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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 Jan. 24 2009 at 3:47 pm
Boring, bland, and depressing.

tweedle dee said...
on Dec. 30 2008 at 1:37 am
this is so heartbreaking

sunnysmile17 said...
on Dec. 29 2008 at 5:57 am
i really liked this poem. it was kinda depressing though. and i think it kinda read more like a writing piece instead of a poem. very deep perspective though. :)

bmxmonster33 said...
on Dec. 28 2008 at 4:43 am
i really enjoyed this poem, its so true.

keep up the good work

Critic said...
on Dec. 27 2008 at 11:58 pm
I can tell that you feel strongly about the subject, and I completely agree with what you are trying to say. However, I thought that the poem was not particularly well-written and could use a lot of improvements.

on Dec. 9 2008 at 2:52 am
This isso true and its just wonderus! I fell in love and cried literally with this poem. You truely have talent and i dont know you but i am proud to have read it. *applause*

kianapearl said...
on Dec. 8 2008 at 7:05 am
OMG!This has to be one of the best poems I've ever read...seriously.Keep writing(:

CJ K. said...
on Dec. 1 2008 at 9:07 pm
Very powerful and insightful incredible description of feelings.I would like to read another like it