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Child Soldiers MAG

March 13, 2008
By Courtney Cyr BRONZE, Eaton, Colorado
Courtney Cyr BRONZE, Eaton, Colorado
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Their eyes tell silent stories.
Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts.
These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of.
They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.
Eyes that should be learning how to read are instead being taught how to fight.
Emotionless eyes are being forced to kill in gruesome ways.
Eyes that seem to have run out of tears, because crying never helped.
Their sobs are unheard, their tears are unseen.
Children who are innocent are being ruined by men who see no hope in their government.
Men who are willing to take advantage of an irreplaceable innocence.
The eyes are deep brown.
A brown so deep you could get lost in it.
Eyes that catch attention for their beauty.
They silently tell of innocence lost and of silent tears cried.
These are the eyes of a child soldier.

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on Oct. 28 2009 at 4:14 pm
B.R.Nack SILVER, Grand Junction, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“...Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
--Stephen King

A great poem, very true i agree with every word of it, this world is pathetic

on Oct. 28 2009 at 4:14 pm
Lovebeingloved SILVER, Yucca Valley, California
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oh my goodness! That was beautiful!

JackXD SILVER said...
on Oct. 28 2009 at 3:32 pm
JackXD SILVER, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
this may not be a quote but i really love the lyrics-Trust in me the way I trusted you I know we could have done this together If you believed in me like I believed in you My heart would be forever in your hands-all that remains-forever in your hands

very awesome poem, its discriptive and moving and true . . . wow is one word that can describe it . . . amazing is another . . . . . . . ..

on Oct. 28 2009 at 2:48 pm
roxamania96 GOLD, Rockville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"If music be the food of love, play on" - Shakespeare

this is beautiful and moving. i love how you keep describing their eyes. its phenomenal

on Oct. 28 2009 at 10:11 am
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

Such a sad, beautiful poem. I love that you wrote about this topic. It's a beautiful poem, keep writing.

on Oct. 28 2009 at 7:19 am
very_literary SILVER, Ballwin, Missouri
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I love this poem so much. It is really powerful and it captures the cruelty perfectly. If you guys could please read and comment on my poem. It is pretty recent and it's called I See. It's about the Jim Crow Laws. It's under the free write section so could you guys please post some comments on it?

raydys said...
on Oct. 6 2009 at 6:13 pm
It is such and inspiring poem to people who dont care about anything. After seeing and hearing what they go through you should be thankful of your life.

on Oct. 6 2009 at 3:35 pm
LihuaEmily SILVER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"It is said that there's no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch." -Alan Guth

It's perfect. It's beautiful and perfect and I feel that if I say too much I just won't do it any justice at all. This is marvelous. Oops. Still not QUITE the right word!

on Oct. 6 2009 at 1:01 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

This is beautiful, I can only dream of writing something this powerful.

sohardtoget said...
on May. 29 2009 at 3:20 pm
great poem

i disagree with everlastings words

very moving poem!

very well written

on Apr. 20 2009 at 3:32 am
That was truly beautiful. The world needs fmore people with your train of thought. That was so true, it made me want to cry. I applaud you.

on Apr. 15 2009 at 7:32 pm
i am locked up in bca your poem is pretty kool

on Apr. 14 2009 at 10:13 pm
WillowLightfoot BRONZE, Nevada, Iowa
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very powerful. so true.

melerzzz11 said...
on Mar. 23 2009 at 2:27 am
That is amazing. you are such a powerful writer! "The eyes are deep brown. A brown so deep you could get lost in it." That is such great imagery. I can see the children's eyes. Your an amazing writer. You have a great career ahead of you if you continue this great work.

on Mar. 1 2009 at 7:15 am
xxBrittanyxx BRONZE, Hamilton, Other
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this was amazing it sent the message loud and clear i really liked it your a very good writer

xjustlistenx said...
on Feb. 19 2009 at 10:40 pm
that was freaking amazing!!!!

horns_101 said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 6:12 pm
WOW.dat was pwrful!!!

vampgirl1234 said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 6:11 pm
wow. very depressing. but great! nice work. m/(*-*)\m

Mr. Happy said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 4:24 pm
Can you add stories to your favorites or something. because I would add this to mine. it's extremely powerful. It's amazing.

Mr. Happy said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 4:21 pm
This is one of the most amazing peices i've read. It is so true, and such a sad story, but it's true. very nice job.