Written by; Activist Mohamed Kailie nee Munu.
When the Terra Firma is shackled by some deranged, Green Ogres,
It oppidans suffer
In the hands of it unbalanced Ogres
Who play duck and drake with the economy of the Terra Firma.
Decades of autonomous, decades in poverty, low life, hatred, and selfishness
As they dine on our desert head
With their protruding tommy having chicken, fries, and jollof,
While the vulnerable sustained on ’88’.
Men hustle and bustle for a new lease on life,
But faith is destined by their greener green Ogres,
Shacklers of dreams,
Tyrants of the Terra Firma.
On the street of the Terra Firma and beyond, lies their cries of tribulation
Where the newly born babies can testify
Even when the first five years of their life was full of babbling;
At age ten and thirteen, they lament,
And cried, where can we go from here?
Who will hear our torments?
And deliver us from the twinge of our Ogres
That are becoming unbecoming.
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.
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