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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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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:) 
 
freeflow23 said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm
I love how you didn't hold back when talking about a subject like this.
 
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!!!!!
 
daydreamer22 said...
May 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm
Your poem is incredible, it made me tear up a bit. Excellent work 
 
myst619 said...
May 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

AWESOME! :) 

I LOVE THIS POEM ITS REALLY AWESOME.

 
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!
 
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?!
 
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
 
TinkieBaby said...
May 16, 2011 at 11:23 am
I LOVE THIS ESSAY, ITS EXCELLENT. KIND OF MADE ME WANNA CRY.
 
mturner said...
May 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm
very good just work on the line breaks theyre a bit weird
 
********($) said...
May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

that 's kinda sad...

those children must be sad...

i'm kinda sad...

 
nnc97 said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm
Situations like these make you appreciate the country you live in.
 
ilovedayna said...
Apr. 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm
this is so sad- children need a childs life not a soldiers 
 
lala15This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm
chills! i once read a book about a child soldier
 
ArcaneGhost replied...
Apr. 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier?
 
lala15This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm
yep! it was so sad
 
ArcaneGhost replied...
Apr. 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm
There are just some unimaginable things that happen to these kids. Sometimes we take for granted the privilege of being born in America or another country where none of this stuff happens.
 
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