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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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sashsinghz21 said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm:
awww .... this is so toughing ... i almost cried that hw sad da story is but these kids r SURELY brave no doughts on that....
 
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laughqueen96 said...
Jul. 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm:
wow, this made me tear. its beautiful.
 
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foreverme143 said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm:
i love the truth of this free verse and how its simple but really powerful. i just want to know what made want to write this? like what brought child soldiers to ur attenetion?
 
jazzy18 replied...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 11:43 pm :
you dont see what she or he wrote it is heart moving omg my heart just sank i love this if you dont see it then you are blind then my friend wow that  was really moving i see why you wrote this poem i understand why. these little kids have seen it all its moving
 
foreverme143 replied...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 8:43 am :
maybe ur right, the poem is beautiful and i wasnt  trying to be blind, i was just wondering if she saw something on tv, witnessed in person, or read a book, that made them want to speak out. not blind, just curious
 
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Dragonfly_Girl said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm:
Beautiful! Gave me chills! Horrible subject matter handled eloquently and movingly. The world needs more writers like you.
 
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midniteprowl said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm:
wow!! so deep. i like deep, weel thought-through, understandable writing pieces. keep it up
 
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Ocean&&Sun said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm:
Wow... Im speechless! That was so well written and yet so sad. I wonder what inspired you to write that. Is that really how our world has become?
 
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DreamyJess said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 11:07 am:
Wow, such a sad and well written poem! It's so sad to hear about child soldiers but it's something people need to know and hear about. So well done! 
 
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HopeEternal9 said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm:
This is such an amazing poem. I would feel so happy and grateful if I was able to write like you. Please, please, please write more:) 
 
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freeflow23 said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm:
I love how you didn't hold back when talking about a subject like this.
 
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Eno-BladzThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm:
:D wow i love this!!!!!
 
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daydreamer22 said...
May 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm:
Your poem is incredible, it made me tear up a bit. Excellent work 
 
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myst619 said...
May 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm:

AWESOME! :) 

I LOVE THIS POEM ITS REALLY AWESOME.

 
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tesswards32 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm:
This is really awesome! Nice job!
 
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MalloryR. said...
May 23, 2011 at 9:43 am:
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.
 
MalloryR. replied...
May 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm :
excuse me!?
 
MalloryR. replied...
May 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm :
excuse me?!
 
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KennaIsAwesomee said...
May 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm:
This Is A Really Good One.(:
 
froggy replied...
May 23, 2011 at 10:31 am :
I love this poem! Keep it up
 
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