Sierra Leone

By Mohamed Mansaray, Takoma Park M.S.
Sierra Leone,
The sound of guns and war,
The sound of birds and dogs,
The sound of babies and cats.
Sierra Leone,
The taste of rice and corn,
The taste of sweet bananas,
The taste of fried fish.
Sierra Leone,
The feeling of sadness,
The feeling of weeping,
The feeling of being scared.
Sierra Leone,
The sight of people dying,
The sight of babies crying,
The sight of soldiers shooting.
Sierra Leone,
The smell of mother's peanut soup,
The smell of dead bodies,
The smell of blood.
 
By Evelyn Mansaray, Takoma Park M.S.
Sierra Leone,
The sound of tribal dances.
Sierra Leone,
The taste of rice and sauce.
Sierra Leone,
The sight of war, burning houses, cut feet, and running children.
Sierra Leone,
The feeling of fear.
Sierra Leone,
The smell of burning.

 

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