Treasure Island

Lillie Ellis


The children in black

The children in black
Where did their childhoods go
Trailing water behind
How did they become this cynical
They write words of hate
Tears of joy is no longer a term for them
How can they be so small
But hate so much
The children in black

The children in black
What happened to happiness
Are they that controlled
That everything can effect them
Don't they have the right to laugh
Why are their eyes this guarded
Does everything have to be that formal
What happened to innocence
Did it go away with the faith
The children in black

The children in black
I can see the bitterness
Can't you see the ugly truth
Bitter minds already got their minds trained
So why are children so dark
Is there that much pain
The children in black

The children in black
What happened to be open minded
Did it close like a door
Only opening for a few
Is this society that negative
That they can't see the light
What happened to love
Loving parents and friends
It must have went away
The children in black

The children in black
Their hate scares me
Their eyes make me grimace
With thier hate they can stop the world
But how is that possible when they are so young
Are their minds that easy to twist
The children in black

The children in black
I hope they will soon see the light
I don't know if it's normal to be afraid
But that's what I feel
Why do most people find it easier to be sad
Do they realize it's not
The children aren't children anymore
They're miny adults trying to impress
Why don't people realize this
Are they that oblivious
Maybe if people opened their eyes we could do something
But until then...

The children in black

Submitted: Saturday, July 04, 2009
Edited: Sunday, July 05, 2009

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  • Vinod Kumar (7/18/2009 11:11:00 AM)

    The situation is much better but even though it has happened here and there great effort,10++ (Report) Reply

  • Lee Crowell (7/5/2009 8:09:00 PM)

    Lillie this poem is great, one of the best I've read in a few days. Your bio says you're only 15. You have a tremendous future as a poet and writer, amazing actually. Please continue to message me when you post new work.
    Lee (Report) Reply

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