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Our writings section features stories addressing the issue of ChildSoldiers written by youth in Sierra Leone

I Will Lay Down the Arms now!!

by Rashid Peters, a student of iEARN 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.

Rashid Peters,
iEARN Sierra Leone,
Age 15 years


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