© By Siahyonkron Nyanseor
It wasn’t any choice of mine to be born a Liberian!
But I thank God to be born a Liberian
You see, I have never questioned why God ordained
That I be born in Dukor, the Land of Liberty
Out of the combination of the rising sun
And the multi color dust of the cradle of civilization.
In fact, I was born with diversity as diverse as
The four cardinal elements, Air, Water, Fire and Earth
I am all that I was created to be:
But most of all,
A Native, Country, and a Civilized person
All of these I am proud to be called!
For to be Native is to share something with the Land
And the Land is also referred to as Country
And to be Civilized, is the creative stage of our development
Which is common to all humanities
This is what makes all of us, “KU-KA TONOR.”
So, in the first place
There shouldn’t have been any fuss
About Native, Country, Kongor and Civilized
Therefore, from here on
I need to send YOU this clear message
To think you were insulting me
By calling me
Is to forget that being born a Liberian
Wasn’t any choice of mine!
It was ordained that I be born a Liberian
And I am proud of who I am
Therefore, my message again to you, my brothers and sisters
It is in our best interest
To celebrate our reunion
Share in PEACE, the LAND called Liberia
Learn to accept
And appreciate each other
Because you and I are related through the Grace of God.
So from here on
All that I ask of you, is to tell those who oppose
Our union or re-union
To hush, get out of the way or get lost
Because I’ve truly seen what division had done
To our once “Land of Liberty” and its friendly people
Therefore, if you are not for PEACE and RECONCILIATION
You need to please excuse me
I am on a mission to build a new Liberia
Where KU-KA TONOR will be our new battle cry.
For God has shown me the ultimate truth
Why He ordained that
I be born a Liberian
And to be called by all of my names –
First, by Native
And than Country
Follow by Civilized, Kongor
But most of all,
To be a Liberian in all manifestations.