Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 13, 2008
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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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buggzbunnie said...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 11:40 am
this is reqally good youu tell of kids who have been throgh the worst but are still strong
KaiteyAmber said...
May 31, 2010 at 10:12 am
If i could rte this more stars i would ... it was amazing ... and it is well explained what the go through ... GREAT JOB !!
Eowyn said...
May 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm
You are soo right, children who have yet to learn to read and write are being taught to maim and to kill.  I love how you used imagery to emphisize your point.  This poem makes me think!
t-bone1924 said...
May 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm
i love your passion
happysoul replied...
Nov. 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Your dedication and feeling show in your work. I really like it!


redheadwritehere said...
May 14, 2010 at 11:55 pm
wow that was reeeally good. I love the concept of telling a story from an innocent view, you should check out my poem called soldiers, it has this same vibe to it.
Aelita said...
May 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm
Wow! Good job!
memphis_boii95 said...
May 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm
Excellent poem is this a reference to the children in Uganda? Have you seen the documentry Invisible Children? Check out my poems too I have a similar one on the Holocaust.
Kairah027 said...
May 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm
This is amazing i really love it :) Check out some of my stuff if you get the chance, I would love you're feedback <3
Kelsey P. said...
May 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm
That was so touching. Thank you for writing it!
meemee said...
May 14, 2010 at 11:45 am
very moving and passionate who should send it to a hation poet!!!
Dynamics replied...
May 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm
very motavating i really like this 
groogruxking said...
May 14, 2010 at 9:11 am
stands on the line between what can and can't be fully expressed through writing alone. brilliant
chastity said...
May 14, 2010 at 8:43 am

this is worth reading mine arnt good but check them out


fair246 said...
May 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm
Well I think all the other comments all ready said this... but this piece is fantastic!!
Alisha62293 replied...
May 14, 2010 at 7:59 am
This poem is amazing. wheni was reading this i was actually able to visually see what you meant to say.....very good =D
Jade-McKaye said...
May 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

[just because its not that good to you, doesnt mean its not absolutely beautiful to others.]

-amazing writing, keep it up.

Izzy=) said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm
this has been going on for many years. my question is y did it take so long for us to notice the trouble?
cworth97 said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm
that is so crazy we sould do something
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm
Oh My Goodness. This is so amazing.
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