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They pierce through you,
those eyes,
Like fire, like bullets.
What is it?
glaring
pleading
searching
knowing
She is courage, she is fright. She is bravery.
The Afghan eyes slice
into the depths of understanding, the core of emotions:
two transparent pools in a tortured face.
Silently haunting.

Knowledge
smolders behind them:
restrained by her surroundings, trapped inside by her country.
Noiselessly, it is exposed through her eyes:
violently green, and
begging

for peace.

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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cegsie44 said...
Mar. 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm
this is so beautiful- really pulls me in. I am very interested in helping bring to peace to Afghanistan, so I appreciate your writing a lot :)
 
logo24 said...
Mar. 27, 2010 at 8:20 am
This is really good. Was this inspired by that girl with the piercing green eyes from that magazine? My aunt and uncle actually lived in Afghanistan for a year, I'll be sure to show it to them.
 
Emily G. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm
yeah, it was actually! and thanks so much!
 
Brookiejay said...
Mar. 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Love it (:
 
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