An innocent, scared child's eyes,
fill like the ocean during a storm.
His mind - full of confusion and turmoil,
doesn't know whether to cry
or stand in fear, frozen like ice.
As the child's thoughts wonder,
a solitary tear slowly rushes down his cheek,
until it falls upon the ground.
His decision was made.
His mourning finished.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.