Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I saw it in their eyes


I saw it in their eyes
It was the fear of the unknown
Their lives stolen, the hurt yet to come

I saw it in their eyes
Children's tears on thir sad cheeks
Mother wondering what could be done

I saw it in their eyes
The teenage girl's panicked glance
He former dreams of love undone

I saw it in their eyes
The bruised face of the father
The look of anger and hopes all gone

But nothing in the eyes
Just a job and he was paid
Said the masked man holding up his gun


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Image 2 found at www.pulitzercenter.org.

13 comments:

  1. The eyes! The story is told there, of love and fear and profit and loss. You make this so vivid. Thank you.

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  2. "Their lives stolen" & the thieves prosper in society. Strange is the way of the world. Beyond sadness.

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  3. A brutally honest poem Old Egg

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  4. Your first stanza says so much...the hurt yet to come....in fact I feel that you've expressed so much in such few lines.

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  5. This is it exactly - NOTHING in the eyes of the abusers, who are disconnected from soul and human emotion. A strong poem, Robin.

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  6. What a world we live in. Excellent write which expresses this hard world perfectly

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  7. The cruelty of the world is strongest when it's just a job.

    Great poem!

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  8. The eyes are the outlet for emotion when one has been forced to shut up. Rightly conveyed...

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  9. Ah, those eyes!Sigh...
    It’s no surprise that human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprise — and often the penalties aren’t as harsh.
    Well penned, Robin!

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  10. Blank eyes of a blank soul. Well said, Robin.

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