The Child Soldier: Our Writing
Giving Voice to Youth Affected by War


Oh When I Was Born
by Rashid Peters, Student of I*EARN Sierra Leone

When I was born

No one told me

I would be captured at 10

To show early muscles

In the lions den

But soon I became 10

Im forced to lay down my pen

And learnt soon

How to dodge a bomb blast

And to make a whole family never last


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