Thanks for sharing the confronting catalyst to such a powerful project, Nola. Though ineligible for the competition, I was thinking of the song or poem that most moved me or raised awareness of an injustice. As my brain was tracking back over the years, something very recent came to mind. It was a song by Kelly Clarkson called 'Piece by Piece'. I heard it featured on a radio show once and it reduced me to tears for the plight of children who are abandoned by their fathers (or either parent for that matter), never receiving the validation and love they crave; need. This is perhaps a passive type of wronging, but the consequences are heartbreaking and devastating long term. The beauty of this song is it's not just about abandonment and rejection, it also tells the story of how, for one young girl who felt betrayed and unloved by her father, one good man was willing to stand up and love her unconditionally, not use her, never leave, and 'piece by piece' rebuild the fragments of her shattered heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=223&v=LqCqYP7hDWI
Thanks for that, Adele. I haven't heard that song before, so will have a listen. Thanks for explaining the story behind it. It's amazing what the power of unconditional love can do. I'm sure many others would have been touched by that song. Thanks for taking the time to comment.