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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 Mar. 9 2010 at 7:14 pm
Metamorfeame BRONZE, Pacoima, California
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
No te vares por la realidad

i love this, i absolutely agree with everything it says and describes, good job

KonyaB!!! GOLD said...
on Mar. 9 2010 at 6:28 pm
KonyaB!!! GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
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Beautifully written. I loved it, it was so powerful.

on Mar. 9 2010 at 3:56 pm
brysmarie12 PLATINUM, Neoga, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I am the author of my own life... unfortunately I'm writing in pen and can't erase my mistakes.

Wow, this is amazing....! Please check out my work, I love the feedback!

on Mar. 9 2010 at 12:53 pm
ehh...bree BRONZE, Hesperia, Michigan
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wow...this is amazing<3

on Mar. 9 2010 at 12:51 pm
GreenLover SILVER, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
Time is but a number

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

on Mar. 9 2010 at 6:44 am
skywitch BRONZE, Salem, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
~ A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it.~ Agent K
Men In Black

Wow, just wow! That was REALLY good! Awesome job!

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on Mar. 9 2010 at 3:22 am
mai..... GOLD, Deloraine, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Just be yourself, because life's to short to be anybody else" :) - Step Up 2 The Streets :) ♥

Not really sure what to say,

well.....WOW.

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 :)

ox

bmmsth said...
on 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

bmmskn said...
on Mar. 1 2010 at 9:02 am
IT WAS GREAT! IT MAKES ME SAD THOUGH JUST TO READ THAT BUT ONCE AGAIN IT WAS GREAT!

on Feb. 17 2010 at 1:38 pm
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
22 articles 5 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

simply beautiful. this almost made me cry, but like thse child soldiers i can't cry anymore. im not saying that what i went thru or what i'm going thru is anywhere near to what they go thru. but it sometimes feels as if all my emotions are spent, tear ducts dry. you really captured what little kids have to go thru.

on Feb. 15 2010 at 9:09 pm
PeaveLoveMe SILVER, Deland, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shall never give up, make believe is too much fun."

Oh my ggawsh! you are such a powerful writer! Could you please read some of my poems? Anyone? I'd love any feedback! Of course, they aren't anywhere near as good as this poem! (:

on Feb. 15 2010 at 9:05 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

I hope everyone who reads this poem....acknowledges in the most intellectual way possible. You truly are a powerful writer! This is an amazing yet true topic that you have chosen, and great choice of picture as well. If you get the time check out my opinion essay on animal rights/vegetarianism

OMGMARIOMAN said...
on Feb. 15 2010 at 6:37 pm
GOOD?!!! hOW IS IT GOOD THAT KIDS BARELY OLD ENOUGH TO GO TO SCHOOL HAVE TO BECOME SOLDIERS?!!!

on Feb. 15 2010 at 6:35 pm
Yeah it is pretty sad

on Feb. 15 2010 at 3:11 pm
I watched a video on this, a documentary. It was so sad, but eye-opening as well. The documentary is called "Invisible Children".

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on Feb. 15 2010 at 9:34 am
Striker GOLD, Wichita, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who care about you and forget about those who don't."

You are such a powerful writer. What the kids go through is very sad, but the message is clear. Keep writing.

jessica said...
on Jan. 26 2010 at 8:14 pm
these kids should be able to live and experience happy moments not dead people. they dreams are being taken away.they deserve a happy childhood.

Chey01 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 24 2010 at 9:01 pm
Chey01 BRONZE, Butler, Indiana
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this was soooo good i love the subject as well

on Jan. 24 2010 at 6:23 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

The writing was great and the theme behind it was even better. Congratulations, you have a great poem and a great talent.

Unknown said...
on Jan. 24 2010 at 6:00 pm
This was a great article, it really touched my heart. I am along with the other people that want to help these kids. I am 13 years old and is one of 5 kids. We feel really bad and might adopt a brother and sister. This was definitely a great article and is one of, if not the best article I read on teenink. Amazing article!


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