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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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mfischer said...
Dec. 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm
Brought me to tears, KEEP it up! :)
lili889 said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm
from whose perspective is it writen from?
otherpoet said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm
Wow! You are an excellent writer! I love the message this poem conveys, and you have such a strong voice. I can tell you are passionate about this subject!
ninja17 said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm
Won my heart!
ApolloSun said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm
This was a very nice poem! I explained just what it needed to in only a few words, which is nice to eyes. Great job!
james14 said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 9:14 am
OMG! this was amazing! u r a really good writer! follow ur dreams and keep writing!
youngspeare said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:43 am
wow! It's such a beautiful piece, i'm touched. 5/5 stars, excellent job! Keep writing, you sure are talented. :)
Check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? Would really appreciate it!
josika said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 8:59 am
i completely agree with the whole idea of the poem
Nasra689 said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm
this is so amazing it made me sad to read, sorry to write this but i also have a poem that is like this called "discrinimation" can u plz read it and give me feedback? thx :)
Big k said...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 10:20 am
Who cares
zigzag replied...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm
big k u are being a big jerk this poem is so moving i just love it
GirlWhoWrote said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm
this is amazing!!!! Please check out my work!!!!!!!
sunriseusnset said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm
This is amazing. Great detail. I have an Invisible Children's Club at my school & i woudl just love to share this...if you don't mine.
Dreammer said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm
This was amazing! Please look at my work :)
ThePeaceDaisy said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm
This is so sad.. :'( children, or anyone for that matter, should not be treated this way.
kobie1kenobi said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 9:05 am
This is amazing. Well worded, deep, true, and heart-wrenching. This, right here, is an example of what good poetry is, if ever the world would give it a chance. Thank you for this poem; it speaks volumes while in silence it may be read.
xximjustmexx said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 8:01 am
Great work. That really captured and summarized what our world has come to. 5/5
WhittyKittyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm
WOW. Amazing
EscapeSanity said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm
This really makes you think about the world we live in today. Your poem really put an image in my mind. I could see their tears, and imagined what they were being taught. Exellent work!
Evelyn said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm
my friend evelyn apoko was a child soldier...
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