List of Things Google Say About Liberia

They heard about the massacres & had our blood flowing in their teacups.

They heard about the massacres & had our blood flowing in their teacups.

The world had us in their living rooms & listened to our cries through their radios & TVs.

The world carried us in their magazines, newspapers & so on. They were amazed by the cruelties in us.

They heard about NPFL & LURD – about child soldiers – about the fight to take Monrovia from those wounding it

They heard about men that dressed into cruelty’s long sleeves – about Charles Taylor refusing to step down

It was when the war was fought & won against children & mothers

& a boy lost his entire family from a single gunshot

It was when the war called me  from my mother’s split belly as rebels did bet on my gender

One said I was a girl & another said its a boy & my head was banged against the wall when one of them lost

It was when the wind whipped around bodies & survivors got up with blood painted on their lips every morning

Asking who’s shot? Who’s dying?  Who’s dead? Will the mortar be shot in this direction today?

The world had us in their living rooms & listened to our cries through their radios & TVs.

The world carried us in their magazines, newspapers & so on. They were amazed by the cruelties in us.

They heard about NPFL & LURD – about child soldiers – about the fight to take Monrovia from those wounding it

They heard about men that dressed into cruelty’s long sleeves – about Charles Taylor refusing to step down

It was when the war was fought & won against children & mothers

& a boy lost his entire family from a single gunshot

It was when the war called me  from my mother’s split belly as rebels did bet on my gender

One said I was a girl & another said its a boy & my head was  banged against the wall when one loses

It was when the wind wiped on bodies & survivals got up with blood painted on their lips every morning

Asking who’s shot? who’s dying?  who’s dead? Will the [mortar] be shot in this direction today?

Authored by Jeremy Karn

Featured Picture by ISS Today

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