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They say we live in fortunate times.
We haven’t seen the worst of humanity,
A world our parents avoid to maintain our sanity.
We are lucky to be Americans, we’re told,
We need not fear discrimination,
We have equality in our nation.
We live on a beautiful, protected planet.
We have no problems in need of our worry,
NaÃ¯ve and out-of-touch adults agree.
Yet we hear of those brutal leaders;
Those wars originating from hate.
We shudder at humanity’s fate.
Nature’s rages tear apart love while
We hear of crimes that are truly vile.
We hear of evil actions and the harshest of words,
And those who are still ancient about race.
There is still inequality and remembrance of war,
For reasons that chill our sense of fairness to its core.
Nature still begs for its freedom,
In the wicked clutch of our human-led kingdom.
We hear of eight in the Golden state, and
What do we really have?
I say we defeat our ignorance;
I say we stop our petty dramas
For there is much to be done.
Matters we should take into our hands,
And adjust what our conscience demands.
Then we would teach our next generations,
To continue our legacy.