Eyes of Fear
She never knew that she lived in fright,
Simply because she never knew the absence of fear…
Young innocent eyes that fall into a heart stained with pain,
Eyes that silently cry, yet shed no tears.
She should have learned laughter.
She should have been taught the inner workings of a smile.
Look into her eyes and get a glimpse
Of the brightness that was drowned by life's brutal wiles.
A child's soul
Caught in the currents of violence,
Innocence trapped in fear, lost in sadness,
Locked in silence.