All I want
is for someone to hear my voice
to listen
to say I acknowledge you
what you say counts for something

So many today
feel shut out
closed down
silenced

When will our voices be heard
when will our thoughts count for something
when will the politicians finally stop talking and say
I hear you, I understand, I will stop making promises, and do what must be done

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