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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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RaV3n said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 9:12 am
Abs. Amazing. It's the full truth and its terrible these kids go trhough this.
bob 4 0 replied...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

ok this is not that good dont poop a cat over it!!


Howler said...
Apr. 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm
awesome poem!! Check out my forum its a poem called the principle people!
OxygenandCo2 said...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm
wow...what can i say...thats deep...i about cried.... mostly because's a true poem...i mean....u look at most 3rd world countries...and that's where there at...
horsie_luver said...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 6:35 pm
That gave me shivers. It almost made me cry. And that's pretty hard to do.
ZAVERY said...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 4:20 pm
That was soooo very touching. I just wish it wasn't so sad. Hey, would you mind reading and commenting on my work or forums????
mimibby replied...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 4:56 pm
i noe how u feel becuz when i come 2 this peom i always cry :(
mimibby said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

omg i was crying so much this peom touched me beeply


babygurlmimi said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm
omg i was crying those this whole peom it touched me beeply
SolvoAnimus said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 3:12 am
As I read this....Im teary eyed...
Only if you know how much I care about things like this...
I feel like such a Jackarse for not helping people...
I feel like I've lost my humanity...all because I'm not doing something..
I should...We All should be doing something..
Jadeley said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm
thats very touching i luved it and please check out my poem you are and beauty i have more coming
kevinm said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm
i love it please go to my poems i would really love some feedback on two of my poems "their last dance" & " broken glass"
Shabanana replied...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 11:14 am
i will be glad 2 look at ure poems but please look at mine as well its called Reflections. I will hopefully upload some more but 4 right now i need some comments on that 1. thanks
Metamorfeame said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm
i love this, i absolutely agree with everything it says and describes, good job
KonyaB!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm
Beautifully written. I loved it, it was so powerful.
OneGodForever32 said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm
Wow, this is amazing....! Please check out my work, I love the feedback!
GreenLover said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm
wow.... this poems really makes one think about whats going on in the world. this is a sad poem but its the truth... good writting keep it up
skywitch said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 6:44 am
Wow, just wow! That was REALLY good! Awesome job!
itsmebree45 replied...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm
wow...this is amazing<3
Maigz.xx said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 3:22 am
Not really sure what to say,
I studied Poverty in grade 6. I'm hoping to make a difference and help poverty through my photography!
I'm in grade eight now btw.
WOW. This was truly amazing!!! Like seriously amazing. Such a beautiful peice, it's just such a horrible topic hey?
Please keep writing, this was flippen awesome. Made me cry :)
bmmsth said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:31 am
it was great!!!!!it makes me sad to have to think bout wut all these kids have to go through....but once again very very good
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