Affected

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I have been affected.
I have been touched.
I have been dissected.
I have been hushed.
I have been affected
By the death of those I love.
I have been affected by the death you rain from above.

My father has been affected.
My father has been depressed.
My father has been dejected.
My father has been stressed.
My father has been affected
By the deaths of those he loves.
My father has been affected by birds flown by thugs.

My mother has been affected.
My mother has been torn apart.
My mother has been infected
By a bullet through her heart.
My mother has been affected
By the loss of her first born.
My mother has been affected by your apathy and scorn.

My town has been affected
By the loss of our security.
My town has been neglected
By the world and its authorities.
My town has been affected
By the loss of our peace of mind.
My town has been affected and it will not heal with time.

My world has been affected
By the callousness of the few.
My world has been rejected
So now it falls to you.
My world has been affected
By the drones that fly overhead.
My world will be corrected if it takes until I am dead.

My world will be affected
By the power of my voice.
The world will be redirected
Like a river put back on course.
Our world will be resurrected
From the madness of our days.
Our world will be protected if everyone stands and says

“Our world will not be directed
By the rich, the cold, the cruel.
Our world will be defended
With love as our only tool.
Our world will be perfected
And we will never stop
Until we see the day
When Human Rights come out on top.

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