The Lion’s Salvation – A poem by Ella Llewelyn Jones

Sierra Leone’s lost

Like a coin

tossed

In the Kangari Hills.

The future fills

us with trepidation.

We’re the loin

in an ambush

Trapped in an underbrush

Of corruption.

Will the LIMBA

Pluck up the stamina?

Have the KURANKOH

got the key to the door?

Are the KISSY

Too busy?

Will the YALUNKA

Gush forth like Mano River?

Will the KRIO, the SHERBRO

Muster up the ego?

What will the KRU do?

Can the TEMNE

Defeat this enemy?

Have the LOKO

Got the valour?

Will the MENDE

Pave the way?

Will the FULA, The MADINKA

Or MADINGO, grab Freedom’s Charter?

Can we implore

The KONO

To rise up?

Will the SUSU mobilise and stop

The ship of corruption

Docking at Big Wharf?

Which tribe’s tough enough

To bring salvation?


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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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