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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
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
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

Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583

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