A Plea of Pleas for Nonkilling
POETRY FORMAT, 30 Apr 2012
Rhymed Reflections Dedicated to the Center for Global Nonkilling
In so many ways the history of violence can be told
Depending on its origins and on how events unfold
In favor of a person/a community/a country there may be an action
In favor of world peace and nonviolence there may be interaction
A very serious global issue or problem may generate an appeal
A cause may become an urban protest, collectively realized as real
A global, organized effort to achieve an urgently needed Nonkilling goal
calls for more than an earnest request: support with one`s body and soul
In such bold, transformative spirit, this Plea of Pleas let`s reiterate
and in all languages-cultures, East and West citizens let´s educate
In today`s world, this Plea of Pleas for Nonkilling is being made
Before all kinds of government leaders this text should be laid
Of all the Life-saving-supporting-sustaining appeals in which human beings can excel
May this Plea of Pleas help Humankind to dignify sharing the Earth nonkillingly well
Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. Author of Criatividade no Ensino de Inglês. A Resourcebook. São Paulo: DISAL Editora, 2004.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 30 Apr 2012.
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