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Because I Fought Too Hard

Reminiscing the sight of fallen tribesmen
when the barrel of their
guns in those times of thorns
danced to the tune of confusion and scorn.
Brigadiers in black, command the swords and shields
in blood ridden fields to
attack the innocent and the trust he wields.
So our bold protectors now in force with the rebels,
terrorizing the weak and even the disables,
My heart to my country bleed in anguish, and the

blood in my veins dangle in tears,
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Because I Fought Too Hard
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This piece was written by Alpha Sanunu Bah but in the first person persona of Chief Sam Hinga Norman— Norman was a Sierra Leonean who is widely known for the prominent role that he played during the country's civil war. He formed the Civil Defense Force (CDF) and was the substantive head of the 'Kamajoars', many see him as a villain rather than a heroic figure. This piece is merely a converse portrayal of his whole narrative— a hypothetically subjective reasoning of the poetic persona, nothing more. Notwithstanding this, however, the central and sub-preoccupation of the piece is greatly motivated by actual events that took place.
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