By: Activist Mohamed Kailie
See the cark on their faces!
On the street ‘bra yu bobor dae o’ their voices.
To some it’s a means of survival
As their eyes gaze waiting for revival
Where nothing happens.
There is no remedy for the gallant
That’s paid minimum wage,
And their dreams swallowed by the giants of the land,
Devourer of talent,
And crumblers of dreams
Hidden under the dictates of the jurisdiction.
As dreams swallowed by the giants of the land,
There arise nocturnal carpenters soar in numbers…
Like wolves finding somewhere to devour,
Leaving their cries across the terra,
Making life miserable for the helpless,
But these are the monsters society makes.
Written by; Activist Mohamed Kailie
About the Author
Activist Mohamed Kailie is poet, playwriter, and contributor at Salone Messenger, He was raised by a single parent, Mohamed Kailie was borb in Woadeh Village, Kono District, the eastern part of Sierra Leone.
He started schooling at Christ The King School (C.K.S.) in Yengema, Nimikoro Chiefdom, Kono District. He got his primary school certificate there in CKS and later moved to the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown to live with his eldest brother.
But then, things did not work out for him as it was supposed to be. He then worked at the garage as a ‘Panel Better’ for a year and months. In 2012, he was sent back to school at the Murray Town Army Junior Secondary School (M.T.A.) where he attained his Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E.), and later moved to the Prince Of Wales Senior School (POW) Kingtom. He attained his High School Certificate at the POW.
After high school certificate, Mohamed Kailie later applied as a kitchen assistant in the “Freetown Restaurant On The Beach” which is now known as the “Oscar’s/ Paradise”. At the restaurant, he attained the position as a Head Chef in the kitchen as he was trained by a Polish expert named Tomek Lapinski.
Again, he dropped from work as he has this indomitable urge to further his education and become the activist he desires. Presently, the twenty-one year old is one of the awaiting applicants of the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College.