the Hut tax war
Defeating oppression
Our valance
Came out conquering our conqueror
Resistance
is the current streaming in our Rivers
Our tribes
enchanted by ancestral mystical powers

Our courage
Came through a deadly civil war
Our stamina
Steered peace back onshore
Diverse tribes
One purpose
One plan
That inscribes our love
All over our song
we compose
as brothers.
Diverse cultures
One clan
Watched over from above
By our founding fathers.
One passion
United in our determination to strengthen,
rebuild our nation
Kinsmen
who are better understood
Talking Together.
Walking beside each other
Shoulder to shoulder
as Sierra Leone once stood
Solid, Steadfast and strong in 1961
Heads held high with Milton Margai
When our independence was born

This poem is originally published by Ella Llewelyn Jones

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean writer, storyteller, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream media platform. Abu Bakarr Jalloh began telling the stories of change-makers in Africa in 2018 as a writer for Salone Messenger. Mr. Jalloh has worked tirelessly to uncover the stories of change-makers in Sierra Leone and the continent of Africa at large. Due to his passion to tell inspiring and compelling African stories, Mr. Jalloh founded The African Dream, an online media platform that tells inspiring and compelling African stories. Contact email: abubakarrjalloh@theafricandreamsl.com WhatsApp: +23276211583

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