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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 Sep. 18 2012 at 4:47 pm
Sabers30 BRONZE, DeWitt, Iowa
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I love this poem. It is really sad but so true. It really makes you think about how good of a life we have compared to them. 

on Sep. 18 2012 at 8:24 am
sierradelrae16 BRONZE, Starks, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"you never know how strong you are, until being strong is all you have left."

I love it! It's inspiring and encouraging!:)

on Sep. 18 2012 at 8:23 am
sierradelrae16 BRONZE, Starks, Louisiana
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"you never know how strong you are, until being strong is all you have left."

I love this poem. Yes it may be sad, however it let's us have an insight on how they were feeling. It shows that they are strong and courageous.:)

on Aug. 13 2012 at 11:55 pm
Ga-GahKayMarie GOLD, Patterson, California
14 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there is one word to describe life it is one

I read a lot of bad comments but I must say they are wrong I liked this poem it was raw and written to me nicely, I dont know how qualified I am to judge but I liked it :)

on Jun. 24 2012 at 8:40 am
albinotiger GOLD, Gloucester, Massachusetts
13 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win"- Stephen King
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate”- Isaac Asimov

wow its sad, true, and inspireing.

on May. 31 2012 at 4:37 pm
DanielleSK BRONZE, Toronto, Other
1 article 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I think a lot, but I don't say much."- Anne Frank

Super inspirational. So well written!

on May. 9 2012 at 2:53 pm
Adi-heid BRONZE, Triangle, Virginia
1 article 3 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
Jessamyn West

This is so amazing! I really love it!

Katie-jo said...
on May. 9 2012 at 2:50 pm
Katie-jo, Triangle, Virginia
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Awesome! Loved it!

on May. 9 2012 at 10:29 am
AlexaNW PLATINUM, Ponte Vedra Bch, Florida
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WOW! This poem is amazing. Really puts things in perspective

SGNox SILVER said...
on May. 9 2012 at 10:01 am
SGNox SILVER, Timberlake, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
'The stars are always there, but we miss them in the dirt and clouds and we miss them in the storms. Tell them to remember hope. We have Hope.' - Renee Yohe

Very amazing poem! <3 Sad, though.

My English class just finished reading a book about a child soldier. Have you ever read A Long Way Gone?

on May. 8 2012 at 12:09 pm
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

amazing but sad i read about child soldiers and it made me cry so this was hard to read

kiwi said...
on May. 3 2012 at 12:52 pm
you got some geat creative idioms!!!!!!!!! and how u used your metaptor!!!! awsome job!

JMuglia BRONZE said...
on Apr. 17 2012 at 5:10 pm
JMuglia BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments
Wow, that was amazing! I loved the detail you added and the emotions you put into the poem. The word choice was perfect.

on Apr. 17 2012 at 12:04 pm
madlinejoy SILVER, Deale, Maryland
5 articles 0 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
let go and let God
"Love is not an emotion but a choice"

i havent cried in nearly a year but that just started the waterworks

on Apr. 17 2012 at 11:32 am
BloglessBlogger GOLD, Somerset, California
10 articles 1 photo 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep keep you from playing the game."

I hate to think about what those little kids must go through... Their childhood gets ripped from their grasp. Someone needs to put atop to it. And your words are making an impact. Keep up the good work.

on Mar. 26 2012 at 7:09 pm
AnimalLover2 BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
3 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unprepared-
William Shakespeare

Beautiful poem

on Feb. 14 2012 at 4:17 pm
Let-Love-In PLATINUM, Chester, Connecticut
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You fail only if you stop writing."

touching, i'm almost in tears. no child should have to experience that. but an amazing poem.

on Feb. 11 2012 at 10:37 am
mammothfrk PLATINUM, Mammoth Lakes, California
21 articles 25 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
This is your life, are you who you want to be?

Its inspirational

on Jan. 30 2012 at 11:06 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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wow all this and more is true the way you wrore this poem makes us truly understand what these people are going through.this poem says so much, the words that you wrote are chalenging writers them self to write what they feel

zigzag said...
on Jan. 20 2012 at 10:26 pm
big k u are being a big jerk this poem is so moving i just love it