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Silent Soldiers

April 29, 2010
By SwallowedByInsanity PLATINUM, Hillsdale, New Jersey
SwallowedByInsanity PLATINUM, Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is a poison, but it is also the antidote."

They wake up in the morning,
Wiping at their weary eyes.
To a world in which,
No love lies.
They grab their tools,
And head off to work.
A five year old,
Trudging through the heat.
A five year old,
With scraped up feet.
This silent soldier moving along,
Hoping to be alive,
When his day is done.
His crying sister,
Weeps and screams,
His tragic life,
Tearing at the seams.
As tired as he may be,
This silent soldier,
Works through the heat.
Hoping to get some sleep that night,
Hoping to have something to eat that night.
Hungry, depressed, sad and lonely.
Crying and deprived of his only family.
This silent soldier works through the heat,
And at night,
He cries himself to sleep.

The author's comments:
Dedicated to the silent soldiers of Africa. I wrote this in their honor. Please pray for these silent soldiers!

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This article has 3 comments.

on Sep. 10 2010 at 6:18 am
NeverCaredForKool-Aid GOLD, Elkridge, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I don't believe in hell but I believe in my parent's couch-- Watsky

I will.  Pray for them, I mean.  This piece wasn;t like some of your others.  It was serious.  Dead serious, and very powerfu.l 5 stars

on Jun. 19 2010 at 9:59 pm
elfiewrites BRONZE, Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart."~William Hazlitt
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."

This is the only thing I have ever read on this whole website that has made me cry. YOU ARE AMAZING <333

on May. 27 2010 at 8:11 pm
fishhead919 BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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It's great! So moving...