Afghan Eyes MAG

November 24, 2009
By Emily Gutowski BRONZE, Highland Park, New Jersey
Emily Gutowski BRONZE, Highland Park, New Jersey
3 articles 15 photos 1 comment

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.


The author's comments:
An ekphrastic poem on “Afghan Girl” by Steve McCurry

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on Mar. 28 2010 at 3:58 pm
Emily Gutowski BRONZE, Highland Park, New Jersey
3 articles 15 photos 1 comment
yeah, it was actually! and thanks so much!

cegsie44 GOLD said...
on Mar. 27 2010 at 6:58 pm
cegsie44 GOLD, Vienna, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure, but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
-unknown

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 :)

on Mar. 27 2010 at 8:20 am
homewardbound, Billerica, Massachusetts
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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.

on Mar. 26 2010 at 3:33 pm
bahbahbahrooooke. SILVER, Lumberton, Texas
5 articles 2 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

Love it (:




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