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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myst619 said...
on May. 23 2011 at 8:29 pm

AWESOME! :) 

I LOVE THIS POEM ITS REALLY AWESOME.


on May. 23 2011 at 3:28 pm
radicalhonesty GOLD, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
There is no situation, facet, or aspect of life that cannot be improved with pizza. -Daria

excuse me?!

on May. 23 2011 at 3:28 pm
radicalhonesty GOLD, Alpharetta, Georgia
12 articles 2 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no situation, facet, or aspect of life that cannot be improved with pizza. -Daria

excuse me!?

on May. 23 2011 at 1:09 pm
tesswards32 PLATINUM, Perry Hall, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"And it's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most, not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes. There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind." - Zac Brown Band

This is really awesome! Nice job!

froggy said...
on May. 23 2011 at 10:31 am
I love this poem! Keep it up

on May. 23 2011 at 9:43 am
radicalhonesty GOLD, Alpharetta, Georgia
12 articles 2 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no situation, facet, or aspect of life that cannot be improved with pizza. -Daria

I once had to write a report on child soldiers for school. It is really sad, but thankfully there are many oprganizations working to help these children find their families. This was a beautiful, well writting poem and it really spoke to me.

on May. 18 2011 at 12:06 pm
KennaIsAwesomee BRONZE, Hubbard, Oregon
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This Is A Really Good One.(:

TinkieBaby said...
on May. 16 2011 at 11:23 am
I LOVE THIS ESSAY, ITS EXCELLENT. KIND OF MADE ME WANNA CRY.

mturner BRONZE said...
on May. 13 2011 at 10:38 pm
mturner BRONZE, Hamilton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money.
-Robert Graves

very good just work on the line breaks theyre a bit weird

********($) said...
on May. 2 2011 at 10:46 am

that 's kinda sad...

those children must be sad...

i'm kinda sad...


nnc97 said...
on Apr. 29 2011 at 10:42 pm
Situations like these make you appreciate the country you live in.

ArcaneGhost said...
on Apr. 10 2011 at 2:56 pm
ArcaneGhost, Hendersonville, Tennessee
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There are just some unimaginable things that happen to these kids. Sometimes we take for granted the privilege of being born in America or another country where none of this stuff happens.

on Apr. 10 2011 at 1:04 pm
my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

yep! it was so sad

ArcaneGhost said...
on Apr. 9 2011 at 10:19 pm
ArcaneGhost, Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier?

on Apr. 9 2011 at 4:12 pm
ilovedayna BRONZE, Story, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
i love you

this is so sad- children need a childs life not a soldiers 

on Apr. 9 2011 at 2:01 pm
my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

chills! i once read a book about a child soldier

on Apr. 9 2011 at 3:03 am
InfamousDrake, Bacchus Marsh, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Hamlet:
"O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!"

Great Poem. Very Sad And True.

Twinny said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:22 pm
This was a incredible&&moving poem.!it really explains how the innocent children around the world are being affected by violence.I could really see an image when you said "Eyes that should be learning how to read are instead being taught how to fight"

on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:21 pm
very sad poem, and very true. its unimaginable what these kids go through.

matt h said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:20 pm
its good to see someone adressing an issue this big in a straight foward way with this much emotion in such a short poem.


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