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Child Soldiers MAG

March 13, 2008
By Courtney Cyr BRONZE, Eaton, Colorado
Courtney Cyr BRONZE, Eaton, Colorado
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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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on Jun. 5 2010 at 5:26 pm
Ninja_Writer BRONZE, Western Springs, Illinois
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this is amazing and inspiring. You are gifted with an intelligent mind- your writing is superb

on Jun. 5 2010 at 3:05 pm
anythingandeverything GOLD, Bluffton, Indiana
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this is great. nice job at capturing the devastating situation. I love the line "Eyes that seem to have run out of tears, because crying never helped".

on Jun. 5 2010 at 11:40 am
buggzbunnie BRONZE, Middle River, Maryland
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this is reqally good youu tell of kids who have been throgh the worst but are still strong

on May. 31 2010 at 10:12 am
KaiteyAmber SILVER, Meadville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep your face to the sun, then you wont see a shadow." - Helen Keller
" In a world filled with hate, We must dare to hope." - M. Jackson

If i could rte this more stars i would ... it was amazing ... and it is well explained what the go through ... GREAT JOB !!

Eowyn BRONZE said...
on May. 27 2010 at 2:34 pm
Eowyn BRONZE, Olathe, Kansas
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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...
on May. 17 2010 at 12:45 pm
i love your passion

on May. 14 2010 at 11:55 pm
CharlotteManning BRONZE, San Marino, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I have shared my heart, and tolled its' burdens. I have see death, i have seen pain. I will laugh once more, and cry too. For i know now what I have to accomplish… i have to live".

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.

on May. 14 2010 at 7:05 pm
AelitaReloaded PLATINUM, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"The pen is mightier than the sword" author unknown (to me)

Wow! Good job!

on May. 14 2010 at 6:24 pm
memphis_boii95 BRONZE, Memphis, Tennessee
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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.

k.james SILVER said...
on May. 14 2010 at 2:58 pm
k.james SILVER, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Love without action is meaningless, action without love is irrelevant." -Deepak Chopra

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

on May. 14 2010 at 2:46 pm
Kelsey Pennock BRONZE, Midland, Michigan
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That was so touching. Thank you for writing it!

on May. 14 2010 at 12:14 pm
Dynamics SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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very motavating i really like this 

meemee said...
on May. 14 2010 at 11:45 am
meemee, Mexia, Texas
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very moving and passionate who should send it to a hation poet!!!

on May. 14 2010 at 9:11 am
groogruxking GOLD, Florence, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“The only people for me are
the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be
saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn
or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow
roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle
you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!”-Jack Kerouac

stands on the line between what can and can't be fully expressed through writing alone. brilliant

on May. 14 2010 at 8:43 am
chastity SILVER, Beckley, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
take me as i am or take me as i leave

this is worth reading mine arnt good but check them out


on May. 14 2010 at 7:59 am
Alisha62293 BRONZE, Warwick, Rhode Island
2 articles 1 photo 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." Charles Darwin

This poem is amazing. wheni was reading this i was actually able to visually see what you meant to say.....very good =D

fairee GOLD said...
on May. 11 2010 at 5:55 pm
fairee GOLD, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Well I think all the other comments all ready said this... but this piece is fantastic!!

on May. 4 2010 at 6:00 pm
Jade-McKaye SILVER, West Jordan, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
what happened to a dream?

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

-amazing writing, keep it up.

on Apr. 26 2010 at 9:22 pm
LostButNeverFound PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. Friends are like balloons: once you let them go, you can't get them back. So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

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...
on Apr. 22 2010 at 6:55 pm
that is so crazy we sould do something

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