“If Liberia were a book”✍️ Edwin Olu Bestman Jr

“If Liberia were a book”

If Liberia were a book,
I could write down words of brokenness, and tell the world of a Nation with unlimited resources, but poverty has drawn dark clouds over her people.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write a story of a place where local and high officials of government find pleasure in corruption by deceiving its citizens.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write of a place where 85% of its youthful population live in abject poverty, and many have gotten addicted to different types of diseases.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write of a place where girls are sexing girls, boys are sexing boys, and the society has turned into a half-naked place.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write of a place where young girls, and boys has sugar mommies and daddies. A ground of no understanding, and lack the basic needs of every citizen.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write about how our girls are being raped, our boys are being sodomized; I could write about deceitful people in my country.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write about how home boys and girls have become a perpetual friends of every night club; I could write about how they turn into street gangsters.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write about a country where girls below eighteen are baby mommas; I could write about how my country has neglected them.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write about a small country where young boys and girls are found in the ghettos instead of shaping and preparing themselves for the future.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write about a place where “Sex for grades” in schools has become a routine because our teachers are underpaid, and don’t have benefits.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write about a country where people put an “Individual” above the nation; I could write about how 90% of my fathers and mothers are illiterate.

If Liberia were a book,
I could write about a place where scholarship is given to special people instead of scholars.

 

To be continued on my official page.

© Edwin Olu Bestman Jr
A poet, philanthropist and a civil engineer

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David Adejumo
1 year ago

Wonderful and very touching Edwin, I love it.

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