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.