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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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Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 22 2010 at 6:22 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

Oh My Goodness. This is so amazing.

on Apr. 22 2010 at 5:28 pm
Danielerr_Kidd SILVER, Fontana, California
6 articles 4 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to be over, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

this poem is more that words can explain, it beautiful.

on Apr. 22 2010 at 4:03 pm
The_Fourth_Black_Sister GOLD, Verona, New York
10 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
-Robert Frost

Beautiful writing!

on Apr. 22 2010 at 2:57 pm
writergirl13 GOLD, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 articles 8 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce

Is this written abnout Darfur? It's very good!!

bob 4 0 said...
on Apr. 22 2010 at 2:56 pm

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


on Apr. 22 2010 at 2:30 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
23 articles 0 photos 212 comments
this is amazing, sounds like a poems iv writtten but havnt put up, haha i may or may not have started a sticker campaign about child soldiers;)

on Apr. 22 2010 at 7:12 am
TanazMasaba GOLD, Dhaka, Other
16 articles 10 photos 214 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's Heaven on Earth."

---William W. Purkey

i agree !! cud u pls check som out of my poems tho they r not as good as urs

on Apr. 22 2010 at 12:08 am
Frog-Prince PLATINUM, Lakeside, California
33 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it"

this poem was amazing great job 5 stars can you all please check out my poetry and let me know what you think? it would mean alot thanks =)

RaV3n said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:12 am
RaV3n, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Abs. Amazing. It's the full truth and its terrible these kids go trhough this.

Howler GOLD said...
on Apr. 3 2010 at 2:41 pm
Howler GOLD, Cerritos, California
17 articles 5 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not abut the number of breaths you take but about the moments that take your breath away"

awesome poem!! Check out my forum its a poem called the principle people!

on Mar. 31 2010 at 8:17 pm
OxygenandCo2 BRONZE, Capitan, New Mexico
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't have snobbery in music..." - Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park

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...

on Mar. 31 2010 at 6:35 pm
horsie_luver SILVER, Tigard, Oregon
5 articles 1 photo 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books."-Thomas Jefferson

That gave me shivers. It almost made me cry. And that's pretty hard to do.

mimibby SILVER said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 4:56 pm
mimibby SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
5 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
sticks n stones my brack my bones but words cant

i noe how u feel becuz when i come 2 this peom i always cry :(

_NoAir_ BRONZE said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 4:20 pm
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.

–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

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 SILVER said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 4:00 pm
mimibby SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
5 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
sticks n stones my brack my bones but words cant

omg i was crying so much this peom touched me beeply


babygurlmimi said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 2:05 pm
omg i was crying those this whole peom it touched me beeply

on Mar. 19 2010 at 3:12 am
SolvoAnimus BRONZE, Jamaica, New York
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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..

on Mar. 17 2010 at 11:14 am
Shabanana SILVER, Teaneck, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 45 comments
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

Jadeley said...
on Mar. 9 2010 at 10:05 pm
Jadeley, Newark, New Jersey
0 articles 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you' re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, thats her...


thats very touching i luved it and please check out my poem you are and beauty i have more coming

on Mar. 9 2010 at 7:39 pm
KevinM PLATINUM, Xxxxx, Arkansas
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i love it please go to my poems i would really love some feedback on two of my poems "their last dance" & " broken glass"

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