THIS IS THE LIBERIA I WANTED

Written by: JAMES B. MORRIS JR

This is the Liberia I wanted:
 I no longer hide to voice  my opinions,  because I’m a journalist 
 I no longer seek refuge at the American embassy, because I’m a
 human right activist
 I no longer live in panic or fear, because I’m a civilian
 Yes! This is the Liberia I wanted.

This is the Liberia I wanted:
 Rising from her chaos into a chariot
 Bringing her children out from battle into Bethel
 Dwelling together through reconciliation and not through retribution
 Yes! This is the Liberia I wanted.

 This is the Liberia I wanted:
 Mighty! Her fame
 Glorious! Her name
 Sober! Her people
Yes! This is the Liberia I wanted