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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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lexxichick13 said...
Nov. 28, 2010 at 1:48 am
i loveed this poem being a writer my self i caught it very inspiring and moving
xXvannieXx said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm
This poem made me want to cry. It's very powerful
flagg said...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 9:57 pm
that is ture.our heart will have shallow
redhairCat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Great! I loved it! 

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xXnew_revolutionXx said...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

Wow- I loved it. It's just so true

Is this about the Child Soldiers in Uganda/Congo by chance?- the LRA and Joseph Kony?

TuffGurl replied...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm
the LRA and the Child Soldiers are in Uganda with Joseph Kony. You should read Not For Sale, it's about human trafficking all around the world and there's a long chapter about the LRA and Child Soldiers in Uganda.
CHEERspirit said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm
i really like it! your words speek the truth and the world needs more of that. keep going the world needs you :)
CammyLashay said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm
its an kind if sad poem but its the it
Soccergirl15 said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm
This poem is great. It was very touching
Brina said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm
This is so sad. It is so true though. i guess that that is what makes it so upsetting for people to here.
lil_shay said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm
your writing is so deep it made me wont to cry keep it up
Jenni said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm
you inspire me, your writing is beautiful, you touched me!
TimmothyMark said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 6:56 am
Good job with this. Reminds me of all the 12,000 plus child soliders that are forced to fight for a government that hates them in Burma (Union of Myanmar).
7Ariel7 said...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm

great job. touching... you write like my friend tab


SaMiLoVe97 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 9:40 am

I love this. Its very touching. Great job(:

                            <3 Sami

miss.snw said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm
This touches a very intimate place for some people. Means a lot and cuts so deep. Fantastic writing.
theatercamper1212 said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Really Good. Keep writing. I wish this wasn't true but it is and it is also very sad what some children have to go through
oriink said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 7:48 am
Although this is so very true, i wish it wasn't. I wish that it were all fake and no child had ever been put through this. Who would have ever imagined doing that to someone who is still underdeveloped? I hope one day we can soon help this situation become less common. You are one of the few who use your talents to grab attention of the current issues, be proud of this! Moreover, Beautifully crafted, i wish you nothing but happiness.
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Aug. 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm
jk, but some mini hero in my town did
LaliBoo said...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 8:59 am
OMG I'm glad someone feel s the same way as I do. Not much people know this facts and its really sad
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