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Many forms I take
Unification I aim to make
I can make you act quite dumb
Cause your tongue to go numb

Appearing in every nation
I am the cause of relation
I can control
Even animals

Father and son
I think I've won
Mother and child
Even in the wild

You'll never be alone
I'm accessible over phone
I am quite widespread and powerful
But if you're not careful

I can ruin your life.

Who or what is this?!?

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't quite get the downvote. Someone wish to explain? $\endgroup$ – warspyking Aug 26 '15 at 1:21
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    $\begingroup$ To be honest, it's just kinda boring. There have been a large influx of riddles recently, most of them mediocre - there's nothing clever about this, it's just a standard riddle subject with standard rhyme scheme, a couple oddly worded clues ("accessible over phone"?), and no wordplay or other interesting elements whatsoever - it's not even redeemed by the meter, because that's inconsistent. I don't mean to be harsh, but it's just... boring. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 26 '15 at 2:09
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    $\begingroup$ Love? Ain't nobody got time fo dat $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Aug 26 '15 at 9:33
  • $\begingroup$ @warspyking To some degree, this riddle is a victim of circumstance. Two weeks ago, this would have had 5 up-votes, but just in the last week the number of unsolved riddles on Puzzling has more than tripled, and the community is getting picky. For the record, I didn't think this deserved down-votes, just sharing my theory. $\endgroup$ – Roland Aug 26 '15 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't quite think this was good enough to upvote, but it definitely doesn't deserve a score of -7! I might upvote anyway just to compensate :-) Could it be an ad-hominem effect? "Oh, it's the guy with loads of negative-scored questions; this one's probably crappy too." (I know you have lots of good ones as well, but people mainly remember you for the bad ones!) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 26 '15 at 21:57
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The answer is -

Love?

Because-

Love can be in many forms.
Love can definitely make people act quite dumb.
Love is in every nation and drives animals to reproduce.
Love is between father and son and mother and child.
Love is widespread and can be powerful and can also ruin your life ex: loving the wrong people. However I don't know how accessible over the phone it is :/

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  • $\begingroup$ You're correct. Very poor formatting though. (You can talk in long distance relationships over the phone) $\endgroup$ – warspyking Aug 26 '15 at 0:29
  • $\begingroup$ May I recommend formatting it like here: puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/20439/2383 $\endgroup$ – warspyking Aug 26 '15 at 0:31
  • $\begingroup$ Oops sorry :/ I'm quite new to this. Thank you for the referral. $\endgroup$ – Benjamin Spiegel Aug 27 '15 at 1:26
  • $\begingroup$ It's quite fine. Would it be too much for you to explain each line though? It's kind of standard. $\endgroup$ – warspyking Aug 27 '15 at 3:33

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