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.